Like most authors, I’m a bit of an introvert and I feel most comfortable snuggled up in my desk chair, tapping away on my laptop. This is not to say that I’m not sociable. I lead an abundant and eventful life that is filled with many people that are special to me. I just prefer to spend quiet, reflective times by myself or with my family.
I live in central Florida and moved here from Toronto, Canada about five years ago. I have been happily married for 25 roller coaster filled years. My husband is the focus of my life presently- he is my best friend, travel partner and sharer of all things that are important to me. My kids are grown and beginning their lives, but I see them as much as I can. I am so proud of them and they are my everything! I have two adopted furry kids too named Jack and Rusty. These whimsical and far too clever Jack Russell Terriers are just that, but they keep me balanced and give great snuggles.
When I’m not writing, reading or out walking my doggies, I can be found doing yoga or creating miniature faerie gardens in my special pink craft studio that my husband created for me. I love movies and like to place actors to the movies they’ve done and other trivia related to all things film and cinema. Years ago, I went to school and majored in Theatre and English, but my path in life led to family instead. Always a home-body, nurturer of all and dedicated mom, I would change nothing about the accomplishments and mistakes I’ve made so far. I have passed the last five years writing books for kids themed around self-esteem, mental health, mindfulness, and social issues.
Initially, and because I have no visual arts talent, I used photograph images (from a stock photo membership) to illustrate my books. This process is a lot more detailed than you would think. I’m so detail oriented, so picking just the right image that suits the text is very important to me. My most recent non-fiction book that has this artistic style is called Being The Change In The World. It focuses on social change and I wrote this to empower kids aged 7-10 and to help them find a mindful way to look and deal with the complicated world we live in.
4) You have some big news to share with our readers. What would you like to tell about that?
Paradigm is the perspective that everyone has different neurocognitive functioning (particularly people with Autism and Autism Spectrum conditions).
Essentially, there is no “normal” way to think, process, feel, behave, or communicate because
everyone’s brain is different and each person uses their brain in different ways to do these things. Jade and I are creating a book about The Autism Spectrum to bring awareness to this subject and provide a book with an authentic voice that all kids can possibly relate to and understand.
Spectrum- A Picture Book About Neurodiversity will hopefully be released in the Fall 2017!
Thanks for stopping by Rosie’s site to learn a little about me and my books!
I look forward to connecting with you…
You can find me on my website tracybryan.com.
I’m a frequent user of Facebook and have a Facebook personal Home page for my writing community and a more professional Facebook Author/Publisher page for my readers. I also have three Facebook pages that relate to some of the topics and work that I focus on; Understanding Addiction for Kids, Mindfulness For Kids and several pages for my latest releases. I also run and moderate a group for Kidlit Creatives called Socially Diverse Kid’s Book Writers & Artists. Come join us and help spread awareness about Diversity in children’s publishing!
You can also friend and follow me on Goodreads, and Twitter.
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