Back from the Dead

So, it’s been a very long time since I’ve blogged. Life threw me more than a few curve balls this year and as the year comes to a close I am happy to say GOOD-BYE to 2014. This year roared in like a lion and is going out like a lamb, thankfully. I have truly missed writing and blogging and tweeting. So, for now, you can say I’m back from the dead. *takes a deep, cleansing breath*



The business side first, then we’ll get to the personal stuff. This month I am selling all of my inventory as a BOGO deal. If you buy one of my books directly from me, you get the second one free. This goes on until the 23rd. So, if you’re interested, please contact me on my website,


1507958_623459714427272_8892267859603343384_nSo I have brought on some new faces. First, my web designer. My website is undergoing a major overhaul all thanks to this guy, Roger Cable. His brilliant mind is being put to the test as he works diligently on reconstructing my web page. So, he is officially a part of the “Tracee Ford” team. I’d like to welcome him and hope you all will do the same.

If you are looking for someone to do an affordable web design and maintenance, he’s your guy. You can learn more about him by visiting my newsletter link.

10849941_623456221094288_6060308575024654254_nI also assigned Krista Cable, a lifelong friend, to be my PR rep. She has been working hard on my YouTube videos.

Krista and I go way back. We went to high school together and over the years we have lost touch and then reconnected and then lost touch again and then finally reconnected. She is more like a sister to me than a friend. So, of course I’m going to let her be my PR person! She’s phenomenal at it. So, I’d like to welcome her aboard this crazy ship, too!


Yes, more business, but I promise there’s personal testimony in this blog, too. Just wait for it…

Did you know that Amazon has changed their system? Well, they have. There are no more “likes.” It’s all about “follows.” The awesome thing is that you can go to my Amazon page and “follow” me. When you do that, you will be notified when my latest novels publish, which will be quite soon. Between Worlds (book 2): Through Glass Darkly is going through its final edits. Soon it will go to formatting and production. So if you want to be in the loop when it comes out, visit this link



After six months, I attended my first author event in November. With me was sister author, Greta King. It was held at the Garnet Wilson Library in Waverly, Ohio. The turn out was a little less than expected, but it was certainly nice to be engaging with other authors again.



As I said, this year has been filled with curve balls. I suppose I could write a book about the love story between my husband and I. It has certainly not been a bowl of cherries, which makes for great reading. We met in 2006. We married (for the first time) in 2012. We have had some major ups and downs, but this year topped them. So, we divorced in January 2014. We stayed together, so to speak, but when I lost my job in April we both sort of checked out. We officially separated in September even though we were basically living under two separate roofs anyway. However, all it took was a busted pipe to wake us up and show us what really mattered.

I was actually seeing someone else, in fact (see, great plot line, right?); going on with life as best I could, I suppose. Then I came home from the movies one Sunday night to a huge puddle on my kitchen floor. The water was running from underneath one of the kitchen cabinets. So, who better to call than my ex-husband? He walked me through turning off the water. That was that. So, the next person I called was the guy I’m seeing because he knows everything about houses and pipes… right? He comes to my house Monday morning to tell me he thinks the leak is in the concrete because I live on a slab. That’s about a $10,000 job.

After feeling like I might have a heart attack, I’m left to my own devices to process this news and wait for a plummer. In my mind it was just the cherry on the crappy ice cream scoop that has been my life since April. But, anyone that knows me also knows that I can’t just sit around and wait. So, I called my ex-husband and told him the diagnosis. I asked him to come to see if he could figure out what was happening behind the walls or under the floor or something like that. And like magic, there he was. I must say it was the best $17.00 I ever spent; that was the cost of the materials to fix a simple leaky pipe. And after fixing my pipe and my day, he won the day. And here we are.

11076_10204702049104960_1116612701942167875_n20141121_144840-1 (2)2014120695153035We married again on November 21st. This year has certainly changed us and, believe it or not, for the better. I’m sure followers on Facebook are sick of seeing our smiling faces, but after the year we’ve had that’s just too bad. Things have been rough for a very long time and the crescendo that was 2014 pushed us over the edge. But, somehow, as we fell off the side of the mountain, one of us, or even both of us, threw up a life line catching some solid piece of our relationship we thought had disappeared. I’m saying all of this because sometimes “over” doesn’t really mean “over.” Sometimes it just means we need to step away from the situation or the person to be taught what matters or who matters. It also may take walking away from something or someone to realize how we can put the crumbled, broken pieces back together again.

Our wedding was simple. My son was the best man. My best friend, Krista, was the matron of honor. Roger was the camera man. And my mother was a witness. Our mayor married us. We had a reception at our home on December 5th and Krista baked the most beautiful cake. My son made a speech that put us all in tears. It was the best day of my life, or at least one of the best days of my life. I’m sure there are many more to come.


