Tracey Meredith

Biography

Tracey lives in the west of England and has done so for the last 30 years or so. She started writing to encourage her son to read something other than train magazines- the idea being that he would tell her what would happen next and then she would write it for him, ready to read at bed time. Yes, you're quite right- it never happened.. The unfinished manuscripts were found during a decorating session and determinedly finished over a four year period- four in all. Growned was the first one finished and edited. Others now published are The Angel in Towerhouse Wood and (as Beryl C Jones) a token Romantic adventure called A Foreign Land, which seems to have gone down quite well. Finding Richard was the last of the four to be published.
New stuff is on the way, and this time she is determined to finish it in less than 8 years. She has done the final edits to Barry & the Dinosaur King, which is released 6th April 2017. There are, as you will see, also a couple of free short stories on her Smashwords page. You can also read the first part of Barry at http://traceygb1.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_8.html .

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt are probably the only authors I actively seek out.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Having to pay the bills. The dog and cat contribute quite a bit too. On non work days, I am loathe to waste my free time doing nothing- there's always too much to do and too little time to do it!
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Books

Barry and the Dinosaur King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,500. Language: British English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Be careful what you wish for. Captain Arman Durant wished for action, any action. What he wasn't expecting was inter-dimensional travel and a group of blood thirsty dinosaurs. And Barry wasn't expecting to find a group of—well, Barrys. And Elian certainly wasn't expecting to find himself in a Bordeaux where dinosaurs still rule and there isn't any pizza. Will any of them make it back alive?
Grandma Stannard (and why you shouldn't annoy the neighbours)
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: British English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“Trick or Treat?” said the boy, in an annoyingly sing-song voice. “It's April,” said Grandma coldly. “And?” offered the boy. And so begins the worst afternoon Grandma Stannard has endured for a long time. A short story based (very loosely) on an old fairy tale
Discovering the Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 8,580. Language: British English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Red's mother gets involved with a handsome man with a perfect smile. He won't take no for an answer and Red is starting to get worried. Connor has a theory, but should Red take him seriously? A short story to while away your bus/train journey. For 16years upwards.
Never Put Your Hand in a Crocodile's Jaws (and Other Useful Advice)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: British English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
An anthology of daft rhymes for children of all ages (8 years upward will appreciate most of them). 33 poems of varying length, with more than a nod to Belloc and Dahl. Most of them aren't to be taken too seriously, and most, I hope, will elicit a smile. And a few- just a few- might make you think.
Finding Richard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,150. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Joel is lost in Bristol during the Blitz. Is he dreaming, or has the world gone mad? The people here seem to think it's 1940 and Hitler is trying to invade. Will Joel make it back home? Or will his new friend, Richard, get him killed looking for shrapnel on bomb sites, or dodging explosions during an air raid? Joel just wants to get out of the place and find out what on Earth is going on.
Grimm Stories & Other Faery Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,260. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a collection of seven short stories based on traditional fairy tales. In some cases they are more Dahl than Disney. Enjoy an hour or more reading tales you thought you knew, and perhaps crack a smile or two. It's cheaper than buying a magazine, and there are no annoying adverts. Wolf, Rapunzel, Jack, The Frog Prince, Goldilocks, Snowdrop and Rosebud, here to entertain you.
The Angel in Towerhouse Wood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
It's not often that you meet an angel when you're skipping school. It's not often that you jump into a pond and find yourself in another world. And when did you last have to deal with trolls and goblins? Not to mention the ruler of this miserable land, who has, it turns out, some serious anger management problems. Maybe Joel should have gone to triple maths after all.
Growned
Price: Free! Words: 40,850. Language: British English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
For Liam, a move to the country is bad enough. But bad goes to worse when he's kidnapped and shrunk by a couple of fairies. It turns out Liam might be the heir to the throne of Fairyland, and not everyone is happy about it. Will Liam survive predators and the Vapourer's assassin long enough to be growned and get back home?

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Smashwords book reviews by Tracey Meredith

  • The Tree of Ticket Leaves on Sep. 21, 2014

    Charming and whimsical and a pleasant read. I would pitch it at 6-10 year olds. The characters are engaging (I especially like the character Wut, who is a question mark who bounces everywhere) and the story quietly draws you in. Will Meri find her way back home? Will Tackling Dummy get his new canvas? And what is wrong with the croapfs? You might have to read the whole series to find out- but I don't think that will be much of a hardship.
  • Waiting for the Train on Nov. 18, 2014

    Nice story, good twist. Deserves more than 2 stars even before the corrections, in my view.
  • Wychetts on Feb. 26, 2016

    Fast paced adventure with lots of humour and gags, and with a frisson of terror. What's not to like? I'd suggest this is good for 8years up, particularly if you like being just a little bit scared.
  • The Blood Calls You Back on Feb. 28, 2016

    Nice, quirky adventure, that is well paced. I look forward to his next literary ventures.
  • Adam The Office Ninja on Feb. 28, 2016

    I can only agree with previous reviewers-good story,unexpected ending.
  • Introducing Serina K., Ph.D. and Future Famous Person on Aug. 31, 2016

    What a little gem! I downloaded this for a quick, light read before I went to bed, and it was brilliant. Mr Moore pitches the voice of Serina K perfectly- full of fun, but not irritating or twee. I look forward the the further adventures of Serina K and, of course, Suzy the dog.