From now until New Years Day, all Kindle editions of the “Montgomery Lake High” book series will be on sale for $2.99! These can be read on all iPhone, iPad, and Android devices with the free Kindle App. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a blessed 2017!
Stacy Padula’s TV interview with Brit from Boston’s Bosslady News June 6, 2015
Kids have a lot of questions… that is no secret! But someone has a haunting secret (and plethora of questions) bound within the pages of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy Padula.
About 10 years ago, I found direction for my life, wisdom to make hard choices, and passion to fuel my drive. This happened when I returned to God, as an adult, desiring to learn and carry out his will for my life. After having run from him and my Christian upbringing as a teenager, IContinue reading “Finding Direction in Life”
Tonight, I am feeling very thankful and honored to be 1 of the 4 authors selected, out of 5,000, to be featured on the home page of my publisher’s website. To be chosen as a face of the company that has helped so many authors make their dreams come true and to know that the team you work with believes in you/your mission is incredible.
An inmate in Atlanta received The Aftermath from the chaplain of his prison. He was kind enough to write a review of the novel:
More of the Montgomery Lake High books were read in an Atlanta prison. Here is the review of The Right Person:
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)
I just wanted to send out a special thank you to everyone who tuned in to WATD this morning and listened to my interview. It is always such a pleasure to share about my passion for helping the youth rise above social issues and find positive and fulfilling paths for their lives! Congratulations to MaryContinue reading “Thank you!”
As American citizens it is only just and fair to link the birth of our nation with the American Revolution. A nation of independence, with a balance of freedom and security. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so many other American Constitutional rights are taken for granted every day. For many of us, weContinue reading “Remembering America’s Foundation”
Mark 10:35-45 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 37 They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand andContinue reading “Commentary on Mark 10:35-45”
“I have loved you with a love that never endsThough the mountains must be shakenAnd the hills be removedYet my unfailing love for you will not be shakenHow could I give up on you?My heart is turned over within me” Sarah: This is pretty good stuff. Who wrote it? Yesh: My Father Sarah: You’re kidding. Who didContinue reading “Unfailing Love”
April 2000 “If you do not let us treat your daughter immediately, she could slip into a comma, or even die,” the doctor warned, staring sternly at my mother with concerned eyes. “You do not understand!” My mother exclaimed with tears streaming from her eyes. “She can not take that medication, it nearly paralyzed her!”Continue reading “A Threatening Illness Yields a Positive Lesson”
We are all crafted differently and specifically for intended purposes. If a carpenter has a hammer that he uses often, manufactured to uphold many blows of everyday carpentry, is it doing its job better than the specially designed screwdriver, formed to only disengage the daintiest of screws, that he only uses once a month? AreContinue reading “The Hammer & The Screwdriver: Being Who You Were Created to Be”
I was raised in the Catholic Church. I’m from New England, should that be a surprise? When I say, “raised” I mean I was there three or four times a week! My mother ran the Jr. High and Sr. High Youth Groups, taught CCD, and for fun cleaned the church. I sang in the choir,Continue reading “My Journey from Catholicism to Evangelical Christianity”
We are here today to celebrate the life of my grandfather, Joseph Mattes. It is an honor to be before you, sharing my heart about one of the most significant persons in my life. My grandfather knew how to take care of his family. He was a pillar of stability in my life. When timesContinue reading “No Fear in Death”
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.
On sale today at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com 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,Continue reading “Official Release of “The Aftermath””