Stacy has just finished a first novel, set in the Balkans. She received a 2011 Leslie Epstein Global Fellowship from Boston University to travel to the region and research the book, which centers on a complex, long-lived friendship between two women -- one American, one Croatian -- living in current-day Sarajevo..

Stacy has worked as a collaborative writer on books including, with Ashley Smith, the New York Times bestseller UNLIKELY ANGEL. Smith's story was released last fall by Paramount Pictures as a feature film, CAPTIVE, starring David Oyelowo (SELMA) and Kate Mara (House of Cards). Smith was held hostage in her apartment in 2005 by Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols. She persuaded him to surrender to authorities.

UNLIKELY ANGEL was a Readers’ Digest Editors’ Choice book and a finalist for the Georgia Writers Association Author-of-the-Year Award in memoir, both in 2005.

The book has been re-released by William Morrow Paperbacks under the film title, CAPTIVE.

Photos at top of page by Vanja Čerimagić

Background image by  Olivia Brozek.