Tracey Lee Hoy

Biography

Australian born, Tracey lives with her family in South Wales. Awarded a Highly Commended for short story in the NSWSC, she wrote two comedy sketches aired on radio in Western Sydney. She is also an amateur musician and watercolour artist and works in education.
Her first edition of, Rhuddlan, first book in the Conwy series was first published by Authorhouse in 2007. Rhuddlan, Conwy, Padraig, and Galen's Child are now available in Ebook format from most international distributors.
The fifth and final book in the Conwy series: Caery's Gift will be published during 2017.
Other titles by this author are: Lilláen of the Lake, What Brainstem and Other Anecdotes, Illustrated Children’s picture book Cadwy's Haircut, and Writing was the Easy Part – a self-help guide to improving writing.

Smashwords Interview

What kind of childhood did you have, and how did it contribute to your love of writing?
Growing up in the West of Sydney, I had a wonderful childhood roaming the land. Living in a semi-rural area, I walked a mile to school. For me, walking was a way of watching the world and as a child with a rich imagination there were plenty of opportunities to learn, experience and grow an already fertile imagination. We didn't have lots of technology to distract us, and so sometimes I would just stop my meandering (often late to school...) to sit under a tree to watching the birds fly, or a flower move in the wind, or imagine a derelict house to be secretly inhabited by aliens, or ghosts. I loved reading books, but it was when we started writing our own stories that my world blossomed into something more tangible. My parents loved life and gave us lots of experiences, trekking into Sydney to visit museums, Art Galleries, events, marches etc. We’d go to the beautiful beaches and climb rocks, go fishing, ride in little row boats, and beach comb; a wonderful, rich childhood which all served to cultivate my blossoming imagination.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I read was before I started school. I remember my mother and father reading it to me often and eventually realising what the words meant. It was a wonderful feeling of power. I sat underneath a bench in our kitchen with a pencil and paper and wrote out some of the story for myself so I could read it. (I also wrote in the book…). The book was, ‘The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. I loved Dr. Seuss as I was a quirky child with a quirky imagination. My favourite story by him, was, ‘I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.’ My family were great readers, and a trip to the big library was a half an hour train ride. Getting to choose books was an amazing adventure in itself. I cried reading Charlotte’s Web, and loved the adventure in Treasure Island. Enid Blyton was a great favourite of mine for a long time. When I was about 9, I read the Hobbit and the Middle Earth concept excited me. My first Time Travel novel was, Charlotte Sometimes, a book my sister gave me to read about a young girl who went to sleep in a boarding school only to awaken as a different girl forty years ago during World War II. It was a short story but I believe it had such an impact on my imagination. My first book, Rhuddlan had a similar theme although my character woke in Medieval Wales.
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Books

Galen's Child
Series: Conwy. Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 83,240. Language: British English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Rachel dreamed of Connor all her life until one day she woke stained with the blood of a man who lived 600 years ago. The signs worry Galen and Rhee as the legend that changed their lives long ago, transports their only daughter to her destiny with Connor in Medieval Wales, but does Connor and Rachel’s remarkable connection prove stronger than time itself?
Writing was the Easy Part
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Would you like your writing to be more than just a hobby? Writing was the Easy Part - Powerful writing & proofing tips looks at creating a workable writing space, planning, setting realistic goals, effective time management, writer’s block, taking breaks and a power proofing trick for a more purposeful and productive writing experience to begin your writing experience.
Cadwy's Haircut
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Cadwy is about to start Big School. His mother decides to have his long, messy hair cut for the Big Day. His friends tease him about his haircut and he tries to solve the problem himself but decides he doesn’t want to go to school after all, although the big day will arrive anyway. Cadwy is set in Wales and is suitable for 3 - 7 year olds.
What Brainstem?
Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Being a writer is a mad thing in itself, yet writing comes from some place inside which, if you weren’t mad in the beginning then you soon will be. The crazy thing is that writing often emerges along with a multitude of other thoughts, plans, worries and daily narratives.
Pádraig
Series: Conwy, Book 4. Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 77,710. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Ciarán Gruffydd sends idle son, Pádraig to kin in Scotland to learn some responsibility from notorious Laird William Fraser however Pádraig, mistaken for a Macarthur is beaten and left for dead but is rescued and healed by fey Eilís MacDonnell. Pádraig uncovers the imposter but it may be the end to an old feud as Eilís teaches him more about life and magic than any Laird could.
Conwy
Series: Conwy, Book 3. Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
On the mountain the air filled with dark rolling mist and a dawning magic summoned Ciarán Gruffydd from beyond everything he knew. Seventeen years before, Ciarán’s mother Rhianna travelled back in time to Medieval Wales but the stranger Galen who helped her became trapped in time. Galen has found a way home but must take Ciarán to the present time and unknowingly endangers their family line.
Black Irish
Series: Conwy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When Jack Gruffydd crosses the Irish Sea he is disturbed by an odd sense of recognition meeting Kate. She thought the peat bog Celtic cross she'd found at the ancient monastic site in Athlone was magical but fear crossed Jack’s heart and time pressed its weight on him as it had many times before. This time though, he understands. Jack and Kate are about to discover they have a history.
Lilláen of the Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Daniel Callaghan had never married nor had children. He was feeling lonelier than he ever had and knew that death was probably close at hand but in meeting a fey woman by the lake of his childhood home, Daniel discovers that life has an astonishing gift in store for him.
Rhuddlan
Series: Conwy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,900. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Whispers that the Welsh Chieftain's daughter Rhianna is a changeling child have plagued her life since her brother’s abduction by mercenaries. A sultry, beautiful young woman Rhianna is betrothed and miserable until something unbelievable happens. Meanwhile in the present time Rhee Llewellyn meets fey stranger Galen and is hurled back to a time of legend, magic, and romance in Medieval Wales.

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Nicola Jones
Latest book: Walking in Their Footsteps. Published April 29, 2013.