About Me

Well met, fellow travelers!

I'm Tracey, a 20-something writer in the Canadian Prairies. Trying to encapsulate a personality in a few words is no easy task, and a list will do the most efficient job.

  • I'm a homeschool graduate.
  • In the bookish realm, fantasy is my homeland.
  • I write because I need to, and because I hope that someone else needs me to.
  • New notebooks call to me.
  • I snap pictures of shadows. (And feet. No idea why.)
  • I sketch.
  • My space is organized chaos.
  • I love the colors of the Caribbean, watermelon, and spring leaves.
  • Please take me to Narnia because I left my heart there.
  • Captain America is my favorite Marvel superhero, but apparently, as an INFJ, my personality is the same as Batman's (though I fail to see many similarities).
  • Dark chocolate trumps milk or white.
  • I laugh easily and cry easily.
  • I am a paradox because a sunny optimist and a cynic coexist in my brain.
  • I adore humor.
  • I'm a person of strong convictions, and Jesus is the difference in my life.

Life is a grand adventure, and this blog is a place where our quests intersect. It is my hope that it can be a rest stop at which you can brush off the dust of your travels, warm your hands by the fire, and find stories in the coals. An armory where you can sharpen your blade, shine your armor, and stock your quiver. Let's swap tales, remind ourselves of the light, and look for the story the Author is weaving in each of our lives.

Find me on InstagramGoodreadsGoogle+ or email me at traceydyckauthor [at] gmail.com. There's also a contact form on the sidebar.


  1. OHMYGOODNESS, YOUR NEW ABOUT ME PAGE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! *flaiiils* Ack, Tracey girl, you're so. gorgeous. REALLY. (And I adore your necklace, by the way.) Love love love this. <33333

    New notebooks...YESH. I have like...five empty ones. XD I keep buying lovely ones and placing them on my shelf, too afraid to use them lest they be ruined. I CAN'T STOP COLLECTING THEM. It is an actual problem.

    TAKE ME TO NARNIA PLEASE AND THANK YOU. *wishes for a wardrobe* Gosh darn it, closets don't seem to work. >.>

    Hehe, milk and white chocolate shall always and forever be first in my mind. My grandpa scarred me for life when he told me I would "like" 80% dark chocolate. NEEDLESS TO SAY I DID NOT. Dark chocolate and I are not on speaking terms. But that's okay because milk chocolate agreed to be my friend. *smiles*

    Okay, WOW. So I was fully intending on just coming over and leaving a quick note, BUT APPARENTLY THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. Love your new page, dear!

    1. *flaiiiiiils even more than you* D'awww, thank you for such a sweet comment! You're precious. ^_^ <333

      I have empty ones lying about too, and also some almost-empty ones that I forced myself to start (because otherwise I wouldn't). Seems we have that in common too! When I find a beautiful notebook, I want to have an express purpose for it, one worthy of the notebook's specialness. It's harder to decide than one would think. :P

      ME TOO PLEASE. Closets are useless for interdimensional travel. We need a wardrobe carved of a magical apple tree. *nods* And I don't think the apple tree in my backyard is magical enough, or even big enough, to suffice.

      Lolzy, 70% is probably my favorite. Anything higher is getting a tad too bitter for my tastes. And if you don't like dark chocolate, then there's all the more for me! XD I'll swap you my milk and white.

      When does Mary ever leave a quick note, eh? I kid, I kid. XDDD THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!!

    2. Beverly CulliganJuly 28, 2016 at 9:43 AM

      You are amazing my girl! Beautiful,well that is obvious but talented too! I now have a fantasy land I can enter at my convenience. So exciting! I brought a 1 pound chocolate bar over to Grandma's condo. I think it is dark. xo I may comment too much now that I know where to find you in your little(very exciting) world which I can't wait to be a part of. A. Bev

    3. Awww, thank you, Auntie Bev! So sweet of you to say. I'll have to sneak into Grandma's place to get a nibble of that giant chocolate bar. XD And there's no such thing as commenting too much. I'm glad to have you here in my little corner of the internet!

    4. Heyyyyy, who says closets are useless for interdimensional travel? That's where I go to zip between universes! :P

      Well, sometimes. Honestly, anywhere private is good. ;)

      Oh, right! o.o I forgot to introduce myself! So sorry!

