Well, hello! If you’ve stumbled upon my blog, you must be some form of Quirky, Confused, and/or Curvy, so welcome! And if you’ve stuck around long enough to read my bio and give me a follow, thanks!!!
I’m Stacy, and I remember the exact moment in sixth grade when I realized I wanted to be a writer. I spent the next decade or so getting straight A’s in English, writing for my school newspaper, failing the SATs with epic splendor, and dropping out of community college thanks to depression and anxiety (among other things). I then completed two correspondence courses with The Institute of Children’s Literature and had a short story published by a local library.
Sadly, the writing dream died in my twenties while I was trying to be a “real adult” by working real jobs that made me miserable, buying a house, and getting married to a guy named J who is just as goofy as I am. But happily I rediscovered my love for writing a few years ago and plunged head first back into the writing world in 2016. My excitement got the best of me and I self-published two novels that same year without doing any research whatsoever. I highly advise against such a thing unless you’re not easily embarrassed. I’m still navigating my way through these sometimes tumultuous waters, but I’m having fun most of the time and even managed to get a few articles published! (see my fancy published works page).
I’m also hard at work on a contemporary women’s fiction novel, which I hope to publish traditionally sometime before I’m eighty.
Quirky, Confused, and Curvy is all about being a sometimes strange, mixed up thirty-something woman navigating life and the writing world while living with anxiety. I also write occasionally about traveling, life as a curvy woman, and the mind-blowing state of my home country, who saw fit to elect the idiotic and quite orange version of Lord Voldemort as its president.
When I’m not writing, I’m probably reading. And if I’m not doing either of those two things, I’m probably watching Penguins Hockey, or (thinking about) traveling. I currently work a 8-5 office job (and a PT cleaning job!) until my writing takes off, and I live with my husband and fur kid in a tiny suburb of Pittsburgh.
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