Stacey D. Atkinson
I was born and raised in a rural village in New Brunswick, Canada, where I lived with my mother and sister in an old farmhouse with a pack of cats and acres of land for roaming. I later moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to attend art college and met my husband. We now live in Ottawa, Ontario, with frequent trips home to the Maritimes.
I first fell in love with words as a songwriter. I grew up playing guitar and later studied piano, which became the backdrop for my writing. I also used to write short stories and remember having a deep conversation with my grade four English teacher about the rules of grammar at the time and how I absolutely had to break them because I needed to start my sentence with the word "and."
I love to write stories about strong female characters in memorable settings along the East Coast of Canada. My first book, STUCK, is a coming-of-age story about a young Acadian woman growing up in a small fishing village in New Brunswick. My second book, LETTERS FROM LABRADOR, tells the story of young British nurses working in the beautiful, yet unpredictable, northern coast of Labrador, Newfoundland.
Awards: Benjamin Franklin Book Award, IndieReader Approved, Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award
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Letters from Labrador
by Stacey D. Atkinson
Published: May 7, 2016.
At twenty-five, Patricia moved from Britain to Canada to work in northern Labrador as a midwife. How does one live an extraordinary life only to forget it?
by Stacey D. Atkinson
Odette Leblanc is promoted to night-shift supervisor at the local convenience store, but at the age of twenty-three, she already feels like her life has become a predictable routine. That is, until she meets a mysterious doryman and his cat on the beach, followed by an unexpected run-in with an American sailor. Each man will undeniably change the course of her life forever.
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