Tracey L. Thompson
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Tracey L. Thompson was born and raised in southern
California and now resides in northern Virginia. She is a wife and the mother of
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 fanciful way.
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, guilt-free lives.
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 music.
Praise for Fatropolis
"Welcome to Fatropolis, where to be 'hearty' is to be desirable and sought after—where food makers
are valued and war mongers are nonexistent. Welcome to Fatropolis, where to eat and drink is fraught with fun, not
"In a few places in Manhattan, with the help of miniature carved stone goddesses, one can pass
through the portals between a world that values thinness and Fathattan, in Fatropolis, a world that values
"All her life Jenny has been told that she is not good enough, not attractive enough, because
she is fat. While shopping for a gown for the key social event of the company for which she works, Jenny
stumbles through a portal into a different country and a different dimension. Suddenly her round beauty is
appreciated, she is fawned and fought over by men, and women are happy to befriend her.
"Through her journeys to Fatropolis Jenny learns to value her body and herself and to stand up
for what she believes and intuitively honors. But most of all, as Fatropolis gives her a second lease on
life, Jenny learns what it is to love herself, to love life, and to love."
author of FatLand