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General Information

Name:  Tracy Ahrens  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1970 in Kankakee, Illinois

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Ahrens was born in Kankakee. 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 an editor for various publications. Currently, she is a freelance writer. 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 four children's books, two non-fiction books and two books of poetry. She illustrated three of her children's books. Six of her books are by traditional publishers. Her books of poetry, “I Am” and “Nature will Heal” are available through Finishing Line Press See Tracy’s website at


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Cloud Jumpers
ISBN: 9781933090535. OCLC Number: 913220790

Guardian Angel Publishing. .

Children often imagine that clouds look like animals and numbers. Cloud jumpers live in these shapes and are looking back at you.

Come With Me
ISBN: 1798762560. OCLC Number:

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Kindle Direct Publishing. . As the author herself battled cancer, Tracy Ahrens was inspired by the strength and tenderness that young Kate Amato had as she also fought this terrible disease. “Come With Me” gently carries the reader through the beauty and wonder of life, even if it is only a dream. Never forget your dreams. They will magically take you to where you want to be.

Giant Hero
ISBN: 9780741449481. OCLC Number: 262432594

Infinity,. .

Giant Hero is one couple s intimate story about infant loss, choosing life over abortion, spiritual growth and a valuable resource guide for a rare congenital birth defect called Potter s Syndrome.

I Am
ISBN: 9781635342512. OCLC Number:

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Finishing Line Press. . A book of poems that will speak to anyone who has endured a broken heart.

Nature will Heal
ISBN: 9781599249957. OCLC Number:

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Finishing Line Press. . A microscopic observation of nature that clarifies ethereal means of healing and comprehending existence.

Raising my Furry Children
ISBN: 9780982487679. OCLC Number: 781716631

Weaving Dreams Publishing,. .

'Raising My Furry Children is an affectionate account of one person's experiences with her beloved furry children. Originally introduced in a newspaper column, these humorous, and sometimes sad, recollections will touch the heart of every pet

Sammy Sparrow's First Flight
ISBN: 161633584X. OCLC Number: 907934885

Guardian Angel Publishing. .

Parents set rules for their children for a reason. Sammy Sparrow quickly learns why while trying to fly alone at night.

What if the Moon ...
ISBN: 1933090561. OCLC Number: 913221070

Guardian Angel Publishing. .

"The moon transforms into a grape, an orange and chocolate chip cook in 'What if the Moon ... ' The poetic text expands a child's imagination while teaching about colors and shapes."--Back cover.