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I'm Tracy Beaker - have you heard of me? I'm stuck in The Dumping Ground just at the moment, but I'm sure my Mum will come and get me soon. A certain Justine-Hateful- Littlewood has stolen my best friend Louise but I don't let it get me down. I never cry. Ever. I've done a bit of screaming and stamping in my time mind you ... I like eating birthday cake. And Smarties and Big Macs with French fries and strawberry milkshakes. I also like story writing. This is a story all about me - so I know you'll enjoy it!
BACKSTORY: Read Tracy Beakers interview with Jacqueline Wilson and find out where Tracys unusual name came from!
About the Author
Tracy Beaker says Jacqueline grew up in Kingston. She didnt have any brothers or sisters, but she always wanted some which I think is crazy, Id much rather be an only child because that way you dont have to share. Shes been writing books for years and years since she was nine. When she left home she went to work as a journalist, and wrote for lots of different magazines, which sounds really fun to me. She used to write the answers to the problem pages, and made up horoscopes. She even had a magazine named after her! My friend Cam says she used to read Jackie when she was young. Then Jacqueline started writing books, and thats when she became mega-famous. Shes written loads of stories and shes won tons of awards, like the Smarties Prize, the Guardian Childrens Fiction Award and the British Children's Book of the Year. She was the Childrens Laureate from 2005 to 2007, which means youre a really super-duper important person where books for kids are concerned. She was even made into a Dame in 2008, by Her Majesty the Queen.
Jacqueline still lives in Kingston and she has two cats, called Jacob and Thomas. Jacobs almost as famous as Jacqueline these days.