Tracy Darnton is a writer for children and young adults. Her recent YA novel The Truth About Lies is a thriller set on Dartmoor about a girl who remembers everything. Described by the Guardian as “thought-provoking and crisply written…an assured and charismatic debut”, The Truth About Lies was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019.
Tracy won the YA Short Story Prize run by Stripes and the Bookseller and was published in I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
Her short story is now the basis of her next YA novel, The Rules, about a girl on the run from her prepper dad, which is out with Stripes in 2020. Tracy also enjoys writing for much younger children and has two picture books being published shortly.
She loves engaging with young people on the pleasures and craft of writing. She writes on books and writing for a teenage magazine and is part of the #BookPenPals scheme twinning authors with schools.