By day, Tracy Hager is a Young Person’s Librarian, Chair of Youth Libraries Group (South West) and overseer of passionate discussions and silliness for the phenomenally successful Thrillseekers book group.
By night, she writes stories that get under your skin and stay there. Tracy’s projects include middle grade and YA novels as well as picture books.
In her job, she reads, reviews, buys and promotes books, as well as running activities, groups and events for newborns all the way up to the top of YA. This informs and inspires her writing.
In addition to this, she is a member of SCBWI and the YAvengers Critique Group, which she set up with four other writers.
In a former life, Tracy was a Public Artist & Designer, with commissions in England and the US. She taught art and was Artist in Residence in over one hundred schools. Tracy wrote content for board games (including Cranium), made props for films and websites and even tried her hand at stand up comedy. She has, of course, also worked as a bookseller.
As well as the day job, and having two children, Tracy has been addicted to education her entire adult life. After completing various art courses in London and Seattle, Tracy gained a certificate in Writing for Children & Young People at the University of Washington. She then studied for an MSc in Library & Information Management. This was followed by three years becoming a Chartered Librarian.
Much of her career has involved a great deal of public speaking, media interviews and running creative writing and art workshops, for small groups to 1000+. She actively talks about all-things-book-and-library related on Twitter and Facebook.
Art features strongly in her books, and words in her art.
Tracy lives in Bath with her family.