About Tracy Sumner
USA Today Bestselling 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, HOLT Medallion, Golden Leaf, and Georgia Romance Writer’s MAGGIE.
When she’s not writing sizzling love stories about feisty heroines and their temperamental-but-entirely-lovable heroes, Tracy enjoys reading, snowboarding, college football (Go Tigers!), yoga, and travel.
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.
Dive into first installment of Tracy’s new The Duchess Society Series by WOLF Publishing: The Brazen Bluestocking.
Visit Tracy on www.tracy-sumner.com
The Duchess Society Series
German Translation: Die Duchess Society
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!