Thank you so much for your interest in my work. I hope it’s because you, like the New York Times, think I am “a voice the food world needs,”
not because you got confused and think that this is a diet plan.
This is just a quick welcome email to let you know I’ve added you to my email list, and a quick explanation of what I use the list for.
(1) Why am I on this list?
This is the basic news and events email list for journalist and author Tracie McMillan. I wrote The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table (Scribner 2012). I have gotten it into my head that you WANT to get these emails, most likely because you gave me your email address in some way, shape or form. If I am wrong about that, please accept my apologies and click ‘unsubscribe’ below.
(2) What is this list?
I’m Tracie McMillan, an independent author and journalist. I’ll be using this email list to let people know when new feature articles come out; anything big happens with the book, and when I have speaking engagements coming up. I use this less than Twitter and Facebook, so if you want to know about nearly all appearances and published work, you should follow me @TMMcMillan, on Facebook or at my blog.
(3) Can I get more info?
Of course. Speaking gigs are tracked on my public events calendar, and there’s the full complement listed in #2: website, Twitter, Facebook and Blog. Have your pick.
(4) How can I help?
Great question, thanks for asking.
- Review The American Way of Eating on Amazon.If you’ve read my book and liked it, I would be thrilled if you could take 5 minutes and write a tiny review. This is actually hugely helpful for new authors. But if I may: Listen to what your mother told you, and if you can’t say anything nice, I’d rather you didn’t say anything at all.
- Intern. Admin and research help: I’m swamped but always interested in hearing from folks who like my work and want to help out. If you think the title “unpaid intern” sounds glamorous and exciting (instead of exploitative and depressing), please show some initiative, email me through my website, and let’s talk. I can’t promise I”ll get back to you quickly, but it’s worth a shot.
- Spread the word about The American Way of Eating. I can’t emphasize this enough. While I”ve gotten a few nice reviews, some have been horrible, and the way a little-ish book like mine will have an impact is if through word-of-mouth. If you like my book, convince friends and colleagues to buy and read it, too.