About

T.L. Hicks/ Mystic Rose, A.K.A. Tracie Lynn Hicks, was born in Taylorville, Illinois, in 1973, and is the youngest of eight children. She graduated in 1992 and married the love of her life on Halloween in 2004. 

Tracie has PTSD, Social Anxiety, Chronic and Generalized Depression, and Maladaptive Daydreaming. She uses her mental conditions to develop her stories, revealing weaknesses, yet overcoming them.  

Tracie has an interest in the paranormal and created the Christian County Ghost Hunters Society. She investigated and researched the Christian County area of Illinois. Because of health issues, Tracie had to retire from investigating, but she still researches. She uses the information she finds to create realistic, Young Adult and Adult, horror and supernatural stories. You can never tell between fact or fiction in her tales. 

Tracie has always rearranged movies and television shows in her head. Why not build on that? She started her path of higher learning with the University of Phoenix in 2014, and will finish at Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. The knowledge gained will help her get the movies and shows running in her head on paper. 

For now, Tracie is a Content Creator, Editor, Trainer, and Team Captain at Coffee House Writers. She is working on her first novel, Hell’s Half Acre along with a book and the script, Tara’s Truth. Tracie is working on another story, Seven Gates of Hell

What People Say

“Tracie was great to work with. She was super organized and handled her position with ease. She handled all of my questions with kindness and professionalism. I am so very glad to have gotten to work with her.”

Patricia Harris

“Tracie is an excellent editor and goes above and beyond to ensure that her writers have everything they need. I have worked with her for over two years and have always been extremely impressed with the amount of effort she puts in with her training and communications. She is always available for questions and assistance any time it is needed and provides excellent services to her writers.”

Jessica Willing

“Tracie is always willing to go the extra mile to help those she works with. Her writing is exemplary and entertaining. She has a mind full of inspiration, which she uses to inspire herself and all those around her. Tracie is an asset to any team she is on. She is always in a forward motion of learning and teaching others. Her editing expertise can make any writer become a great writer.”

Jill Yoder
Donna Trovato

Education

DegreeSubjectFocusSchoolGPA
Associate of
Arts
CommunicationCreative Writing

Professional Writing
University
of
Phoenix
2014
GPA 3.87-
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of
Arts
English and Creative WritingFiction
Screenwriting
Southern
New
Hampshire University 
2017
GPA 3.539
Cum Laude
Master of
Arts
English and Creative WritingFiction
Editing
Southern
New
Hampshire University
2018
GPA of 3.585
Cum Laude
Master of
Fine Arts 
Creative Writing Fiction

Professional Writing
Southern
New
Hampshire University
2020

GPA of 3.707

Let’s build something together.