Stacy Juba


Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her new Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. Get your FREE Storybook Valley Welcome Kit on her website.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is a large oak and black desk that I bought at Staples. It has my daily planner open in front of the keyboard, my latest manuscript pages, my flash drive, and assorted storage containers for paper clips, pens, etc. I also have the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People card deck in a special holder and every few days I will choose another card to inspire me.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story, The Curse of the White Witch, in third grade. By fifth grade, I was writing my own mystery series, the Cathy Summers mysteries, about an 18-year-old amateur detective. I wrote my first novel, Face-Off, at age 16 and it was published during my freshman year in college. I have always loved to write and have always been an avid reader. I was always introverted and writing was a way for me to express myself.
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Where to find Stacy Juba online


Hockey Rivals
Brothers battle on and off the ice in this action-packed young adult sports series about twins Brad and T.J. McKendrick. It's head-to-head, skate-to-skate, winner takes all!
Face-Off (Hockey Rivals #1)
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Offsides (Hockey Rivals Book 2)
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Storybook Valley
The Storybook Valley sweet romantic comedy books are the perfect beach reads. Come visit this old fashioned fairy tale theme park in the Catskills, full of fun, flirting, and laughs.
Fooling Around With Cinderella
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!)


Offsides (Hockey Rivals Book 2)
Series: Hockey Rivals. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 32,060. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Twin hockey stars T.J. and Brad have finally resolved their differences and forged a friendship on and off the ice. Now high school seniors, they focus on landing a commitment to a D1 school. What should have been the best year ever takes a nasty hit when the boys’ parents announce their divorce, and Brad makes a mistake that could impact his game eligibility.
Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty
Series: Storybook Valley. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
This Sleeping Beauty isn’t sure she wants to wake up… Dance instructor Rory Callahan, named after Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, likes to play it safe. When she meets Kyle, he’s impulsive, persistent, and her exact opposite. He’s pushing her to tango way past her comfort zone and keeping Rory on her toes more than twenty years of dance teachers ever had.
Fooling Around With Cinderella
Series: Storybook Valley. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 53,070. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella's toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother.
Young Ladies of Mystery
Price: $7.99 $4.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 180,520. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Features the adult mystery/romantic suspense novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim, and the young adult psychic thriller Dark Before Dawn, in one download. Solve a cold case with aspiring reporter Kris Langley; discover the downside of fame with former reality show contestant Cassidy Novak; and meet teenage psychic Dawn Christian, who discovers that ESP spells D-A-N-G-E-R.
25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back
Price: Free! Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Inspired by Stacy Juba's bestselling novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, this collection of poignant and uplifting essays is the perfect book to enjoy over your morning coffee. Read about school days, quirky jobs, romance, raising a family, hard times, the writing journey, and much more in these slice of life vignettes from 52 writers. Reflect upon the small defining moments that shape your life.
Teddy Bear Town Children's Bundle (Three Complete Picture Books)
Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Three complete picture books, featuring whimsical illustrations of teddy bears. Your children can learn about the U.S. flag code in the The Flag Keeper, discover how a determined bear overcomes her fear of loud noises in Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise, and watch young Jenny take the first steps toward independence in Sticker Shoes. For ages 3-8. All in one bargain-priced download.
Dark Before Dawn
Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 56,900. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
(4.21 from 14 reviews)
When teen psychic Dawn Christian learns her new fortuneteller friends may be tied to freak “accidents” in town, she has an important choice to make – continue developing the talent that makes her special or challenge the only people who have ever accepted her.
Face-Off (Hockey Rivals #1)
Series: Hockey Rivals. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 29,130. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Head-to-Head, Skate-to-Skate, It's Winner Takes All! When Brad's twin brother, T.J., the apple of their father's eye, transfers from his fancy prep school and into Brad's public school, Brad must contend with T.J.'s growing popularity as the school's new star hockey player. Re-issue of the hockey classic!
Laundry Day (Short Mystery Story)
Price: Free! Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A short story by mystery author Stacy Juba. When Gregg accidentally discovers his neighbor's lingerie collection drip-drying in her shower, he stares in fascination at a scene that looks like laundry day at the whorehouse. After his neighbor is found dead - strangled with her own fishnet stocking - the next victim might even be closer to home. Approximately 2900 words, plus bonus excerpts.
The Flag Keeper
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Elizabeth may be a little bear, but she treats the American flag with big respect. After Dad leaves for a trip, Elizabeth pledges to raise the flag all by herself and create her own Independence Day. This illustrated picture book teaches children about U.S. flag etiquette through a fiction story, flag facts, activity idea, and discussion questions.
Sink or Swim
Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 68,790. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 9 reviews)
Cassidy Novak has gained fame for starring on the reality show Sink or Swim. Not only does she lose and have to walk the plank, but after returning home, Cassidy discovers she is being stalked. As her former competitors get knocked off one-by-one, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker's bizarre rules. When the stalker forces a showdown, Cassidy must walk the plank again - this time for her life.
Twenty-Five Years Ago Today
Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.30 from 20 reviews)
For 25 years, Diana Ferguson’s killer has gotten away with murder. When editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek mythology, she must fight to stay off the obituary page herself. Finding out the truth about that long ago night may shatter Kris’s present, costing her love, her career, and ultimately her life.

