and you'll discover that
some measure of beauty resides in the
stories that shape
~ Stacy Hawkins Adams
About the Author...
Stacy Hawkins Adams 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 inspirational 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. They include 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 Abound! Principles for Next Level Living, a compilation of original quotes through which she inspires readers to live authentically.
Stacy is the recent recipient of the 2021 Motivational Author of the Year award from the National Black Book Festival. She also was honored with a 2021 Central Virginia Communications & Leadership Award that Toastmasters International gives to non-members.
Before becoming an author, Stacy was a newspaper reporter for more than a decade. She went on to build a freelance writing career, through which she has penned articles and columns for local and national publications, such the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Heart & Soul magazine and Our Daily Bread. She also served as a contributing blogger for the Huff Post for several years.
Stacy currently 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 speeches and 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 strategic communications and marketing professional. A native of Arkansas, she is a longtime resident of Richmond, Virginia and a longtime community volunteer in the Richmond region, leading to recognition as a YWCA of Richmond “Outstanding Woman of the Year” and a Style Weekly magazine Top 40 honoree. Stacy is 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.
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