Tracy Buchanan

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Hello! Fab to see you here. I live in Buckinghamshire, UK with my husband, my little girl and our (very naughty) puppy, Bronte.

I travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor, and have always been drawn to the sea after spending my childhood holidays on the south coast visiting family – a fascination that inspires my writing.

I now dedicate my time to writing and procrastinating on Facebook.

I'd love to hear from you so please come say hi on one of the following platforms... plus if you join The Reading Snug I've set up with fellow authors, Kelly Rimmer and Kerry Fisher, you might even bag yourself some freebies including an early copy of my latest novel, The Lost Sister!

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Tracy Buchanan Great questions, thanks Paige! My inspiration for The Atlas of Us was a walk in Exmoor in the UK when I saw a farmer and his skulking dog, and the cha…moreGreat questions, thanks Paige! My inspiration for The Atlas of Us was a walk in Exmoor in the UK when I saw a farmer and his skulking dog, and the character of Milo instantly came to me. I was also inspired by the travelling I enjoyed while a magazine editor. Yes, I do get a lot of ideas from my travelling, both in the UK and abroad. My advice for aspiring writers is read some poetry, it really helps with rhythm and imagery. And don't give up! I know too many talented writers who give up at the first hurdle. Yes, I always wanted to be a writer, keeping scrapbooks of inspiration from cut-outs from my mum's catalogues as a child! (less)
Tracy Buchanan Write a darn good book! There’s no magic formula to how to do this, just write from the heart and write what makes your pulse quicken, what makes your…moreWrite a darn good book! There’s no magic formula to how to do this, just write from the heart and write what makes your pulse quicken, what makes your face flush with excitement. (less)
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The Sunny Spot

Picture As many of my readers will know from reading the acknowledgments and dedications of my books, the biggest inspiration of my life is my mum. Sadly, she passed away nearly four weeks ago after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Here is something I wrote about her:

You know how there's always a sunny spot in gardens where you’re guaranteed to catch the sun's best rays?
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“She suddenly feels a strange kind of serenity. She refuses to live what might be her last moments in a state of hopeless panic. This is what she has learned lately, a calm acceptance of what must be. It wasn’t always like this. She once fought against her fate, twisted out of its grasp, stumbled on regardless.”
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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.’ Winston Churchill.”
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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.’ Winston Churchill”
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“My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Healthcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
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“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
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“A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
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“His contagious conviction that our love was unique and desperate infected me with an anxious sickness; soon we would learn to treat one another with the circumspect tenderness of comrades who are amputees, for we were surrounded by the most moving images of evanesecence, fireworks, morning glories, the old, children. But the most moving of these images were the intagible relfections of ourselves we saw in one another's eyes, reflections of nothing but appearances, in a city dedicated to seeming, and, try as we might to possess the essence of each other's otherness, we would inevitably fail.”
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