      I'm Karalee, a total geek about all things fiction! <3 C: I am a frequent visitor of your sister (known to me as Lostfairy)'s blog. I love to write, and fantasy is an AMAZING genre, especially Narnia. (Though my heart shall always be beside Sherlock Holmes. (; ) Your blog is incredible, and I admit to being rather envious of your About Me page. :D Thank you for making this wonderful resource, and I know I'll come back again and again!

      But not now. ):L My brother wants the computer.

      Kara <3

    5. Great to meet you, Kara! Welcome to Adventure Awaits! I have to say, finding out you came here from Lostfairy's blog makes me so happy. ^_^ (Isn't she awesome? I mean, I may be biased, but even so...)

      Closets ARE handy transporters, especially when they lead to Narnia! XD As for Sherlock, I've sadly read none of those stories (shocking, I know!), but seeing how he's such a classic character, I'm sure I'll get around to him one of these days.

      Aww, thank you! I look forward to seeing you again! Haha, the joys of sharing computers, right? I've been there. XD

  2. Me likes your pictures!!! <3

  3. Hey Tracey! Isn't that funny, I'm an INFJ too!
    Take me to Narnia... Lol. Middle earth for me, but ya know. I'd go to Narnia in a heartbeat.

    1. No way! They say INFJ's are the rarest personality type, but I've been running into them all over the place on the internet. XD

      Ohhh yes, Middle Earth would be incredible too! I'm partial to Narnia in a slightly different way, only because I read about it at a younger age than Middle Earth, but I'd gladly visit either if I could. ;)

    2. *Begs* Please Middle Earth for me! (XD)

    3. @Daisy: You take Middle Earth, I'll take Narnia, and I'll come spend a month's worth of vacation with you there every year. ;D

    4. Haha! I am for that! I may go to Narnia for a month to spend with you too. :) I do like those, what are they called? Griffins or something like that? To bad Middle Earth isn't a real place, it would be so cool if it was.

    5. I love griffins too! <3 Yes, oh my word, it would be amazing if it was a real place. Though pretty dangerous as well... o.o

  4. I took a basic personality-type test, and I'm supposedly also of a "Diplomat" type, though mine is ENFP-A ("Campaigner"). I think our personalities sound the coolest, along with the "Explorers" (ISTP, ISFP, ESTP, and ESFP).

    1. Neat! I think all the personalities have something fascinating about them, even if some are more challenging to get along with at times.

  5. A CANADIANNNNNNN BLOGGER!!!! Omigoodness, YESSSS! Also, a Canadian PRAIRIES Blogger??? What even!

    *clears throat*

    Sorry, got a little excited there. Our kind has been so elusive to me. XD It's so awesome to meet a fellow prairie Canadian though, which part of the prairies do you hail from? I'm an Albertan myself.
    Also, I too am a homeschool graduate! Not yet 20, but in a couple months I shall join the ranks of the two-decaders. Also you sketch, write, love Narnia, Marvel and are a Christian? We are totally twins. XD

    So good to meet you!

    1. IT'S ANOTHER CANADIAN PRAIRIES BLOGGER, THE RAREST SPECIMAN OF ALL--QUICK, SOMEONE SNAP A PHOTO! Oh my tea, we have so much in common! That's awesome. :D

      I'm from Manitoba, born and raised. :) I just took a trip to Calgary, AB last month, actually!

      Good to meet you too! So glad you commented.

  6. What a lovely introduction, Tracey! Of your list, I share in common with you:

    Homeschool—though I'm not a graduate yet.
    Love of fantasy. (I can recommend a few amazing series!)
    Writing because I need to.
    Taking pictures of shadows and feet. (Among other things.)
    I love the colors of the Caribbean and spring leaves as well.
    Serious Narnian fan.
    Laughing a lot.
    Loving humor.
    And I'm also a person of strong convictions. Jesus Christ is my strength!

    Good to "meet" another blogger so similar to me! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bethany!

      Homeschoolers unite! *fistbump*

      Oooh, recommend away! I have too many books on my TBR as is, but I still love discovering new books to add. XD

      It's awesome how many things we have in common! :) I'm going to have to take a peek at your blog now.

