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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Tracey Enerson Wood

Tracey Enerson Wood loves discovering amazing women whose stories have been lost to history, and bringing them to life for today’s readers.

Her debut novel, The Engineer’s Wife, the story of the woman who saw to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge is an international and USA Today best seller. Her sophomore novel, The War Nurse tells the unforgettable tale of Julia Stimson and her nurses in WW1 France. Both novels are published by Sourcebooks.

Her co-authored anthology/cookbook Homefront Cooking, American Veterans Share Recipes, Wit, and Wisdom, was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2018 and all authors’ profits are donated to organizations that support veterans. Life Hacks for Military Spouses is her latest non- fiction release, also an anthology from Skyhorse.

Tracey has always had a writing bug. While working as a Registered Nurse, starting her own Interior Design company, raising two children, and bouncing around the world as a military wife, she indulged in her passion as a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She has authored magazine columns and other non-fiction, written and directed plays of all lengths, including Grits, Fleas and Carrots, Rocks and Other Hard Places, Alone, and Fog. Her screenplays include Strike Three and Roebling’s Bridge.

Other passions include food and cooking, and honoring military heroes.

A New Jersey native, she now lives with her family in Florida.

Tracey will be appearing at Word of South with the author John Cribb.