Episode 45 | From 9-to-5 to full-time creative with Kate Peterson

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to break the 9-to-5 and run a business completely of your design? Kate Peterson, author-illustrator of the newly released travel journal, Around the World and Back Again, did just that. In this episode, she shares how she journeyed from unhappy, full-time employee to landing a […]

Episode 42 | How to successfully market a book with Stephanie Chandler

This episode is a must-listen for authors at any stage of the publishing journey, even if you’re in the writing process. Stephanie Chandler is an author, publishing industry expert, and the founder of Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA). We discuss her phenomenal journey from corporate America to bookstore owner to NFAA founder, including some of the […]

Episode 41 | Copyright and Intellectual Property 101 for Writers with Attorney Brad Frazer

In this episode, I talk with copyright and intellectual property attorney and novelist Brad Frazer. We cover his professional journey (which is fascinating!), the basics of copyright and intellectual property for writers, what constitutes “fair use” and when to attribute a source, and at what point an author needs to retain an attorney for their […]

5 mistakes while building a location independent business

On a weekly, and sometimes daily, basis, I meet a new individual looking to build a location independent (LI) business. If you’re new to this term, running an LI business means you can run the business from anywhere in the world. It doesn’t mean that you’re generating the fabled “passive income” while sipping piña coladas […]

Writing a book? Resources to guide you—no matter where you are in your journey

TLDR: I’ve broken the resources below down by your current writing situation, so feel free to scan for the headline that grabs you—and dig into a resource to support your journey. I clearly remember the day I sat down to write my book. Well, to be honest, not the exact day—more like an amalgamation of days […]

How writing my first book led me to live in Portugal

In 2012, I was a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, attending with a full tuition assistantship working part-time at a scientific journal on campus. I was also running my business, which I had started three years earlier while living in the Dominican Republic, and had been working since the age of 14. While […]

How to turn your expertise, idea, or story into a successful book

It wasn’t that long ago that I was dreaming of writing a book. In fact, it had been a lifelong dream, born in second grade in the pages of The Chronicles of Narnia and my first medaled poem. Since elementary school, I have been obsessed with words. In junior high and high school, I took […]

7 last-minute holidays gifts for writers

I just love the holidays, don’t you? Family time, delicious food, time away from school and work . . . it’s the happiest time of the year! But as the weather turns a crisp 60 degrees Fahrenheit here in Portugal, and I gear up for some time off with my family, there’s one thing I’m […]

Episode 28 | Ask Stacy: What did you overcome to reach where you are today?

This week, I get to do one of my favorite things: answer your questions! Questions include: What were the major mental, emotional, or professional milestones that you had to reach or overcome in your career in order to be where you are today? How do you edit/ghostwrite content for projects you don’t love but are […]

Episode 27 | Olympic athletes and entrepreneurship with publisher Maryanna Young

Joy, freedom, and friend—these are the words that guide Maryanna Young, CEO and founder of Aloha Publishing. In this episode, she shares how the principles she learned coaching Olympic and world class athletes applies to entrepreneurship. We also have a thoughtful conversation about goal setting, productivity, and focus, all some of my favorite subjects. Learn […]