Stacy Woodson


Stacy Woodson is a US Army veteran and a two-time Derringer Award-winning author for excellence in short mystery fiction (four-time nominee). She made her crime fiction debut in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’s Department of First Stories and won the 2018 Readers Award. This is the second time in the award’s history that a debut took first place. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and publications and has been adapted for animation. Stacy’s story, “One Night in 1965,” is short-listed for a Thriller Award and was selected for The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2024. When she’s not writing, she co-edits anthologies with Michael Bracken for Down and Out Books and Level Best Books and teaches at Outliers Writing University. She’s also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and works as background talent for movies and television. Past projects include Showtime’s Homeland, Amazon’s Jack Ryan, AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and Wonder Woman 1984.


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