Tracey was born in the United States and now lives permanently in Scotland. She previously lived in Ireland, England, and Romania, where she was a Fulbright scholar in creative writing. An avid traveller, Tracey has been to Japan, India, Jordan, Morocco, Canada, Chile, Easter Island, and North Korea. She has a cat, Perdita (named after the Shakespeare character), who she rescued from the streets of Fife.
Her poems have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Be the First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry, Hallelujah for 50ft Women: Poems About Women's Relationship to their Bodies, The Istanbul Review, Gutter, New Writing Scotland, The Frogmore Papers, and The Journal of the American Medical Association. Her short story “May the Bell be Rung for Harriet!” won the Brontë Society Creative Competition, with the shortlist judged by Dame Margaret Drabble, and was selected for Best British Short Stories 2015.
Tracey has won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust and three Creative Scotland grants. A fan of literary festivals, she’s worked and volunteered for the Hay Literary Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the StAnza Poetry Festival. She’s had a residency at Cove Park and attended the Spoken Word workshop at the Banff Centre.