Tracy Gilpin has just published another book, Double Crossing, published by Black Star Crime (a Mills & Boon imprint). A review by Barbara Ludman in the Mail & Guardian says it is ‘great fun and well written’.
I attended the launch at the Book Lounge last night and was inspired by her achievements. She said in her short speech that, at the age of nine, Pippy Longstocking had the most profound effect on her, and it was through this character that she realised that she would become a writer. She belongs to the Landsdowne Writers’ Club and has quite clearly formed a warm bond with its members, and that they’ve been an essential source of support through her writing journey. She has had thirty short stories published internationally – a real inspiration for all us closet writers waiting for the story to find us.
I had the pleasure of photographing Tracy for her publicity material.