Tracy Darnton

Tracy Darnton lives in Bath with her husband and two sons.


Originally a lawyer, she graduated from Bath Spa MA Writing For Young People course with a distinction in 2016. Tracy was shortlisted for the 2016 The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. She also won the Stripes/Bookseller YA Short Story Prize and her winning story was published in their I’ll Be Home for Christmas short story collection in 2016.


Her debut YA thriller, The Truth About Lies was published by Stripes in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Stripes have acquired 2 more YA novels, the first of which, called The Rules will be published in July 2020.


Simon and Schuster will be publishing the first of 2 picture books from Tracy, My Brother is an Avocado in 2021.