I was one of those children who almost always had her nose buried in a book. Getting lost in a story, in another person’s life, was just so much more fun than anything going on in the real world. Through words printed on pages, I was able to learn about history, go on adventures, solve mysteries, and even fall in love.
There are so many beloved stories from my childhood, I couldn’t begin to name them all, but I do remember the first book that grabbed a hold of me and refused to let go: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I remember feeling as if I’d found magic, which, of course, I had. So it came as no shock to anyone in my life when I decided to become a writer. It took a while, but eventually, I received the call and sold my first book. I’ve sold others since then, but that first call will forever live in my memory as another form of magic.
I feel beyond lucky to spend my days (and often, my nights) writing books that others might find magical. And yes, I still spend plenty of hours with my nose buried in a book. Something I hope never changes.
Finally, I am extraordinarily honored that my first book with Special Edition, Miracle Under the Mistletoe, is the 2011 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award winner. This was an emotionally tough book to write, and to receive such recognition has been so very amazing. I am ever grateful that this book has touched the hearts of so many others.
Tracy Madison is an award-winning author who makes her home in Northwestern Ohio. As a wife and a mother, her days are filled with love, laughter, and many cups of coffee. She often spends her nights awake and at the keyboard, bringing her characters to life and leading them toward their well-deserved happily-ever-after, one word at a time. She loves to hear from readers! Learn more about Tracy and all of her books at her website: www.tracymadison.com.