Tracy Krauss – Author/Speaker CV

Email: tracy@tracykrauss.com

Website: http://tracykrauss.com

Personal Profile: Tracy Krauss is a multi-published author, artist, playwright and speaker. She is also credentialed for ministry with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and has been a secondary school teacher for many years, living and teaching in five different territories and provinces, most notably in Canada’s far north.

Speaking Engagements

  • May 13, 2017: InScribe ‘WorDshop’, Fort St. John, BC – workshop presenter: “Platform Building”: panel discussion
  • April 1, 2017: InScribe ‘WorDshop’, Blackfalds, AB – workshop presenter: “Blogging”.
  • March 25, 2017: InScribe ‘WorDshop’, Regina, SK – panel discussion: “Time Management”; Q & A.
  • March 18, 2017: InScribe ‘WorDshop’, Steinbach, MB – keynote and workshop presenter: Theme: “Write Words”; “Platform Building”.
  • Sept 23, 2016: Inscribe Fall Conference, Edmonton, AB – Workshop presenter. “Platform Building Brick by Brick”
  • May 14, 2016: Inscribe Spring ‘Wordshop’, Taylor, BC – Keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Theme: “Words of Peace”
  • April 2, 2016: Inscribe Spring ‘Wordshop’, Saskatoon, SK – Workshop presenter. “Sorting Through Publishing Options”
  • February 26 – 28, 2016: AGC Women’s Annual Retreat, Dallas Valley Ranch Camp, SK – Keynote speaker: Theme “For Such a Time As This” (Esther)
  • August 2014 to May 2016: Assistant Interim Pastor at New Life Assembly (PAOC), Tumbler Ridge, BC – multiple preaching opportunities
  • September 25 – 26, 2015: Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship (ICWF) Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB – Workshop presenter: “Blogging Best Practices”; “Writing Scripts for Theatre”
  • October, 2014 and April 22, 2014: School District 59 Professional Development Days, Dawson Creek, BC – Workshop presenter: “Incorporating Drama In the Classroom”
  • September 27 – 28, 2013: Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship Annual Conference, Wetaskiwin, AB – Workshop presenter: “Blogging”
  • September 21 – 23, 2012: Northern Baptist Women’s Retreat, Camp Sagitawa, BC – Keynote: Theme: “The Road of Life” (Luke 24: 13 – 35)
  • March 9, 2012: Women’s Day Event – Tumbler Ridge, BC – Keynote speaker: “How I Found My Passion”
  • July 20, 2011: Assiniboia Public Library – Author reading, discussion, Q & A
  • March 24, 2011: Beaverlodge Public Library – Author reading, and Q & A
  • March 5, 2011: Women’s Day Event, Tumbler Ridge, BC – Workshop presenter: “So You Want to Write a Book?”; “Laughter Is the Best Medicine”
  • July 28, 2010: Mossbank Public Library – Author reading, discussion, Q & A
  • July 12, 2011: McNally Robinson, Saskatoon, SK – Author reading and Q & A
  • Speaking/presenting at various other women’s events in the Yukon, NWT, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba over a twenty year span. (mid 80s – 2000s)

 Education:

  • University of Saskatchewan – B. Ed major in Art; minors in English & History
  • Yukon College – Aboriginal Studies

 Publications:

Books: Novels, Novellas, Non-Fiction, Children’s books, short stories

  • Keeping Up With the Neighbours Series 2- Volumes 1 – 7 and Complete Series (Fictitious Ink, 2017)
  • Thirty Days of Targeted Prayer (Fictitious Ink, 2016)
  • Neighbours Series 1 – Volumes 1 – 9 and Complete Series (Fictitious Ink, 2016 – 2nd edition; Helping Hands Press, 2014 – 1st edition)
  • Colony Zero Series1, 2, 0 – co-author (Helping Hands Press, 2014, 2015)
  • Lone Wolf (Astraea Press, 2014)
  • The Sleepytown Express – illustrator (Fictitious Ink, 2014)
  • Life is a Highway: Advice and Reflections On Navigating the Road of Life (Fictitious Ink, 2014)
  • The Best Blue Christmas (Helping Hands Press, 2014)
  • Wind Over Marshdale (Astraea Press, 2012)
  • Play it Again (Fictitious Ink 2017; Strategic Book, 2011)
  • My Mother the Man-Eater (Eloquent Books, 2010)
  • Conspiracy of Bones: And The Beat Goes On (Fictitious Ink 2017; Strategic Book 2009)