20141206_132316Since marrying my husband, again, I was given the brilliant chance to stay home and do what I love. Write! I also became a substitute teacher and have already been called to help at my son’s school. Right now I am looking into getting my alternative certification to actually teach full time. For now, nonetheless, I’m relaxing, listening to Christmas music, and working with my husband in his business. Given this wonderful chance, there will be a lot more books coming!

HOUSEHOLD PET: Prayers & positive thoughts requested
10849824_365837986923929_2902787034172429948_nI am placing this into the blog because I know a lot of you who read my blogs and/or my books are believers in the power of positive thinking and/or a high power. Many of you pray or meditate. Either way, consider this a prayer request. The family pet, Chance, was diagnosed with cancer in late August. This has been devastating to all of us. It was yet another obstacle to deal with in 2014.

He had a fifteen pound mass removed from his abdomen. Biopsy results told us that we were dealing with Carcinoma. His prognosis was three months. But, guess what? We’ve passed the three month mark and look who’s still here?

We have decided not to put him through chemo. He appears to be happy and pain free. He still runs about the yard chasing rabbits and as long as he is doing that, as well as eating and drinking, we’re keeping him. At this point his quality of life is awesome for an animal who has terminal cancer.

He goes for ultrasounds every month or so. There are two tumors right now, fairly small, and there is fatty tissue left that we are told is cancerous. If anything ruptures, he won’t last10624588_363769483797446_4126797090098062900_n but a few hours. So the request we have is this: pray he goes in his sleep. We do not want him to suffer. We are enjoying every single moment with him and we will be there to hold his hand when he crosses over on that rainbow bridge. He has been and is my protector as well as my son’s. He’s saved our lives more than once and probably more than we even know. Letting him go will be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. His contract isn’t up yet; we are sure of that. So, keep us in your hearts and prayers. Thanks in advance for that!


Yes, I’m back from the dead! I can breath again and smile again and relax even. The plans for 2015 are no quite carved out yet, but as long as it’s better than 2014 I think I’ll be alright. There were times this past year that I wasn’t alright; far from it. If it hadn’t been for my parents and my son and my best friends, I am not sure I would have made it. Some “friends” simply walked away. It’s those testy times in your life that you see who will stick and who won’t.

Most of all, if it hadn’t been for my faith, I KNOW I wouldn’t have made it.

In January I will be co-hosting The Paranormal Hour again with Willow Cross. I’ll be embracing this new found freedom to do what I love: teach and write. I will be enjoying the responsibilities of being a stay-at-home mom and an accountant for my husband’s business. Needless to say, life is good.

For now, I wish you love and light and Happy Holidays wherever you are in this great big world! See you again soon!

Where Have I Been?

I apologize for my absence. Things have been very, very busy here. School started for my son. Me back to work, two part time jobs. A situation with our dog arose. I haven’t been on my blog much. I suppose it’s time I got back to it.

Today we’re going to talk about resolve. If you’ve been keeping up with my YouTube series, Stages of Chaos, you know that this subject was explored on that show. As you also know, if you’ve been following me, I’ve temporary taken a break from my YouTube filming. In fact, I put a call out to my audience for some ideas for shows, but very few people must be reading my blog because I never got any suggestions. Perhaps I’m writing this for myself. I have no idea.

Anyway, when we encounter situations that leave us with our mouth gaping open, the first thing we look for in the fog is the answer or in certain circumstances, answers. We ask ourselves why a situation has happened or what would should be learning from it. Keep in mind that once one thing happens it usually starts a domino effect. That’s why a lot of people who are encountering one trauma find themselves working through several issues.

So, what can we do to help ourselves through such drastic circumstances? The first thing to do is to let yourself feel the pain. Let yourself feel the loss. Denying it at first is very normal. In fact this is the second stage of chaos. But, no matter how hard we try to tell ourselves that it’s all just a dream, it isn’t and we must face the reality of whatever is happening to us.

After we get through all of the major stages we reach a point where we can begin to find resolve. There are many ways we can do this. For those that have experienced the loss of a loved one, finding resolve can take months, even years. Sometimes it’s a matter of just getting up every day, working through the grief on a minute to minute basis, and carrying on. Some days are more difficult than others.

For those that have experienced trauma through abuse, resolve is also a process of day-by-day determination. Often the survivor is stuck in denial, but once they work through that and then shift through the anger, finally coming through depression, they can begin to heal. In situations like this I would highly recommend counseling and therapy. Abuse is not something that will just resolve. In fact, studies have shown that abuse produces chemical changes in the brain. These are life-long changes. It can involve behavior, moral decision making, impulse control response, self esteem, motivation, and a host of other brain functions that are vital to our daily living. Therapy will often provide some resolve and a pathway to overcoming.