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Smashwords book reviews by Stacy Juba

  • Trevor's Song on Feb. 05, 2011

    I read this novel in three days and couldn't put it down. It's so original, about the members of a famous rock band, and gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their personal lives. If you've ever wished that just once, you could be a fly on the wall to observe what your favorite celebs are like in person, you'll appreciate this book, a blend of serious situations with light moments. I liked the complex characters and their interactions. By the end of the book, you'll consider the characters friends and wish for more - luckily the author has provided more with her Demo Tapes collections, short stories and outtakes showing the characters at different points in their lives. A great read. I wish this band was real so I could hear their music.
  • Hit List on Feb. 05, 2011

    I loved this book with its blockbuster premise. What do you do if your sane mother one day loses her mind? Ian hires a beautiful investigator to look into his mother's disturbing behavior. I was reluctant to put the book down, wanting to know where the story was going. Darcia Helle takes readers down a road of twists, turns and dark family secrets. The story also has a sweet romance. I didn't figure out where the plot was going, yet all the clues were there. What is the hit list and why are people being targeted? Do they deserve it? Read this book to find out the answers - you won't be disappointed.
  • A Valentine For Victoria on March 02, 2011

    I really enjoyed this story and was glad that I downloaded it. I liked the main character and the author's style drew me in. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romances, and the story also had an element of suspense. After reading the story, you'll want to check out Lainey Bancroft's novels.
  • ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes: Year 1 on April 12, 2011

    I read this before the full length book Trevor's Song, which features the same characters, and it instantly drew me in. I liked how the author introduced the stories and snippets with explanations about why she wrote them. The stories are quick and enjoyable to read and provide further depth into the characters from Trevor's Song.
  • ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes (Year 2) on April 12, 2011

    I read these stories after Trevor's Song, the full-length novel which features the same characters. I'm so glad the author has collections of short stories available which feature the same cast, as it's like coming home to old friends. If you haven't read Trevor's Song, then the Demo Tapes anthologies are a great introduction. The characters in the stories are well drawn and complex - a good read.
  • The First Kill on April 12, 2011

    Wow, this was a powerful short story based on characters from the two Michael Sykora novels - No Justice and Beyond Salvation. It was really well written with well-drawn characters. Having read some of the author's full-length books, I shouldn't have been surprised by how powerful this was. I haven't read the Michael Sykora novels yet but have just downloaded them as this story left me intrigued and wanting to know more!
  • Nexus Point on April 12, 2011

    I grew up reading Robert A. Heinlein and the Star Wars novels, but somehow over the years I stopped reading science fiction. Nexus Point brought me back to those days and was an exciting read. It was well-written, full of wonderful descriptions and details that project the reader right into the story. Dace was a likeable character caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Fans of science fiction novels should love this book. Jaleta Clegg is a fresh new voice in the science fiction genre.
  • BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology on June 29, 2011

    What an impressive anthology of stories. This collection contains short stories from a variety of genres and you're sure to discover talented new authors for your to-read list. I read it in a weekend and was always disappointed to finish a story, thinking the next one couldn't possibly reel me in as much as the previous one, but I was wrong. The Bestseller Bound collection had me hooked from page one until the end.
  • The Dream on July 18, 2011

    This was a page-turner! Lynne was a compelling, well-drawn character in a situation that many people have faced - do you keep looking for that one special true love, or settle for good enough? Mixed in with this story of relationships and finding your life path is an unusual twist. Lynne is haunted by a dream and strong intuition that she may be with the wrong man. Is it normal wedding jitters, has she turned psychic, or is she being guided from beyond? I read this book in two days, every time I could get my hands on it, as I wanted to know where it was going. If you enjoy contemporary fiction with a splash of romance and the mysterious, then you'll be riveted to this book.
  • Ex On The Beach on Sep. 10, 2011

    I really enjoyed this sweet and humorous romance story. I loved the dynamics of the two interfering families and the chemistry of the romantic leads. Lisa Scott has a sparkly, fun and flirty writing voice. If you're looking for some light reading that you can finish in one or two sittings, you'll love this story and it also gives you a sample of the author's style. She has many other books available that would appeal to readers who enjoy this story. Download this one and discover a talented romance author!
  • Beach Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories on Sep. 10, 2011

    I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of fun summer romance stories, all set on the same beach. Lisa Scott has an amazing knack for quickly creating characters that readers care about. I loved how each story had a small thread that carried over into the other stories. After looking at her many other books and collections, I'm delighted to see how prolific Lisa Scott is. it's like a bag of potato chips. You won't be able to stop at just one.
  • Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories on Oct. 11, 2011

    This was such a fun read! Each story reeled me in with sassy female characters, romantic chemistry between the leads, sparkling storylines, and a touch of humor. I love how in Lisa Scott's collections, the stories are intertwined. This collection is a wonderful read for the beach or for cozying up on the couch. It's exactly the kind of romance style that I enjoy reading - light, witty and flirty, but without graphic scenes. And it's so nice to read stories with happy endings. This collection will put you in a good mood, and once readers finish this one, they'll be scurrying to buy Lisa Scott's other books. Luckily for romance readers, she has plenty of titles available including several Flirts short story collections. I've already read three of her books and will be making my way through all of them.