Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Born: 1970 in Kankakee, Illinois
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.
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
Release Date: 2014-12-25
Nature Will Heal
Release Date: 2012
What if the Moon...?
Release Date: 2008-10-21
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Release Date: 2007-09-01
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