Young adult author Stacy Padula says, “Schools need to wake up and realize that in a world where 13 year olds are overdosing on heroin, a book that educates kids on the perils of opiate addiction would be a GOOD THING to make them read, preferably at age 11 or 12.” How many opioid relatedContinue reading “Wake Up America”
Stacy Padula will be interviewed on live radio by Doug Llewelyn – the host of The People’s Court and creator of Judge Judy. He is interested in hearing about her journey as an author and a business owner. In preparation for the interview, she has reflected on various experiences. Here is a sneak peak at some topics that will be covered:
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.
Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of “The Aftermath” (2013)
Jason Davids glanced at his bedroom clock. Seven nineteen. Twenty-four hours had passed since one of the darkest moments of his life. He sighed and fell back on his unmade bed. He curled into the fetal position and tried with all of his might to will the horrifying image out of his mind.
He had not slept a wink in thirty-seven hours. He glanced at his clock again. Seven twenty. You can do this Jason, he urged himself silently. Just get up and go. Go tell them the truth. Tell everyone at Alyssa’s party that you found Andy’s body. Tell them that he looked dead. Tell them about the horror in Chantal’s eyes when she came rushing up the stairs. Make sure you tell them that it is entirely your fault.
My latest book “The Forces Within” was read this month by an inmate in an Atlanta prison. He was kind enough to write a review, and the chaplain shared it with a network of authors who sent it to me. I wish I knew more about the man’s story who wrote this… The Forces WithinContinue reading “A Prisoner’s Review: The Forces Within”
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!”
The JudgeUpon the piano bench sat a well-dressed judge, Who ironically was incapable of holding a grudge. He dealt with the rich, and he dealt with the poor, He could not decide whom he pitied more. In murder cases, robberies, and DUIs, This judge is very keen on detecting lies. Persecuting the guilty is theContinue reading “American Satires”
“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 intoContinue reading “A Mission to Fight Against Teen Drug Abuse”
In anticipation of its public release, The Battle for Innocence was read and reviewed by a 7th grader at Pollard Middle School in Needham, Massachusetts. “Jon Anderson’s heart pounded heavily against his chest as he opened Chris Dunkin’s front door. He had walked through that door thousands of times before, but never during one ofContinue reading “Review of Montgomery Lake High #3 – To Be Released Spring 2014”