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Stacy Stokes  is a lifelong lover of stories, a former improv comedy geek, and a marketing professional by trade. She graduated with a degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a master’s degree in business from the Wharton School. Stacy lives with her family in the Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter @stacyastokes.

Short Bio

Photo credit for headshot: Leslie Schrock

Long Bio

Stacy Stokes wrote her first story when she was six, a rip off of The Wizard of Oz but with nacho cheese. She kept writing and eventually found her voice in speculative mysteries and thrillers. So far, none of her other characters have had predilections for liquid cheeses.


Stacy grew up in Carrollton, Texas and still considers Texas her home even though she's lived in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. While in Chicago, she studied and performed improv comedy at The Second City and IO theaters. She's since hung up her comedy hat, but the occasional pun slips in whether her friends like it or not. (She's pretty sure they like it. Most of the time.) She currently lives in Oakland, California with her family. 


When not writing, you can find her hiking the Oakland Hills with her dog, Elvis Presley, enjoying time with family and friends, or devouring audiobooks like it's her job. She holds a degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree in business from the Wharton School and works as a marketing professional in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. REMEMBER ME GONE will publish with Viking Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House on March 22, 2022, followed by THE DARKNESS RISES in 2023. Say hello to her on Twitter and instagram: @stacyastokes. 

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