Tracy-Lee Easthorpe is a Joburg resident that has lived in Johannesburg all her life. She's 36 and a single mom of one. By day – she is an accountant but her dream, from the time she could read, was to be a children's book author. She loves reading and words, and finds so much joy in the imagination of children's books and their stories. Her passion is working with children, and this is her first in a series of children's books, with the common theme being an unusual English word for each book.
Her vision for her first book is to spark a curiosity for words, and a love for reading for meaning in a fun way. She believes that we all have a bit of 'Naledi' in us. We all want to be seen and heard and sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we can achieve this just by being our authentic selves. She hopes that the story of Obnoxious Naledi and the Poppysmic Fairy will bring joy, wonder and self-love into the lives of all who read it - little and big people alike.