After Marine Corps friend’s suicide: Why Tracy wrote ON POINT

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

She hasn’t talked about it much, except with close Marine Corps friends. But in the preface of On Point, Tracy reveals the darker motivation that compelled her to develop a writing guide for veterans and their families: the violent suicide of a Marine friend who had been a Beirut veteran.

The details of her friend’s suicide are too disturbing, even today, to discuss publicly, and she wouldn’t out of respect for her friend’s family. But in a piece she wrote for the blog of award-winning novelist, Kathleen M. Rodgers, Tracy explains how the Marine’s suicide rattled her into action.

You can read that piece here.


Welcoming Cait Duffy to the team!

Cait Duffy, publicist for

Cait Duffy joins the team as Tracy’s publicist.

In her role, Cait will work closely with book store owners, colleges and universities, and others for the scheduling of On Point author events and workshops for veterans and their families.

Cait has a B.A. from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she played a vital role in the transformation of the college’s newspaper, the Current, from worst in the state for fifty years to Best in Florida, three consecutive years, as well as garnering the newspaper’s first regional and national awards.

In addition to her role as Tracy’s publicist, for which she brings proven skills in public and media relations, Cait works as a staff writer and editor for a national publication.

Interested in booking an On Point event with Tracy? Contact Cait at