For individuals who have been impacted by an accident, leaving him/her disabled, anger can be paramount. Again, I recommend therapy in these situations as well. Sometimes people can go through physical therapy as well as counseling and find some resolve. Other times, this cannot be done. No matter what the situation, support from family, friends, and professionals is a must.

There is a grieving process in this situation as well. The person has just lost a part of themselves and their activities of daily living may be limited. That loss of independence can be devastating on many, many levels. This will surely impact attitude as well as emotional well being. So, finding resolve will take the help of the aforementioned parties. Constant and consistent encouragement is also important.

For someone who is facing loss of income through job loss or the loss of loved one, this can call from some adjustment. The important thing in all of these situation is to never give up and always keep trying. No matter how the cards are stacked against you, there will always be some way of escape. It may not be the way we want, but there is one available if we look hard enough.

It is also important to stay positive. This is one of the hardest things to do in adverse situations. Trust me, I can attest to this. In fact, it is perfectly normal to feel like, at times, you’re losing your grip. It’s also okay to cry. As I said, let yourself feel what is happening, but when you find the resolve, embrace it.

The Next is Up to You

10404526_288011414706587_7250011112143809633_nHello folks. It is very hard to believe that July is drawing to a close. With its end, the school season begins again, causing all sorts of crazy thing to happen. This is the first summer since college that I’ve had “off.” It’s not been much of a break with all of the turmoil and chaos, but nonetheless, I wasn’t working. That has recently changed, I’m happy to say.

The last episode of the Stages of Chaos is coming up very soon, aptly titled OVERCOMING. I sincerely hope that if you watched the series, you were encouraged. Working through the stages myself has been challenging, exhausting, and a tremendous learning experience; one I do not care to relive if at all possible. I will post to my blog when it airs.

10359539_278228029018259_8015382910982789449_nSo, what happens now? Honestly, I’m not sure what topics I’d like to explore. I’ll be starting back with Willow Cross for our radio show soon, which I’m sure will open up lots of topics. However, I find it useful to ask others what they want to talk about. This is your chance. I know life is busy and it’s hard to say how many people even read my blog, but nonetheless, I’m giving you the chance to tell me what you want. Tell me what you want me to research and talk about. After all, it’s not all about me. It’s about you, the viewer… the fan… the reader… the friend.

You make a suggestions one of two ways. You can reply to this blog post or you can contact me directly at I sincerely hope I hear from you. Until then, have a blessed day!

Tracee Ford’s Stages of Chaos: Resolve


Hello folks. Thursday night the sixth stage of Chaos was posted on my youtube channel. We’re almost done with the series. I truly hope that anyone who has watched it has been helped by it. Working through those stages as I’ve produced the show has been a challenge for me. But, how can you present a point of view if you haven’t lived through it yourself?

Peace to you and have a great rest of your day!

Stages of Chaos: Depression

Depression is a very horrible place to be. It is consuming and horrifying. It makes things look worse than they sometimes are. Depression is the hardest stage of Chaos to get through. It’s what I call the “turning point” stage. This is the stage where you are going to find out just how strong you are and how strong others around you are. It’s the weeding out phase of the journey. I sincerely hope this helps you whatever you may be going through.

Stages of Chaos: Making Sense of the Rage

Hi everyone. I’ve miss you :)

Today I am posting the first three videos in the Stages of Chaos Series from my Youtube channel. I felt led to do this because in April my life was significantly impacted by chaos. The best way for me to work through such things is to learn about ways to overcome what I’m being faced with. I figured if I felt like that, surely others must feel that way also. I feel like my pain can help someone else who might be going through a similar situation. I also feel like these stages are sound, even if I did coin them myself. I am not a scientist, but I have a pretty good grasp on the human condition. I understand what it’s like to feel like you are facing darkness with no way out. So, that is where this series came from; my own darkness.

There is so much more I’d like to say, but I can’t at this point. When the time is right and I am permitted to expound upon what brought all of this on, I will share it with you. Someone out there may benefit from my story. In fact, I have considered writing a book about what is happening. I think it would be a great story: corruption, politics, hate, revenge, the main character being forced to make difficult choices just because of someone else’s thirst for power and control. It’s got all of the components of a best seller. So, perhaps that is why all of this has happened. Perhaps I am meant to tell the story, exposing those hiding behind their shallow morals and weak ethics, doing harm all in the name of what they say is right. We shall see, I suppose.

