Stacia Pelletier

Read. Write. Revise. Repeat.

Stacia Pelletier is the author of Accidents of Providence and The Half Wives, both of which were shortlisted for the Townsend Prize in Fiction. She earned graduate degrees in religion and historical theology from Emory University. She has been a Woodruff Fellow, a W.M. Keck Foundation Fellow, and a fellow of the Hambidge Center. She worked for many years at Emory University as a speechwriter and fundraiser, and she has taught creative writing at Candler School of Theology, Wake Forest School of Divinity, and the University of North Georgia.  She lives with her family in the mountains of North Georgia. 


Praise for

The Half Wives

“Part historical fiction, part heartbreaking romance, part bildungsroman, this book takes readers on a journey rich with detail and darkness.” – Seattle Book Review

News and Updates


2021 Update

I'm in the middle of finishing a book, taking on some new types of work, freelance and contract editing and writing, so this blog is more for show than anything else right now. (And it ain't much of a show.) I've also quit my long-term day job, which has been both...

Is 2020 over yet?

That's my question! No other noteworthy news to report here. Still finishing next novel in progress, still sheltering in place. Grateful for the many blessings that have come this way in 2020 despite (or because of) everything.

“Our Neck of the Woods”

Recent first-person essay in Atlanta Magazine's HOME...

Dahlonega Literary Festival March 6-7, 2020

I'll be at this year's Dahlonega Literary Festival, moderating a panel on children's literature. Come out and support this fantastic community-led event. And where else can you go to find an Edible Book contest? PS. This photo is from last year's festival...a good...

Speechwriting 101

I'll be at the Decatur Writers Studio on February 1, 2020 to teach a crash course in speechwriting. Please consider enrolling if you have an interest in this field. No prior experience required....

Red Clay Writers Conference 9 November 2019

I'm thrilled to be leading a workshop, "Un-workshopping Your Novel: writing by instinct and turning your 'characters' into 'people'" at the Red Clay Writers Conference 2019. Let's see if my attempt to be clever catches up with me on this one. Check out the schedule...

Write Your First Novel

Join me at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus on Saturday, September 28, 2019, for a one-day seminar designed to help you jump start that novel you've always wanted to write. Interested? Register through the UNG Continuing Education office! All...

Decatur Book Festival 2019

I'll be at the nation's largest independent book festival this Labor Day weekend, where I get to moderate a discussion on WOMEN WIELDING POWER with Cai Emmons and Jessica Handler. Lucky me!

Otherwise known as “Drink & Think”

I'm going to be participating in Accent Cellars's (Cellars'? Darn possessives!) monthly Wine and Words event on Sunday, August 18, 4-6 p.m. Stop by to buy a great bottle of North Georgia wine and talk with me... about books, writing, wine, procrastination, having a...

Dahlonega Literary Festival

I'll be speaking at the DLF on March 1, 2019. Come join this amazing community festival run by some pretty amazing volunteers!


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Contact: Nicole Angeloro

Literary Agent

Henry Dunow       Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

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