Interview with Tracey Jerald, Author of Perfect Composition

03 Aug 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Perfect Composition?

Two things sparked the initial idea. The first is I was a musician growing up. I played four instruments up to the time where I sustained an injury to my wrist while I was in college. It was such a pleasure to make music, I started from a young childhood and had the pleasure of touring Europe playing the cello. I parlayed that into becoming a rights and clearances paralegal for a worldwide internet company later in life. With both experiences, I know there is so much more that occurs behind the scenes than what the public sees. There are high flying emotions that affect every aspect of an artist.

If you woke up in the world of Perfect Composition, what is the first thing you would do?

Immediately race to work at the law firm that represents the hero of the story, Beckett Miller, because I’d be super late! I loved that job.

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

You are both the first and last line of defense between you and a nebulous world of darkness. Trust your instincts and let me give you some insight on how. For the record, the book was Hackable: How to do Application Security Right by Ted Harrington

Where did you write Perfect Composition?

I wrote Perfect Composition in my home office and my couch. The main thing I needed while writing were my headphones and lots of music. After all, how can you write about a sexy rockstar and not have music?

Pretend you qualified for the Olympics this year. What sport would you compete in?

It’s funny you ask this particular question because I actually was a competitive swimmer. Trust me, I have the shoulders to prove it! Before life happened, I predominately swam the distance butterfly and freestyle events, so I’d hope to compete in the 200m butterfly, the 800m freestyle, and the new 1500m freestyle that Katie Ledecky crushed.

Tracey Jerald is the author of the new book Perfect Composition

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