Author Visit: Tracy Groot

Date: October 2, 2014
3338 Van Buren street
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Come meet Author Tracy Groot!
She will be on hand to discuss her new book "The Sentinels of Andersonville".


The Sentinels of Andersonville:

Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only fourteen months. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with the prison’s atrocities and learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given.

Read Chapter 1 of The Sentinels of Andersonville.

Tracy Groot, born and raised near Grand Rapids, is the critically acclaimed and Christy Award-winning author of several works of historical fiction. Her books have received starred Booklist and Publishers Weekly reviews and have been called "beautifully written" and "page-turning" by Publishers Weekly, and "gripping" with "exquisitely drawn" characters by Library Journal. Flame of Resistance, published 2013, received a Christy Award for historical fiction.

Tracy and her husband have three sons and together own JP's Coffee and Espresso Bar in Holland, Michigan. She occasionally teaches writing workshops on a variety of fiction-related topics and is a co-founder of the Breathe Christian Writers Conference in west Michigan. She loves reading, writing, backpacking, family time, Thai food, scandalous amounts of coffee and equally scandalous amounts of sweets, and Great Britain. She is a hardened Detroit Lions fand would like to see someone make a great film about Raoul Wallenberg, and would seriously consider writing the screenplay...and maybe write herself in for a bit part, too.

”A poignant, heartwarming story of how human kindness and the willingness to take risks can make a difference."
Pulitzer Prize winner James. M. McPherson- Battle Cry of Freedom

”Groot proves to be first-rate storyteller."
NYT Best-Selling Author Robert Hicks- The Widow of the South