Interview with Tracey Noonan

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite five books are all very different. When I was a young girl, my favorite book was Wind in the Willows. The writing was so beautiful that I could envision the stories playing out in my head.
I also loved The Pearl and it's powerful message. I've read Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth many, many times.
I thoroughly enjoyed Hot Blood which is sadly no longer in publication. To round out my favorite five, it's a toss up between Animal Farm and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
What do you read for pleasure?
When reading for pleasure I tend to read fiction. I love to get completely lost in a book. Unfortunately I don't have a ton of time to read. I always joke I have to go away to read.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Nook.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Appealing to people online has been successful. Social media if used properly, can be a huge marketing tool with little to no investment.
Describe your desk
My desk faces out a beautiful triple window. It's light blue in color and has wonderfully curved legs.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a middle- upper class town just outside of Boston. My parents were from Boston and I moved there at the age of 19 and never looked back. I didn't have the easiest of beginnings so I think my experiences as well as my surroundings influenced how I would write.
When did you first start writing?
I loved writing in high school and continued long after.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's the story of me, my daughter Dani and our journey to build a nationally recognized brand. Throughout the book I interject with stories from my past. As I mentioned before, I had a rough time in my early twenties that carried through my 2 unsuccessful marriages. It was my hope to inspire others, in particular women who may not have had the privilege of attending college but still wanted to make something of themselves. My core belief is that anyone can do anything they set their mind to. After all, we all have a story to tell and many lessons learned to share.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Writing and then publishing a book is something I have always wanted to do.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Sites like Smashwords are an excellent tool to help you reach the masses and get your book into the hands of readers who are searching for all kinds of different subjects.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's the satisfaction of putting words to paper and then being able to elicit an emotion from the reader. It doesn't matter if the response is good,bad or ugly. The joy for me is in the response. The fact that the reader cared enough about the subject matter to respond is magical!
Published 2016-09-22.
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Books by This Author

A Wicked Good Idea
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Women in business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / food industry
This is a savvy guide for anyone considering starting their own business. Written by the ABC hit show, Shark Tank alum Tracey Noonan and her daughter Dani Vilagie, the pair share their real-life ups and downs on the road to success. The good, the bad and the really ugly! Wicked Good Cupcakes started as a home-based business but has grown into a multi-million dollar success story.