Getting to know Tracie Peterson




grandmother, teacher, encourager

Author of fiction and non-fiction
The Icecutter’s Daughter, To Honor and Trust, Taming the Wind, & more




What appeals to you most about writing fiction? 

I love being able to serve God, work at home, tell stories and travel.  It’s the best of all worlds.

Why Christian fiction?

My writing is a ministry.  I want to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as Biblical application and encouragement.

Name five things you can’t live without?

Really there’s not a lot that strikes me that way outside of family and friends, but they aren’t things. :D.  The things I think I would miss most would be my Bible, computer, books, kitty and mountains.

Favourite book ~ Favourite movie ~ Favourite TV show

It changes all the time.  Right now my fav book is The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.  Fav movie this week – My Fair Lady.  Fav TV show today – Property Brothers

Where is the most interesting place you have been?  

There are so many, but I have to say Nome or Deadhorse, Alaska would rank right up there.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor or nurse

What are two things people might be surprised to know about you?

That I love to drive and one day I’d like to have one of those hairless kitties.

the quarryman's brideThe Quarryman’s Bride

Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together…until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne’s youngest sisters. Family tradition mandates that the youngest daughter should remain single to care for her parents in their old age, and now that daughter is Emmalyne. Her father unyielding, Emmalyne surrenders to her duty, heartbroken. Tavin leaves town, equally devastated.

Years later, Emmalyne’s family moves, and she and Tavin meet again. Their feelings for each other are as strong as ever, but their painful past and Emmalyne’s father still stand between them. Soon both families are in the midst of the growing conflict rising between the workers at the granite quarry that Tavin’s father owns and operates. When a series of near-fatal accidents occur, Tavin must figure out who is behind the attacks before someone gets killed.

Bound by obligation, yet yearning for a future together, can Emmalyne and Tavin dare to dream that God could heal a decade-long wound and change the hearts of those who would stand in the way of true love?

Which character did you connect to the most?

Emmalyne would probably be my choice.  She loves passionately and is very loyal, but seeks to balance that with her love of God

Which character was the most difficult to write?

Probably Fenella.  It’s always difficult to portray a mentally ill character and do it justice.

What was your favourite scene to write in The Quarryman’s Bride

My favorite scene is where Emmalyne and Tavin fall in the water and their entire relationship begins to change.

What’s next in your writing pipeline?

I just turned in the manuscript for book #100 titled A SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT.  This is book one in the Lone Star Bride series which will tie together two of my other series – Striking a Match and Land of the Lone Star.

Thanks Tracie!


Relz Reviewz Extras
Character Spotlight on Emmalyne Knox (The Quarryman’s Bride)
Character Spotlight on Merrill Krause (The Icecutter’s Daughter)
Character Spotlight on Carissa & Tyler (Taming the Wind)
Visit Tracie’s website and journal
Buy The Quarryman’s Bride at Amazon or Koorong

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2 Responses to Getting to know Tracie Peterson

  1. Aaron McCarver

    Hello Tracie!
    Great interview! Love to you, Jim, and the rest of your family!

  2. Love getting to know you. And the Property Brothers is also one of my favorites…along with Love it or List it.

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