Tuesday, June 23, 2020

June Announcement: New Poems Published!

Dear Readers, 

I'm happy to announce that a few of my newest poems can be found in The Auroras & Blossoms NaPoWriMo Anthology, 2020 Edition! Available June 23, 2020 -  this is a digital publication that features uplifting verses from poets worldwide. See the description & click on the link below to start reading today. 

Thank you for your continuing support of my poetry, stories and novellas, and for visiting my Author Blog. Have a wonderful day; be safe & well. 

-Stacie 





Welcome to a collection of stunning and moving inspirational poetry written throughout National Poetry Writing Month in April 2020.
Come on a journey with us as we explore the works of many diverse and talented poets who each know how to write uplifting words to stimulate our senses and make us feel better about ourselves.
Contributors to The Auroras & Blossoms NaPoWriMo Anthology: 2020 Edition include: Donna Allard, Chandni Asnani, Maria L. Berg, Jamie Brian, Jimena Cerda, Jaewon Chang, Ravichandra Chittampalli, Sandra Christensen, Mimi DiFrancesca, Fiona D’Silva, Kate Duff, Judy Dykstra-Brown, Amanda M. Eifert, Stacie Eirich, David Ellis, Michael Erickson, Deveree Extein, Jack M. Freedman, Alicia Grimshaw, Jenny Hayut, Patrick Jennings, Liam Kennedy, Ting Lam, Rose Loving, Cendrine Marrouat, Michele Mekel, Ally Nellmapius, William Reynolds, Madhumita Sarangi, Anna Schoenbach, Julie A. Sellers, Jonathan Shipley, Dorian J. Sinnott, Krupali Trivedi, Angela van Son, Michele Vecchitto, Penny Wilkes, Gemma Wiseman.
Release date: June 23, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Sunshine & Starlight




Soon after my last blog-post in March, life turned upside down with the onset of a worldwide pandemic. My family has been lucky; we are safe, well - and navigating our days at home as best we can.

A typical day for us includes morning cleanup & chores, reading, homeschooling, and plenty of time spent outdoors on sunny days. We, like many other families, have cleaned out our closets, baked and played board games, and taken bike rides together. We've made crafts and talked to friends and cousins over Zoom, built Legos and watched movies together.

In seven weeks, we've done more together than in many months time.

Have we also yelled, cried and had moments where we needed to be alone in our bedrooms, or to go on a solo bike ride? Absolutely! And I think that's OK.

What matters is we are making it through; we are able to find the sunshine in each day, and still look up at the stars each night.

We are safe, we are well - and we are in this together. 

Throughout April, I wrote a-poem-a-day as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month, and to find the beauty in each day spent at home. You can read the entire 30-poem collection for free on Wattpad; it is an inspirational collection that I hope will uplift readers.


My work-in-progress for May is prose, La Belle Epoque - a historical fiction story set in 19th century Paris that I began writing in February for Wattpad's Open Novella Contest. Unfortunately, although my story made it through to the third round, I did not submit it for the finals. Poetry was what my heart needed for April, and so I have no regrets! La Belle Epoque will still get written, just on my own, slower timeline. If you'd like to read the first chapters, click on the link below. 


May you & your families be safe & well. Thank you for visiting my Author Blog; wishing you a day filled with sunshine & stars! 😊 -Stacie 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Return of Spring



Spring is, without a doubt, my most favorite season of the year. A time of blossoms and light - cool,  refreshing rains and fresh greenery - nature has a way of finding itself at the forefront of my writing in springtime. In fact, I wrote and published an entire book of poetry on the subject in 2016.

This spring, I'm busy writing several prose works-in-progress, including one for the Open Novella Contest III on Wattpad. But I can't ever stay away from poetry for long, especially during the season that I find most inspiring for verse. So I'll be participating in National Poetry Month in April again this year, writing a new series of poems while reading and supporting other poets on Wattpad.

Another exciting thing I'm doing this season is serving as an Engagement Ambassador for Wattpad, which will include supporting Wattpad writers through active, positive participation on official Wattpad profiles, within its forums and the Wattpad community-at-large. This includes, for example, anything from vetting official reading lists to judging contests to creation of new content for Wattpad profiles. I look forward to connecting with writers from all over the world and helping new writers flourish as they navigate Wattpad!

