Lacey Weatherford

Biography

Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do! Haha. I was nine years old and wrote a four "chapter" mystery story called The Diamond Caper. It took up all of two pieces of lined paper. LOL! I gave it to my mom and told her I wanted to be a writer. She read the story and smiled, and then told me I could be whatever I wanted. I found the story safely preserved in my mom's possessions, as I went through her belongings after she died several years ago. I couldn't believe she had kept it for 30 years! Everything I had ever written was in that box, from award winning essays, handmade cards, love notes, letters, poems, amd other short stories. She kept them all. I recently visited with a woman who is a psychic. She told me she felt my mom was the one who loved my writing and was pushing me in that direction. After finding that box with my "firsts" in them, I agree. That box is more precious than gold to me now. (Thanks for believing in me Mom!)
What is your writing process?
I actually get asked this question a lot, and now that I have been at this for several years I don't really see that I have a definitive answer. You see, I am very visual and audio inspired. So instead of necessarily dropping lines of a story, I'm cultivating a whole picture in my head, just like a movie, with action and motion. As with any creative project, they are all different. So I find I tend to approach my stories in the same manner. Depending on what kind of story it is, I will be researching widely different things. I try to experience certain things the characters might, if I'm able to go to the area I'm writing about. Sometimes I dream it all up in my head first. Sometimes I simply pick a beginning, middle, and end point, and then let the characters evolve each chapter as they see fit. I know that sounds crazy...but the characters really do control the story. I always listen to that because it is usually a change for the better. In the end, for me, my process is "just keep writing, the rest will all work out." #GoWithTheFlowProcess
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