About Tracy Sumner
Award-winning author Tracy Sumner’s storytelling career began when she picked up a historical romance on a college beach trip, and she fondly blames LaVyrle Spencer for her obsession with the genre. She’s a recipient of the National Reader’s Choice, and her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. She lived in New York, Paris, and Taipei before finding her way back to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
When not writing steamy, sizzling love stories about feisty heroines and their temperamental-but-entirely-lovable heroes, Tracy enjoys reading, snowboarding, college football (Go Tigers!), yoga, and travel. She loves to hear from romance readers!
Tracy wrote part of To Seduce a Rogue in a hostel in Taipei, Taiwan and Tides of Love while living in Paris, in a building George Sand occupied on Rue de Seine.
The first installment of Tracy’s new The Duchess Society Series was just published by WOLF Publishing: The Brazen Bluestocking.
Visit Tracy on www.tracy-sumner.com
The Duchess Society Series
Q&A with Tracy
What was your hardest scene to write, and why?Love scenes are hard to write. You don’t want to miss a step but you want to stay in character. And readers who love those scenes really love them – and the love scene drives the story.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?I think my writing style is a little unique. I’m “edgy”, so it’s for whoever it’s for. I write trying to stay true to myself.
Do you play music while you write — and, if so, what’s your favorite?I listen to classical music or George Winston, something without lyrics. (When I’m an alternative rock fan usually. Think Vampire Weekend.) I also like jazz but no lyrics while I’m writing. I get in my office, a quiet space, and just go.
What books did you grow up reading?The Outsiders is why I started writing. I was also very into Stephen King and that genre for a bit. Until I found romance when I was 19. LaVyrle Spencer/Vows. That was it for me! True love!