Anthologies:

  • Christmas: Stories and More – contributing author (Inscribe Press, 2017)
  • 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers – contributing author (Inscribe Press, 2015)
  • Uplifting Devotionals III – contributing author (Helping Hands Press, 2014)
  • Taste and See, Volumes 1 & 2 – contributing author (compiled and edited by Lorilyn Roberts, 2012; 2013)
  • 25 years In the Rearview Mirror – contributing author (compiled and edited by Stacy Juba, 2012)

Stage Plays:

  • Mutiny on Mount Olympus – (Big Dog Plays, 2015)
  • Ali and the Magic Lamp – (JAC Publishing, 2014)
  • Hook’s Nemesis – (JAC Publishing, 2013)
  • Dorothy’s Road Trip – (JAC Publishing, 2012)
  • Little Red In the Hood – (JAC Publishing, 2012)
  • The Western Tale – (JAC Publishing, 2012)
  • A Midterm Eve’s Phantasm – (Big Dog Plays, 2012)
  • Ebenezer’s Christmas Carol – (Pioneer Drama, 2010)

Magazine Articles:

  • FellowScript Magazine: Fall 2017 “Writing In Obedience (p. ); Spring 2017 “Navigating the New World of Authorpreneurship” (p. 25); Fall 2016 “Stage Write: Wielding Dialogue” and “Nailing Networking”; August 2016 “Stage Write: Do Your Research” (p.17); May 2016 “Stage Write: Adaptations the Ultimate In Recycling” (p.19);  Winter 2016“Stage Write: Not a Movie” (p. 10); Fall 2015“Know Your Audience” (p. 16); August 2015“Devotional: Let God Speak” (p. 4); May 2015“Formatting Your Ebook For Kindle”; August 2014“Casting the Net In Networking” (p. 18); Aug. 2011“Thoughts From a Nano Survivor” (p. 13)
  • Bookfun Magazine, August 2014“A Pivotal Point In Time” (p. 163); July 2014“Road Trips” (p. 95); June 2014“Learning to Be Myself” (p. 101); May 2014“One Purpose” (p. 101); April 2014“Backstage Drama” (p. 111)

 Related Memberships:

  • Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship (ICWF) – current VP, on executive since 2013
  • The Word Guild (TWG) – professional member
  • American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
  • Playwrights Guild of Canada

 Awards/ Achievements:

  • Grace Awards 2012 – winner in the Romantic Suspense/Thriller Category – Wind Over Marshdale
  • Play It Again – Amazon’s best sellers’ list March, 2012
  • National Indie Excellence Awards finalist 2011 – Religious Fiction: And the Beat Goes On; and My Mother the Man-Eater
  • My Mother the Man-Eater – Amazon’s best sellers’ list Feb. 2011
  • stage plays have been performed throughout N.A. including in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. For a sample production history click on Past productions’.

 Radio, TV, and Podcast Appearances:

  • Hope Stream Radio – August 2017, September 24, 2015
  • The ‘G-Zone’ – May 19, 2015; Dec. 18, 2014; Nov. 25, 2014; Oct. 9, 2014; Sept. 23, 2014; Aug. 28, 2014; July 21, 2014; June 19, 2014; May 7, 2014; Aug. 6, 2013; Dec. 11, 2011
  • ‘It Matters’ with Monica Brinkman – Dec. 6, 2013
  • ‘Author’s Corner’ with Elaine Chaco Race – Oct. 2012
  • ‘Author Chat’ with Lynda D. Brown – Oct. 2012; Sept. 2011
  • The Kevin Zimmerman Show – Artist First Radio Network – Sept. 13, 2012
  • CJDC TV – ‘Peace Country Presents’ aired Sept. 8, 2011
  • CBC radio ‘Northbeat’ with Carolina DeRyk – June 2011; Nov. 1, 2011
  • A list of newspaper, magazine, and e-zine features can be found at: http://tracykrauss.com/media-online-coverage/

 Other Related Events and Activities:

  • Multiple book signings: Coles, Grande Prairie, AB; Coles, Fort St. John, BC; Kurios Books, Fort St. John, BC; McNally Robinson, Saskatoon, SK.
  • Grace Awards lead judge in the speculative category for six years
  • Blue pencil editor at ICWF annual conference.
  • Blog moderator for ‘Inscribe Writers Online’
  • Contributing blog author: Inscribe Writers Online; Canadian Writers Who Are Christian; ICWF Professional Blog

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