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A Short Bio…

Tracey has published three novels (all of which are Indie Award finalists) and one audio book. Her writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic and exposure to helicopter medevac (she obtained her helicopter pilot license in 2001). Her work increasingly fuses story, music and video/drama. She has released her own musical cover arrangements and produced several music videos, playing multiple roles including director, actor and video editor.

She is an avid motorcyclist and owns a motorcycle accessories business (Leader Motorcycle Accessories). Her hobbies include music, Taiko drumming and outdoor activities of all kinds. She lives in small-town Minnesota with her husband and two young children. Tracey Cramer-Kelly Bio Photo (JPG)

Writing Awards/Commendations

* Take Two named finalist, Romance category, 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
* Take Two named quarter-finalist, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (February 2013)
True Surrender named Gold Medalist, 2012, Military Writers Society of America
True Surrender named Finalist, Romance category, 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
* Last Chance Rescue named Finalist, Romance category, 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
* Short Story, Born Rescuer, “Highly Commended” (from over 2000 entries), 2009 Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest
* Essay published in Why We Ride, May 2009
* Essay “Biker Dad and Two-Wheel Tranquility” published in For Daddy With Love, May 2010
* Essay “The Great Motorcycle Spirit” published in Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers, September 2010


* Recorded two cover songs, “The Rose (Surrender Version)” and “Cool Rider”
* Produced several music videos
* President, Romance Writers Association Northern Lights Chapter (2013-2014)

Press Releases

Author Makes Indie Award Finalist for the THIRD Time! (June 3, 2014) Click here.
Take Two: a Hollywood Romance First in “Lady Biker Series” (September 12, 2013) Download
Biker Chick Music Video Leads to Cool Rider Project (February 1, 2013) Download
True Surrender Military Romance Novel Gold Medal Winner (October 8, 2012). Download
Author Makes Indie Award Finalist for the Second Time (July 25, 2012). Download

Sample Interview Questions (Download PDF)

What inspires you to write?
What was your favorite True Surrender scene to write?
True Surrender focuses on Aaron’s point of view. Why did you decide to write from a male perspective?
How does your background as a military paramedic impact your writing?
You are also a helicopter pilot. How did you become interested in flying helicopters?
How does your background as a paramedic impact your writing?
True Surrender is your second novel. Tell us a little about your first.
What other writing projects are you working on?
You own a motorcycle accessories business, and are an avid motorcycle rider. Does that aspect of your life show up in your writing?
With a business to run and a young family, how do you find time to write?