Meanda Books is the imprint for books (hardbacks, paperbacks, ebooks, and audio books) by the author, Tracey Warr. The books are in a range of genres, including medieval historical fiction, eco/speculative fiction, and art writing.

Tracey Warr was born in London and lives in a small village in southern France, near Toulouse, where she is surrounded by medieval castles and spectacular landscapes and riverscapes. She also spent several years living in southwest Wales. She is a keen, slow, river swimmer; a voracious reader of history books and fiction; and a gleeful grandmother.

She was May Queen at primary school, swimming team captain at secondary school, and has a PhD in art history and MAs and BA in English literature and creative writing. She studied at University of Hull, Oxford University, University of Plymouth, and University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The castles and landscapes of Wales and France inspire her historical fiction. She is the author of five historical novels set in medieval Europe and centred on strong female leads. She draws on old maps, chronicles, poems and objects to create fictional worlds for her readers to step into. Her writing awards include an Author’s Foundation Award, a Literature Wales Writer’s Bursary, the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative and a Santander Research Award. She is leading the team organising the Historical Novels Society 2024 UK conference.

Before becoming a full-time writer she worked as a contemporary art curator and art history academic. She worked with artists including James Turrell, Marina Abramovic, Helen Chadwick, and Christian Thompson. She was a university lecturer and programme lead at Oxford Brookes University and Dartington College of Arts. She was a guest professor at Bauhaus University, Weimar and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. At the beginning of her career, she worked for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Chatto & Windus publishers and the Arts Council of Great Britain. Until recently she was Head of the new Dartington Arts School in Devon, UK where she continues to teach on MA Poetics of Imagination. She works as an academic editor for Scribbr.

She is a member of the Society of Authors, the Historical Novels Society, the Historical Writers Association, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. Her fiction books have been read by over 5,500 readers.