These photos pretty much sum Stacy up. Here we go from left to right … she loves books of all types, but she especially has a weakness for children’s books. (Huge shout-out to Olivia in picture 1.) Stacy has two amazing kids who have inspired all of her books (Shout-out to Annabelle and Jack in picture 2.) Stacy has amazing, talented friends who support her like crazy and make her look good in photos (Tina photography shout-out in picture 3). And finally, picture 4 is proof that nature truly feeds her soul as this was taken on a hike in the Grand Canyon.
Stacy is a big believer in listicles because let’s face it … you’re much more likely to read it this way. So here are 7 random facts about her.
- OKLAHOMIES. Stacy grew up in Oklahoma, but she now calls Wisconsin home. She still has great ties to her Oklahomies and goes back often.
- #BIRDNERD. She is a total #birdnerd. Ever since she was the editor of the national magazine, Birds & Blooms, she’s has a little obsession with birds. Her faves are owls and woodpeckers.
- RESILIENT AND STUBBORN. Stacy wrote for nearly 10 years before her first book was published. She attributes it to being resilient, stubborn, and lucky.
- GARDEN GEEK. Take her nerdiness around birding and then double it for gardening. She ran her own veggie stand as a kid. She’s a big advocate of gardening for wildlife. And she likes to teach gardening concepts and classes to local youth. Her son, Jack, is a great gardener and will probably know more than Mom one day.
- WUSSY AT TIMES. She love, love, loves nature and is a huge advocate of it. But she prefers glamping over real camping, and snakes make her shudder. Her daughter, Anna, has been known to catch snakes before, though.
- NATURE GIRL. Despite her wussiness, she really tries to push herself as much as possible. One year she took a solo trip out West to hit five national parks in four days. Think Cheryl Strayed but not nearly as cool.
- A BIT OF A SAP. Stacy works full-time, writes books on the side, and dreams of the day when she can reverse these two. For anyone who has contemplated writing, chasing after a dream, or trying something new, Stacy recommends becoming a doer and following the words of the wise Lorax. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”