A personal perspective...
I’m a veteran storyteller and journalist who finds joy in my faith, family and friends, chocolate, funny movies and – of course - reading and writing. I'm drawn to encouraging others and consider myself a lifelong learner. (We're never too old to discover and try something new!) I'm also deeply optimistic, and convinced that as we find the courage to live beyond our fears, our lives will manifest the significance and contentment we often crave. I promise you the stories I’ve penned about my fictional characters are not my own. But if believing so helps you enjoy the read even more, I’ll play along! :) I hope the journey I'm on, and the journeys of my characters, speak volumes about the value of living each day with a willingness to learn, grow, be grateful and push forward, no matter what.
When one looks deeply,
you'll discover that
beauty resides in the
stories that shape
even those borne
Stacy Hawkins Adams is an award-winning author and journalist with a reputation for weaving tales in both the fiction and nonfiction genres that help readers grow confident in their own stories.
She has penned 10 books - nine fiction titles and one nonfiction spiritual devotional book. Her women's fiction novels feature themes related to issues most women grapple with - personal growth, self-esteem, faith, forgiveness, friendships and family. Her latest book, Finding Home, was released in March 2016. It is the third novel in her Winds of Change series, but is a stand-alone title that does not have to be read in order. Other recent titles include Lead Me Home (recipient of a Publisher's Weekly starred review); Coming Home (a 2012 Target stores Recommended Read); and The Someday List, an Essence magazine bestseller. Her sole nonfiction book, Who Speaks To Your Heart? gives women practical tips and inspiration on how to connect more deeply with God.
Before becoming an author, Stacy was a newspaper reporter for 14 years, primarily at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. She went on to build a freelance writing career through which she penned articles for national publications such as AARP's Bulletin, Heart & Soul magazine and Crosswalk.com. She also served as a writing, marketing and community engagement strategist for nonprofits, using her skills to help family, youth-centric and literacy organizations better tell their stories.
In addition to penning books, Stacy currently writes an award-winning freelance parenting column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and maintains a blog called Life Untapped, through which she encourages women to recognize and embrace their relevance. She also provides guidance to aspiring authors through her Focused Writers Membership Community, and by occasionally leading writing workshops and teaching at writers conferences in Richmond and around the nation.
Beyond the literary world, Stacy is a marketing and communications professional for an independent school. She holds a graduate degree in women’s leadership studies, and often shares messages with corporate, civic and faith-based organizations related to empowerment and leadership, personal growth, and the power of storytelling. She devotes considerable volunteer time to advocating for women and children, leading to recognition in recent years as a YWCA of Richmond “Outstanding Woman of the Year” and a Style Weekly magazine Top 40 honoree. Stacy is a member of the 2015 class of Leadership Metro Richmond and is well-versed in diversity and inclusion issues as a result of that experience and her communications work.
Stacy lives with her family in suburban Richmond, Virginia.