IMG_20140625_140946_100I am not working outside of the home, in case you haven’t figured that out by now. I am relaxing this summer, even though that wasn’t what others had planned for me. I think the ultimate plan was for me to be sitting in a corner crying somewhere, losing my mind as well as all of my worldly possessions. Trust me, I’ve had my share of crying since April, but here’s the thing people may not know about me. I am driven, I am strong, and most of all, I have faith. What was meant to destroy me has only made me more determined and has brought me back to a spiritual place where I can get close to my Creator. I guess you could say, the plan backfired for those who meant to do harm to me, at least that is how it looks from where I’m standing.

I take comfort in the fact that all things, even if completed in the dark, always comes to light. Even though things can appear a certain way on the surface, there’s always a deeper, even more sinister plan sometimes. Those actors in that play will be exposed. I am waiting for that to happen. That will help me move through the next to the last stage of chaos, resolve. Understand, I’m not revenge thirsty, but when someone maliciously puts a plan together to cripple me, my natural response is to fight. And that, my friends, is who I am. I was raised a fighter and I will always fight for injustice… okay, so that’s a little dramatic (now I do sound like Wonder Woman). Still, the basis is the same; I will not stand by and allow someone to run me over or try to destroy who I am and what I’ve worked for. I will admit my faults and seek repentance, but the accusers are often just as guilty as the person being accused. They are called hypocrites. They hide behind that shield of goodness and put on that innocent smile, but inside they are hollowed out and selfish. They are overconfident, pious, and proud. Guess what usually happens to those types of people? They fall… hard!

I am taking classes this summer to stay busy and there is a part-time job on the horizon as well as a possible full time job. Where those opportunities lie will remain close me; have to keep some people guessing. No, I won’t make a lot of money, but if the loss of my job has taught me anything it is that money doesn’t equal happiness. That is a lesson I will take with me forever. Even the most awful situations have a positive lesson to be learned, as I’ve said many times.


Jayme Ronan

For those of you wondering what is happening with me in the publishing world, there is nothing coming right away. The second book in the Between Worlds Series was submitted for edits, but I don’t look for it to be out until the latter part of this year or the early part of next. The third book in the series is being co-authored by Jayme Ronan. So, when my classes are finished we’ll be hitting that book hard.

I also want to make you aware that I have deleted my “book” pages from Facebook. This means that there is no active page for The Fine LineIdolum, or Through Glass Darkly. All announcements regarding my books will come through my Facebook author page,

There have also been issues with people trolling my Facebook’s personal account as well as my page, so I am becoming very picky as to who I friend and have made several announcements about spies who have been watching my page for the purposes of doing harm to me (not physically, but emotionally, i.e., creating more problems for me in the work force). I won’t tolerate my life being put under a microscope. Even though I am an author, I expect some personal respect and space.

I have also deleted my LinkedIn profile. I have restricted various components on my Facebook accounts as well. I never thought I would have to amp up that kind of privacy.

The second issue of Jungle of Dreamin’ is coming out July 1st. This quarter’s featured authors include M.R. Joseph, Kaprice Potter, and Meaghan Fisher.

So, I think I’m done ranting. Please, enjoy the Stages of Chaos Series. I’ll post the rest of the installments as they air. Have a great day followers, readers, and fans! Remember to dream big and no matter what you do, be WONDERFUL at it!




Silver Lining Events: Kaprice Potter’s Fantabulous Release Day Party!


Tomorrow night we will be partying to celebrate Kaprice Potter’s debut release! Her party link is

She is up and running on my my website and has been featured not only on my blog, but also on my  Google+ page. Look for her also in the next issue of Jungle of Dreamin’  coming in July.

I want to personally thank her for using Silver Lining Events to make her celebration SPARKLE!

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Kaprice Potter began reading romance at a young age, starting with Anne of Green Gables.  Swooning over the story of Anne and Gilbert, she dreamed of someday marrying a man that would be her best friend.

Now living in rural Minnesota with her husband and three children, she still likes to lose herself in those stories, and she has started writing them as well.  And as a mother to young boys, she alternates between fear that they will be the bad boys every girl dreams of, and hope that she will be able to teach them that romance is not only in fiction.

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Braided StringsBraided Strings Synopsis :

CARA WYATT fell in love with her best friend.

She’d been afraid to share her feelings with him, until one day, when an impulsive decision gave them the opportunity at a relationship that they’d been denying for years…

 DELANEY BLAKE was in love with Cara from the moment he met her. 

He knew she relied on him, but Cara didn’t realize he relied on her just as much. However, he had plans. A strict outline of what his future should be, and he was determined to make them happen.

When Delaney was faced with having to choose between her and his future, he panicked, and Cara pushed him away believing it was better than facing potential rejection.

More than a year later, she has to risk facing that rejection, and even worse, anger for the SECRETS she kept from him when it all fell apart…

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