Tuesday, January 19, 2016
TRACY PRESS -- It was in 1979 that Ernest Brawley, a Tracy High graduate, had his second novel, “Selena,” published. Just recently, the book is being republished and is available with two other of his novels on Amazon in hardcover and Kindle editions. Obviously, Ernie knows the Tracy territory. His dad, also Ernest Brawley, was a captain at Deuel Vocational Institution, and young Ernie went to Tracy High. He earned a Bachelor’s in English and Master’s in creative writing from San Francisco State University. He was a correctional officer at San Quentin and worked for the Southern Pacific as a brakeman. In addition to “Selena,” Ernie also authored “The Rap,” based on his experience at San Quentin.