Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is the seventh book of Tracy Edingfield’s, a former attorney who specialized in Family Law litigations. After retiring from Law, Ms. Edingfield followed her heart’s passion and became an author. She writes children’s books under the name, Tracy Dunn. The focus on the Middle Grader books is children saving the world (literally) while journeying through outer space, accompanied by Greek mythological heroes like Pegasus, Cyclops, and the gorgons. Her adult novels are written under the name, Tracy Edingfield. These books are filled with snarky humor, suitable for those who appreciate dry wit.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Law Firm of Psycho & Satan is a realistic, unflinching view of what happens on the other side of the attorney’s desk. Unless you’ve been there, most people don’t know how impossible the job of lawyering can be—nor its high burn out rates. This tale is filled with snarky humor about how new associate, Cooper Bach, has to learn to tread water in the turbulent seas of being a divorce lawyer. She’s also got a couple anvils tied to her ankles, dealing with devastating losses.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Dean Koontz, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Mary Kay Anderson
What are you working on now?
Two Regency romances, simultaneously. One’s titled, “A Governess’ Lot,” and the other’s titled, “Prudence.”
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Put in the time to learn your craft, at least 10,000 hours. Don’t send anything out to agents until you’ve put that time in, otherwise, you’re inviting them to kick you in the teeth. Find a critique group filled with writers whose ambitions align with yours. Support your craft by writing reviews and passing along those to readers.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up.
What are you reading now?
Dark Money by Jane Mayer
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finish these two historical romances, Prudence and A Governess’ Lot, then start on another one, tentatively called, “In the Suds.”
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Uncle Sylvester – Georgette Heyer
Fallen Angel -Charlotte Louise Dolan
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