Author Stacy Padula grew up in Pembroke, Massachusetts and attended Silver Lake Regional High School. After high school, she attended Wentworth in Boston, where she was a presidential scholar. Although she was pursuing architecture and design, she took every literature and writing elective offered at the college. After graduating college, she worked for two and a half years in the architecture and design industry, only to realize the fields of literature and education were (loudly) calling her name. In 2008, she transitioned into a career in private education, publishing, and writing. She is the founder of Briley & Baxter Publications, the founder of South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring, and a co-founder of BLE Pictures.
Stacy began writing her first book series, Montgomery Lake High, when she was a teenager because she saw a need for realistic Y.A. books that address topics such as substance abuse and bullying. Between 2010-2014 all five Montgomery Lake High books were published. In 2017, she began writing her second series, Gripped, which serves as both a prequel and sequel to her first series. Gripped parts 1-5 were published between 2019-2021. She is currently writing part 6. In 2019, she also wrote her first screenplay, an adaptation of her novel The Aftermath, and worked on writing a pilot for Gripped, which caught the attention of Hollywood producers. Gripped is currently being adapted for TV by Emmy-winning producer Mark Blutman.
In 2020, Stacy began writing a third book series with NBA Coach Brett Gunning. Geared towards children ages three through eight, Stacy and Brett’s “On The Right Path” book series has been endorsed by Joel Osteen, Mike D’Antoni, and Kevin McHale as a series that belongs in every school, library, and household.
Stacy has edited and published a variety of titles, including Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Todd Angilly and Rachel Goguen’s “The Adventures of Owen & the Anthem Singer,” LaTonya Pinkard of Netflix’s Last Chance U’s “Nate & His Magic Lion,” and former NHL player Norm Beaudin’s memoir “The Original: Living Life Through Hockey.”
Awards: Stacy has been featured in Marquis Who’s Who in America (2018-Present) for excellence in literature and education, Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2018-Present), and Cambridge Who’s Who for Young Professionals (2009). In 2018, she was awarded the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2019, the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP of New York, NY) chose Stacy as its “Top Educational Consultant of the Year.”
In 2020, she was named “Empowered Woman of the Year” by IAOTP and a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine for her support of animal rescues through her publishing company. She was also chosen to be on the cover of T.I.P. Magazine, an international business publication.
In June of 2021, Stacy was featured on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as Empowered Woman of the Year. In 2022, she was named “Top Inspirational Author of the Year” and was honored at a gala at the Bellagio in Las Vegas in December. She was also broadcast for her award on the Planet Hollywood Jumbotron overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Her novel Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story won the Silver Award and Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told won the Gold Award for “Best Teen Book” in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.
For 2023, Stacy has been named “Top Global Impact Author of the Year” for her literary work on several continents, and she will be honored at a gala at The Plaza in New York City later this year. In addition, she was chosen to be featured in an international publication titled 50 Fearless Leaders for 2023. She also accepted a position as a judge for the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, The New York Times, and Scholastic.
All 13 of her books have risen to #1 New Release and/or Best Seller status in a variety categories on Amazon from 2010-Present.
Personal Life: In 2018, Stacy married her husband Tim, a respiratory therapist at Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital. The couple resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with their two miniature dachshunds, Briley and Baxter. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, taking online classes, following the stock market, attending Bruins games, playing fantasy sports, reading about psychology, hosting Bible studies, traveling, taking her dogs to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.