Writing is Better with a Buddy

Stacy Bennett is a late-blooming author, currently living in the suburban wilds of New Jersey. Mixing her love of nature, psychology and contradictions, her stories tend toward interior conflicts blended with generous world-building. A classic author trope in many ways – cat lover, coffee drinker, and tending to talk too much to people who can’t readily be seen – Stacy also prefers cozy get-togethers to parties, grilled cheese to filet mignon, B-movies to classics, pickup trucks to sporty coupes and jeans to dresses anytime.

Writing is Better with a Buddy

Stacy Bennett’s Links

Quest of the Dreamwalker, Stacy Bennett (2016)

Johnny Quest, Animated TV series (1964 – 65)

Scholastic Book Fair

Stacy’s books in progress

  Mask of Innocence

  The Goddess Stone

  City of Flowers

Tales of the Archer, Stacy Bennett, Kindle Unlimited (2017) Audible book released (2020)

Son of Anubis, Stacy Bennett (2016)

A-Z Blog Challenge

Call of the Huntress, Stacy Bennett (2021)

The Hound of Barakan, Upcoming third book of the Corthan Legacy Series, Stacy Bennett

Blue Harvest Creatives

Ashley Fontainne

Katie Jennings

A.D. Trosper, (Audra)

  The Raven Daughter series

  Dragon’s Call Series

  Bound Series

The Space Between Time, Lucinda Sage-Midgorden

The Dragon’s Gold, Debrah Strait

Findaway Voices, Audiobook production and promotion

Movies and Musicals mentioned

Laura, (1944) Otto Preminger, Director, Novel, Vera Caspary, Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Ring Lardner Jr. Screenplay

Dear Evan Hanson, Music and Lyrics, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Book Steven Levenson, (2015) Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Brigadoon, (1954) Vincente Minnelli, Director, Alan Jay Lerner, Screenplay, based on his stage play

My Fair Lady, (1964) George Cukor, Director, Alan J. Lerner Screenplay, based on his musical play, which was based on the stage play by George Bernard Shaw

Fiddler on the Roof, (1971) Norman Jewison, Story by Sholom Aleichem, Arnold Perl, adapted from Sholom Aleichem stories, Joseph Stein, Stageplay and Screenplay

Kiss Me Kate, (1953) George Sidney, Director, Based on “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, Dorothy Kingsley, Screenplay

Wicked, Novel, Gregory Maguire, Premier, 2003 at the Curran Theatre, San Francisco, Joe Mantello, Stage Director, Wayne Cilento, Choreography, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman

Rent, Music, Lyrics, and Book, Jonathan Larson, Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, (1996), New York Theatre Workshop, New York City

Mamma Mia, Music and Lyrics, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson, Songs by ABBA, (1999) Prince Edward Theatre, London

Kinky Boots, Based on the British Film by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Music and Lyrics, Cyndi Lauper, Book, Harvey Fierstein, (2012) Bank of America Theatre, Chicago

Sweeney Todd, Music and Lyrics, Stephen Sondheim, Book Hugh Wheeler based on the Sweeney Todd character from the Penny Dreadful book series (1979), Broadway

Hamilton, Music, Lyrics, Book, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Based on Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow, (2015), The Public Theater, New York City

Patrick Rhone Episode 23 Story~Power, “Technology, Talents, Trees, and Seeing What’s Not There”

Shadow and Bone, (2021) TV series, Mairzee Almas, Lee Toland Krieger, Dan Liu, Jeremy Webb, Directors, Novels, Leigh Bardugo, Leigh Bardugo, Eric Heisserer, and 6 other Teleplay writers

Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares, Laini Taylor

Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

The Faded Sun Trilogy, C. J. Cherryh

His Dark Materials Series, Philip Pullman

Gemma German Episode 26 Story~Power, “Finding Your Niche”


Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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