Offline, I'll be celebrating my birthday along with my daughter's birthday, attending numerous spring activities for my children and seasonal festivals, and preparing for the end of the school term in May. For me, this means organizing my time so that writing is prioritized before breaking from it for a different summer schedule in June & July.

I hope that you are making time to enjoy the spring sunshine, a good book and time with the ones you love. I'll add a link to my Wattpad profile, where you can find my works-in-progress, as well as a link to my poetry collection, Spring Awakening, below for your reading pleasure! Wishing you a beautiful spring; thank you for visiting my Author Blog. 😀 -Stacie



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

February is for Lovers!

Hello Readers! February and the month of love is upon us. I'm celebrating a month of romance with not one, but two romantic stories-in-progress. One is a writing project I began last November during National Novel Writing Month, and the other is an entry to Wattpad's Open Novella Contest III, which runs from February-April 2020. Both are available to read for free on Wattpad as I'm writing them, and I hope you'll enjoy taking a look. 

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A Highland Holiday by Stacie Eirich 
Fiona, a publishing assistant in New York City, dreams of a European vacation. She's been on the Air B&B waiting list for three years, hoping to go on holiday to run a small-town bookshop on the Scottish coast. 
When she receives notice, just weeks ahead of her thirtieth birthday, that she's next on the list - her best friend Jazmyn encourages her to take the plunge and book the trip of her dreams. 
What she finds when she arrives is a charming seaside town brimming with character, a bookshop filled with secrets - and the Scottish man of her dreams. *Cover Design by Violette @theendofeverything03 


La Belle Epoque by Stacie Eirich 
Twenty-year-old Estelle has never cared much for the frivolous finery her mother makes or the pompous, wealthy clients that frequent her Montemarie shop. But as the daughter of one of the most skilled couturières in Paris, she has learned how to behave among the Parisian bourgeoisie, how to become invisible in their company, and how to keep secrets. 
When an outbreak of cholera hits Paris, leaving Estelle on her own, she must continue her mother's work in order to survive. By day, she struggles to maintain clients and keep up her needlework. By night, she waitresses at The Moulin Rouge, admiring its famous artists, courtesans, can-can dancers and cabaret performers while dreaming of singing in an operetta.  
When Estelle meets the famous, enigmatic actress Mademoiselle Rachel and the beautiful, mysterious Countess La Castiglione, she is quickly pulled into a glamorous world of art, sex, scandal and intrigue. 
With the World's Fair and a royal ball approaching, she is given the monumental task of creating three dresses for the mistresses of Napolean III. Estelle knows the only way she can make three creations fit for Parisian royalty is through the magic she carries, and the music she craves. 
But the creation of three masterpieces will have dire consequences. They'll cost her the heart she has guarded, the music she has loved - and the secrets she has kept.
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Thank you for visiting my Author Blog. Wishing you a wonderful day, and a February filled with sweet romance. :-) -Stacie 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A New Year & A New Novel


Happy 2020 Readers! I'm starting the New Year off with a New Novel, and am excited to share its beginnings with you. A fantasy with action, magic & romance - it's the story I've been wanting to write for a long time. 

Is adding it to my other works-in-progress a bit crazy? Probably. But in order to follow my passion of a 'writing life' - I'm not going to limit my creative ideas. 

In other words, I'm saying yes to the Muse! And embracing the phrase "Just Write It." 

Without further ado, here is my newest work-in-progress, The Legends of Aloria. Read the Prologue free on Wattpad! Click on the image or link below. 



The forests and skies of Aloria are filled with light, warmth and life; Aloria is known as a world of eternal spring. But when the Blood Moon rises over Aloria after thousands of years, it is a world shrouded in darkness and thrown into turmoil, its warmth replaced by cold, its life withering to death. A world plagued by demons who threaten to destroy the Alorians forever.   

When Xhaiden, the leader of the Alorians, is fatally wounded, his 18-year-old daughter must take his place. She carries with her a sword imbued with light from the gods, a stone made from their tears, and a book of their heart prophecies. 

She is Nahara, The Lightbringer.  

To fulfill her destiny as leader of the Alorians and save her people, she'll need more than magic. She'll need to become a warrior. 

*Ongoing Work-In-Progress, January 2020. Cover Design by Sarah @Pennywithaney Graphics.
Thank you for visiting my Author Blog! I hope you'll continue to follow my writing journeys in 2020. Happy New Year! :-) -Stacie 

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