Tracy King is a writer, producer and consultant based in both Birmingham and London (or wherever there's wifi). Her memoir, Learning To Think, will be published by Doubleday in March 2024.
She started her career in marketing and PR for newspapers and magazines before going freelance in 2005. Alongside a successful career as a marketing consultant and copywriter, Tracy built up a large following for critical thinking and commentary on science, technology, politics, medicine, film and videogames.
She wrote a monthly print column about gaming culture in Custom PC magazine for fifteen years, and has written for media including New Statesman, Guardian, Stylist, the Telegraph, and The New European. Her media appearances include BBC Radio 4, BBC Sounds podcasts, National Geographic Channel, Good Morning Britain, and Newsnight.
She has also written and produced for science organisations including Imperial College, and undertook a major comms project for the Royal Institution’s BBC Christmas Lectures, Britain’s oldest science event.
She wrote and co-produced episodes of the popular Pearson Education podcast Nevertheless, aimed at women and girls in STEM.
As a producer, Tracy is well known for animation, including the award-winning music video WHY? for Canadian rock legend Devin Townsend; ENCODE: The Story of You, voiced by Matilda creator Tim Minchin, co-written with IT Crowd and Red Dwarf script editor Andrew Ellard; and educational cartoons about the weather for EUMETSAT, voiced by Adam Rutherford and Konnie Huq.
She co-wrote and produced the bestselling graphic novel (Orion, 2014), based on her viral smash hit animation, Tim Minchin's Storm (5.6million YouTube views), and produced an animated pilot for a children's educational show with astronaut Chris Hadfield.
As a marketing consultant, she worked with Prof Richard Wiseman on a pioneering digital campaign for bestselling science book Quirkology, including a series of viral YouTube videos which have gained over 72 million views, and was the producer and organiser of the charity science and critical thinking conference TAM London.
Her campaign volunteering includes social media outreach with Caroline Criado Perez on the successful campaign for a statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Sq; a 2018 campaign with the MP Jess Phillips against sexual harassment; acquisition and admin support for the fundraising campaign Authors For Grenfell; and a fundraising campaign with charity theatre company Told By An Idiot, of which Tracy is a trustee.
In her spare time Tracy does stand-up comedy, makes miniature furniture, and plays Minecraft.