CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR, TRACIE FRANK MAYER, SHARES THE FIGHT OF HER LIFE WITH NEW MEMOIR: INCOMPATIBLE WITH NATURE-A MOTHER’S STORY
(New York, NY—March 6, 2017) –Notable author and socialite, Tracie Frank Mayer, is proud to announce the release of her inspirational memoir, Incompatible With Nature-A Mother’s Story.
Incompatible With Nature-A Mother’s Story is the compelling narrative of one woman’s fight to save her child’s life; an unflinching account of love, rebellion and resilience. In the summer of 1984, Tracie, a young African American woman, fell in love with and married a German man and moved to his country. Uprooted from everything familiar to her and in a land where she knew no one and didn’t understand the language, Tracie gave birth to her anxiously awaited son. Twelve days later, her psychological balance tumbled fully into despair: “There is no surgery to save him,” the doctors explain to her husband in German. “Let your baby die,” they say to her in broken English. Their son, Marc had been born with Heterotaxy Syndrome; essentially a two chambered heart rather than four, an extremely rare and fatal condition.
Battling her husband, the doctors who didn’t believe Marc could survive, his innumerable infections, as well as her own fears, she found a way to hold on in the maelstrom while doing all she could to give her son a chance at life.Tracie’s enthralling memoir is a remarkable tale and a true testimony to the perseverance of the human spirit.
Incompatible With Nature-A Mother’s Story is available for purchase at Barnes & Nobles, major online & independent bookstores, and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Incompatible-Nature-Tracie-Frank-Mayer/dp/1537201298.
A full review of Incompatible With Nature-A Mother’s Story is available on Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/tracie-frank-mayer/incompatible-nature/.
Tracie Frank Mayer will be appearing in the following locations to discuss Incompatible With Nature- A Mother’s Story:
- February 11, 2017- Windows Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel-300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048- 3-5 PM
- February 15, 2017- Go Red For Women Luncheon- Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center -610 N Bell School Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107-11AM-1 PM
- February 15, 2017- University Of Illinois College Of Medicine and Pharmacy-Rockford, IL- 5:30-6:30 PM
About the Author
Born in Seattle, Washington, to a beauty queen and a gifted entrepreneurial father, Tracie is an accomplished international writer, blogger, lyricist, public speaker, and real estate investor. Tracie is the owner and creator of Talk with Tracie, an English language coaching business that helps native speakers hoping to improve their English conversation skills. Tracie supports various charitable organizations, including die Elterninitiative Herzkranker Kinder, Köln e.V. (Parents Initiative for Children with Heart Disease of Cologne), the Ronald McDonald House in Cologne, Ärzte für Ethiopia (Doctors for Ethiopia), the Elternhilfe for Kinder mit Rett Syndrome in Deutschland (parents’ support group for children with Rett Syndrome), and the VITA e.V. Assistenzhunde (VITA Assistant Dogs Organization). Tracie is an active member of the American International Women’s Club of Cologne, a social organization that supports the international community in Cologne and raises funds for a variety of philanthropic projects focused on women’s rights. Together with her sister Dana, who resides in Seattle, Washington, Tracie writes an upbeat blog—Menopausebarbees—about the meaning, madness, and magic of middle age.