Stacey is a former school librarian and holds a certificate from the Institute of Children's Literature. She also holds a degree in Spanish and has lived in Latin America. Stacey is a member of the SCBWI and an advocate of diversity in reading. She is a community service volunteer mentoring women and girls of diverse backgrounds for over 25 years. Her expressive outlet has been writing since the age of 7, but she has recently ventured into publishing her works publicly. Her faith keeps her balanced and full of deep purpose. Stacey lives happily in California with her husband and they both enjoy traveling internationally.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm working on making my books available to readers on all levels. I'm looking for schools, libraries, even businesses with waiting rooms to carry my stories. I like to promote early childhood reading and positive imagery in written messages.
Who are your favorite authors?
I've enjoyed reading Dean Koontz, Maya Angelou, John Steptoe, Judy Blume and a mountain of other authors. I also like the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe and various works of Nikki Giovanni. Currently I really like the writing style of Alexander Kwame.
Real life experience about a child kidnapped from her village in Sierra Leone, Africa in 1756. She survived the middle passage thousands of miles across the ocean. She was sold to a South Carolina plantation owner who kept strict records which gives us a glimpse into her life. Young people will be inspired by the courage of a little girl who symbolically made her way back home.
A young girls' love of singing is hampered by her stage fright. Her parents and grandparents are all singers. Music envelopes her life. How will she overcome her phobia to perform a song live for a special event?