HELLO! I'm Stacy McAnulty—a gummy-worm-eating, coffee-guzzling, zillion-ideas-a-minute children's book author. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, because I don't think there's anything better. Well... unless you pair reading with something else awesome like reading while lounging on a beach, or reading while eating glazed donuts, or reading while flying to Paris. (I'm not actually the one doing the flying. That would be the pilot.)

Coming Soon

 Available April 10th

Available April 10th

★ "A fun romp around the grocery store that kids will relate to and a wonderful read-aloud." Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

Thank-You Gift!!!

Pre-Order Max Explains Everything before April 10th and we will send you a thank-you gift. Your package will include stickers, a bookmark, a signed bookplate (with both of our signatures), a notepad, an activity pack with a craft, coloring sheets, a scavenger hunt, and more. To receive this gift pack, preorder Max before April 10th from your favorite indie bookstore, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or anywhere fine books are sold. Then fill out the online form. Easy peasy!

 Available May 1st

Available May 1st

Join the Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Street Team

A street team hits the street (or the internet) and helps spread the word about a new book, or new music, or any new product. I'm forming my first street team for my first novel. Members of TEAM MLG will receive book swag and exclusives. They will also be rewarded for completing small, voluntary goals.

If you'd like to be considered for TEAM MLG, please fill out an application.


"Unique and utterly satisfying."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Prepare to fall in love."—School Library Journal, starred review

  "A convincing and appealing story." Booklist

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Signed Books are available from Bookmarks bookstore.

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Stacy sends out a short newsletter once a month with information for readers and writers. She will not share your email, and she will not send timeshare solicitations, bad jokes (depending on your definition of bad), or chain emails that guarantee good fortune. But that's not the best part. Wait! There's more. Each month, one subscriber will win a free signed book. (Books can only be shipped within the USA.)

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