About The Author

Stacey Jay

Stacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with two small children, and a passion for playing pretend for a living. She’s been a full time mom-writer since 2005 and can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor, and yoga instructor.

In her very limited spare time, Stacey enjoys cooking elaborate dinners and eating them very slowly, dressing up in costumes with her sons, and drinking wine with her husband. She loves to hear from readers and personally answers every single email she receives.

Q: Why do you write YA novels?

A: “I’m a young adult at heart. For me, that means I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and hope, but I also spend a lot of time wondering what the heck is going on. Life is big and confusing and never more so than when you’re trying to grow up. I haven’t stopped growing up yet, so young adult novels still feel very authentic for me to write. Also, the young adult genre is amazingly fun. And fun is good.”


Of Beast and Beauty
By Stacey Jay

I didn’t know I was into retellings Well… stop that thought right there, because if I think better about it, I am actually not. As what I liked the most about this book is that it has almost nothing in common with the original story. It feels incredibly fresh, it stands out on its own; Isra is not quite a…

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