025: AWAKE! Podcast – Interview with Stacy Claflin

Interview with Young Adult Novelist, Stacy Claflin

Duration: 24:41

Face Picture of Author, Stacy Claflin

Author Stacy Claflin

This is a recent interview with novelist, Stacy Claflin.  Stacy is the author of The Transformed Series as well as the upcoming Chasing Mercy (May 2013) 

The Transformed, made up of Deception and Betrayal is a delight for young readers interested in the genre of supernatural thrillers.

Now, I have to admit, I’m a kid at heart, so these books were a fun read for me too!  However, I wanted to talk with Stacy and get to know a bit more about her inspiration as a novelist, her writing process and how she stays motivated and on track to produce so prolifically.

Image of Deception book coverWe discuss a brief overview of her books (so far), what she has planned for the series as well as upcoming projects.  We also discuss some great life lessons she has learned as a writer and self-help blogger.

Image of Betrayal book coverKeep an eye out for Forgotten (book 3 in The Transformed series) and keep up with Stacy on her website.  Connect with her on Facebook.

Special NOTE: Take advantage of a great opportunity to pick up Deception, the first book in The Transformed series. It’s free on Kindle, this week.

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  • Hi Steve,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me. It was a lot of fun!

    • So grateful you took the time. It was a lot of fun and people are really enjoying the interview already. 🙂

  • Lisa Magoulas

    Really enjoyed this interview. I like the points of not hitting the snooze button because you could lose writing 200 words. I think that holds true with everything in life. It’s also pretty cool that you’re self publishing.

    • Hi Lisa,
      I’m glad that you enjoyed it. Not hitting the snooze button can be a struggle, especially before 5:00! It’s definitely about the mindset. Otherwise, getting up early is nothing more than insanity. 🙂


    • Hi, @7f95c3246f81bc975eb9eee5613ce30f:disqus. Thanks for stopping by to listen to the podcast. The point Stacy made about hitting snooze really hit me as well. Especially the thought of how quickly the little “chunks” of 200-word blocks add up. I think writing is a wonderful form of self-expression (I know you’re shocked since I run a blog!) 😛 It is really neat now that we can self-publish and self-promote and go straight to our audience to give them what they want.

  • Hi Steve,
    Thanks for having my blogging friend Stacy on this podcast. Stacy, thanks for all your inspiration of “how to write” because this is one thing I do get stuck on. I have a few books I started working on, but never finished. I’m always writing on my blog about personal development and blogging, but always wanted to share my story about the other part of me. The most important part – being a psychic and telling my story. So many ask me to do it. But I just can’t get started.
    The main character of your book reflects things that go on with all of us. Love it and looking forward to reading it.


    • Hi Donna,
      You really should write that book! It sounds like you have a really interesting story to share. I find that the daily writing really helps with the blocks that I have. It’s true with blogging too. The more that we practice, the easier it becomes.

      I can’t wait to hear what you think of Deception!

    • Hi @donna_tribe:disqus. So grateful to connect with you. I’m with @growwithstacy:disqus on this one…”you should write that book”…however, I really can empathize with your situation. I’ve got a folder on my computer full of book ideas that I haven’t yet written.

      I promise you, though, if you will commit yourself to it and follow through, it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do. I think your abilities as a psychic are fascinating and that’s actually one of the things I do…is help creative types to build thriving businesses around their gifts. You can do this!!!

  • Hey Steve,

    Great interview with Stacy, my favorite novelist. I’m so impressed by what she’s been able to accomplish and to know that she just started writing and has cranked out two books already. My goodness, that’s incredible in my book.

    I took a writing class a few years ago myself and it was how to write a book in a week. She shared with us how to lay it out and outline each chapter and it made so much sense. If you intend to write you need to put that time aside everyday so it can really be applied to writing about anything since we’re all bloggers right! Thank goodness I still have all my notes so I appreciate Stacy sharing with us how she goes about this.

    Really enjoyed hearing you both.


    • Hi @twitter-15817039:disqus! So nice to see you stop by. I’m with you–uber-impressed at what Stacy has done. She has completed these two books and is wrapping up two more. 🙂 I think that’s the “secret”–to discipline to write consistently. It is amazing how much can be accomplished. Stacy’s actually inspired me to write my first novel this year. Still working on the outlining the basic story…but can’t wait to get to work on actually writing it. Thanks again for taking the time to listen to our chat! 🙂

  • Hi Steve,

    I have the pleasure to know Stacy and just grabbed her book deception on Amazon. Even though I more a personal development book reader I really want to read this story, especially now that you’ve told us what the story has in store.

    Thanks for sharing this exciting information.

    • Hi @twitter-16398202:disqus. So glad to have you on my site! I’m glad you picked up Deception…you might really enjoy it and have to spring for the next one in the series to see what happens to Alexis beyond book 1 🙂

      I know what you mean. I’m primarily interested in reading self-help, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, etc. This series is my “guilty pleasure”. It’s just fun. Hope you enjoy as well. Thanks for listening.

  • Gladys Cruz

    Hi Steve
    What a great interview with Stacy. Hats off to Stacy for accepting the challenge to write novels. Great interview and lots of tips for those that have a desire to write.
    Thank you again

    • Thanks for stopping by, Gladys. Stacy is a great friend and she has inspired me as she stepped out to pursue her own goals of being a novelist. So proud of what she’s accomplished and grateful to bring it to my listeners.

  • Very nice. I admire anyone who can stay so focused as to write and publish two books. The dedication and determination and focus it takes to accomplish this is amazing. Great interview and good luck Stacy on your next book.

    • I’m with you, Barbara! It takes some discipline and dedication to write a book…much less 2 (or 3 or 4!) This is one of the reasons I wanted to get inside Stacy’s head a bit and see how she’s able to produce consistently.

      Thanks for stopping by the blog and checking out the interview.

  • Hi Steve

    Awesome Interview. I also know Stacy as a blogger and have known of her writing her novels. It was so good to hear this interview and know her journey.

    I am so in admiration of someone who can just write like Stacy said she did. I have only written blogs and business type articles that are so planned and structured.

    Thanks Steve and Stacy


    • Thanks so much for stopping by @google-b97a5991d0689f7f4469afd2101d92a3:disqus . I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. I’m insanely curious, so it was really cool to chat with Stacy (someone I’ve admired on the blogosphere) and learn about how she pursued her dream.

      I’m with you. I have a fascination with business and entrepreneurship, so I tend to read/write non-fiction. But I also love story telling, so I’m going to work on a novel…just for my own fun this year.

      Again, thanks for stopping by.

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