Screen Shot 2016-07-23 at 12.59.59 PMLily-Harp-Cover - webAward-winning Novella: Lily Harp

Foreword Review 2015 Book of the Year INDIEFAB Award Winner in Literary Fiction and Finalist in Young Adult Fiction.

“Barton knows her characters like she knows Florida’s Gulf coast, which is to say deeply. Lily Harp is a masterpiece of of atmosphere and mood, of jasmine blooms and mangrove roots.” David James Poissant

“In these stories, you’ll hear distant echoes of Raymond Carver.” Thomas Caraway

“Barton has created a sacred space and populated it with unforgettable characters whose stories and struggles are at once evocative and eternal. We will ever keep them in our hearts.” Cathleen Falsani

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Surviving Nashville: Short Stories

Surviving Nashville“Stacy Barton’s considerable genius is that she looks at the world we all look at, but sees what the rest of us are unwilling to see. And she doesn’t flinch. The disarming beauty of Surviving Nashville can be, at times, quite breathtaking. Here is the art of few words and powerful resonance. Stacy Barton’s brilliant collection will haunt you. It’s courageous, honest, and smart.”   John Dufresne

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Today’s Manifesto

June 29, 2016

I believe in intelligent design, inspired by divine love. I believe that the natural laws of the physical world offer universal truth. I believe in the existence of both good and evil. I believe that humans are triune beings of mind/body/spirit. Through the rhythm of nature, I see the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, […]

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June 8, 2016

Once mine, they leave on the tide, return to the deep, swim leagues to find bright coral   born of brilliance. I watch their freedom dance   from the tidal pool. Late in the sun, silver minnows swim like party ribbons, crabs chase my toes a sand dollar grows salty in my palm; treasures once […]

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