Tracy Groot long knew she wanted to write, but a funny thing happened on the way to college: she became a Christian. She had a wacky but heartfelt notion that she had to make a trade with God for this new life, so she gave him the only thing she really wanted to dowriting. A few years passed. Then one day, doing accounts payable data entry, she realized she had much more fun writing office memos than plugging invoices. Epiphany: She finally got it into her head that God gave her words, not numbers, so she quit and got a job writing radio commercials. Guess how she got the job? Yepshe presented copies of those office memos.
Tracy soon realized writing commercials didn't quite satisfy her, so she began writing novels in the genre she most loves, historical fiction. Along the way, she raised three sons and ran a coffee shop with her husband.
Tracy loves to bake, eat what she bakes, drink coffee with whatever she has baked, play Catan and Carcassonne, watch movies, read until she passes out, knit until carpal tunnel comes on, stare at Shawn Krueger paintings, travel, do research for stories, walk, hike, sail, and hang out with friends. Not necessarily in that order.