Stacey Donovan

Stacey Donovan
Stacey Donovan cards

 

Stacey’s writing embodies her positive attitude. She hopes to encourage people to be their true selves and to make the most of every day.

Hometown and school: I got my MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I moved to Kansas City from Tucson, AZ. I’ve worked for Hallmark for more than 20 years. I began as an editor in Shoebox, which was a very fun way to start a career.

Inspiration: Conversations with friends and my addiction to reading inspire me. As a creative person, I feel energized rather than depleted after a day at work. I have fun assignments, and the intent behind all of them is to make people feel good, so that’s incredibly inspiring. I love working with other talented people. The writers don’t compete with one another. It’s a great, supportive community.

 

Themes I’m drawn to: Hope, positivity and joy.

Best advice: Don’t be a perfectionist with the first draft—just get it out. You can fix it later.

Happy place (when I’m being creative): I love to listen to music while I write. And since sometimes I work standing up, I’m sometimes dancing a little while I write.

Stacey Donovan cards
Stacey Donovan cards

 

Favorite work of art (so far): My favorite card says, “She’s an extra sprinkles girl in a plain cone world.” I feel like it sums up my philosophy of getting as much fun as you can out of life.

When I’m not working: I’m married to another Hallmarker! We have two little rescue dogs.

Did you know?

 

“My collection was up in a test store, and when I came to look at it, the salesperson told me she loved my stuff and gave me a hug! She said, ‘We share the same brain.’ I’m glad I’ve written some stuff that other people can relate to!”

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