Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the two hundred and forty-eighth, is of Christian, young adult and fantasy author TC Slonaker. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/author-spotlights.
A former elementary school teacher and subsequent lover of the English language in the written word, Tracy Slonaker found several new hobbies after embarking on the new career of motherhood. One hobby was running distances, which gave her plenty of time to create characters, build plots, and listen for God’s input. The result of all this thinking was the birth of a new hobby: writing the Angelmen Series, an analogy of God’s love for His people.Amity of the Angelmen is the first installment of this series.
Tracy enjoys her life as a wife and mother of three in just outside Reading, PA. She still has a soft spot for kids and an eagerness to use her degrees in Elementary Education by using them as Director of Christian Education at her non-denominational Christian church. She has also learned to love running, and has not given up her childhood fondness of sports (playing softball and watching football). She gives thanks to the Lord for all His good gifts.
And now from the author herself:
I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the suburbs thereof. As a child, I was into art and friends, sweets and shopping. And I hated reading. My grades were excellent, though teachers complained that I did not write complete sentences or explain my answers very well.
As a teenager, my grades remained great, even though I had now also gained interest in sports, people-pleasing, God, and poetry. Now I had softball and cheerleading, friends and youth group. So any creativity I extended had to be brief. Thus begun my foray into poetry.
College was great, and a degree in elementary education made me read more. The Freshmen Fifteen made me run more. (Stick with me – that’s important.)
And though this was where I met my husband, Jeremy, we did not begin a relationship until I graduated. So, graduation led to a teaching job (6th grade that first year) and a relationship led to a marriage in 1997. A few years later, I moved to 2nd grade, and then down to kindergarten. What next? You guessed it. Out of teaching to care for my own babies. I now am the happy mama to Hannah, Christian, and Audrey.
The funniest thing started happening toward the end of my teaching career. I began writing children’s books. I felt I had some great ideas and liked keeping it short. Another way of keeping it short? Contributing short devotions to God Stories. (You’ll find me in vol. 3-7 thus far.) As my children grew taller, my writing grew longer. And so did the time I spent running. They go together. Running for hours gives one a lot of time to think. What else are you going to do? So I listened. What did God want me to write? Well, start the Angelmen series, and you will find out! Happy reading to you!
You can find more about T.C. and her writing via…
- Her website: http://protectthecause.weebly.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TC-Slonaker-author/267884009956575
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TcSlonaker
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6883683.T_C_Slonaker
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