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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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Illinois Connection

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 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.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

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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.

Giant Hero
ISBN: 9780741449481. OCLC Number: 262432594

Infinity,. .

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.