Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.
Visit Tracie's web site at: http://www.traciepeterson.com
Just got back from hearing the Bozeman Symphony perform Ode to Joy - Beethoven's 9th. Amazing is the only word that comes to mind.
Bozeman definitely has its share of talented people and the orchestra that perform is no exception. I've always been a great fan of Beethoven's 9th anyway and this was such a neat way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
What's even more remarkable is the fact that Beethoven wrote this when he was almost completely deaf. When it was first
For those of you who have never heard the name Joshua Bell, I have to enlighten you.
Joshua Bell is an amazing violinist and I had the great opportunity to hear him play in Ft. Collins, CO last week. I was not disappointed. Mr. Bell is considered a "classical music superstar." He was recently named the Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and has earned numerous awards and debuted when he was just 14.
Years ago I worked in an office with a lot of other women. In fact, I worked in several such offices and one thing was always common. If one woman started complaining about something—everyone else joined in with their complaints. It was as if the very act of complaining was contagious.
Many was the time I would go to work feeling quite content with the world and all that was in it. I would go to work determined to be a positive influence and show a contented
Oh it's Christmas time and once again the beautiful strains of Handel's Messiah can be heard in some of the most unexpected places. I absolutely love Messiah. It's some of the most amazing music and of course the Scriptures are very dear to the heart. In researching about Messiah and Handel, I came across some interesting tidbits and wanted to share them with you.
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel was born in Germany in 1685. His father wanted him to stu
On the road again and heading to teach at the Colorado Christian Writer's Conference in beautiful Estes Park, CO. We had thought to have lovely spring/summerish weather, but alas it is still winter in the West. Actually - this is the norm for Springtime in the Rockies (hum the song if you know it)
So the weather and roads cooperated until we got about 60 miles north of Cheyenne, WY and then blizzard conditions set in with 35+ mph winds and snow. The
I'm in the process of redoing my office. Because of some of my physical issues, it's been important for us to downsize and declutter. My dear hubby and I used to share an office - but he's a pack rat and I needed more space so he moved his office to the shop. I love him for that.
Jim also moved out hundreds and hundreds of books from our built in bookshelves and dusted those and cleaned for me. After that we decided the floor - an old inexpensive pergo - had
Had a great time speaking at the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library in McArthur, Ohio. Clint Walker the Library Director is pictured here with me. He was such an awesome host and the group that gathered to hear me speak were also wonderful.
I talked about Inspirational fiction and the changes it's had on the fiction world. Over the years we've been blessed to see a huge boost of sales and variety in Christian fiction and I'm so happy to be a part of it.
I'm super excited. Liz Curtis Higgs has a new E-Book only coming out Tuesday March 18th.
Here's the cover and a blurb about the book. I hope everyone will inundate the internet ordering this for their readers. I'm a long-time fan of Liz's and I can tell you her writing will not disappoint.
Who Will Set Her Free from the Darkness Inside?
Mary Margaret Delaney hides in the shadows, her arms scarred, her h
Congratulations to the Winners of the ALL THINGS HIDDEN basket contest.
Katherine Eaton - facebook I will notify you each by email, but if you don't hear from me - please email your full name and address at email@example.com Again - congratulations!
I'm so excited to announce that I have a new co-written book with Kimberley Woodhouse. Kim is the author of 3 other books - WELCOME HOME, and with daughter Kayla: NO SAFE HAVEN and RACE AGAINST TIME. People often ask me why I co-write from time to time and the initial reason is always the same - to introduce a new or new-to-you author and let you know that this is a great opportunity to connect. Kind of an "If you like me and my books - you'l
Christmas is such a wonderful time for friends and family. It’s an amazing time of reflection and inspiration. Not to make you sad, but it’s also a time when the suicide rates are highest. Isn’t that sad? The very holiday that we celebrate the birth of our Savior is a time when so many people give up.
Often the reason is due to empty chairs.
Chairs can be empty for a lot of reasons. Family and friends are too busy to visit or come by. In this
My hubby and I are going to hit the road next week. We get to have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with extraordinary Southern cook Kimberley Woodhouse and her family. Kim and Jeremy were very gracious to invite us to share the holiday, as well as their son and daughter's graduation. Kayla and Joshua aren't twins, but they are graduating homeschool high school together.
And speaking of Kim and Kayla - I borrowed Kim from this mother-daughter writing team to co-write and book with
All Saints Day
November 1stis the established day to celebrate All Saints’ Day. November 2nd is the day to celebrate All Souls’ Day. Somewhere over the years however, Halloween on the 31st of October got most of the attention.
Hallow, in Old English, means "holy" or "sacred." "Hallows' Eve," or "Halloween" means "the evening of holy persons". In our society today it has become to most an evening to dress up and get
A week ago this time, I was having a great deal of fun with a one-day writer's conference and a weekend book festival in Missoula, MT.
As a part of Montana's ACFW group MT Pages, my hubby and I were asked to teach at the one day writer retreat. Jim taught on research since that's his field of knowledge and I spoke on brainstorming before breaking into groups to practice my tips. We had so much fun.
The next day was the Festival of the Book at the downtown Ho