Gemma Sutherland isn't happy. A year after the death of her mother, her dad has married Shelley, whose daughter, Portia, is a spoilt brat. As if that wasn't enough they've moved house and Gemma has to go to Naylorsfield Comp where they don't let girls play football like they do at her old school. Frustrated with her new life, Gemma rebels, shocks her dad by becoming a Goth and vows to drive Shelley and Portia away. She also starts a campaign to introduce girls football at school. Mr Cassidy, her PE teacher, lends his support and the other girls become interested, but Tyrone Collins, Shelley's big headed nephew and the star of Naylorsfield's First Eleven, will do anything to prevent the girls from training or playing in fixtures. Meanwhile, there's a mystery surrounding Shelley and Mr Cassidy, and Gemma sees her chance of getting rid of Shelley for good. About 50,000 words in length, 'Goalden Girl' is suitable for readers age 10+.
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.