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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tracy Knight  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Carthage, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Knight is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Western Illinois University. He was born and raised in Carthage and currently resides in Macomb.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tracy Knight is a clinical psychologist and university professor. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies in a variety of genres, including suspense, mystery, science fiction, western and horror. His nonfiction, primarily focusing on psychological topics, includes a chapter in the Writer’s Digest book On Writing Horror.

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Titles At Your Library

Beneath a Whiskey Sky
ISBN: 0843948833

Leisure Books. 2001

After gunslinger Slim McCracken chooses to spare the life of the pastor he was hired to kill, he decides to escape from his past and start life over with a clean slate, but first he must bring his brother Charles to a hospital in Missouri.

The Astonished Eye
ISBN: 1933586842

Stark House Press. 2014

Ben Savitch, reporter for The Astonished Eye—America’s famous tabloid journal—finds himself in Elderton, Illinois, the town where he was born. After years of chasing fame, this is the last place he expected to be searching for the elusive exclusive that would put his name on the map. But a UFO landing has been reported in the area, and Savitch intends to be the one to track it down. However, a strange kind of magic is at work in Elderton. Savitch soon meets Almo Parrish, the last surviving Munchkin (or is he?), Chandler Quinn, builder of just about anything (including a TV hero!) and Vida Proust, who seems to be dead (only no one wants to tell her). They all have something to teach Savitch about being human, if only he will take the time to listen--before it’s too late. Tracy Knight takes the story of one man’s search for his identity and blends it into a tale of fantasy, mystery and science fiction, with all the charm of a modern American fable.



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