“No exact match found for “Tracey” in British & World English”

(Did you mean Trancey?)

 Oxford Dictionaries, 2016 

They call me Muuu-uuu-uum, missus, scientist, and writer. I live and write on a big wet rock overlooking the Atlantic.

By day (elsewhere)

I studied biochemistry at KCL and have worked for 20 years as a scientific writer. I’m also interested in child literacy; since Jan 2007 I’ve been reading with children as a parent volunteer in a local primary school — this makes my soul dance. At home my children review books for Lovereading4kids which is fun and involves gorgeous things like pre-publication Roddy Doyle books. We’ve also reviewed for The Guardian’s children’s book club.

Fiction (here)


I write fiction. I’ve had various short stories published, was shortlisted for the Oct 2016 Bath Flash Fiction Award, and for the 2015 Bridport Prize (short story), longlisted for the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize, shortlisted in the 2013 HISSAC short story competition, and longlisted in the Flash 500 competition (July 2014).

Full details and a selection of stories are available on my short fiction page.


From 2009 to 2012 I used a pen name (Martha Williams) to write short stories and flash fiction. I won a few prizes, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize (short story), commended/published in the 2011 Seán Ó Faoláin Competition, longlisted for the Fish short story prize (2010) and Fish flash fiction prize (2012), and had about 30 flash fictions published.


There is, of course, a novel. (I’m on it — Apr 2016.)

Represented by: Gaia Banks at Sheil Land Associates.

Filter reading

I enjoyed filter reading for the Glass Woman Prize (8th, 9th, and 10th — 2010/11) and Flash-Fiction South West (2012).


This is where I wear pyjamas, rant and spit.