Abbie Palmer is ecstatic when she receives an e-mail from her beautiful French 'e-mate' Colette telling her she wants to visit in the summer holidays. Then Abbie realises Colette will find out she lied about her background, so she tries to put her off with a message saying she is going away for the summer. Unfortunately Colette doesn't get Abbie's message. She turns up unexpectedly and that's when Abbie's problems start. First of all Colette turns out to be an absolute stunner. She looks more like eighteen than sixteen and Abbie feels young and fat in comparison. Secondly Abbie has fallen in love with the gorgeous Richard Farnham, a young teaching student who is going to do his placement at Abbie's school, but Richard falls for Colette instead, even though Colette claims to be in love with someone else. Abbie is heartbroken, but tries not to let them know how she feels. Can she ever make Richard notice her, or will he be always out of reach?
Tracey Morait was born in Liverpool, England, in 1964, where she lived up until 1990 when she moved to Bristol in order to work as a librarian. There she met Keith Mitchell, whom she married in 1993.
Tracey writes and self-publishes books for children and young adults between the ages of nine and sixteen and Keith designs the book covers. K&T Mitchell is their own small press.
Big Brother (paperback, 2012) Science Fiction/horror/ghost - Teens
Epiworld (paperback, 2010) Science Fiction/Fantasy - Teens
Abbie's Rival (paperback and Kindle, 2008) Young Romance - age 9-12
Goalden Girl (paperback and Kindle, 2007) Sport/Football - age 9-12
Tracey gets much of her inspiration for her writing from her interests and life experiences. She is a keen Liverpool supporter and plans to write more football fiction. A sequel to Goalden Girl will be published in 2013. Epiworld was inspired by her real life experience of epilepsy with which she was diagnosed in 2000.