About the Author

College counselor, award-winning author, and entrepreneur Stacy A. Padula of Plymouth, Massachusetts has accrued years of experience working with adolescents as an educational consultant, mentor, life coach, and youth group leader. For roughly eight years, she was the director of a private education company where she managed a staff of thirty tutors and developed all company curriculum. In 2016, she founded South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring based in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 2019, she founded a publishing company that uses a portion of its proceeds to support animal rescues: Briley & Baxter Publications LLC. In 2021, she became a co-owner of BLE Pictures LLC.

Publications: Stacy Padula is the author of ten books with her eleventh and twelfth expected to be released this summer. Her first novel, “The Right Person,” was published in 2010. In 2011, “When Darkness Tries to Hide” was published, and it was followed by “The Aftermath” in 2013. In 2014, both “The Battle for Innocence” and “The Forces Within” were released, and in 2015, all five books hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble. For Stacy, it was a dream come true to see her books for sale in the popular, mainstream bookstore! In 2016, Barnes & Noble chose Stacy to be a featured author for its teen book festival. 

In 2019, she released a new book series titled “Gripped,” that takes place in the same “world” as Montgomery Lake High but focuses on different main characters. “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told” was released in February 2019, and “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided” was released in July 2019. “Gripped Part 3: The Fallout” was released in November 2019, and “Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors” was released in May 2020. In 2019, Stacy Padula 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. The “Gripped” series 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.

Awards: Stacy Padula was featured in Marquis Who’s Who in America (2018, 2019, & 2020) for excellence in literature and education, Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2018, 2019, & 2020), 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 Padula as its Top Educational Consultant of the Year.” Then in 2020, she was named “Empowered Woman of the Year” by IAOTP. Each of her novels have risen to best seller status in a variety categories on Amazon from 2010-Present. From February through March of 2019, “Gripped Part 1” was the #1 New Release on Amazon Kindle in its category. In November of 2019, “Gripped Part 3” was the #1 New Release on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle in 3 different genres. In May and June of 2020, “Gripped Part 4” became the #1 New Release on Amazon in multiple genres as well. In November of 2020, Stacy Padula was named a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine for her support of animal rescues through her publishing company. That month, she was also chosen to be featured on the cover of T.I.P. Magazine, an international business publication. In April of 2021, “On The Right Path” because the #1 New Release on Amazon in its genre. In June of 2021, Stacy was featured on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as Empowered Woman of the Year.

Background: Stacy Padula grew up in Pembroke, Massachusetts and graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School. She was a Presidential Scholar and on the Dean’s List at Wentworth in Boston, where she studied Architectural Engineering and Interior Design. After graduation, she worked at an architecture firm in Boston. Although she enjoyed her work, she felt something was missing–she wanted to spend more time helping people grow academically, personally, and spiritually. For close to a year, she split her time between tutoring, writing, and working part-time at a design firm. When she fell in love with tutoring, she left the A&D industry and took a full-time position with a private education company. She attained tutoring certification in 2009 through The International Tutor Association. Her career took off, and within one year, she was promoted to Director. Stacy knew she had found her niche! During her eight years with that company, she received multiple promotions and held a variety of titles, including Manager of Curriculum & Instruction and Director of Operations.

In 2016, Stacy founded South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring. Then in 2019, she founded Briley & Baxter Publications—a publishing company that uses part of its monthly proceeds to support animal rescues. She is also a co-owner of BLE Pictures LLC, the newly formed production arm of the Gripped TV series.

In 2018, Stacy married her husband Tim O’Halloran, a respiratory therapist at Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital. The couple resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with their two miniature dachshunds Briley and Baxter. In Stacy’s spare time, she enjoys skiing, taking online classes, following the stock market, attending Bruins games, playing fantasy sports, reading about psychology, hosting Bible studies, taking her dogs to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.


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