and you'll discover that
some measure of beauty resides in the
stories that shape
~ Stacy Hawkins Adams
About the Author...
Stacy Hawkins Adams is an award-winning author and journalist who loves to inform, entertain and inspire readers through the written word.
She has a gift for weaving tales in both the fiction and nonfiction genres, and in both faith-based and secular markets, that help readers thrive and grow confident in their own stories.
She has penned 10 books - nine women's fiction novels and one nonfiction faith-based devotional book. Her fiction features themes related to personal growth, self-esteem, matters of faith, forgiveness, friendships and family, and some of the books have been featured reading selections in high school and college courses. Her most recent novel, 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); The Someday List (an Essence magazine bestseller), and Dreams That Won't Let Go (a 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Award finalist). Her 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, and served as the Times-Dispatch's freelance parenting columnist for more than a decade, through early 2018. 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. Since that time, she has served as a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and as a special edition freelance writer for Our Daily Bread.
In addition to penning books, Stacy 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 also an alumna of Leadership Metro Richmond and is well-versed in diversity and inclusion issues as a result of that experience and her communications work. She lives with her family in suburban Richmond, Virginia.