Poet Laureate Releases Next Novel

Courtesy photo Julia Park Tracey

Alameda author and Poet Laureate Julia Park Tracey recently published Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News, the second book in the series "Hot off the Press,’’ which features an intrepid young newspaper reporter in search of the truth and the next big scoop.

The first book in the series, Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop, was awarded Honorable Mention in General Fiction at the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival, and was a number-one bestselling book on Amazon in December 2014.

In the new book, Veronika, sassy tattooed reporter, is on the trail of another news scoop, and this time there’s a Hollywood television house-flipper, a pirate and his treasure, new friends and old friends, long-distance love and heartache. Will Veronika find out what true love — and true gold — are worth?

Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News and Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop are available through Ingram and any online bookstore, in trade paperback and e-book formats.

The book is 136 pages and runs $10.95.

Park Tracey is a freelance journalist, who has written for newspapers and magazines in Northern California. In addition to the "Hot off the Press" series, she has written Tongues of Angels, and The Doris Diaries series, two biographies about the Roaring Twenties.

Find out more at www.juliaparktracey.com.

Courtesy photo The Hot off the Press Series of novels takes place in an island city that bears some similarity to Alameda, and a main character who writes local news.