Tracey Scott-Townsend is the author of uncompromising family dramas which delve into often uncomfortable aspects of relationships of all kinds, but motherhood is frequently at the heart of her stories. Sense of place is also important. Three of her books feature the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire, where she lived for a year when she was young.
Tracey writes in her shed in the garden, warmed by the wood stove. She and her husband frequently take to the road with their dog, Riley, in a van which also has a wood stove. They go to wild places. Tracey’s favourite is the Outer Hebrides, the setting for a future novel.
Tracey is the mother of four grown children. She is also editorial director of Wild Pressed Books, a small publishing company she runs with her husband Phil Scott-Townsend. They published their first three books in 2016, one of which is Tracey’s third novel, The Eliza Doll.
Of His Bones, her fourth, marks a return to publication with Inspired Quill.