Author and speaker Tracy Shawn lives and writes on the Central Coast of California. Her debut novel, The Grace of Crows (Cherokee McGhee, 2013), won awards for indie fiction. Tracy’s short stories have appeared in Literary Brushstrokes, PsychologyTomorrow Magazine, and Steel House Review Literary Journal. She’s written numerous articles for print and online publications. Her second novel, Floating Underwater (Turbulent Muse Publishing), is available at most online bookstores.
Part psychological fiction and part mystical fiction with a dash of magical realism, Floating Underwater follows a woman’s astonishing journey through the extraordinary and, ultimately, to her own self-actualization and power.
Fearful that her lifelong premonitions not only predict the future but can also change its very course, Paloma Leary is devastated when her latest vision foretelling a third miscarriage comes true.
Falling into a mystifying world of increasingly bizarre phenomena, including a psychic connection with her mysterious neighbor, out-of-body experiences, and visits from her long-dead mother, Paloma grows desperate for answers. She is also desperate to start a family. But when a life-changing vision reveals a tragic secret from the past, Paloma learns to accept her gifts and embraces a far different future than she ever could have imagined.
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Awards and Recognition
- Tracy Shawn has been nominated as Finalist in Author Category with the prestigious Shorty Awards for 2015
- Floating Underwater placed as Finalist for The Wishing Shelf Book Awards in Books for Adults (Fiction Category) Floating Underwater placed as Finalist for Next Generation Indie Book Awards for General Fiction (70,000 to 100,000 Words)
- From Marlene Adelstein, author of USA Today bestseller Sophie Last Seen: “One woman’s mystical journey to move forward while confronting a troubled, mysterious past. Beautifully written; an ethereal, eloquent pleasure.” Marlene Adelstein, author of USA Today bestseller Sophie Last Seen STARRED REVIEW With BlueInk Review: “The author delivers spot-on dialogue, believable and enchanting characters, and surprising twists. It’s easy to imagine the novel as a talked-about book club selection…” BlueInk Review by Reviewer Patricia Moosbrugger Star Rating 5/5 with San Francisco Book Review: “A mystical journey that will take its readers on a whirlwind tour of beautiful imagery and meaningful life adventures…” Manhattan Book Review by Reviewer Kristi Elizabeth Star Rating 4.5/5 with Manhattan Book Review: “A mystical journey that will take its readers on a whirlwind tour of beautiful imagery and meaningful life adventures..."