Books and Writing

Information about my books and my writing (just like it says on the tin)

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

By tracy crisp

Black Dust Dancing


Heidi knows there is something wrong with her son, but she is young and inexperienced and doesn’t know where to get help. Caro, her doctor and sister-in-law, has moved to the town looking for a way to redeem herself after the death of her husband. Heidi and Caro are separated by age, but share a restless yearning. Together they discover that the place they love is making their children sick.

By tracy crisp


Coming soon(ish)

On the night of a statewide blackout, a fractured family meets at the Adelaide Airport, each of them trying to stop their mother from getting on the plane.


its economy and the lucidity of its language are stunnning

– gillian dooley


Quietly self-assured, with a sharp eye for detail

– kabita dhara


a telling moment of disclosure, a decision tensely awaited and satisfyingly revealed at the poignant climax of the book

– katharine england