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Manic Monday: BIG NEWS!

I’m so excited to finally be able to announce my debut novel, INTO THE DARK, will be released by MuseItUpPublishing in November! It will be available in ebook format with paperback released at a later date.

I still can’t believe it’s happening. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering what’s best for me in this ever changing industry. Should I continue to hold out for an agent when small presses were interested? Should I self-publish and learn on the fly? I finally decided that a small press with strong editors and a close-knit author community was the perfect place for me to take my first step into the publishing world.

I’m truly excited to be included among a talented group of authors that include Larion Wills, Joylene Nowell Butler, Heather Haven, Cyrus Keith, and many more.

I have to give major thanks to Catie Rhodes, my critique partner and voice of reason. More thanks to Donna Galanti, Melissa Foster, and TJ Proofs for their patience and encouragement, as well as the entire #Row80 crew for their unwavering support. And a special thanks to my best friend, Kristine Kelly. Without her I would have never started down this writing road.

Of course, THANK YOU to Lea and Nancy at MuseItUp for believing in me. I can’t wait to share INTO THE DARK with you all in November!

79 comments on… “Manic Monday: BIG NEWS!”


  1. Heather_Ponzer


    Congratulations, Stacy! Yay! So happy you figured it out! Can’t wait to read it.
    πŸ™‚

    • It was a tough decision, that’s for sure. Worrying about what others would think played into it as well, but the bottom line for me was just gut instinct. I knew Muse was a great place for me to start.


  2. Mollie


    Congrats! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait till it is out on paperback.

    • Thanks, Mollie! I just signed the contract on Friday, so I don’t have any details on paperback release, but I will definitely let you know.

  3. WOOT WOOT CONGRATS Stacy – wonderful news and it sounds like the PERFECT fit! I love it….yeahhhh…here’s to your stupendous success ahead…HUGS!!!

    • Thank you! It was a hard decision, in no part because I worried what others would think about a small press, but I was so impressed by the publisher and the positive comments from Muse others I knew it was the right decision.

      Hugs back!

  4. Awesome news, Stacy!!!

    You deserve every bit of the success you receive. It’s tough out there and since you stuck with it, you should be ecstatic.

    Congrats, girl!

    • Thank you! It’s been hard to grasp that it’s actually ME I’m talking about, if that makes any sense, lol.


  5. Jessica R. Patch


    Woohoo!! Congrats! Can’t wait to read it! πŸ™‚

  6. Congrats Stacey! I’ve watched you try and figure it out! I think it’s terrific! Can’t wait to read your story! Do you have release date?

    Yay!

    • Thanks so much! Yes, it was a tough decision for me, but I truly feel this is a great place to start my career. November. Just signed on Friday, so I haven’t been given actual day yet. Will definitely keep you all posted.

    • Thank you! It’s in November. I just signed the contract so I haven’t been given exact date. Will definitely post when I know.

  7. CONGRATS, Stacy! I may pop open some champagne in your honor. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read your book and follow your awesome progress.

  8. Stacy, really just so thrilled for you!! And so honored to have gone thru part of your process and read parts of Into the Dark. I cant wait for this to come out – and see the cover! Keep us all posted on your amazing new journey. All the best-Donna

    • Thank you, Donna. Your help and support meant a lot to me. I’m excited to see the cover, too, and will definitely keep you all posted.

    • Thank you! I admit, dealing with the publishing end has slowed me down on the current WIP, but I’m hoping to get a lot done in the next week.

  9. I think this is a great step for you, and I wish you the best with it. Thanks for the shout out. I enjoyed reading and working on Dark. I can’t wait to see what new stuff you learn about editing as you navigate the publishing process.

    • Thank you so much. I can’t tell you how much help you were through the process and how lucky I am to have you as a critique partner. It’s your turn next!

  10. WHoooo Hoooo Stacy!!! Pop the champagne! That’s excellent news. Me thinks we should have a Twitter part #row80 style. πŸ™‚ #teamsprinty anyone??

    • LOL. I can’t make #teamsprinty today, but I can be there tomorrow. Running around half the day today. And thank you so much!

  11. Stacy, this is AWESOME news! You have put so much time, energy, and work into making your book the strongest it can possibly be. I can’t wait to read the finished product. πŸ˜€

    • Thank you. It’s been a really validating experience so far, and you’re right, after al the hard work (and anxiety, lol) it means a lot.

    • Thank you! It was a tough decision to make, because there are so many choices for writers nowadays, but I feel confident this is a wonderful place to begin my career.

  12. That’s fabulous news Stacy!! I am soooo happy for you πŸ™‚ And you did the right thing by doing what’s best for you, going with a small press. Publishing isn’t a one-size-fits-all and you gotta go with what works for you. CONGRATS!!

    • Thank you so much. No, it’s not, and that’s a great thing. We’re lucky to have so many options as writers!

    • Thank you, Adriana! It’s nice to meet you. I talked to several Muse authors and was so thrilled to hear how happy they were. Can’t wait to get to know you!

  13. Congrats, Stacy! That’s so exciting. I’m with MuseItUp too (tween paranormal mystery Ebenezer’s Locker, coming out in June). Hope you’re a happy Muser.

    • Thanks, Anne! It’s so great to meet fellow Musers. I’ve been so impressed with Lea, Nancy, and all the others I’ve talked with. Looking forward to getting to know you!

  14. This is such great news. Congratulations. You have worked very hard and it will continue to pay off. Thank you for sharing your news. It is very inspirational.

    • Thank you, and I’m so glad to hear that. It goes to show that hard work pays off, and that as writers, we are so lucky to have different options for our career.

  15. YAY, Stacy!! I am soooo excited for you! You just let me know when you’d like to be featured on my Friday FabOoolousness Author Interview series. πŸ™‚ Woooo-Whoooo!!!!

  16. If only I could press the Like button ten times!!! Congratulations. πŸ™‚ That is awesome and I’m wishing all the best with this new experience!

  17. True crime fanatic? A perfect passion for writing a best-selling suspense/thriller. Congratulations, Stacy!

    If you ever need fodder, my attic has boxes, many boxes filled with my husband’s old case files. I keep nagging him to get down the cold case files, but he shrugs on his way out the door to golf. Think of it! Thirty-four years of files during his stints in homicide, S.W.A.T., Tactical…

    There’s probably enough there to keep a true crime fanatic on the NYT bestselling list for decades. Congrats, again. I’m happy for you!

    • Thank you! I can only dream of one day having best sellar status. Oh wow, thank you! Your husband sounds like a great resource. I may take you up on that one day!

  18. Cheering you on – may you have every possible success with this book – and the next, and the next, and the next πŸ™‚

  19. Stacy, this is such exciting news! A huge congrats to you! You have been so dedicated and driven to follow your goals and dreams that this was bound to happen. I couldn’t be more happy for you! So well-deserved!

    • Thank you so much, Annie. It’s still amazing that after more than 18mths of writing/editing this book, it’s really going to happen.

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