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 has a gift for weaving tales in both fiction and nonfiction that help readers grow confident in their own stories.
She has penned 11 books - nine women's fiction novels, a faith-based devotional book and a compilation of original quotes.
Her fiction features themes related to personal growth, matters of faith, friendship and family, and some of her novels have been featured reading selections in high school and college courses. Her most recent novel is Finding Home. 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 titles in her body of work include Lead Me Home (recipient of a Publisher's Weekly starred review); Coming Home (a Target stores Recommended Read); The Someday List (an Essence magazine bestseller), and Dreams That Won't Let Go (a Library of Virginia Literary Award finalist). Stacy's nonfiction work includes her devotional book, Who Speaks To Your Heart?, which gives women practical tips and inspiration on how to connect more deeply with God, and her 2019 compilation of original quotes - Abound! Principles for Next Level Living - which motivates readers to enjoy their unique journeys and live authentically.
Before becoming an author, Stacy was a newspaper reporter for more than a decade, primarily at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. She went on to build a freelance writing career, through which she has penned articles for national publications such as AARP's Bulletin, Heart & Soul magazine, Crosswalk.com and Our Daily Bread. She also served as the Times-Dispatch's freelance parenting columnist for more than a decade, through early 2018, and was a contributing blogger for the Huff Post for several years.
Stacy maintains a blog called Life Untapped, through which she encourages women to own their relevance, and she infuses insight from her graduate studies in women’s leadership into her keynote messages for corporate, civic and faith-based audiences. She provides guidance to aspiring authors through her Focused Writers Membership Community and by occasionally leading writing workshops and teaching at writers conferences in her local community and nationwide.
Beyond the literary world, Stacy is a marketing and strategic communications professional. She also is a longtime community volunteer, leading to recognition as a YWCA of Richmond “Outstanding Woman of the Year” and a Style Weekly magazine Top 40 honoree. Stacy is also a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond and is well-versed in diversity and inclusion issues as a result of her various professional and civic roles. She and her family reside in suburban Richmond, Virginia.
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