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Tracey Garvis-Graves is the author of On the Island, Uncharted, and Covet. She lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, two children, and hyper dog Chloe. She blogs at www.traceygarvisgraves.com using colorful language and a snarky sense of humor to write about pop culture, silly television shows, and her suburban neighborhood. You can e-mail her at traceygarvisgraves@gmail.com. She’d love to hear from you.


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Tracey Garvis-Graves Hi, Tara! Here is the latest update (received at the end of March): MGM has extended the original option by three months so that the screenwriters…moreHi, Tara! Here is the latest update (received at the end of March): MGM has extended the original option by three months so that the screenwriters would have enough time to finish the script. Books are optioned all the time and I honestly never thought On the Island would reach the script stage, so I was pleasantly surprised to hear the news. The screenwriting team is the same duo who penned The Vow, He's Just Not That Into You, and Valentine's Day. I should receive another update in August. Keep your fingers crossed that it's good news! Movie-making is a very fickle business. (less)
Tracey Garvis-Graves My newest book, Every Time I Think of You, will be released on September 16th. I'm getting ready to reveal the cover (on July 16th) and will be…moreMy newest book, Every Time I Think of You, will be released on September 16th. I'm getting ready to reveal the cover (on July 16th) and will be posting a link for pre-order. I'm also writing a novella-length sequel to Covet, called Cherish, which will be available in late October. As soon as Cherish is done I'll be focusing on the book I'm currently outlining and researching. It's a second-chance romance called The Girl He Used to Know. I can't wait to dive into that one! (less)
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“I don't fit in your world."
"Neither do I," he said, his expression tender yet resolute. "So let's make our own. We've done it before.”
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“[T.J.] I pulled my arms out from underneath her body and tucked her hair behind her ears. “I love you, Anna.”
The surprised look on her face told me she hadn’t seen that coming.
“You weren’t supposed to fall in love,” she whispered.
“Well, I did,” I said, looking into her eyes. “I’ve been in love with you for months. I’m telling you now because I think you love me too, Anna. You just don’t think you’re supposed to. You’ll tell me when you’re ready. I can wait.” I pulled her mouth down to mine and kissed her and when it ended, I smiled and said, “Happy birthday.”
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Tracey Garvis-Graves Cleo wrote: "Thank you so much Tracy, for accepting my friend request."

You're very welcome, Cleo!


message 49: by Cleo

Cleo Thank you so much Tracy, for accepting my friend request.


message 48: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves http://funnyinthehood.blogspot.com/20...

Covet e-book sale and giveaway on my blog today. Check it out!


Amélie ƸӜƷ Thanks again for the signed copy!!!
Added it to my pics :)
:)
Amélie


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Tracey Garvis-Graves Jennifer wrote: "Hi Tracey!
On the Island is such a fantastic book, I read it ridiculously quickly because I loved it so much. I can't wait to read the sequel.
You are a great author and I love the way you write.
..."


Hi Jennifer!

Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed Anna and T.J.'s story. I hope you also enjoy the companion novella, Uncharted.

Covet will be available in e-book format in the UK on September 17th. The paperback will be released in June 2014.

All my best!

Tracey


Jennifer Davy Hi Tracey!
On the Island is such a fantastic book, I read it ridiculously quickly because I loved it so much. I can't wait to read the sequel.
You are a great author and I love the way you write.
I was just wondering, when will I be able to buy the book of Covet here in the UK? I can't wait to read that either!

Jennifer xxxx


[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ Thank you for accepting. Love on the island x


message 43: by Annie

Annie Hey Tracey,

First of all, thanks for the add. Second of all, I wanted to say that I received your book 'On the Island' for review and it was such a pleasure to read. It's an interesting take on the island theme and I really came to like Anna and T.J. Best of luck with your next release and keep on writing!

-Annie


message 42: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves Patricia wrote: "Thank you for accepting me :) Love your book!"

You're welcome, Patricia! Thank you very much. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed Anna and T.J.'s story.

Best,

Tracey


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Tracey Garvis-Graves Dianne wrote: "Thank you for being my friend. I can't wait to read Uncharted and find out a little more about TJ and Anna. I'm addicted to them!"

You're very welcome! You'll get a chance to see what T.J. and Anna have been up to since the epilogue ended. I hope you enjoy Uncharted!

Best,

Tracey


Patricia Thank you for accepting me :) Love your book!


message 39: by Dianne

Dianne Thank you for being my friend. I can't wait to read Uncharted and find out a little more about TJ and Anna. I'm addicted to them!


message 38: by Diane

Diane Tracey wrote: "Diane wrote: "Hi Tracey! I’ve been really hooked in reading on the island. However, I just want to ask you a few questions that keep barging me.

