Tracy Franz

Originally from Alaska, Tracy Franz lived in Japan for ten years. She now resides in Nova Scotia with her husband—Soto Zen priest Koun Franz—and their two children.


Her essays have most recently appeared in Lotus Petals in the Snow: Voices of Canadian Buddhist Women (Sumeru, 2016), Lion’s Roar, and Tricycle Magazine. Find her at tracyfranz.com

Titles by Author

My Year of Dirt and Water

My Year of Dirt and Water

by Tracy Franz

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

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