to listen to the Sunday, November 11, 2012 Conversation with Tracey L.
Thompson, author of Fatropolis.
Fatropolis is the alternative history, paranormal romantic adventure of a
young fat woman with low self esteem who falls into another world where fat people lead happy, normal,
Most of her life Jenny has felt she's not good enough, not attractive enough, because she's fat.
Then one day she stumbles through a portal between a world that values thinness and one that values roundness.
Sometimes falling can wake you up.
Tracey L. Thompson was born and raised in southern California and now resides
in northern Virginia. She is a wife and the mother of five children.
After overcoming domestic violence, divorce, single motherhood and low self-esteem, she went on
to earn a master’s degree in psychology with a specialization in marriage & family therapy from Chapman
University, and now has written a novel that sheds light on the issue of weight discrimination in a fun and
In the last twelve years Tracey has made a living at social work for hospice, working with
at-risk youth and their families, training military families about aspects of resiliency, and now social work at
the community level assisting needy families and the homeless. Her interests include spending time with her family,
spiritual pursuits, playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading, writing, knitting, scrapbooking, movies, and
More info about Fatropolis | About the Author
What are Pearlsong Conversations?
In January 2009 Pearlsong Press started hosting a series of free teleconference calls in which publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D. chats with one or more
Pearlsong authors (and possibly you!). If time and technology permit, callers can ask questions and join
in the conversation. The calls usually last about an hour.
Each teleconference is recorded and the recording made available for listening online or
downloading at the Pearlsong Press website. See the links below for the archived recordings.
Click on the link below to listen to and/or download the mp3 recording
Interrupted—Louise Mathewson discusses living with brain
& her poetry collection chronicling transformation by trauma
(October 21, 2012)
Fat—Lonie McMichael, Ph.D.
discusses health vs. persuasion in the war on our
(September 9, 2012)
Tamaren & Michael Wittner
discuss their true-life tale of transformation
(July 15, 2012)
Control―Lynne Murray, Leslie Moïse, Linda C.Wisniewski & other authors
(May 20, 2012)
Conversation with Leslie
Moïse, Ph.D., author of the memoir Love is the Thread:
A Knitting Friendship (February 12, 2012)
Conversation with Mary
Saracino, author of The Singing of Swans
(January 15, 2012)