Tracy M. Joyce

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Tracy writes epic fantasy for teens through to adults. Her stories are gritty, a little dark and morality is like quicksand. You won’t find any unicorns or fairies here…

Although her stories include romantic elements, they are not romance driven novels. Do not buy these books if you’re after a fairytale….

Consider this a warning: Expect kickass heroines, battles (big ones, small ones - let’s face it, if she’d put gunpowder in this world then there’d be explosions too!) gore, political scheming, horses, archery and a touch of magic, but NO fairies, elves, pixies, orcs and definitely NO unicorns. (Unless, of course, its a combat trained unicorn with stealth capa
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Tracy M. Joyce Writer's block: The only way through it is to write. Sounds crazy, but if you never pick up your pen or sit at your keyboard and just keep telling you…moreWriter's block: The only way through it is to write. Sounds crazy, but if you never pick up your pen or sit at your keyboard and just keep telling yourself that you don't know what to write then you'll never get anywhere. At times I will be at a loss about a direction to take with a scene or my characters or simply not sure if something is working. When this happens I just keep writing and trying different ideas. I wrote three versions of the beginning of my next book and didn't like any of them. Finally I printed them off, and highlighted the bits I liked in each, sometimes only a paragraph or a line here and there, and combined them into another version that worked. Persevere.(less)
Tracy M. Joyce There will be more books in the world with other characters. Isaura will feature as a main character in a short stories, but as a side character in ot…moreThere will be more books in the world with other characters. Isaura will feature as a main character in a short stories, but as a side character in other novels.(less)
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What's in a name?

Hi Folks,

Well, the garden here is going berserk and good country girl that I am I’m not letting anything go to waste – so it’s time for pickles, chutneys, relishes and now, with only a few jars left, the great glass jar hunt is underway!

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