Born in February of 1960 and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Tracy has two brothers, three sisters. Along with her parents, most still live in the Kansas City area. Her passion for writing sparked out a desire to capture her childhood memories for her daughters but also to face some difficult times in her past. She enjoys reading a wide range of authors. She is currently completing her graduate work in Managerial Communication/Executive Coaching through Bellevue University located in Bellevue Nebraska. Her writing skills were enhanced at The Loft Literary Center and with the help of a professional writing coach. Tracy lives in Minnesota with her husband Wil. She has two grown daughters from a previous marriage. She has been writing for many years, but started getting serious about her work ten years ago. This is her first published book. She is working on her second memoir that picks up the story after Ignorance Ain't Got No Shame.