Tracy Crisp

writer and funeral celebrant

I’m a writer and funeral celebrant living by the beach in Adelaide.

My second novel, Surrogate, has just been published by Wakefield Press and I will be staging my new show The Forgettory at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. To read more about my celebrancy follow the ‘funeral celebrant’ tab at the top of this website, or visit my celebrancy website over here.

I believe that climate change is real, and our actions to address it are urgent. I also believe that racism is a scourge that harms many and diminishes us all. 

By tracy crisp


Good mothers don’t give up their babies … do they?

Rachael Carter, a young nurse, is asked to house-sit by a colleague she barely knows. Dr Cate O’Reilly is travelling to Vietnam with her husband to adopt a baby. Before long the request has changed. The couple need a surrogate.

Rachael sees an opportunity to leave her own troubles behind, but is soon caught up in new struggles, both sexual and psychological. She discovers that this couple will do anything to see their dream of a child fulfilled.

Surrogate is a powerful story, beautifully told

Other Books and Shows

Black Dust Dancing
(my first novel)

(2018 Adelaide Fringe)


The Forgettory

(2019 Adelaide Fringe)

Funeral Celebrancy


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Memorial Services

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On farewells

In which I’m grumpy, even if I know I shouldn’t be