Publisher’s Weekly called Stacy Carlson’s novel, Among the Wonderful, “Intelligent, engrossing, and utterly unique.” Her essays and fiction have appeared in Tin House, Post Road, Inkwell, Sparkle+Blink, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from The Mesa Refuge, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, The Arctic Circle, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Signal Fire. She received the Dana Portfolio Award, given for three book-length manuscripts.
Stacy grew up in Seattle and now lives in Oakland, California. In addition to writing fiction, she maintains a freelance writing and editing practice; clients include Esalen Institute, the iconic retreat center in Big Sur, California. Also, she offers developmental editing services to authors of books-in-progress. Stacy's background includes work as a historical ecologist, fish cannery worker, hot springs caretaker, field crew on a bird refuge in SE Alaska, and assistant hiking guide in Big Sur. She was only 23 miles away from Mt. St. Helens when it erupted in 1980, and she credits that experience as the reason she became a writer.