About The Team
From a young age Tracey worked as a career with young children and adults with various disabilities which she found most enjoyable and rewarding. Tracey also backpacked and worked abroad for three years in her younger years. This included Norway where she and her pen pal met for the first time. In recent years Tracey still enjoys visiting other countries to experience the way of life there. Tracey currently works as a Registered Nurse and a Midwife which she most enjoys. She has travelled to many different countries and in her spare time she enjoys sailing, craft, card making and painting, reading and creatively writing books for children.
Tracey found the idea for her first book during her Registered Nurse training, on a health promotion placement in Western Australia. During this practicum Tracey found it most enjoyable constructing a play on oral hygiene. Her main motivation in writing this book was to encourage children to make healthy eating choices and to educate them on the importance of oral hygiene as an essential part of health. Tracey feels that this book will help promote and get the message across to children in a fun and humorous way to children.
Tracey quotes that from writing this it has inspired her to write more children’s picture books. Tracey states that the reason she choose children’s books is because you can be quite imaginative and creative to keep the reader’s interest and the moral of the story can be told through this.
Malcolm has written a short story in the past which was published in a book of short stories called “Paper Sandwiches”. In his sparetime he is involved in writing, acting, sculpting and cartooning. He currently lives in Wellington, where his days are filled with sketching, reading and gardening, and entertaining two fat lazy cats.