You Heard It Here First

February 15, 2007|Posted in: Uncategorized

Happy Valentine’s Day from the two happiest people you know…last night, with all the kids (minus Mia) in attendance, Patrick proposed to me. Lovely ring, sweet words, lots of laughter and a resounding yes! Everyone knew but me! More on this later — gotta run to work — but tra-la, it’s true and it’s official. Look for wedding news to be posted here soon.

From the future Mrs. Patrick Alan Tracey

Advice to Aspiring Writers: Patience is a virtue. And good things come to those who wait. And the third time is the charm. And love conquers all, including tragic histories and broken hearts. I could go on…;-)

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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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