This post was originally scheduled for Saturday, to let you know that by the time you read it I would be on a plane for Australia, in a dash to see my father, who was seriously ill.

Dad passed away this morning, MST.

I’m still getting on the plane and heading to Australia to help out my mum for a couple of weeks, which is the reason for this post.

I have posts scheduled for weeks yet, so you’ll continue to see several posts a week, but I’m not certain about internet access or what time I’ll have to spare in Australia, so replying to comments and emails could be sporadic, if it happens at all.

I’ve managed to get Ningaloo Nights produced and released, but as for the rest of the year’s schedule:  There are no guarantees now.  I’ll do my best to keep to the advertised release dates.  (Check under “Books->New & Upcoming Releases” if you’d like to refresh your memory.)

On the other hand, for the last ten days while I’ve been waiting to get on the plane, writing has been a sanity-preserving escape for a few hours a day.  It’s possible that production of books will continue unabated.

Time will tell.



  1. Robyn Larson August 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Tracy, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I offer my sincerest sympathy. Take all the time you need. Family definitely comes first. Sincerely,

    Robyn from Florida.

    • Tracy August 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Robyn. I appreciate your kind thoughts.


  2. Naomi Bellina August 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Tracy. We’re never really ready to say goodbye, are we? Safe journey. Sending you thoughts of comfort.

    • Tracy August 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Naomi. This one caught me by surprise, I admit. My father was such a stubborn SOB I thought for sure he would wait until I got there….

      Ah, well. That’s life. Literally.


  3. Lori Jolly August 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Thinking of you all in this terrible time ,My prayers and thoughts are with you . As we all wish to say the right words , we all know there just isn’t any . I have found that with my own dad and being a daddy’s little girl that we all told story’s about all the stupid things we did and didn’t think they knew. I know this will take a bit before you start these stories , but I found that it was like he was sitting there with me laughing at all the crazy things we all did. Sending you all a great big HUG .


    • Tracy August 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much, Lori.

      I will bear your wisdom in mind. Story telling is so much a part of my life, that your suggestion seems to make great sense.

      Thanks again.


  4. BettyJean Faris August 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    So very sorry about your Dad,God works in mysterious ways,did not want your Dad to suffer.Reasons we do not ask about.love your books,thank you,ciao

    • Tracy August 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you, Betty Jean.

      I appreciate your comment and your thoughts.

  5. L August 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Tracy am so sorry about your dad, keeping you and your family in my prayers. Blessings my friend.

    • Tracy August 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks, L. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.



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