Over the Moon (and a Give Away)


Today, I did a full-on, two-minute Happy Dance in my driveway when my husband handed me the mail.  I have an article called Abundant Solitude and photos published in Issue 5 of Bella Grace Magazine, one of my favorite inspirational publications!

It is an amazing, validating, and surreal feeling to see my words and images published (for the first time ever) on the page. And to touch the paper (and it’s very nice, heavy-bond paper- I have a thing for nice paper).  They did such a beautiful job with the layout, and I am over the moon to be featured alongside women creatives whom I admire so much.

Thank you, Stampington and Company and #BellaGrace!  To celebrate, I am having a Give Away of one copy of Bella Grace, Issue 5.  At the end of September, I will select one recipient at random from the comments.

To leave a comment, please click on the bubble to the right of the title (at the top of this post), and you will see the “Reply” box appear at the bottom.  Tell me what YOU do to find solitude or feel centered when life rushes in and you are looking for some solace. Don’t forget to include your email with your input so that I can contact you if you win!

With enormous gratitude,


{October note: Winner was Pat Newton of Columbus, Georgia, who received her copy of Bella Grace directly from the publisher.  Congratulations!}

Bella Grace is recognized as one of Library Journal’s Top Ten Magazines launched in 2014


10 thoughts on “Over the Moon (and a Give Away)

  1. Looks like I’m late to the party but I Think it’s awesome you got to publish your book. I hope it does great. 🙂

  2. Even though I’ve been blogging
    since 2010, I too have done “the
    happy dance” when seeing my
    words in a beautiful publication
    for the first time! What a bonus
    to share that special feeling with
    a talented writer like you, since
    our essays were published in Bella
    Grace #5 together : ) Congrats!

    xo Suzanne

  3. Congrats, Tracy-how wonderful~

    Bliss for me is in solitude, writing, stepping into nature’s green cathedral and taking photos.

  4. Congratulations! A dream come true for you and well deserved. I’ve so much enjoyed reading…and looking…at your inspirations and their results….always fun
    and inspiring. It seems beauty, as in paper and pen, do their part in creation too.

    My music room and my music are my solace. I can feel the Spirit there, a great
    source of peace for me, a way to be alone with my thoughts and myself….just to be.
    Love to you all, Pat

    • Pat, thank you so much! Yes, your music room is such a healing, beautiful space. I felt very peaceful and spiritual in there. It’s so important to have a personal space like that. See you in just a couple of months! Love, Tracy

  5. Tracy, what happy news!!! I’m sure you are absolutely thrilled and so am I. Even though you obviously love writing, it has to be rewarding and exciting for you to see your work in print and know that others think so highly of it. We in Columbus look forward to your blogs . You have transported us to Swaziland and have given us a taste of what it is like to be in a part of the world, that we probably will never see except through your eyes. Thanks for that and congratulations! Ginna

    • Ginna, Thank you! It is very rewarding, and I am grateful that you are visiting my blog! We look forward to seeing you soon in Columbus for the holidays. Love, Tracy

    • Thank you, Sharon! It is really fun to see the magazine article. If you don’t get your copy from Amazon, let me know and I will find one to mail to you! Much love, Tracy

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