Stacie grew up surrounded by the cornfields of Illinois, and though she now lives in the swamplands of Louisiana — she’s still that Midwestern girl, chasing fireflies through humid summers and building snowmen in frozen winters. Daughter, mother, singer, writer — she is a dreamer who began writing as a young teen and never stopped. She studied English, Music, & Psychology in college, and earned a Masters Degree in English Studies from Illinois State University. She has published four books of poetry and a children’s novel: Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny. She’s now writing her second children’s novel.