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


Websites:

Email: mylittleforie@yahoo.com


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

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

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact the author at mylittleforie@yahoo.com.

External Links

Tracy Ahrens on WorldCat

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