Thursday, February 09, 2012

Black Christian Fiction Authors Parade! Stacy Hawkins Adams

Continuing our celebration of black authors, here's a post from Patricia Woodside's blog. Please visit her blog for more authors and reviews.

The parade has begun! Today's featured author is
Stacy Hawkins Adams.
By Patricia Woodside

Stacy Hawkins Adams burst on to the Christian fiction scene with Speak to My Heart in 2004.

This book began the Spirit and Soul series. What was interesting about that for me was that prior to this book being published, I'd not previously seen many--maybe not any--books by that particular publisher, Revell/Baker Books, which featured black characters. Stacy was a new author to me and I was intrigued.

It was also the year I began reviewing books online. Speak to My Heart was one of my first book reviews for a third-party site, SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine). Speak to My Heart went on to win SORMAG's Best New Multicultural Fiction Book of the Year for 2004.

Stacy completed that series, about a rising young professional who grapples with issues of identity and family as she moves from single to married to motherhood while also helping a friend deal with an abusive relationship, in Nothing But the Right Thingand Watercolored Pearls. More recently, she wrote the Jubiliant Soul series (The Someday List, Worth A Thousand Words and Dreams That Won't Let Go).

Stacy's books have received numerous awards and recognition, including being chosen as a Black Expressions Book Club Main Selection and a featured summer reading selection for Sybil's Book Club on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Her books have been nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award and been deemed bestsellers by Barnes & Noble, Black Expressions Book Club, and Essence Magazine.

Watercolored Pearls received 2nd place in the American Christian Fiction Writers 2008 Book of the Year contest.

In addition to writing fiction, Stacy is a freelance journalist and a motivational speaker. Her speech topics range from "Understanding Your Relevance" to "Faith-Based Fiction in an X-Rated World" to "The Brand is YOU – Authentically Marketing Yourself and Your Business to Success."

She has penned two novellas included in the anthologies, This Far By Faith and The Midnight Clear, and a non-fiction book, Who Speaks To Your Heart, crafted to help women "connect more often and more deeply with God."

An author coach, Stacy offers telecourses and personal coaching for writers through Author In You ™ and teaches writing courses at the University of Richmond.

Stacy's latest novel, Coming Home, is the first in a new series, The Winds of Change. Releasingon March 16th, this book explores forgiveness, reconciliation and unconditional love.

If forgiving your ex-husband was easy, everybody would do it. Brent had cheated on Dayna and coldly said goodbye to her seven long years ago---dashing her hopes of having children or growing old with the love of her life.

Working hard to make herself successful as a hospital executive, Dayna has moved on, finding comfort in a new dating relationship with a faith-filled colleague, Warren. But when Brent resurfaces on her doorstep at just the wrong time, Dayna's heart threatens to come unglued.

Why is Brent asking for forgiveness now? And why are he and his new wife, Tamara, interested in reconciliation with Dayna? The unbelievable answers in Coming Homebegin to surface as Brent boldly asks Dayna to support him at the most crucial time of his life. While Tamara's heart brims with guilt, both women will discover what it means to reach beyond pain and baggage to love unconditionally, leaving the consequences to God.

Learn more about Stacy and her books through her website,, and find her on Facebookwhere she regularly offers inspirational words of wisdom.

Today is a blessed day! Stacy is offering one of her books for one of today's commenters and...

For everyone who enjoys reading ebooks, Stacy's Essence bestseller,The Someday List, is currently available free on Kindle. Download it now!

Come back tomorrow to wave at (and wish a Happy Birthday to) Dee Stewart aka author Miranda Parker on parade.

Peace & Blessings,


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