About Traci Hall

With an impressive bibliography in an array of genres, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall has garnered a notable fan base. She pens stories guaranteed to touch the heart while transporting the reader to another time and place. Her belief in happily ever after shines through, whether it's a romantic glimpse into history or a love affair for today.

Re-discovering the magic of books!

Hard to believe how much the world can change in a year! There have been positive changes in addition to the upheaval. More time to write, and more time to READ. That’s been an unexpected benefit. I used to read for pleasure all the time, and now I am back to reading two books a month just for fun.

I have heard back from readers who love our stories because they can escape into them. Great idea (duh). I used to listen to my “escape” books only audible, but during the last year I’ve ordered print as well as loaded my ereader.

The influx of new stories has actually reminded me of the importance of storytelling. It’s an art, a craft…something we writers can do and share with the world, to offer that escape. In my writing schedule it’s all about deadlines and I may have forgotten that the stories I create from my imagination offer a world for a reader to lose themselves in. Important stuff. Especially in times of trouble.

I write romance, and cozy mystery. My stories guarantee a happy ending. Characters that do their best to do the right thing. To be their best selves despite the circumstances.

On that positive note, I will wish you all a snug and happy winter February. I wish you love and friendship, and most of all, I wish you a never-ending supply of books!!

xoxo

Traci

www.tracihall.com

What a year! Traci Hall

January 6th 2021

The last year has passed in a painful blur of readjusting and getting acclimatized to the new “normal” we live in. Masks, check. Hand sanitizer, check. Hand washing while singing Happy Birthday, check. Not seeing others we love and care about, check. Having a “zoom” space behind you when you do video calling–check. How futuristic is that?

Covid 19 is still around as we enter this new year, and there is a new strain of it. We have two approved vaccines in Florida but most people can’t get it. Essential health care workers received it first, which I support one hundred percent, and then it was supposed to be elderly folks who had health issues. But there is NOT enough to go around. Websites and phone lines are crashing as folks try to make an appointment to get a vaccine. They are standing in line for hours to get an appointment.

We need a more efficient system for people to get this vaccine. On a personal note, I am happy to wait and see what happens with the vaccine—but there are members of my family who need it to stay safe.

I am grateful that I already worked from home to write stories when this all happened. I am grateful that I was able to escape into my fictional worlds, and I’ve heard from my reading fans that they devoured books to find some happiness in this crazy time. Some folks binged TV and movies, while others chose books, or podcasts. We have never needed stories more. To escape. To learn. To feel love and triumph.

In 2020, I published Mrs. Morris and the Witch, Murder in a Scottish Shire, Mrs. Morris and the Ghost of Christmas Past, A Snowy Seaside Christmas, (Irresistible Christmas Pets to the Rescue) Christmas Kiss by the Sea, (Dear Santa), and Unforgettable Christmas Joy boxed set—my entry is Holiday by the Sea.

January 2021: Just One Kiss, January 11th, a sweet rom-com on Net Galley right now. January 29th will be Death in Sandpiper Bay, a new mystery series with Patrice Wilton. March 30, Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress. May 25th, Murder in a Scottish Garden.  August 24th, Mrs. Morris and the Vampire. On the calendar are two more Authors’ Billboard boxed sets and another Riley Harper mystery. I would also like to write the third historical romance that takes place in Spokan Falls if I have time.

2022—Mrs. Morris and the Pot of Gold, Murder at a Scottish Social. ***if the stars align there will be more books in both series, as well as Riley Harper, and By the Sea. And who knows what else? I am open to possibilities! (Hallmark, Hallmark, Hallmark LOLOL)

As we go into this next year, please continue to take care of your health—it matters, you matter! If you need reading material on a budget, I can’t recommend the boxed sets on Authors’ Billboard enough. Please review if you can—those reviews are like gold to an author.

Happy New Year!

Love, Traci

Don’t forget to enter the January Authors’ Billboard contest—good luck!

