Wednesday, February 15, 2012

One on One with Stacey Wallace Benefiel

"I'm a midwestern girl, born in Indiana, raised in Missouri, who moved out to Oregon for college in 1993. I attended U of O in Eugene, and nearly graduated with a double major in English and Theatre. After a short stint in Portland, I moved to Los Angeles to become an actress and ended up going to culinary school instead. I met my husband in L.A. and after four years of living in Venice Beach, I persuaded him to leave sunny California and head back to Oregon. We've lived here since 2002 and have a son and a daughter."

Interview with Stacey Wallace Benefiel:

1) How would you describe yourself? 

Crazy busy, ambitious, adventurous.

2) When you sit down to write a new book do you start with an outline or do you just start writing? 

I just start writing. I usually don't do an outline until I'm about halfway through a book, so I can get my thoughts in order.  I'm writing a book with Vicki Keire and we're outlining.  Here's to new experiences!

3) What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Keep your eyes on your own paper.

4) In one sentence why should we read Glimpse?  

Let me entertain you.

5) Are you a night owl or an early bird? 

Both. I never sleep. Too many things to do!

6) If you could meet anyone in the world present or past who would it be? 

I'd love to meet Amelia Earhart.  I was obsessed with her when I was in high school.

7) Which do you enjoy more; reading or writing? 

I probably enjoy reading more because it's never work.  I love to write, but it's not easy.

8) Do you ever get tired of answering emails?

Not really. Although, I have to get away from the computer for a whole day from time to time or my brain feels fried.  My reward for this is usually 100 e-mails the next day. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to do an interview with me!!  I don’t know if I could never sleep, I always sleep through breakfast on the weekends.  Being able to function on little sleep must have its advantages!

Check out my review of Stacey's book: Glimpse

For more on Stacey visit her website:


  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome... thanks for doing the interview! :)

  2. I envy pantsers so much (writing by the seat of your pants instead of outlining)! It sounds like such a fun way to write. And wow Stacey, you convinced your hubby to leave sunny California for rainy Oregon?! Ah I love it here too, what can I say. ;) Great interview!

    1. I see the benefits of both outlining and just writing what comes to mind, they both have ups and downs!