How did you come up with that very good story? I me..."


Wow. You're really amazing! Thanks for answering! :D


message 37: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves Diane wrote: "Hi Tracey! I’ve been really hooked in reading on the island. However, I just want to ask you a few questions that keep barging me.

How did you come up with that very good story? I mean did you eve..."


Hi Diane,

Well, I love the desert island premise and when I watched the movie Castaway I felt bad for Tom Hanks. The only thing he had to bond with was a volleyball. I knew if I wrote a desert island book I'd want to put two people on the island. The more I thought about it, the more I knew it would have to be two people who shouldn't be together (to make it more interesting).

I've never been stranded on an island (I'm not even much of a camper, to be honest). But once I started writing the book my imagination really let loose. Anna and T.J.'s love story evolved as slowly in my mind as it did on the island.

All my best,

Tracey


message 36: by Diane

Diane Hi Tracey! I’ve been really hooked in reading on the island. However, I just want to ask you a few questions that keep barging me.

How did you come up with that very good story? I mean did you ever imagined yourself being trapped on secluded island with some hot guy? Or did you experienced being on secluded island alone?

‘Coz after reading this book, I felt being trapped in that island too. I always wondering if someday I’ll experience it, can I also survive?

Thanks Tracey! More powers in writing!


message 35: by Erica

Erica E Hi Tracey thanks so much for the add. I'm sure you are so tired of hearing this but i just have to say it. I LOVE ON THE ISLAND!! What a phenomenal story about surviving and falling in love. Can't wait to read more of your books.


message 34: by Paula

Paula Thanks for adding as a friend! I am your new biggest fan (I am sure you have a lot of those!). Hope you can make it up to Canada one of these days for a book signing! I don't buy many printed copies of books anymore, but I'd buy yours!


Patricia Hey Tracey! Thanks for the add. :D I can't stress enough how fantastic On the island was. I recommended to my friends and they loved it so much, they all went to purchase a copy immediately! I'm so glad for your book's success :)


A Full Bookshelf I have to tell you that I've been keeping an eye out for your paperback book everywhere! I've seen it at Target and Sam's Club today! Congratulations.


message 31: by Rebecca

Rebecca I Loved your book On The Island. I stayed up till 5 a.m. to finish it. Such a touching story about survival and love. I Can't wait to read Covet. Thank you for sharing your words.


message 30: by Melissa

Melissa Love your new picture! Gorgeous!!


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Tracey Garvis-Graves Dominique wrote: "Beautiful profile pix Tracey! :)"

Thank you, Dominique! I just had my photo taken and this is the same one that will be on the back cover of my paperback. The photographer is very talented, I think!


Dominique Beautiful profile pix Tracey! :)


message 27: by Melissa

Melissa Tracey wrote: "I'd like to send a heartfelt thank you to my Goodreads friends and any member of this site who's purchased a copy of On the Island. The book is #7 on this week's New York Times bestseller list.

..."


Tracey! This is absolutely amazing and I am sooooooo happy for you. Although I am not surprised - it is an amazing book and wouldn't be surprised to see it rise even further!


message 26: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves I'd like to send a heartfelt thank you to my Goodreads friends and any member of this site who's purchased a copy of On the Island. The book is #7 on this week's New York Times bestseller list.

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-b...


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Tracey Garvis-Graves Ing wrote: "Thanks for the friends request Tracey!"

You are welcome, Ing! Thanks for accepting :)


message 24: by Ing

Ing Thanks for the friends request Tracey!


message 23: by Denise

Denise Congratulations! On the Island is #5 on Amazon! WoooHooo! I'm so glad so many are reading your amazing story!


message 22: by Melissa

Melissa Bell Thanks for accepting, Tracey! Looking forward to reading your work!


Maldivianbookreviewer Hi Tracey,

You don't know how psyched I was to see a story that takes place in the Maldives.
And yeah, I was around even in 2011. You should have looked me up ;)
Have you visited the Maldives? You have managed to describe things so well. I was quite pleased in fact! :)

And the story. I couldn't have asked for more! Loved it.

xx


Amunhotep El Bey Thanks for the add Tracy. Xox!


message 19: by Taznim

Taznim hi Tracey,
thanks for the add.I really enjoyed your book,can't wait to read the next one!!!all the best to you....


