Friday, September 13, 2013

Search For Agent

My search for an agent has not been going well. I have thought about it and decided to self publish Entwined Courage.  I will be starting my third novel as soon as I can. 

Now I am waiting on my cover for Entwined Courage to be done. I feel like a kid in a candy store. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Submissions

My novel Entwined Courage is now written and polished up. In the last week I have submitted to 6 agents and now I"m playing the waiting game. I have never been a patient person and the next few weeks will be murder on me! LOL

Wish me luck. Paranormal Properties was signed within two weeks. Is it good to hope this one will go fast also? 

Praying here.....

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sharing...

The oldest boy is reading to his two younger brothers.  They seem to be enjoying Paranormal Properties. So sweet!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

5 part Interview

I was contacted by Terri Bruce asking me for an interview.  A set of 5 authors have blogs and were interested in interviewing me since they saw my book Paranormal Properties being talked about on several blogs.  Here is the list and dates of my 5 part interview.




Part 1 @ www.terribruce.net - Wednesday, July 24th
Part 2 @ www.twfendley.com - Thursday, July 25th
Part 3 @ www.emlabonte.blogspot.com  - Friday, July 26th
Part 4 @ www.ulbrichalmazan.blogspot.com - Monday, July 29th
Part 5 @ www.vickilempweavil.com - Tuesday, July 30th

Monday, July 8, 2013

Video Reviews

I would like to ask those of you who have read Paranormal Properties if you would like to make a video review so I can post it on Paranormal Properties facebook page and maybe also on youtube.  Anyone who has read it, even a child, (with parents permission of course). Post a comment here and let me know.  Thank you and have fun with it!  Be creative!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Goodreads Giveaway of 3 copies of Paranormal Properties.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane

Paranormal Properties

by Tracy Lane

Giveaway ends August 15, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Awesome Review by Sarah's Review

This review is by Sarah on Larissa's Bookish Life. 
I’ve had a real good mix of books to read recently and I’ll admit I wasn’t really expecting to enjoy this YA book.

I was SO wrong! The book is aimed for 11+ year olds and yes the book is totally suitable for those ages but I found myself also totally compelled into each page. Jake I immediately warmed to and felt a bit sorry for him as he is a teenager who is constantly moving around with his parents as they try to prove that ghosts exists. His life is totally at their mercy but also he doesn’t really believe in ghosts until he meets one!

I absolutely loved Frank and he was probably my favourite character in the book. His charming personality almost fell out of the pages and I found myself smiling every time his name was mentioned. With Jake helping Frank find out who killed him they have a great deal of banter which is fun to read and also makes this book more fun for the intended audience to read I think. I also really found Jake’s friend Tank very fun, she has her share of problems but she’s someone who girls reading this will relate to.

The ending is almost a cliffhanger but it is left open for another book and I really hope there is one. After being very sceptical I would really like to read a second book from this author carrying on this story. This book is perfect for teenagers and there is enough for adults too to keep you engaged, the story flows well and has good engaging characters. Also I’m very interested to see what else Tracy Lane will write next if it’s not another in this series, definitely an author to watch.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Roxanne's Realm: Interview and Giveaway with Tracy Lane

Roxanne's Realm: Interview and Giveaway with Tracy Lane: Do you write in different genres? I am now writing a young adult fantasy called Entwined Courage.  I think I’ll keep writing fiction...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Frankie Bloodings Bookshelf

Frankie gave a wonderful review of Paranormal Properties.  Thank you so much Frankie!

Review

5 Dragons
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I had such a good feeling right from the get go! I was like, “Geez! What a fun-fun-FUN premise! How could this go wrong?” Well, okay, so I know how it could go wrong. This one didn’t!
The characters were a BLAST! Frank, the ghost, had me laughing so hard! I love-love-loooooved Jake! I enjoyed seeing how he helped his ghost hunter parent. *wink, wink* Oh yeah. Ghost hunter parents. This is probably one of the reasons I synced so well with the characters. That’s my hobby. Yup. And Ms. Lane didn’t cover it syrup or dry it up with too much explanation!
If you want a FUN adventure in the supernatural department, totally pick up this book!

Another 5 stars for Paranormal Properties!

I am really enjoying all the reviews and thoughts of everyone who has read Paranormal Properties. I never dreamed when I came up with this story that it would actually be published and people would buy it and enjoy it as much as they have said.  Thank you to everyone who has had a kind word to say about me and my story.

http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/05/paranormal-properties-by-tracy-lane.html

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Writing Life: Hiring a Publicist

The Writing Life: Hiring a Publicist: In the vein of my previous posts about getting a first book contract , and furthermore hiring a copyeditor ...this week I reached the very ...

A must read for anyone thinking about hiring a publicist.

