Who Is Stacy Barnett Mozer?
Stacy Barnett Mozer is a middle grade author, a book blogger, and an elementary school teacher. Stacy started teaching in 1997. During her teacher training at NYU she was introduced to the writer’s workshop style of teaching writing and started her first writer’s notebook. She never expected that would lead her to write “actual books,” but every time she gave an assignment to her students, she would do it first. She used her own writing pieces as models in the classroom, enjoying writing in a way she had never remembered experiencing as a child.
It wasn’t until one of her third grade classes challenged the concept of revision that Stacy became a novelist. The class told her that there was no way a real author who wrote real books could possibly revise their work as much as she asked them to revise. Stacy’s been revising her own novels ever since.
Stacy continues to teach third grade at a public elementary school. She now has two children of her own and lives with them and her husband in Connecticut. Stacy is an active SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators) member and is an Assistant Regional Advisor for New England SCBWI, coordinating the region’s critique groups. She is also the founder of Sporty Girl Books, a blog for anyone who loves to watch, play, read, and write about women and girls in sports.