Featured Interview With Tracie Ingersoll Loy
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington and spent an occasional summer in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Some of my favorite memories were trying to master the art of geoduck (pronounced goo-e-duck) digging during the low tides on Samish Island. Once you have mastered geoduck digging, you can master anything! Get ready to be covered in mud laughing the entire time.
Later times, my friends and I had the joy of sailing in the San Juan Islands and occasionally into the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, which gave me the idea of the Hartz Island mysteries. The area is known for a rich history of mysteries, smuggling and lawlessness.
Currently I live in Northern Illinois with my family, where I volunteer at our local state park picking up litter as we walk the dogs. The dogs are happy and so are the future campers.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My mother was avid reader and from our youngest years we went to the library every Saturday and picked out our books for the week. We lived in a very small town and the library was the center of our town. In my teenage years I worked as a page at our local library shelving books. I loved the stand that had the paperback romance novels and especially those featuring Australia and the outback. I was hooked on HEA. To this day I still believe in Happily Ever After with worts and all.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I enjoy a series where the characters are developed and stories center around the characters and their lives along with a plot. I do enjoy a good mystery with suspense and romance.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
PEER INTO the NIGHT is the 3rd book of my Hartz Island series, featuring Montana Worthington, who is introduced as a new island resident in book #1, SLIP INTO the NIGHT. She and Jeannie Rogers, owner of the Ferry Dock Cafe become fast friends.
Montana Worthington, Hartz’s Island’s mystical, magical savior of souls and the occasional amateur sleuth, is shaken to her core when the biker father she never knew shows up on Hartz Island searching for her. He claims it is a matter of life and death, but whose life? And why now?
Undercover DEA Agent Ray Carlson is determined to keep his life simple and uncomplicated while assigned to Hartz Island, but the harder he tries to keep a distance from Montana Worthington, the more he is swept into her world.
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