After working closely with teenagers for many years, I saw an urgent need for realistic young adult books. With teenage suicide, drug abuse, and bullying on the rise, I knew something had to be done to help teens realize their worth. Teenagers have far too much value—each and every one of them—to throw themselves into the downward spiral of substance abuse. Through the eyes of a variety of characters, my books share valuable life-lessons that point teenagers towards success and fulfillment. It is my hope that these books will help teenagers overcome the harsh battle between gaining social acceptance and being true to their own convictions.
Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of "The Aftermath" (2013)
Stacy will be interviewed Wednesday morning on 95.9FM to discuss her two new books: The Battle for Innocence and The Forces Within. The radio station can be streamed live here: http://959watd.com/streaming/ When: 7/23 at 9:20am Where: 95.9 FM "The South Shores Morning News"
Q: How did you become interested in writing?A: I wrote my first book when I was in Kindergarten; it was a short story about a puppy. Then my writing just continued...I wrote books all through elementary school and continued beyond. I finished my first draft of When Darkness Tries to Hide when I was 15 years old. … Continue reading Stacy Padula’s Author Interview: Q & A
A startling reality--life does not always turn out the way we want it to. People can strive for the best, set their sights, and reach for the stars. They can study, study, and study. They could give one hundred percent to their passions in life, or conquer their conquests and achieve their goals. Then the irony … Continue reading Why I Love Creative Writing
Tonight in Weymouth, MA, author Stacy Padula will be speaking to the ninth grade confirmation class at St. Francis with John from His Kids Ministry. Stacy will be sharing about her young adult books and her faith. She will also share bits of her own personal testimony.
The Aftermath follows Jason Davids’ journey of self-discovery, as he tries to overcome a destructive lifestyle. Jason, a high school freshman, has been caught up in drug use for the past two years. After a natural disaster strikes his town and lands one of his classmates in a coma, Jason feels responsible for the tragedy, … Continue reading Back Cover Write-up: The Aftermath