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 Transworld in Spring 2022.
She started her career in marketing and PR for the Birmingham Post and Mail (later Trinity Mirror Midlands), and worked in marketing roles for companies including Waterstones, Marketing Birmingham, Talis Ltd, and Costain 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 writes a monthly print column about gaming culture in Custom PC magazine, and has written for media including New Statesman, Guardian, Stylist, The Pool, the Telegraph, and The New European. Her media appearances include BBC Radio 4, BBC Sounds podcasts, National Geographic Channel, Good Morning Britain, and Celebrity Deal or No Deal.
She also written and produced for science organisations including Imperial College, and recently undertook a major comms project for the Royal Institution’s BBC Christmas Lectures, Britain’s oldest science event.
She also 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 (4.5million YouTube views), and produced the forthcoming animated series for children It's Not Rocket Science 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.
She was the producer and organiser of major science and critical thinking conference TAM London, with speakers including Prof Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins, Rebecca Watson, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie, Jon Ronson, Sue Blackmore, Richard Wiseman, and many more.
Her campaign consultancy 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; the fundraising campaign Authors For Grenfell; and a forthcoming fundraising campaign with Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid.
In her spare time Tracy does stand-up comedy, makes miniature furniture, and plays Minecraft.