Tracy A. Akers both a teacher and an award-winning author. She grew up in Arlington, Texas, but currently lives in the rolling hills of Pasco County, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Education, and has taught in public and private school settings. She currently divides her time between teaching, writing, lecturing, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Akers has won numerous awards for her Souls of Aredyrah Series, and was acknowledged for her contribution to young adult literature by the Governor of Florida during the 2008 Florida Heritage Month Awards Ceremony. Books One and Two of the Aredyrah Series are included in the Florida Department of Education's Just Read Families Recommended Summer Reading Lists. In addition, Ms. Akers has been an invited guest author at major book events and writers' conferences, a panelist at fantasy and science fiction conventions, and was on the steering committee for Celebration of the Story, a literary event held at Saint Leo University.
As an active participant in the Florida Writers Association, Ms. Akers helped develop and lead writers groups for both adults and young writers. She is frequently invited to speak at middle schools and high schools, and works every day to incorporate her passion for writing into the classroom setting.
The Souls of Aredyrah Series is Ms. Akers' first series of novels for young adults.