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Books can be purchased directly through Meadowlark Books, or ordered through your favorite local bookseller.

Chasing Tigers Press,
with Meadowlark Books
August 2017

In this collection of short stories, Tracy Million Simmons captures slices of life, glimpses of everyday people and everyday thoughts and actions, and the many moments--touching, amusing, happy, sad--of lives in progress. This book is an intimate peek into a writer's stash, written across the decades, an experience of timelessness and the human condition. Through fiction, these stories reveal relatable truths.

“Like Oreo cookies, I kept reaching for another until the whole package was gone.”
-Michael D. Graves, author of To Leave a Shadow

“In this big-hearted book, we see the lives of Midwesterners through their own eyes. Tracy is our own Emporia version of Grace Paley, and she moves with compassion and empathy from stories of childhood to stories set at the nursing home, always with that kind of plucky magic for which Kansas storytellers are known, a wise twinkle in their eyes.” 
-Kevin Rabas, author of Songs for My Father

“Tracy Million Simmons shows clearly the moving parts of relationships. Her stories reveal the irreversible ties of family. She shows the push-and-pull between spouses, between parent and child, between dear friends, and we see how we’re all recklessly and joyfully bound one to another.”
-Cheryl Unruh, author of Walking on Water

A Life in Progress is filled with a variety of diverse and in-depth studies and stories about people of all ages and for readers of all ages. Tracy Million Simmons shows astute awareness and intuitive chameleon-like ability to be inside the head of both male and female, young and old, and across a diversity of cultures. Her work is not only emotional and heartfelt, but astoundingly on target. The price of this book is worth it for each story. A highly recommended read that kept me satiated with unexpected surprises and delights.”
-Ronda Miller, Life Coach
and author of MoonStain (2015) and WaterSigns (2017)

“ many thought provoking stories that live in your head long after reading them.”
-Yvonne Evie Green, Write Stuff Coordinator, Topeka, KS

Meadowlark Books
September 2014

Green Bike follows the lives of three couples, using the McGuffin, or shared symbol, of a classic Schwinn bike to link parallel tales. Following these tenuously linked tales, Green Bike is at once a muted romance, a graduate school bedroom romp, and a love letter to a dying mother.

Authors: Kevin Rabas, Michael D. Graves, and Tracy Million Simmons

Tiger Hunting was selected as the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award Winner at the Kansas Authors Club Annual Convention and Writers' Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 2013. 
Chasing Tigers Press - April 2013

      When Jeni returns to her childhood home in western Kansas, she never imagines that she'll be hunting a white tiger escaped from the circus or competing with an ape for the affections of the boy she once loved. While she waits for the man she's left behind to notice she's not coming back, she reconnects with her family and works to pick up the pieces of her life.

"Tracy Million Simmons takes the reader on a fun romp across the High Plains of southwest Kansas in a hunt for an escaped white tiger. With an engaging story of loss, family expectations, and finding one's way, Simmons shows us that home can be the greatest healer of all."
"The right amount of magic! 
Tiger Hunting is a winner from the start. Most of us have lost our direction at one time or another. Follow Jeni as her search leads through the most unexpected events around Tracy Million Simmons' own stomping grounds of Dodge City, Kansas. 
This book comes with a wonderful insight (for some of us) into the mysterious way a woman's mind works. 
I welcome this white tiger to Kansas."
~ Max Yoho, author, Me and Aunt Izzy and The Moon Butter Route

"Tracy Million Simmons writes with heartfelt warmth and humor when she develops her characters and their relationships in this entertaining and delightful story."
~ Gloria Zachgo, author, The Rocking Horse

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