About Tracy Corbett
Tracy grew up in Berkshire as part of a large and noisy family. She now lives in a small village in Surrey with her motorbike-loving partner and works part-time for Citizens Advice. She’s worked for the charity for seventeen years in various different roles, including advising prisoners and representing clients in the County Court. She works with an amazing group of volunteers, who give up their time freely to help their community. She also finds it a great avenue for ‘people-watching’, something that as a writer, provides endless inspiration for character development and story ideas.
Away from work, Tracy has been actively involved in amateur dramatics since the age of eleven. She’s acted in many productions, written sketches and directed shows. Her first role was in Aladdin. She played a jewel in the genie’s cave and was told to ‘stand there and sparkle’ – not exactly taxing stuff. While most teenagers spent their free time obsessing with fashion, make-up, pop music and boys, Tracy would often be found prancing around the stage pretending to be Miss Muffet, Bessie the Milkmaid, and her personal favourite, Aurora the Goose. Adulthood brought with it more serious roles, such as Nora in The Dolls House and Maggie in Hobson’s Choice. She’s also played Viola in Twelfth Night and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her favourite role was Geraldine Granger in The Vicar of Dibley.
Tracy started writing in her late twenties, song lyrics, sketches for pantomimes, before attempting her first novel. Several re-writes and numerous writing courses later, she had her first near miss at getting published. Over the years she’s written numerous short stories, a number of which have been published in My Weekly magazine. She’s also been short-listed for several writing competitions, and won 1st prize in the Southern Daily Echo Feature Article competition before finally being published in 2017 with her debut novel The Forget-Me-Not Flower Shop.
Tracy describes her writing style as modern tales of romance, with engaging quirky characters, who overcome adversity, grow as people, and conclude in a satisfying optimistic ending. Her influences include authors Harlan Coben and Jenny Cruise.
Tracy’s ambition is to continue writing novels and making a fool of herself on stage.