MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about Tracy Kauffman?
TRACY: I am from North Alabama.  I have a type A personality which means I am too high strung to sit still.  I  work a nursing job part time when needed and the rest of the time I am either writing, reading, marketing or hanging out with my family.
MB&AM: What is the allure of YA romance?
TRACY: Who doesn’t love romance and well I thought this would be a great genre to write for. 
MBA&M: What drawn you to write “Southern Attraction”?
TRACY: I like stories about the south and use them in most of my writing.  So I had already wrote one called Southern Adventures, so this one being romance, the name came natural.
MBA&M: After seeing the destruction of tornadoes that torn through Alabama in 2011,can you tell our readers some of the devastation you seen,and how that influenced you to write “Southern  Attraction”?
TRACY: My town was not directly hit but all the towns around us were.  Power lines were down for a week.  Do you know how hard it is to cook without power.  How drinking water doesn’t taste as good not being cold.  No power no refrigerator.  Walmart had to close their doors.  Food was spoiled.  Taking ice cold baths wasn’t fun either.  As a nurse, I worked at a hospital where I helped out in the ER.  I had never worked in the ER before so it made it even more crazy.  Had to hold pressure on wounds.  People couldn’t find family members.  Kids without parents, parents without kids.  People trapped in their basements.  One lady had her chimney set upon her and the rest of the house was gone.  Houses were wiped clean of their cement foundations.  Whole towns completely wiped off the map.  A huge tornado that was over a mile wide just kept going and going and going  destroying everything in its path.  People were finding pictures of other people and putting them on facebook so they would have something to remember their past by.  There is so much more I can say but it would take a while. 


MBA&M: What three words would you use to describe “Southern Attraction”?
TRACY: romance, discovery, grief
MBA&M: What author do you feel influenced your writing the most?
TRACY: I get asked this a lot.  There are so many to name.  Writers I grew up reading were Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Judy Blume, Lewis Carroll, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens etc… They all influenced me.
MBA&M: Who do you credit your love of  writing to?Why?
TRACY: I guess I take after my dad.  He loves books and I guess that is why I love writing, because of my love for books.
MBA&M: What was the hardest scene to write in “Southern  Attraction”?
TRACY: The tornado scene.  It brought back memories and I wanted to let the reader feel what I felt.
MBA&M: I has been a pleasure to have you visit with us and our readers today. Tracy, please tell our readers where to connect with you and where they may purchase “Southern Attraction”?
My website is: http://Tracykauffman.com. My Twitter page is: https://twitter.com/KauffmanTracy.  My facebook fanpage is: http://on.fb.me/10u7fNK
My Amazon page: http://amzn.to/ZXZLCW

Tracy, have you anything else to add?
Thanks for the interview.  I know you’ll love this book and I appreciate all my fans.
Thank you, Tracy, for taking a few moments of your time to visit with us and our readers today!
Blurb :

Southern Attraction is a young adult romance book about a girl who loses her parents and is forced to live with a redneck uncle from Alabama. There she has to choose between two young men that she likes. Will she choose true love or a lifestyle that she is accustomed to.

Heather has everything she ever wanted; money, clothes, friends, popularity and parents that adored her.  Until one terrible day, she loses it all.  She is uprooted from a place she loves to a small town in Alabama with a uncle she doesn’t know.  The  small town of  Huckleburg was nothing like Manhattan.  Country rednecks owned the town and no one accepted Yankees from New York.  Heather didn’t think things could get worse until a  tornado comes and blast through the small town.  Heather has to lose herself to rediscover what life is all about.  She meets two guys that she can’t decide between who she really wants.  Join Heather as she discovers that there is more to life than money and fame.  Will Heather ever fit in and find true love or will she stay an outsider living in the south. 

Southern Attraction Book Trailer here:  http://youtu.be/Vlro6z76yrg
My Bio:
Tracy Kauffman is a Christian fiction author of Young Adult and Children Stories.  She grew up in North Alabama, where she still resides with her husband and daughter.  She loves taking cruises and traveling with her family.  Her favorite place that she has been to is the Grand Canyon.  
Tracy has  an  associates degree in Nursing.  She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home.  The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing  them.  Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire and Captain Honey Bear Saves Goldie Locks.
Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade.  She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called, The Cosmetology Student.  She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force.
She loves writing and hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life.  She feels like  her own  life experiences have made her a better writer.  Learn more about her by visiting her website or blog.

My website is http://tracykauffman.com 
My blog:   http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com  andhttp://tracykauffman.wordpress.com
My twitter handle: @Kauffmantracy
My Facebook fanpage is:  https://www.facebook.com/TracyKauffmanFictionAuthor?ref=hl


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