About the Ebook
I once asked a friend: why can’t I be free? Why is there a
cage around me? And he responded: but, girl, aren’t you
partly responsible for building this cage? You just sat
there while the cage was built around you.
So, I took down the cage.
This collection of poems, The Longing & Other
Fairytale Feelings, I first began writing at age eleven;
since I was old enough to acknowledge the cage around me.
Now, at almost thirty, I am happy that this Lark can fly free.
Tracie aka The Literary Gangster is from NSW and has lived in Indonesia and Melbourne. In 2013, she saw her writing come to life on stage as a finalist in the Solo Monologue Competition. In 2014, Tracie self-published her poetic musings in, The Longing & Other Fairytale Feelings, and she had two short stories published in Short and Twisted 2014 by Celapene Press. Tracie has appeared on ABC's RN Earshot with a radio produced version of her ABC360 short story, Jean. She organised and coedited the Melbourne Writer’s Social Group's latest anthology: Melbourne. Tracie writes book reviews, theatre reviews, short stories, and travel articles, for The Australia Times, and previously held the role as Editor for The Australia Times Fiction magazine. Tracie is invited to participate the Scone Literary Long Weekend as part of a panel discussion with the topic ‘Keep It Short’ in November 2016.