46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book

Great ways to promote your book courtesy of Savvy Writers & e-Books Online.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Interesting Ghostly Facts by Tracy Lane




The Sinful Sirens post is below, but please do check out Tracy’s post first and enter her contest!
I’d like to welcome Tracy Lane today, author of Paranormal Properties. She’s speaking of ghostly things and happenings, and of course, a little about her latest release. Don’t forget to leave a comment and enter her contest. Over to Tracy!



http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog/

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fu Only Knew Blog

This is the best review I have read on Paranormal Properties. Absolutely wonderful. Hats off to Fu Only Knew!

http://www.fuonlyknew.com/ 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bookaholic Book Trailers

Bookaholics Book Trailers website has added the trailer for Paranormal Properties. Check out what they have to say about the trailer and book.

http://www.bookkaholic.com/book-trailer/paranormal-properties-book-trailer/

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cover2CoverBlog: Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway -- Parano...

Cover2CoverBlog: Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway -- Parano...: Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane Paranormal Properties Book One Genre:  YA Paranormal   Publisher:  Pants on Fire Press ISBN: ...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there.  And let's not forget the Mr. Moms of the world. I wish you all a wonderful day!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Artzicarol Ramblings: Questions for Your Manuscript

Artzicarol Ramblings: Questions for Your Manuscript: NOTE! Don't forget, as listed on my sidebar, I offer 250-word critiques on this blog. Can be posted anonymously or with your name. Sen...


This is a good checklist for evaluating your manuscript - 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Buffy's Ramblings: BLOG TOUR: Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane

Buffy's Ramblings: BLOG TOUR: Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane: Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Tracy Lane here talking about her book Paranormal Properties . Welcom...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My daughter and her friend doing the Cinnamon challenge.  LOL

Mama Knows Books: {Book Tour} Paranormal Properties Paranormal Prope...

Mama Knows Books: {Book Tour} Paranormal Properties Paranormal Prope...: Tracy Lane lives in Kissimee Florida with her daughter and son and their dog Marley. She has always wanted to be a writer and never had the ...

Jodie Pierce's Ink Slinger's Blog: Author Tracy Lane

Jodie Pierce's Ink Slinger's Blog: Author Tracy Lane: Hi all! Please help me welcome Author Tracy Lane to my blog today! About the Author: I was fascinated with the paranormal w...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Paperback Princess: Tour ~ Next in Tour

Paperback Princess: Tour ~ Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane: Welcome to my tour stop for Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane hosted by Bewitching Book Tours Tour Schedule About Th...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

KeyWestParanormalSociety: KWPS Appeared on CW Network TV

KeyWestParanormalSociety: KWPS Appeared on CW Network TV: If you missed the season finale of "The Catalina" with the Key West Paranormal Society appearing as Special Guests, you can catch ...

Check out this blog. They are in Key West Florida and sell Haunted Houses!  I wish I could go buy one from them!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

One of Amazon's Top 100 Reviewers on Paranormal Properties


Paranormal Properties
Paranormal Properties
by Tracy Lane
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.99
17 used & new from $7.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Trip Down Memory LaneApril 15, 2013
This review is from: Paranormal Properties (Paperback)
Too many books for middle schoolers are formulaic, with plots that are variations of a 
few common themes. Paranormal Properties stands above the crowd with likable characters
 with depth and an involved spiderwebish plot with breadth and intrigue. Tracy Lane sets the
table perfectly in the first few chapters as the reader holds on for an exciting ride looking for
 the answer to a 60 year old crime with more twists and paths than a Halloween labyrinth.

Young readers should enjoy this tale of ghosts, pathos, an uncommon pair of friends, and a fast
 paced mystery that never lags or disappoints. Even this not so young reader is impressed by the
 author's talent and looks forward to seeing these characters again in a future sequel.

Note - One of my favorite images from the book - " Toots spat out a rusty belch from his trumpet
 before a long, low note sang clear." That's cool. Really cool.

Sapphyria's Book Reviews: VBT ~ Author Post, Spotlight, & Giveaway: Paranor...

Sapphyria's Book Reviews: VBT ~ Author Post, Spotlight, & Giveaway: Paranor...: Jake Weir, while on the set of his parents ghost hunting TV show, agrees to help a ghost investigate a 61 year-old murder.  Jake Weir...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Books in the Hall: Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane - virtual tour...

Books in the Hall: Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane - virtual tour...: Please welcome author Tracy Lane on her tour with Bewitching Book Tours today for her Paranormal YA, Paranormal Properties . She's ...

Mom With A Kindle: BOOK TOUR [EXCERPT, TRAILER & INTERVIEW] Paranorma...

