Tracy Ahrens

Tracy Ahrens has been a journalist and editor for newspapers, magazines and websites for over 20 years. Currently she is a freelance writer for several publications including the Chicago Tribune.


Tracy has written two children’s books, “Cloud Jumpers” and “What if the Moon” through Guardian Angel Publishing, and two non-fiction books titled “Giant Hero” (Infinity Publishing) and “Raising My Furry Children” (Weaving Dreams Publishing). “Raising My Furry Children” features a guest story by Steve Dale and proceeds are going to the American Humane Association and American Brittany Rescue. Her most recent published work is a book of poetry titled “Nature will heal” by Finishing Line Press (2012).

<strong>Full Name:</strong> Tracy Ahrens

<strong>Location:</strong> Illinois

<strong>Where You Can Find Me on the Internet:</strong> <a href=""></a> and <a href=""></a>

<strong>What I Do for a Living: </strong>Professional journalist, editor, author, artist, musician

<strong>What I Do for Fun: </strong>fly fishing, gardening, being with my pets, being in nature, playing flute-piccolo-fife-handbells, writing, drawing

<strong>The Furry Members of My Household Are: </strong>Trucker (dog); and cats Joan of Arc, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Forest Horatio Maxwell Fluffy Bottom

<strong>My Favorite Things to Write About Are: </strong>Amazing people and subjects, and of course -- pets

<strong>How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: </strong>Vacuum or lint roller

<strong>What I Want to Be When I Grow Up:</strong> What I am now -- only be able to survive financially doing so!

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