Tracey has written fiction for as long as she can remember, covering a variety of genres and subjects. She is currently enjoying success with her first stage play WITCH, a historical drama based on original English witch trial transcripts, which premiered in 2016 and has been performed continuously ever since. It has been used as Theatre In Education for Years 8 and 9 and for Exeter University undergrads, and has been included as a formal seminar in two Bristol University undergrad degree courses – “Witchcraft” and “History Outside the Box”. Its 75th performance was also its London premiere.
In 2017, Tracey’s Lovecraftian short story Dark Words was accepted in Fairy Tales and Folklore Reimagined, an anthology of prose and poetry from Between The Lines Publishing, Minnesota. As well as the dramatic and scary, she has also written ‘Sammy’s Saturday Job’, a story about a dragon for young children (2016) and ‘The Septillion of Hheserakh’, a collection of fictional creation myths and legends with a strong Norse flavour (2018). This is the companion book for one of her current works-in-progress, the first in The Fire-Eyes Chronicles, a projected series of six fantasy novels following the adventures of a young elf who embarks on an epic voyage of discovery. Dragons feature quite heavily in that one, too… Tracey's short story "Guardians" appears in the 2020 anthology Tales of Deepest Darkest Devon by the Exeter Authors Association. She and her husband Mark co-wrote Dark Folklore, published in 2021 by The History Press. Her first full-length fantasy novel, Who Is Anna Stenberg? is published on 31st October 2023, by Between The Lines Publishing.
Tracey has previously written a regular folklore column for the Dartmoor newspaper The Moorlander, and is the researcher for The Folklore Podcast, created and run by her husband Mark.
Currently, Tracey is working on several projects as well as the fantasy novel. A new non-fiction title extends the research she undertook when writing WITCH. She is looking forward to sharing the story of the Lyme Regis housewife whose 1687 trial inspired her, as well as exploring the themes and issues raised in the play. A sequel to Who Is Anna Stenberg? is also in progress.
Tracey is an active member of the Exeter Authors Association, an authors’ network providing support to writers and promoting a love of books and reading.
When she is not writing, Tracey can be found behind a microphone, as one of the voices behind Devon-based indie audio production house and theatre company Circle of Spears Productions. She is a freelance narrator on Audible and has a sizeable list of stage, TV and film credits. She gives talks to a variety of groups on historical subjects such as witchcraft and early modern medicine. She doesn’t relax often, but when she does, it generally involves reading, coffee and her slightly unhealthy obsession with sock yarn. She lives near the edge of a forest in mid Devon with her husband Mark, her daughter, and a feline trip hazard.