~Author Spotlight~

Let’s get to know a little more about the wonderful, huge-hearted and talented Author, Tracy Kushwaha.

*Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I adore children. I have one of my own and believe it or not I am a very shy person.

*When and why did you begin writing?

I started writing as a child. It is just something I really enjoy.

* How do you deal with lingering thoughts of self-doubt or fear?
I don’t. I try to ignore them.

* If you could tell your younger writing self something, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to take a chance. It’s not easy but it will be worth it in the end.

*What advice do you have for others who would like to get started on their writing journey and tips on getting published?

Read read, and read some more. Also if you have an idea write it down! Don’t worry about getting it perfect the first time. Just write while the ideas are flowing. You can always go back and make changes later.

*What’s the first book that you read that had you in tears?
The little Match Girl still makes me cry today.

*Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?

Yes, I don’t like bad reviews. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It doesn’t matter how epic your book, is somebody isn’t gonna like it. Kinda like Chinese food, we all know it’s awesome; yet some of us snub our noses at it.

*Who would you like to most thank in your writing career?

My Mom and my daughter, they are always there to support me in everything I do.

*Do you have any quirky writing habits? If so what are they?

I love to get a fancy cup. Like a wine glass and fill it with cold coke after that I settle down in a quiet spot.

*Do you believe in writer’s block?

How do you handle it? Just gotta write something, anything! A wise person once said. The water doesn’t run unless you first turn on the tap.

*If you had a super power, what would it be?

I’d wanna fly. Which is crazy because I’m terrified of heights.

* What is your best accomplishment?

I am not the best at many things. But I am a very good Mother. So I would say being a good mom is my best accomplishment.

*What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People blowing the horn at me at a stop sign. They can clearly see the huge 18 wheeler coming at me. But they want me to get hit so they can get there coffee faster. Ummm no I chose life, thank you.

*Do you have a favorite color? How does it compare to your personality?

My favorite color is pink. I guess you could say it’s compares to my personality because like me it’s cheerful.

*As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer although I imagined a limo and a in ground swimming pool. Not a kitty pool.  Writers aren’t as rich as most folks think. That being said I do not regret being a writer. The joy my books bring to children makes it worth the hard work.

*What is your favorite book and why? Which of your book that you’ve had published is your favorite and why?

A Nose for Teddy because it was written for my little girl.

*How are you handling the pandemic?

Ugh I feel like it’s 1997 again. I’ve worked for Mrs. wheeler down the street got $20 in my pocket and no where to go. I am just so over it. But praying and staying home as much as possible

*Where can we stay connected with you? What are your social media links?

I am on Facebook quite a bit.

I really enjoyed getting to know more about Tracy and I know you all did too.  Grab a copy of her books for your little ones or yourself.

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