Sunday, May 7, 2017

Coming Soon

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A lot of changes have been occurring in my life lately due to some health issues, and there will be many more to come in the near future. Nothing too serious, thankfully, but serious enough to completely change my life.

Like always, my writing has been an outlet for me, a form of escape when times get rough. In the midst of sorrow, writing is the light. I am happy to say that my second novel is nearly complete. It wasn't the story I thought would be my second novel, but that one has been put on the back burner for now. I will get around to finishing it one of these days. I have been working on this current story, tentatively called "I'll Love You Forever," for a little over a year now. It's been fun. And that's what I missed about writing, the fun of it -- the joy I always got from it. "I'll Love You Forever" has helped me rediscover some of that joy and get some of my passion for writing back.

I don't always write for fun, or even for myself, and it's easy to get burned out. Lately I had been feeling discouraged, wondering where my inspiration had gone. It's true what they say -- sometimes you have to force yourself to write despite being uninspired. Inspiration will find you somehow. And knowing I am so close to completing another novel is motivation for me to keep going.

I am hoping to release "I'll Love You Forever" sometime within the next year. I will need to make revisions and edit it first and all that (not so) fun stuff. I can't wait to see the final product. I can't wait for you all to see it. I have lots of stories to tell and share with the world -- I'd just forgotten that it's my job to tell them.


Monday, March 6, 2017

The Potato Bunny

Sorry for the radio silence. I've been busy taking care of health issues -- but I'm still writing and illustrating when I have time. In fact, I'm happy to announce that my sixth children's book, The Potato Bunny, is now available on Amazon in both print and ebook form.

Murphy the bunny loves potatoes—so much in fact that he decides to spread the joy of potato to the entire town for Easter. But will his gift of potato make him the new Easter Bunny? Or will his Easter spuds be a dud?

If you're looking for a fun book to read your kiddos for Easter, look no further! Check The Potato Bunny out here, and as always, reviews are welcome and much appreciated!


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! If you haven't figured out already, I'm a big fan of this holiday -- in fact I think it's safe to say that Halloween is my favorite day out of the entire year. There is just something magical about it that takes me back to being a kid. I loved dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins into Jack-o'-lanterns, and going trick or treating, and the costume parade and party we always had at school just made the day that much more fun. I try really hard to recapture that feeling in my books, because it was such an important part of my own childhood, some of the happiest times I had.

If you haven't already, it's not too late to pick up (or download) a copy of my children's Halloween stories on Kindle. Reading together is a great way to wind down before bedtime, after your little ones are all tuckered out (or perhaps still hyped up) from trick or treating.

I wish you all a happy, safe, and above all else magical Halloween.

Monday, October 17, 2016

"The Pumpkin Fair" Will Be Free for Two Days Only

In honor of Halloween swiftly approaching, my children's book The Pumpkin Fair will be available for free on Kindle on Tuesday, October 18October 19, 2016. You can download it from and if you don't have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app for free on Amazon as well. Enjoy! As always, reviews are much appreciated!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

"Ordinary World" is Free on Kindle Today

For today only, Ordinary World is free on Kindle.

When I considered revising and publishing a second edition of the book, I made a promise to myself that I would always give it away for free on October 1st, which is the anniversary of my cousin Cheri's death. She was the girl who inspired the story.

So today I remember the real girl behind the tale, whose life was tragically cut short at the age of 14, and I offer you the fictional story that I wrote in an attempt to keep her memory alive.

But the Sherrie in Ordinary World is not the same Cheri I knew in real life. I think Sherrie is more like me. I hadn't spent time with Cheri in a while before she died; she was 5 years older than me and our parents didn't like each other, so our childhood friendship ended long before her life sadly did.

My family ran into her at our grandparents' house about a month before she died. I remember she looked older. I thought she was so pretty. I wanted to be like her when I grew up.
She said "hi" and smiled at us, but we had to leave before anything else could be said.
That was the last time I ever saw her. Even now, 23 years later, remembering it makes me sad.

October 1st is always a sad day for me. Other family members have passed away since then, and their anniversaries come and go, and I may or may not remember them. But this day has always stuck out, perhaps because Cheri was the first young person I knew who died. She was not much older than me. When I was little, she was my friend.

I didn't get to go to her funeral, a fact that I still regret to this day. I never really got to say goodbye. I suppose, in a way, writing Ordinary World was my way of finding closure.
But now I know that even when our loved ones leave us, we don't really say goodbye. Our love for them, our memories of them still live on.

So here's to Cheri, and to Sherrie, and to finding peace.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Pumpkin Choir is Now Available!

I'm thrilled to announce that my fifth children's book, The Pumpkin Choir, is now available.
You can buy it in print or in ebook form on Amazon.
Enjoy! As always, please consider leaving a review!


Monday, September 12, 2016

The Pumpkin Choir -- Coming Soon!

©2016 Stacy Baggett
The Pumpkin Choir is almost finished! The illustrations are done, the story is done. All that's left to do is scan the illustrations, add the text, and prepare the book for publishing. Hopefully it will be available on Amazon by sometime next week. I can't wait!