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About

Stacy Woodson writes romantic suspense and crime fiction. She is a U.S. Army veteran, and memories of her time in the Army play a role in her stories. A California native, who now lives in the DC area, she misses good Mexican food.

In 2017, she won the Daphne du Maurier for best romantic suspense (Single Title, Unpublished Category), and in 2016, her story was a Killer Nashville Claymore finalist. She was also a background extra in Showtime’s Homeland (Season 7) where she enjoyed storytelling in a different way.

Currently, she is a Publishers Weekly contributor and reports on suspense writing at DIY MFA. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. When she’s not writing, she enjoys CrossFit and spending time with her family.

She is represented by John Talbot of the Talbot Fortune Agency.

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Awards

    

Stories

“Duty. Honor. Hammett.”

To be published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

A soldier and tomb guard at Arlington National Cemetery must choose between protecting his family’s legacy and protecting the secret buried in Dashiell Hammett’s grave.

 
 

Contact

You can find Stacy on Facebook and Twitter.
To email her, complete the form below or email her directly at stacy@stacywoodson.com.

News

September 2017

Honored to be interviewed by the amazing D.A. Bartley at Miss Demeanors. We talked about writing, life, and lessons learned along the way.
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Past Articles

Seven Lessons I Learned from Lisa Gardner at Crime Bake
DIY MFA
Check out the amazing lessons I learned from New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner at the New England Crime Bake.
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Seven Reasons to Write a Short Story
DIY MFA
Some writers love the short story format, while others hate the creative confines of a restricted word count. Here is my take.
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The Pros and Cons of Joining a Writing Organization
DIY MFA
Are writer organizations a distraction or a necessity? Here’s one perspective.
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My Fantastic Experience at Malice Domestic 2017
DIY MFA
Have you considered attending a fan convention? Check out Malice Domestic.
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Five Writing Lessons from Thriller Master David Morrell
DIY MFA
I had an opportunity to take a master class from thriller icon David Morrell. He’s not only a gifted writer, but a gifted teacher. Here are just a few of the amazing lessons I learned.
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When is a Story a Romantic Suspense?
DIY MFA
Do you like romance with your suspense or suspense with your romance? In this article I dissect the popular subgenre.
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Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense: Does the Label Matter?
DIY MFA
When you search for books to read, do genre labels drive your choices? Here, I examine three popular categories.
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The Five C’s of the Washington Romance Writers’ Retreat
DIY MFA
The Washington Romance Writers Retreat is small, affordable and packs a big punch.
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#5OnFri: Five Takeaways from SleuthFest
DIY MFA
My experience at the Mystery Writers of America Florida chapter’s annual conference.
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