Stacy Baggett was born and raised in Yuba City, a smallish town in Northern California that most people have never heard of. She is the second oldest in a family of five kids, and wasted no time escaping into the world of storytelling as a kid. At the age of 2, she wrote what could be described as her first poem, although she toddled around singing it, so her parents mistook it for musical talent. It is still considered a Christmas standard among her family.
Stacy's early writings were usually about Halloween, her absolute favorite holiday and a topic she still loves writing about (some things never change!) Her first published piece was a snippet that appeared in BOP magazine in 1995; throughout her teenage years she published a number of teenybopper poems in BOP and BB magazines; her more serious poetry was published in a variety of anthologies. She spent most of her teenage years working on a novel with her sister and writing partner, although the book was never completed.
Stacy completed her first novel, Ordinary World, when she was 21 years old; it was published in 2007 when she was 23. She met her partner shortly after and took a break from novel writing to focus on other endeavors, including receiving double degrees in English and Early Childhood Education. Her second book (and first children's book) Happy Halloween! 31 Poems in Celebration of Autumn was published in 2013, with four more children's books following soon after. Ordinary World went into its second printing in 2015.
When she's not concocting stories inside her head or trying to get them down on paper, she works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as the faithful servant to her feline overlord, Mr. Lister. When she's not writing, editing, or pampering her boyfriend or her cat, she can be found obsessing over Ghostbusters (which she watches at least once a week,) Bill Murray, the Beatles, the Monkees, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in all of its incarnations, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Raphael is her favorite,) Peanuts, Halloween, and drive-in movie theaters. She also enjoys baking, watching old movies, listening to '80s music, rocking out to oldies from the '50s and '60s, drawing and crafting.