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Name:  Tracy Ahrens  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1970 in Kankakee, Illinois

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Ahrens was born in Kankakee. She graduated from Eureka College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tracy Ahrens graduated with a degree in English from Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. Since then, she has been a journalist and an editor for various publications. Currently, she is a freelance writer. Her professional writing memberships include the Illinois Woman's Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. She is also a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and Cat Writers' Association. Ahrens has published four children's books, two non-fiction books and two books of poetry. She illustrated three of her children's books. Six of her books are by traditional publishers. Her books of poetry, “I Am” and “Nature will Heal” are available through Finishing Line Press https://www.finishinglinepress.com/. See Tracy’s website at www.tracyahrens.weebly.com.


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