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Tracey Garvis-Graves Aestas wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite! I'm so glad you liked my review. I LOVED your book!! Just ordered it in hard copy from Amazon to keep on my shelf :) Looking forward to reading more of your work in th..."

You are so welcome :) And that is so sweet that you just ordered the paperback from Amazon. Thank you!!

Big hug,

Tracey


Aestas Book Blog Thank you for the friendvite! I'm so glad you liked my review. I LOVED your book!! Just ordered it in hard copy from Amazon to keep on my shelf :) Looking forward to reading more of your work in the future


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Tracey Garvis-Graves jeayci wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite. I'm really looking forward to reading more of your writing!"

You're very welcome :) And thank YOU!


message 15: by Jess

Jess Candela Thanks for the friendvite. I'm really looking forward to reading more of your writing!


message 14: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves Splage wrote: "Tracey,
Thanks for the friend request. I loved your book! I am still thinking about it today, it touched me that deeply. Look forward to more from you in the future."


Thank you! That is so nice of you to say :)


message 13: by Splage

Splage Tracey,
Thanks for the friend request. I loved your book! I am still thinking about it today, it touched me that deeply. Look forward to more from you in the future.


message 12: by Laura

Laura Hi Tracey! I have to say I spent my weekend with On the Island and enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you for the wonderful reading experience and the friend request! :)


message 11: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves Precious Mae wrote: "Hi! Thanks for adding me as your friend. I really like the book. It is not always I read a book and become teary eyed."

You're very welcome! I'm glad it made you teary-eyed (in a good way).

Tracey


Precious of The Flipping Bookworm Hi! Thanks for adding me as your friend. I really like the book. It is not always I read a book and become teary eyed.


message 9: by K.

K. Thanks for the invite. Looking forward to networking with you and checking out your book!!


Tracey Garvis-Graves Brittany wrote: "Tracey,

I thought of you and your book today at a completely irrational time... while at the "movie vater" as my 4yr old calls it watching Chipwrecked! Of course... it had nothing in common but i..."


Brittany,

"Movie vater" cracked me up! My kids want to see Chipwrecked so I'll have to take them soon (I do love a good desert island movie, you know). If you're ever bored you should google the Maldives. The images are beautiful (my book cover is an actual island in the Maldives). It's all white sand and blue water there. I am glad you think the book will stay with you. That makes me smile!


Brittany Tracey,

I thought of you and your book today at a completely irrational time... while at the "movie vater" as my 4yr old calls it watching Chipwrecked! Of course... it had nothing in common but it gave me some visuals at the same time of the way that the island may have looked. I have a feeling that this is one of those books that will pop up randomly and stay with me for a long time~


Fathima Hey Tracey , thank you for adding me up ! Nice to meet you :) ... I just finished reading and reviewing your book ,and i must say i really really really loved it !! Consider me your biggest fans from now on <3


Tracey Garvis-Graves Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for a signed copy of On the Island. I'll be mailing the books out to the winners ASAP :)

Tracey


Tracey Garvis-Graves Good morning everyone,

I am giving away 4 signed copies of On the Island. Check out my listing in "giveaways" and enter to win.

Happy Friday,

Tracey


Tracey Garvis-Graves Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Tracey, it is a pleasure to meet you."

Hello Harlequin. Nice to meet you, too!

Tracey


Harlequin Books Hello Tracey, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Tracey Garvis-Graves Georges wrote: "Γλυκο κοριτσι ευχαριστω πολυ για την φιλια σου!!! να εισαι παντα καλα!!!! Χαρηκα που οι ριζες σου ειναι απο την Ελλαδα!!!! μιλας???? γραφεις Ελληνικα??? Να δωσεις πολλα φιλακια στα παιδια σου!..."

Είστε πολύ ευπρόσδεκτος George! I' μ μη σίγουρο ποιο μέρος της Ελλάδας όλοι οι συγγενείς μου είναι από, αλλά I' ll να είστε βέβαιος να ρωτήσει τον μπαμπά μου όταν μιλώ σε τον αργότερα σήμερα. It' s μεγάλο να συνδέσει με τα ένα άλλα ελληνικά σε Goodreads, ακόμα κι αν δεν είμαι σθεναρός Έλληνας όπως σας:) Tracey P.S. Ι don' το τ ξέρει πώς να μιλήσει ή να γράψει τα ελληνικά, αλλά χρησιμοποίησα το μεταφραστή του Yahoo έτσι μπορέσατε να διαβάσετε την απάντησή μου στα ελληνικά. Ελπίζω ότι ελειτούργησε!


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