Stacy-Deanne writes crime fiction, mysteries, and suspense. Her work includes Everlasting, Melody, and Giving Up the Ghost. She is profiled in the NAACP-nominated 2006 book, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African-American Women in Writing. Giving Up the Ghost is a 2011 African-American Literary Award nominated novel and a 2012 Top 20 Black Expressions Bestseller. The Season of Sin is a 2012 African-American Literary Award nominated novel.
Stacy-Deanne: Wow. It’s amazing to look back because everything is so different. Back in 1997 we didn’t have half as many options to get our work out there. You had the Big 6 and a few small presses and if you couldn’t get accepted by either you had to self-publish. We didn’t have e-publishers or self-publishing on Kindle. You also had to have book distribution. Everyone fought to get with the Big 6 because that was the only way you had a chance to be in stores. Now smaller presses can get their books in stores as well as bookstores aren’t the force they used to be. I could write a book on how much things have changed.