About Me

With my daughter Grace, July 2011

Thanks to my understanding hubby, I get to stay at home and play writer.  Between my kindergartner’s busy life and taking care of the little ones at my in-home childcare, I stay pretty busy and love every minute of it.

I grew up watching crime shows with my dad and soap operas with my mom (R.I.P As The World Turns and Guiding Light), so it’s no surprise I’m a sucker for a good suspense novel with some romance thrown in.  I’m fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind, and I have dedicated Thursday to exploring the dark crimes (sometimes creepy paranormal fun) that plague our society. My husband says I watch way too many true crime shows and shakes his head when I spout off my latest research on serial killers.

Don’t worry, my life isn’t all about the macabre. I love to garden – roses and lilies are my favorites – and I’m also learning to cook healthy after having reached my weight loss goal of 64 pounds. Of course, my family is the most important thing. My daughter is my pride and joy, and it’s amazing to watch her learn to read and cultivate her love of stories and characters.

The boring stuff: degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University with a minor in Sociology. At Drake, I wrote for the newspaper and Drake Magazine and helped to launch 515 Magazine, which now serves as the city magazine for Des Moines. After graduation, I wound up in advertising where I worked until the birth of my miracle child (we beat the odds of genetics) in December 2005. I chose to stay at home with her and my love for writing was reborn.

I love getting into my character’s heads and creating disturbing psychological suspense with a dash of romance. My second novel, TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for 2013 Mystery Thriller at The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Awards.

Five Random Facts About Me:

– I’d love to renovate an authentic Victorian – preferably a haunted one.
– I have seven brothers and sisters.
– I grew up in a haunted house.
– I’m a great listener and a terrible talker.
– I believe Dexter is one of the best characters ever created.

15 Responses to About Me

  1. Welcome to WordPress 🙂

  2. Novel Girl says:

    Good luck with querying! I’m sure you’ve heard of him but his link wasn’t on your blogroll so here is a very helpful site: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/

  3. PJ Reece says:

    Stacy… I found you via a comment on another blog… and you are blessed to have so many people wishing you well. Isn’t that a wonderful part of the writing life! I’ll come back to your blog again. Cheers/

    • Stacy Green says:

      Hi there, and thank you so much. Yes, it’s amazing the amount of support social media provides. I definitely couldn’t have done this without it. Looking forward to seeing you again!

  4. Fallon says:

    Stopping by to let you know I nominated you for the versatile blogger award.

  5. mtowbin says:

    I also have a first novel that will never see the light of day. I’m going to start querying my second novel soon. We just have to keep on keeping on! Good luck to you!

  6. Daniel Chalres Ross says:

    Stacy, I saw your Scrivener comment from last May on Kait Nolan’s website — have you found the method for changing the program’s default font yet? Instead of clicking the Editor tab, click Formatting. That’s where you’ll find the grey ital A. Click that, and your font menu merges. Make a choice and you’re good2go for all new docs. Plus, v2.4 was just released yesterday or the day before. Hope that’s helpful.

    DCR

  7. I read the review of “Tin God” on the Muffin blog. It mentioned you were from souteast Iowa I came over to your website to find out more about you and your books. I’m a writer from south central Iowa and my first novel “A Case of Hearts” will be published later this summer. I’m always supportive of fellow Iowa writers. Best of luck with “Tin God”.

  8. Wow what a small world, my husband is orginally from Van Buren county, Mt. Sterling. We now live in Marion county. One never knows who they may meet.

  9. Dr. Phil did a segment yesterday and today about a woman estranged from her children ho is living in the tunnels of Las Vegas. I was IMMEDIATELY thrown back into your book! They had a film crew down there and all and I was pretty amazed at how vividly you’d described them as they look like what was in my head. I never knew about these tunnels until your story and could not stop thinking back to your book during the entire segment. You educated me extremely well as I didn’t learn anything new.

    Just thought you’d find this interesting.

    • Stacy Green says:

      Thanks for letting me know! I had a couple of people email me. I will have to look it up online, but thank you for the compliments. I was lucky enough to talk to Matt O’Brien, who spent a long time in the tunnels, so that really helped me. Thanks!

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