Tracey Norman is a British author living in south-west England. She writes in a number of genres - horror, fantasy, children's and historical drama.
Her Lovecraftian short story Dark Words was originally published in Secret Invasion, a charity horror anthology raising money for MIND. Dark Words is currently published in Folklore and Fairy Tales Reimagined, an anthology of prose and poetry from US publishers Between the Lines. The story draws deeply on the archaeology of Dartmoor, providing a fictional back-story for some intriguing moorland artefacts.
Tracey's acclaimed historical drama WITCH is based on an accusation of witchcraft from Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK in 1687. It examines the subject without mention of covens, spells, devil pacts or familiars, focussing instead on everyday, mundane activities which could be viewed as neighbourly or malevolent, depending on the state of your relationship with your neighbours. The play premiered in 2016 and is still being performed in a variety of venues, including universities. Find out more about WITCH here.
In 2017, Tracey published her first children's book, Sammy's Saturday Job, which she also illustrated. Aimed at children aged 3-7, it follows the story of young dragon Sammy, who desperately wants to be a firefighter. She is given the chance to assist the fire crew one day, but it doesn't go well and Sammy has to think creatively in order to put things right. The story promotes inclusion and celebrating difference, as well as encouraging perseverance and creative thinking. Pick up your copy of Sammy here.
Tracey is an active member of the Exeter Authors Association and is scheduled to give a number of author talks throughout 2018. As well as working on the Chronicles, she is also currently engaged in further research on the Lyme Regis witchcraft case in order to produce a book about WITCH and the thousands of accused witches who inspired it.