February 25, 2007|Posted in: Uncategorized

Yee haw — lovely meeting with the editor from Falcon/Ankh and she is excited about my poetry. I get to put together a manuscript with more poetry than we can use by March 9, and she’ll select the best/strongest pieces and order them. We’ll work out between us what we like best for final version.

I’m very excited — looking forward to a June 1 release date for this, finally — Amaryllis: Collected Poems. Yay ๐Ÿ˜‰

Watch this site then, for updates and info on release party, readings, etc.

And wow. Let’s see what else we can add to our plate: five kids, big house, landscaping for a summer wedding reception, fixing up inside as well, and planning a wedding. Oh, yeah, studying with the Salon, meeting with my women’s group weekly, and the like. Oh well. It’ll all come together in the end. 2007 is the year of no fear. I have no doubt that I can do it all…with just a bit of help from the Universe, and my friends.

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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.

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