Next up today we have a Meet the Author interview – yay! I’m chatting with Traci (T L Mahrt) about being a mother, love, her most recent book, Within the Shadows and more….


Suspenseful Dark Steamy Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemperary Romance

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a mother of two, where, most of my day contents to their care. I was raised on a farm in a small community in Nebraska.

How many books have you written and published?

I have two books currently published and I am currently working on several more at this time. Two of the books are small and out side my current genre. But inside my main genre, I am hoping to have book three, Withholding the Key, of my series, With Emma Trilogy, ready for release in the beginning of 2021.

How long does it take you to write a book?

I can have a book written in a few months. It is the editing that takes the longest

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a mother. I didn’t think that it would be possible with being a Type One Diabetic. I’ve blessed with two children.

What other jobs have you done other than being an author?

I owned a salon and spa for eight year, where, I practiced cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy.

If you could give your younger writing self any advice what would it be?

I would tell myself to have more confidence and to believe in myself.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Of course I do, I am a romance writer, after all…

Describe yourself using three words only…….

Self motivated

Goal oriented


You win a million pounds – you give half to charity.  Which charity do you pick and why? What would you do with the rest of the money?

I would donate it to the DYRK1A Foundation for more research.

Because, that is my sons genetic disorder and it is ultra rare with less than 350 in the world.

What is your favourite time to write, and why?

I do most of my writing at night when my children are in bed.

What is your favourite word and why?

My favorite word is Love. I love to hand write it in cursive.

And finally, tell us about your most recent book and where we can find it?

Within the Shadows is the second book of the series, With Emma Series. You can find it on Amazon and Goodreads.

You can read an extract and all about the book here (I was on the blog tour in August!)

Where to find Traci online: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Tumblr ~ GoodReads ~ Facebook Readers Group

thanks so much traci for coming over and talking to us!

If you have any questions for Traci make sure you get in touch!

Back soon lovelies

Chelle x

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