Mom With A Kindle: BOOK TOUR [EXCERPT, TRAILER & INTERVIEW] Paranorma...: I would like to welcome author Tracy Lane to the blog today! She is here to tell us a little bit about her book Paranormal Properties a...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Author Blog



Hello!  My name is Tracy Lane and I am the crazy mind behind Paranormal Properties. Please bear with me, this is my very first guest blog and I am not too sure how to proceed, but I am going to give a try.
My first goal was to be a published writer and I have succeeded at that. My next goal is to make a living off of my writing and I am working on that. Paranormal Properties is my first novel. The process of writing it was very slow at first. I tried for 5 years to get this book written. I just didn’t have the confidence that I could do it and do it well. One day I jus t noticed my children had grown up, the last two were teenagers and just seemed not to need me as much, and since my husband had died a few years before in a car wreck, I was basically alone.  So, once again, I picked up my pen and tried to write my story. I was so frustrated; I just could not seem to get it out. Then I read somewhere that if you write 5 to 10 minutes a day and just try to get one page out, you will end up with a book in one year. Not wanting to be someone who, late in life, ended up saying they wished they had done what they always dreamed to do, I wanted to be that person who actually did it.
It actually worked! I found that my writing time was early morning when I made coffee and sat down to type a page before getting the kids up for school.  Soon it became a habit. I found myself during the day looking forward to the next morning and even thinking about what would happen next. After it all was written, next came hiring an editor to clean it up so it could be submitted. The editor is actually a writer too, knew about submitting to publishers, and offered to do it for me. That took a lot of worry off my shoulders; I had never submitted anything before and was not sure how to go about it.
Here’s the crazy part, two weeks after submitting Paranormal Properties to a few publishers, I had a contract in hand from Pants on Fire Press.  My first novel, that took years to get written, only took two weeks to find a publisher. And even now that it is published, I am still pinching myself to see if it is real. I really don’t want to wake up and find out it isn’t.
Everyone seems to love Paranormal Properties. It’s a book for all ages that is not scary; it’s more of a Scooby Doo or Goosebumps. Several people have asked me if it will be a series, because they want to read more of Jake and Frank. I say sure, why not! I have started another book called Entwined Courage. It is a young adult romance story but after this one is done, I will start on the Paranormal Properties sequel. I did leave it off in case I wanted to keep writing them. Now I am so glad I decided to do that. Jake and Frank are characters that everyone falls in love with. And isn’t that what a book is suppose to do?
Tracy Lane
www.paranormalproperties.us

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Signing on April 13th and 14th in Winter Garden Florida.

First let me say that I had a wonderful time meeting everyone and signing books. Winter Garden is a lovely town and the people are very warm and inviting. 

I was there with David Powers from Pants on Fire Press and two other POFP authors, Julie Casey author of How I became a Teenage Survivalist and Judy Pierce author of Ozette's Destiny. David also had his two books there, Catching Santa and Butterfly Without Wings.



Myself with David Powers and Julie Casey.
Judy Pierce with her awesome husband Jim.

We all hope to be able to get together again and have more book signings. Thank you everyone that came and interacted with us. Hope to see you all again real soon.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ewords 4 Kids

Great new book site and Paranormal Properties is listed on it!  Come check them out!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Kindle Version

Paranormal Properties is now only $2.99 on Amazon. Grab your copy now!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Giveaway!

Enter on Goodreads to win a copy of Paranormal Properties.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane

Paranormal Properties

by Tracy Lane

Giveaway ends March 25, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Book Marketing and Selling Tips for Authors

For you authors out there!  I ran into this great site called Author Marketing Club! If your kindle books are free you can post it with them. Great for exposure!!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Win a signed first copy of Paranormal Properties!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paranormal Properties Ebook

Paranormal Properties on Nook and Nook Color on Barnes and Noble.

Paranormal Properties is available in eBook on Nook and Nook Color from Barnes and Nobles.  Get yours now!  

Paranormal Properties on Sale now!

Paranormal Properties on paperback at Amazon

Visit my author page on Amazon and buy Paranormal Properties on paperback!  Please remember to review it after you read it.   And don't forget to share with your friends and family!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paranormal Properties Early Release this Friday on Nook and Nook Color!

Paranormal Properties will be released exclusively on the Barnes and Nobles Nook and Nook Color this Friday March 1st. That's ten days before the books official launch in print and on the Amazon Kindle and Apple devices. It's my publishers way of showing their appreciation for B&N.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

I'm happy to announce....

I am finally starting a new fantasy book. No name as of yet but working on it!  I had this fascinating dream 7 years ago.  I wrote it down after I woke up (and checked the TV to see if it had been on lol). 

It is time to bring it to life and I hope to have it done in 3 or 4 months.  Since I work two jobs, single mother, and full-time school, it will take me at least that long to bring it to life.  I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Proofing Interior

I received the interior which I proofread and sent back to the publisher.  I have to admit, it was the first time I actually sat and read my book after all edits were done.  I am extremely pleased with the story!!  Now I'm all excited to keep Jake and Frank's adventures going!  I have a few "surprises" for the next book.