Tracy Ahrens

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General Information

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Name: Tracy Ahrens

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1970 in Kankakee, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Ahrens was born in Kankakee, Illinois. She graduated from Eureka College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tracy Ahrens graduated with a degree in English from Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. Since then, she has been a journalist and eventually became an editor. She has written for a chain of 10 weekly newspapers based in the south Chicago suburbs, owned by Russell Publications. While there, she was also a feature story editor.

Currently, she is a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune. She also is a freelance writer for magazines and other publications.

Her professional writing memberships include the Illinois Woman's Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. She is also a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and Cat Writers' Association.

Ahrens has published three children's books, two non-fiction and one book of poetry. She illustrated two of her children's books. Five of her books are by traditional publishers, one was self-published and funded by a university. In June 2017, her poetry collection chapbook, I Am, from Finishing Line Press will be available.

Published Works

  • Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight, Guardian Angel Publishing, 2014
  • Nature Will Heal, Finishing Line Press, 2012
  • Raising My Furry Children, Weaving Dreams Publishing, 2011
  • What if the Moon..., Guardian Angel Publishing, 2008
  • Giant Hero: One Couple’s Journey through Loving and Letting go of a Son with Potter’s Syndrome, Infinity Publishing, 2008
  • Cloud Jumpers, Guardian Angel Publishing, 2007

Titles at Your Library

Sammy Sparrow's First Flight

ISBN: 161633584X
Release Date: 2014-12-25

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Nature Will Heal

ISBN: 1599249952
Release Date: 2012

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Raising My Furry Children

ISBN: 0982487673
Release Date: 2011-08-24

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What if the Moon...?

ISBN: 1933090561
Release Date: 2008-10-21

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Giant Hero

ISBN: 074144948X
Release Date: 2008-10-07

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Cloud Jumpers

ISBN: 1933090537
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Literary Awards

  • 55 top journalism and editing awards in Illinois and across the country.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Tracy Ahrens on WorldCat


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