Staci Andrea

I am a married mom of two adult daughters and a son in law, living in a quiet little lakeside town in Iowa, where we move softly through each other's lives and there is no shortage of stories to tell around the bonfire, leading to endless amounts of material to use as writing prompts. After years of working as a dental assistant, ordained pastor and public health worker, I decided to rekindle my passion in life and start living again, kicking off my second half as a suspense author. And here we are. Life is funny like that.
My first book, Lake Laps, will be published the winter of 2023 beneath Pegasus Publishers and was a finalist in the 2022 Killer Nashville Claymore Award Competition, as well as being shortlisted for the Hawthorne Award in 2023. My second novel, Fraidy Hole is set for release in November of 2023 beneath Black Rose Writing, receiving a gold award from Literary Titan. My third suspense novel, Buried Aces, will be published in 2024 beneath Kingsley Publishers. I am just finishing up editing my fourth suspense thriller, Thrive: Ghosts in the Glades, which was named a finalist in the 2023 Killer Nashville Claymore Awards as well. It’s a wild ride, and I am here for it.
When not writing, you can find me on our boat magnet fishing for treasures with my nephews or stalking the local estate sales, searching for the next haunted relic that will guide me into the next tale that I have to tell.

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