On Episode 25 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with poet, reporter, and novelist Julia Park Tracey.
In a wide ranging discussion, we touched on:
- writing lyrics for an 80s metal band;
- whether she really got heckled in French at a book reading at a Mexican restaurant;
- what it was like working with self-publishing giant, iUniverse;
- her new novel, Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop;
- the stipend she gets for being the poet laureate of Alameda, CA (spoiler alert: it’s $0);
- wardrobe malfunctions at readings;
- the decision that sparked her career as a writer.
Plus, on Today in Writing: After 50 years, a new novel from Harper Lee. And, in a special “Today in NOT Writing” segment, sci-fi/fantasy author Raven Oak shares a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
About Our Guest:
Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop and the forthcoming Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News. She is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California. She’s also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. Her articles have appeared in Thrillist, Quill, San Francisco Chronicle, and in many magazines; her latest literary work appears in Sugared Water.