Tracy Duran is a self-taught historical researcher and advocate. Her interest in local history started while listening to the childhood stories her parents shared with her. The “old times” always intrigued Tracy. She is an avid collector of vintage items related to her hometown, Aurora, Illinois, specifically anything featuring the main "character" of her upcoming novel “Shadows of Leland”, the Leland Hotel. She likes utilizing her hometown and her knowledge of its history not only for familiarity but also the city's “haunted” aspects. It has been said that Aurora has a significant layer of spiritual dust. Some local folks might recognize certain aspects of Aurora and its surrounding towns in her stories.
|Visiting "Boot Hill" Nebraska|
"Where the cowboys were buried with
their boots on"
As a young girl, Tracy used to write many short stories while attending grade school through high school. She always wanted to write a screenplay and see her stories made into movies. It wasn't until she found her focus and her cause when she started writing stories about spiritual incidences.Tracy's first experience with the spiritual world was when she was four years old.
|Tracy at home|
Tracy lives in North Aurora, Illinois, with her husband Coyote and their daughter Makayla. She absolutely loves her family and appreciates all their support.
|Duran Family Forever|