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Tracey Hawkins is an award-winning author of children’s books and adult non-fiction works. She has lived in the Australian Capital Territory since 1983, where she formerly worked as a Policewoman with the Australian Federal Police Force, and raised her family.


Tracey writes for children of all age groups. Her books include stories about monsters, wild adventures, being lost in Alaska, sports, ocean adventures, history, and her favourite- mystery.

Hidden beneath her stairs, Tracey keeps a secret stash of skeletons, and an interesting collection of fake arms, legs and hearts for her crime workshops for children.

Tracey has won awards for her children’s picture books.




Leaping Lola was a

CBCA Notable in 2020.

















Nancy Bentley The First Australian Female Sailor  won the ACT Book of the Year Children's section in 2012. It was also shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2012. 

Max Meets a Monster featured on the BBC television show Cbeebies.




Tracey is Ambassador for the ACT Chief Minister's Reading Challenge, and a May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellow.

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