The book has been published with helping hands from her husband Simon and Tracey admits it’s a strange concept talking divorce a dozen times a day in a new marriage, but the collaboration seems to be working incredibly well.
He is also divorced and has a perfect empathetic spirit and has been very interested to read stories from men who have had a tumultuous time getting there.
Simon explained, ‘I completely understand Tracey’s passion to tell the tales of men who have suffered at the hands of violent, bullying, self-obsessed, vitriolic or venomous women. On the subject of domestic violence against men, for example, it’s an enormous problem in the UK alone and hardly ever spoken about. That said, ’POD: for Men’ is going to be as humorous and cheeky as its predecessor and the editorial team are hopeful more men will step forward with contributions of their stories, with a view to them being turned into verse by Tracey.
With books being stocked in the US and throughout Europe and with Tracey being a sustainable living writer and soul at heart, it is hoped that a bit of simple technology will provide a solution for her to be able to appear at book signings anywhere in the world, without leaving her home county of Dorset in the South West of England.
She proposes a traditional book signing at a table in a shop and to offer a private audience with each customer that wants to speak to her and request a personal message inscribed in their book. A computer and webcam, speakers and a tablet that turns Tracey’s handwritten dedications into files that can be printed in the shop instantly, should allow her to have personal conversations with her readers around the globe, leaving an almost zero carbon footprint.
‘It is a bit alternative, but if you generate a buzz somewhere, it’s great to follow it up with some face to face time with your audience’, she explains.
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