Talkshow Thursday: Welcome Tracy Crump
Tracy: It was actually an agent I met at a writing conference who suggested a devotional book since I’d published so many devotions. With my background as an ICU nurse and caregiver, I thought my experiences would make the perfect topic, especially since I witnessed God’s miracles in many situations. My prayer is that readers will find hope through the stories and Scripture I chose.
LM: Tell us a bit about your journey to publication, and how did your association with Chicken Soup for the Soul come about?
Tracy: I had published a couple of articles when I joined a writers group headed up by Marylane Wade
LM: In addition to writing, you are also an editor, speaker, and workshop leader. How do you balance the different aspects of your career? Do you prefer one of them over the others?
Tracy: Sometimes it’s like juggling and can be hard to keep all the balls in the air, especially right now with the book launch. I try to work on a little of each every day. I’m not a natural speaker, but I love to teach! Surprisingly, the workshops have become one of my favorite things to do.
LM: What is one piece of advice you have for fledgling writers?
Tracy: The two things that can propel your writing career faster than anything are attending a conference and joining a critique group. You will learn so much and make connections that not only help and encourage you but will last a lifetime. So many of the members of my launch team said we first connected through a conference.
LM: If money were no object, where is your idea of the ultimate vacation?
Favorite childhood book:
Drink of choice: Coffee, tea, or soft drink
Would you rather walk, bicycle, or drive a car:
1) Anything Nancy Drew. I read and loved a lot of the classics, too.
2) I’ve never cared for coffee or tea, and I don’t drink anything with caffeine. Water it is!
3) Walk! We live near two lakes, and I walk two miles almost every day.
LM: What is your next project?
Tracy: I have so many stories to tell about caring for my parents and now my 100-year-old mother-in-law that I think a devotional book for caregivers might be next. I’d love for it to be not only comforting and encouraging to readers but also a resource on how to navigate some of the ups and downs of caregiving.
LM: Where can folks find you on the web?
Tracy: Readers can find me at https://www.tracycrump.com/ or https://www.writelifeworkshops.com/ or connect with me on social media through my links on https://linktr.ee/TracyCrump.
About Health, Healing, and Wholeness:
Through her work as an intensive care nurse, Tracy Crump witnessed lifesaving miracles when everyone involved had given up--everyone except God. She cared for patients, family, and friends experiencing major health crises and offered encouragement no matter the situation, knowing we don't always experience healing in this life.
Crafted with unique examples of God's miraculous power and saving grace, Health, Healing, and Wholeness blends Scripture-rich meditations with biblical principles that highlight God's mercy in times of medical need. Moving stories of a mother's sacrifice, children overcoming catastrophic accidents, the beauty of a life well lived, and joy despite traumatic brain injury instill hope.
Whether you are experiencing a medical crisis, walking alongside someone who is, or caring for a loved one, these thirty devotions will bring comfort and peace. Prepare to embark on a journey to wholeness.
Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/u/3R8jLj
Thank you for having me, Linda! I enjoyed our interview.ReplyDelete