Author Archives: Tracy Barnhart

Black’s Opal: Never Cross Your Own Path Is Now Available!

I’m thrilled to announce that Book 3 in the Crystal Cave Adventures series, Black’s Opal, is now available everywhere you find great books. In this book, Emma and Brody travel to Lightning Ridge, Australia in 1925 and search for the … Continue reading

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Charleston’s 2018 Snowstorm!

Where I live, we rarely get snow. In fact, my family has been saving snowballs everytime we have barely enough snow to make a few. In my freezer, we have snowballs from 2010, 2014 and now, 2018. Every year of … Continue reading

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Rusher’s Gold is Now Available in eBook and Print

Have you ever wondered…Can the past erase the future? In the new Crystal Cave Adventures series book, Rusher’s Gold, Brody and Emma find that their actions when they travel to the past can change their own futures, and not always … Continue reading

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Crystal Cave Adventures Book #2 Facts: Rusher’s Gold

The Crystal Cave Adventures series is really taking shape with this second book that takes place in California in 1851. The research into the settings and history of the books takes a considerable amount of time, in addition to writing … Continue reading

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The Rockin’ Town of Diamond Falls, West Virginia

Diamond Falls is a beautiful town in West Virginia nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. This cute town of 65,000 people is home to Brody and Emma. Brody grew up in Diamond Falls, but Emma is new to town. When they … Continue reading

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The Geology of the Blue John Cavern

Thousands of years ago, the Blue John Cavern was carved by ancient glacial melt waters that flowed through the Castleton, Derbyshire, England area forming the underground cave system. The geology of the area, while somewhat simple, is very interesting. The … Continue reading

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As You Are Reading Blue John’s Cavern This Map Will Help

One of the reasons that I like to write fiction books that are set in a real place is the research that you can do for the book. Blue John’s Cavern is set in a real town in England. The … Continue reading

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Blue John’s Cavern is Now Available in eBook and Print!

BLUE JOHN’S CAVERN A Crystal Cave Adventures Novel (Book #1) Time Travel Rocks! Nothing interesting ever happens in Diamond Falls, West Virginia, and that’s doubly true for local teenagers Emma and Brody. Little do they know that their neighbor, a … Continue reading

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There are No Porcupines in England

When I was writing Blue John’s Cavern I did a lot of research about the area of Castleton, Derbyshire, England. I tend to write on the fly without much pre-planning so as new ideas and scenes popped into my head … Continue reading

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My latest book: Rock & Mineral Coloring & Activity Book is now in print

I am so excited to announce that I finished my first print coloring book. This fun book is great for kids who love rocks and minerals, games and puzzles, and coloring and dot to dots. With  78 pages of things … Continue reading

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