About the Author, Stacy Barton

Stacy Barton, authorShort Bio Stacy Barton is the literary author of the novella Lily Harp as well as the short story collection Surviving Nashville, the poetry chapbook Like Summer Grass, and the picture book Babba and I Went Hunting Today. A number of her stories and poems have appeared in literary journals including Best of Potomac Review, Gargoyle and Southern Women’s Review. As a commisioned author she has created various picture books, one-act plays, musical reviews, animated short films and a children’s television program. Hundreds of her live shows have been produced by entertainment companies like Disney, SeaWorld, Ringling Bros and others. Stacy lives in Florida with her husband Todd and their dog Bo…and the occasional nearly grown kid who comes home for the summer.

Long Bio Stacy Barton is the literary author of the newly released Lily Harp (WordFarm Press) as well as the short story collection Surviving Nashville (WordFarm Press), the poetry chapbook Like Summer Grass (Finishing Line Press), and the picture book Babba and I Went Hunting Today (Kregel). Her stories and poetry have been published in a variety of literary magazines including Potomac Review, Gargoyle, Real South, Southern Women’s Review, Relief, and Ruminate. Stacy is also the author of two plays, three children’s picture books, two animated short films and the text of a published choral composition.

Stacy has been a featured author and/or panelist at the AWP Conferences in Denver, Seattle and Minneapolis. Twice Stacy presented her workshop “From the Stage to the Page” at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference presented by Potomac Review.  One of her children’s picture books was used for years by The Florida Hospital in their Cancer Resource Program. With a love for reading aloud, Stacy regularly performs her fiction and poetry at art festivals, book fairs and other events and has run a local reading series called “Literature Out Loud” that introduces authors to audiences. She visits classrooms (pre-school through graduate) to talk about the process of writing as both a creative art and a way to make a living.

With a background as an actress and director in improvisational theater, Stacy is as comfortable in the entertainment industry as she is in the literary world. She is a true collaborator and takes direction and criticism well. Her stage plays, Dear Father Christmas, and an adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, were both commissioned pieces that received praise from both her clients and their audiences. She has worked for a variety of entertainment companies including Disney, SeaWorld, Riva Creative, and Ringling Bros., providing story concepts, attraction development, live show scripts and short film scripts for theme parks and cruise ships around the world.   Stacy lives in Florida with her husband Todd and their dog Bo…and the occasional nearly grown kid who comes home for the summer.

Author Social Connections: website: stacybarton.com  Email: words@stacybarton.com                                                     Blog: stacybartonblog.wordpress.com – Twitter: @stacybarton – FaceBook: Stacy Barton, Author

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