In no particular order... I'm a wife, mother of 3 kids and 3 dogs, author, daughter, sister and stepsister, aunt, friend, Twitter addict, mechanical engineer (currently inactive), inconsistent blogger, Packers fan, two-finger typist, concerned citizen, book-buying enthusiast, reluctant volunteer, minivan driver, pancake flipper, snooze-button hitter, and coupon clipper.
A More Traditional Bio...
Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, and dreams of someday being a dog therapist, a correspondent for The Daily Show, an astronaut, and a Green Bay Packer coach. She has written dozens of books including her debut middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl , an Indie Bestseller, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield; Moon! Earth’s Best Friend and Sun! One in a Billion, both illustrated by Stevie Lewis; Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert and Soccer Expert, both illustrated by Deborah Hocking; Love, Brave, and Beautiful, all three illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite, illustrated by Edward Hemingway; and 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. She’s also authored the chapter book series The Dino Files and Goldie Blox. When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 husband.
Life Before Writing
Before becoming an author, I worked a few traditional 9-to-5 jobs. When interviewed, I often approximate by saying, 'I was a mechanical engineer for a decade.' This statement is definitely an estimate, so in the interest of honesty and accountability here's my non-writing resume. (and probably TMI)
1996 - Began year-long internship with EDS at Delphi Harrison/GM. Worked in IT supporting HVAC engineers.
1997 - Graduated University at Buffalo with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
1997-1998 - Full-time with EDS at Delphi Harrison/GM, still in IT.
1998-2002 - Worked as mechanical engineer with B/E Aerospace, designing airline seats.
2004-2007 - After a few years home with babies, I returned to B/E Aerospace and designed more first class airline seats.
2014 - Worked in engineering for a blink of an eye before completely devoting my career life to writing.
Likes and Dislikes
Things I Love (and I'm keeping family, friends, and food off the list because there wouldn't be room for anything else):
Funny Picture Books
Sunday Night TV
Twitter, Facebook, e-mail
Stars (as in reviews)
Trying New Recipes
Fortunes from Fortune Cookies
Things I Dislike (and I'm keeping cleaning and chores off the list because there wouldn't be room for anything else):
Stepping in Gum
People Who Say Reading Is Boring