April 15, 2005|Posted in: Uncategorized
News flash…just found out that my Modern Muse column in the Alameda Sun (most of which were posted here) won an Achievement Award from the CNPA (California Newspaper Publishers’ Association) for 2004, in the category of Columns/Commentary/Criticism.
They were judged together, not individually, as an example of general excellence in the category. The three I submitted were the book signing that went wrong, slavery and hunger/food bank.
Wait, I think I didn’t actually post them all. I’ll find them and post them here for your elucidation and entertainment.
So woo-hoo! Do you know how long I’ve been waiting to be an award-winning writer? Hint: FOREVER!
Advice to Aspiring Writers: Good things come to those who wait. Or, it’s about time.
Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.