Just One Kiss Traci Hall– https://www.amazon.com/Just-One-Kiss-Traci-Hall-ebook/dp/B08QGK3KQP

Free-spirited Grace Sheldon is used to living on a tight budget as a freelance photographer. But nothing short of a miracle could produce the thirty thousand dollars she owes on the house she’s inherited. Without steady employment, the bank refuses to give her a loan. Working a temp job won’t give her nearly enough, but she’ll take any little bit she can get until she figures out a solution. Her first day, though, she realizes this is no ordinary office—and her handsome new boss is no ordinary man.

After Sawyer Rivera’s well-planned career in Seattle officially imploded all he’s looking for is a small beach town where he can open a dog training facility and start a simple life. Except, his new office assistant is anything but. Grace is carefree, artsy, and doesn’t know a thing about dogs. The woman has pet chickens! She’s also funny, kind, and the best part of his day.

Grace is his complete opposite—and completely refreshing. But when her month of temp work is over, she could disappear from his life for good. Sawyer realizes he has just one chance to try to change their fate.

Books, books, and MORE books!

Yes, the pandemic is still going on. I look back at my blogs from the beginning of the year when we were clueless about how widespread Covid 19 would be, and how it would affect so many of us. We’ve all been holding our breath for news of a miracle vaccine—by Christmas! It should be in our South Florida hospitals by the end of this week.

We haven’t yet celebrated Thanksgiving, putting it off to make sure everyone is healthy before we share a meal. We are doing Christmas on Zoom to see the kids and our granddaughter. My mom, and niece. Grandmother. Family is so important.

I am a Pollyanna by nature and look for the bright side. The plus side of all this is that I have had a lot of books out this past month, with another to come January 11th. Our girls at the Authors’ Billboard are amazing, and I’m so glad to be a part of three boxed sets! Dear Santa has Tess and Landon’s story in it, Christmas Kiss by the Sea, and then Irresistible Christmas Pets has A Snowy Seaside Christmas in it-the first West Coast by the sea book. Then Holiday by the Sea is in Unforgettable Christmas Joy. In January, Just One Kiss will be out, a sweet romance published by Entangled. This book has taken over two years to come to fruition and I hope readers will find it worth the wait.

Lots of kissing, lots of romance, and lots of ways to escape—perfect for the holiday.

I wish you all the best as we wind up this year, and pray that you and your families are safe and able to be together in some manner or another. Zoom!!!!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, however you celebrate, I wish you joy.

Don’t forget to enter our monthly contest!

xoxo

Traci

Dear Santa Authors’ Billboard Blog by Traci Hall

October 12th 2020

I am so ready for some Christmas cheer! This year has been crazy but there have been good things too. Most of us have been forced to slow down a little and take a good look at our lives. Introspection for me leads to gratitude. Despite the hard times, and even though I can’t see my family as often as I’d like, I have seen each member.

The ocean for me is a balm to the spirit. When I was thinking of something terrible to happen to one of my characters (as we writers tend to do lol) I thought about fear. Anxiety. I transferred my fear of driving on the freeway to the ocean. Not seeing someone close to you. Not letting them know that you love them. Mixed it all together, voila, and came up with Christmas Kiss by the Sea—because I also love a romance with a happy ending. <3

So, Tessa McFarley has a fear of the ocean after nearly drowning. She and her grandmother used to be very tight and the ocean was their special place. Now Grandma is gone and Tessa wishes for another chance. While she can’t get her grandmother back, she hopes to heal her fears and love the ocean again. The bonus is rediscovering her feelings for Landon Schmidt and pray he can forgive her for leaving him without explanation years ago.

Christmas Kiss by the Sea is in the Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish boxed set available for preorder now. You can buy your copy here:

Links for where to buy Dear Santa boxed set

https://books2read.com/DearSanta

If you’d like a shorter browse to sample your favorite story, check out our book bites which has a single chapter of each story:

Links for book bites Dear Santa

https://books2read.com/BookBitesDearSanta

If you are familiar with us authors here at Authors’ Billboard, you know we love a holiday party and giveaway. Check us out October 28th at the ABB party place.

Our goal is to reach the USA Today list and your help is greatly appreciated. Help us spread the word, and some holiday cheer!

Do you have a fear you’ve overcome? A Christmas wish of your own to make? Let me know in the comments, and I will send the first ten people a copy of Dear Santa 😊

Xoxo

Traci