Born Stacey Yvonne Barlow, December 18, 1968 to Juanita Barlow, she was faced with many obstacles dealing with cerebral palsy. But by the grace of God and her mother saying to her, “You can do anything you set your mind to doing because the sky is the limit for you,” Stacey came to realize her love for writing. She has been writing for 35 years. Her first break came when she wrote the astounding poem, “Not a Broken Dream” (1985) giving homage to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
She has been published in two anthologies, ‘Walk through Paradise’ and ‘The Best Poets of 1997.’ Stacey has had the opportunity to see her work in print;“Carry On” was published in her local newspaper Citizen Tribune in 1997. In addition, she has recorded a CD of poetry, produced poetry calendars, written several other poems, and has been heard reciting poetry on Baltimore Maryland’s WPCG 95.5.
Stacey is working on her third and fourth projects and was noticed as Poet of the Year in 2012.
About her book, “Rejuvenation: Innocent Until Proven Guilty”
Rejuvenation exposes the deeper darker side of love in relationships between man and woman of the same sex, love between family, friends, and the true love of God.
Page Count: 158
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UBAWA: Name 3 things about yourself readers may not know
Stacey: Three things about myself that readers may not know is I have cerebral palsy; I don't drive; and I am a vegetarian.
UBAWA: What is your biggest inspiration?
Stacey: My biggest inspiration is my niece. She's a dancer and watching her work so hard at doing what she loves inspires me. Things are paying off for her which is truly a blessing; and her feet are planted firmly to the ground.
UBAWA: What led up to you becoming an author?
Stacey: What led up to me becoming an author is my sister telling me many years ago that I needed to do something with my writing because she loved what I was writing. She is my #1 fan.
UBAWA: How would you describe your writing style?
Stacey: I would describe my writing style as intricate and thought provoking.
UBAWA: What would you say is the most important thing an author should do before publishing his/her book?
Stacey: The most important thing to do before publishing your book is make sure there aren't any misspelled words in what you are writing or any word left out. . .edit, edit, edit!
UBAWA: If you could go back and change one thing about your book, what would it be?
Stacey: If I could go back and change one thing about my book it would be the language I used.
UBAWA: When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
Stacey: When I'm not writing, I'm reading others work.
UBAWA: How can readers and others in the literary community reach you?
Stacey: Readers and others in the literary community can reach me through Facebook: www.facebook.com/RIUPG or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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