Vote for The Girl Who Rode the Wind!

Exciting news! The Children’s Choice Book Awards  have announced their 2016 finalists! Please vote!

For the third year in a row Stacy is a finalist in the coveted NZ Book Awards Children’s Choice Award for Junior Fiction. If you are aged under 18 then please vote for Stacy!! Click on this link to vote now!!


The Diamond Horse

The jacket for the new book – set in Russia, out in October!

Fact to Fiction

Would love to see you at Southwell School this Saturday at 9.30am when I’ll be talking about the true stories behind my books!

Keeping up with Kelly Wilson

I am a huge fan of the Wilson Sisters and their fab TV series “Keeping up with the Kaimanawas” – so it was brilliant to find myself signing books with Kelly Wilson at the Northland Storylines festival on the weekend. Kelly’s book about their lives –  For the Love of Horses –  is an amazing read – and her new book is out next month. She’s just got back from the States where she did a wild mustang competition with her sisters and her friend Alexa – it promises to be just as exciting as the Kaimanawa Stallion Challenge. And yes, she did show me the killer scar on her arm from where that stallion bit her! Hardcore!



To everyone who voted for The Island of Lost Horses – Winner of the NZ Book Awards Children’s Choice for Junior Fiction!

Get well soon Andrew Nicholson

As you all know, I am on the big book tour at the moment and have been in Wellington, Blenheim and Nelson and am now back in Wellington again. Lots of photos to come so keep an eye on my blog. All I could think about yesterday though as I was touring was Andrew Nicholson – who fell at the final fence at Gatcombe on the weekend. He was leading after winning the dressage and was going clear cross country as usual until he fell at the final fence when his horse tripped. The news reports told us nothing at first other than he had a serious neck injury and was in hospital and everyone has been so worried. Such a relief to wake up today and read reports that he has had successful neck surgery and has “a full range of movement”. Get well soon Andrew! Everyone is thinking of you and we hope you are back out there on the cross country in winning form in no time….

Stacy’s Blog: The Big Book Tour!

I kicked off my book tour of New Zealand with a visit to Frankley School to take a writing workshop with twenty very talented young writers. Amazing efforts from all the kids! Next stop was the wonderful Welbourn School where another twenty genius young writers did some incredible work! Thanks to Access Radio – Alessandra Keighley and my super-clever interviewers. And a big thank you to Paper Plus who hosted my book signing. Check out my blog page for more pics and news of my ongoing NZ tour….

X Stacy




The Girl Who Rode The Wind

Stacy’s new book is out NOW!!

The Girl Who Rode The Wind is the story of tough New York kid, twelve-year old Lola Campione, who is determined to become a jockey. When her grandmother takes Lola on a homecoming journey back to Italy, Lola develops a special connection to Nico, a chestnut Anglo-Arab horse who is destined to race in the Palio. At the same time she is finding clues that will sweep her back in time to 1943 when Italy is at war and the mysteries of her grandmother’s secret past unfold. Lola must uncover the truth about what happened all those years ago, and ride to race of her life on her beloved Nico to win the palio.


Meet Stacy at the Horse of the Year Show UK!

Stacy will be signing books at the Horse of the Year Show Sunday October 11, at the Birmingham NEC. There’ll be morning and afternoon signing sessions at the Equestrian Bookfair stand in the main halls. Come and get your own personally autographed copy of the new book The Girl Who Rode The Wind!

…And the NZ August Tour

Stacy is on tour throughout New Zealand in August! Come and meet her at one of these bookstores close to you…

4th August

New Plymouth

Paper Plus: 3.30pm


5th August


The Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie: 3.30pm


7th August


The Village Bookshop: 3.30pm


10th August


Paper Plus: 3.30pm

11th August


Paper Plus: 3.30pm


12th August


Paper Plus: 3.15pm


14th August

Coastlands Mall

Paper Plus: 3.30pm


17th August


Books for Kids: 3.30pm


18th August

Te Awamutu

Paper Plus: 3.30pm


19th August

Opotiki Library: 3.30pm


20th August


Paper Plus: 3.30pm


21st August


Paper Plus: 4pm


22nd August

Dunedin Storylines!


23rd August

Christchurch Storylines!


25th August


Paper Plus: 3.30pm


29th August

Kerikeri Storylines!


30th August

Auckland Storylines!