Tracey’s latest psychological thriller, The Perfect Holiday, will be published by Boldwood Books in April 2022, under the name TJ Emerson. Before writing fiction, she worked in theatre and community arts. As well as acting, she ran drama workshops in healthcare settings, focusing on adults with mental health issues. Her short stories have been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, and her feature writing has appeared in Stella magazine, Woman’s Own and The Sydney Morning Herald. Her first psychological thriller, She Chose Me, was published by Legend Press in 2018.

She has a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Edinburgh and works as a literary consultant and writing tutor. She is also the Creative Director of The Bridge Awards, a philanthropic organisation that provides micro-funding for art and community projects.

Tracey will be using her residency at Cove Park to work on her third novel, The Victim’s Code. This story centres on a man just released from prison after serving a sentence for rape and is told from the points of view of three women connected to him—his daughter, the girlfriend he met through a prison pen pal service and his victim.