Tracey Howard


I'm a photo nut as well as a poetry nut. I'm happiest when behind the lens or behind the pen!

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My writing process.... I generally have a thought or image floating through my mind that demands to be put on paper. So I grab my notebook, a sharpened pencil, and let the words out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book of poetry I read from cover to cover was by Rod McKuen. I believe it was "Celebrations of The Heart" and it just grabbed me. For the first time I was reading poetry that I understood and that captured my imagination as well as my attention. I absolutely loved it and it made me want to be able to use simple words and images to capture others in the same way.
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Where to find Tracey Howard online


Sharp Edges
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Top Writers Block has written a collection of short stories full of sharp edges and cutting wit. Knives cut deep, but so do words. Enjoy this collection of fiction full of fun, fantasy, mystery, and horror. Eight stories include authors Cleve Sylcox, Barnaby Wilde, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Tracey Howard, Melissa A. Szydlek, and Elizabeth Rowan Keith.
Theme Park
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,320. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Six exciting worlds of adventure, mystery, drama, suspense, and horror await you. Climb aboard as Top Writers Block takes you on a ride celebrating the talent of independent authors. Come explore these unique worlds. Delight in classic writing styles, whimsical humor, and cold corridors of spine-tingling mayhem. This collection is sure to delight. Enter our Theme Park. You are Welcome Here.

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Tracey Howard's favorite authors on Smashwords

Barnaby Wilde
Latest book: Davey and the Holey Oak volume 2.
Published May 26, 2024. (5.00 from 1 review)
Melissa Szydlek
Latest book: Sharp Edges.
Published May 15, 2016.
Top Writers Block
Latest book: Who Dunnit?.
Published December 1, 2019.

Smashwords book reviews by Tracey Howard

  • Two Dozen Visions on June 10, 2012

    I absolutely love the use of imagery and the turning of words by a true artist. This book is just such a work! "Two Dozen Visions" is truly a work of art!
  • Blood Moon on Oct. 26, 2012

    Wonderful short story, rich with imagery and pulls you in to the last!
  • Yule at My Feet on Dec. 07, 2012

    A beautiful story full of rich imagery and strong feeling.
  • The Road to Tucson on Dec. 09, 2012

    A heart breaking tale of love and loss and the rebirth of human spirit. Beautiful in the simple telling but deeply moving and sure to be remembered. Highly recommended reading
  • Fools Rush Inn on Dec. 09, 2012

    Sometimes life's ironic twists lead to a kinder,simpler fate. Beautiful writing, great layers of details and strong emotions lend to a wonderful story.
  • Hot Spiced Tea and Ginger Biscuits on Jan. 13, 2013

    Like the title...this warmly written tale will leave you with warmth and good feelings through out.
  • Midwinter Guest on Jan. 30, 2013

    The deep friendship and love of these two friends brings a sweet story full of warmth and companionship.
  • Memories and Mean Chickens on March 21, 2013

    Great short on the strength of a woman and the power of love. Wonderful read!
  • Ostara's Delight on March 21, 2013

    Going back to the grove is like visiting a beloved old friend. A wonderful addition to the series
  • The Poet on March 28, 2013

    You never know what might be lying, waiting to be discovered, if only the time and care is taken to cultivate the treasures buried under the dust.
  • Ashes, Ashes, Don't Fall Down on Aug. 21, 2013

    Another powerful short story, sure to evoke emotions and memories of your own literary "friends".
  • Annie McGuire on Nov. 14, 2013

    What a sweet story of a loving family and special child in a time when life was simpler. This will leave you misty eyed and smiling at the same time.
  • Pumpkin Patch on Nov. 14, 2013

    Perfect story for a halloween scare or a campfire chiller!
  • Herbert the Black on Nov. 14, 2013

    Classic horror and high creepy content!
  • The Cabin on March 16, 2014

    Great work of erotica. Well worth the read
  • The Reaper Files on March 16, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoy a good mental shake up and these stories deliver that in spades!
  • Tales from The Painted Door IV: The Pumpkin Carvers on March 27, 2014

    A wonderful story of kindred spirits on a special night, sure to leave a smile on your face and a tear in your eye.
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Nine) on Oct. 27, 2014

    As expected, an excellent collection of short stories that will leave you, in turns, feeling nostalgic, puzzled, delighted, sometimes even baffled, and always happy to have taken the time to indulge in a good read!
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume One) on Oct. 30, 2014

    As usual, Barnaby Wilde offers up a great selection of stories with unique perspectives, humor, and more than the occasional twist. Well worth the read!
  • Animalia on Oct. 30, 2014

    This collection reminded me a lot of works by Silverstein. Lots of giggles and some outright belly laughs at the clever use of words and phrases as well as the usual Wilde twisty perspective!
  • Not at all Rhinocerus on Oct. 31, 2014

    I havent seen so many puns in one collection since... well, ever! Laugh out loud, silly, funny and engaging from start to finish =)
  • Vertigo (tales from the Vertigo labs) on Jan. 03, 2015

    A unique collection of short stories based around one central character who tells his tales with gentle humor and good natured acceptance of the truly unusual place he works in. (not to mention the not-so-subtle lessons in science!) I whole-heartedly recommend this read for anyone who enjoys a little fantasy with their physics and a good chuckle with their coffee read!
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Ten) on March 16, 2015

    Returning to Jepherson and Vertigo Labs is very much like revisiting an old friend. As usual, the humor and humanity in the telling of these stories is a true delight to return to again and again.