  7. Hello Tracey! I'm Marrok, just came across your blog...okay that's a lie, I came across it a week ago just didn't have time to properly stop by :D But now I'm taking the time to stop by and say "Hi!"

    I was a homeschooler too down here in Cali! *homeschooler sounding off* What kind of stuff do you like to sketch?

    Oooohhh another dark chocolate fan! I also love the look of your blog it's so cool! Can't wait to see more from you!

    1. Hey Marrok! Good to meet you! We recently met (ish) on Instagram, didn't we?

      Hooray for homeschooling! I like sketching people, mostly. Sometimes horses and trees and fantasy-ish things too. My sketchbook has been sadly neglected of late, though! I noticed you like art as well--what do you draw?

      Thanks! Looking forward to having you around. :)

    2. Likewise! Yes we did!

      Oh that is cool! I know what it's like to neglect the sketchbook, its so hard to get to it sometimes. Yes I do! I draw all kinds of things in differing styles. Dragons, dragon riders, fantasy animals/people, warriors, superheroes, average joes. I'm trying to get better at drawing things like trees and landscapes. I would really like to do a landscape sometime. By the way I would love to see some of your art sometime :)

      Thank you! I'm looking forward to what you have in store!

    3. Just like most other creative art forms, I suppose. That dreaded procrastination!

      Very cool. Dragons are difficult to draw, but they can look amazing. (I need to get better at drawing them...) Hmm, maybe I'll post some of my art here on the blog in the future. Keep an eye out!


  8. Oh my gosh! I just met you and I love you!! I read your article on 11 things to do when your writing seems off. I LOVE that you listed Praying!! I am an aspiring Christian literature writer. So I totally get that. I hope we can keep in touch. Bc you're awesome.

    1. Aw, you're too sweet! Thank you! Praying about our writing is SO HUGE, but it's something we forget a lot (myself included). I'm really glad you popped by--hope to see you again! :D

  9. Hi Tracey :)
    I'm a YA fantasy writer and Canadian as well :D and lover of Jesus.
    So cool. Love meeting other writers. Do you have a critique or beta group? Perhaps you might be interested in one? I'm looking for other writers to grow together.

    1. Hi Loie! Thanks for dropping in! :D

      High five for a fellow Christian/Canadian/YA writer! That's a fantastic combo. ;) I do have a number of beta readers at the moment, but thanks so much for the offer.

      If you're looking for critique partners yourself, I do know of a couple great places to get started. The Go Teen Writers blog (http://goteenwriters.blogspot.ca/) is technically geared toward teens, but I've found it to be a well of advice. They also have a Facebook group. Author Bryan Davis runs a blog where he often critique's peoples work. (http://www.theauthorschair.com/) His site should include a way to contact him if you're interested in having your work featured. And I've also heard great things about the Realm Maker's special Facebook page for writers! (I'm not on Facebook myself, but many of my pals are.) Hope this helps! And if I'm ever on the lookout for betas in the future, I'll try to keep you in mind too.

  10. Hey Tracey! I love your blog!

    And by the way, I tagged you for the Liebster Award over at the Silver Phoenix. :)

    D.G. Snapper | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com

    1. Aw, thank you, DG! <3 Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment--school has been crazy. :P I'll hop on over and see about the tag!

    2. No problemo. XD I totally get school.

  11. Hello there other fantasy writer! I just found this blog and you sound like me, so I'm following!!!
    I left my heart in Narnia as well... And Middle Earth.

    1. Fantasy writers unite! Awww, thank you so much for the follow. I just popped over to see your blog too--looks like you're off to a great start in the blogosphere! :) Middle Earth has a piece of my heart too. (I mean, RIVENDELL.)

  12. Sooo ... random question here but are you from MB or SK or AB?? ... considering that the Prairies really stretch out :DD (only if you want to answer ^-^)

    1. Oh don't bother answering that. I just read up in these comments and got my brain refreshed XD

    2. I feel like I knew it once but forgot haha

    3. LOL, your series of comments made me laugh! Yes, apparently I did disclose that info a while back. And you're right, the Prairies are pretty huge. XD