Life continues on to the next level for Staci Stallings who now has two titles in print: "The Long Way Home" and "Eternity." Staci's entry level in life began in a small West Texas town known for its religion and German food. Back in Nazareth, three things were paramount: God, family, and education, and Staci got a strong dose of all three. In the almost-all-Catholic town, Staci was a member of three choirs, a church reader, an usher, and an active participant in the Catholic Youth Organization.
On the homefront, Staci’s values were grounded in hardwork and love of family. Her parents owned a family-run dairy farm, and Staci helped with everything from feeding baby calves to daily milkings. The meaning of family was never lost on the farm—it was too likely that you’d need that person’s help in the near future. In fact, stories right off the family tree were often passed down right in the middle of the dairy barn.
Finally, before she left Nazareth, Staci learned a solid appreciation for the gift of a good education. Graduating Valedictorian from her senior class, she learned that although success is worth striving for, it ultimately means nothing if you are alone when you get there.
Back in high school, Staci often accused her parents of owning the dairy just so she would work harder in college—if for no other reason than to make sure she never had to dairy again. True to her word, she attended Texas Tech University where she worked on The University Daily as the campus activities reporter. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Journalism along with minors in Secretarial Business and Education.
After graduation and newlywed, Staci went to work at Alamo Catholic High School in Amarillo, Texas, where she taught English, literature, journalism, and typing. She filled her few free moments serving as advisor not only for the newspaper and the yearbook but also for the Student Council. She also served as publications director, counselor, and English Department Chairperson during her tenure there.
Then came another turning point in Staci’s life—the arrival of her first child. Staci traded in Shakespeare and Dickens for Winnie the Pooh and Dr. Seuss. As a stay-at-home mom of first one then two daughters, Staci’s path led her back to one of her first loves—writing. She began one book and then another and another until just six short years later she has finished eleven and has two in print.
With dreams coming true all around her, Staci invites you to share in her journey with “The Long Way Home" and "Eternity."