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Stacey Matson

Stacey always wanted to be an author, but she took some long detours along the way. She grew up in Calgary, Alberta, where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre at the University of Calgary. After working many an odd job in Calgary, including being a belly dancer, Joan of Arc, a blacksmith, a forklift operator and a fairy princess, Stacey moved to Ottawa to run the Parliamentary Tour and Educational Outreach programs on Parliament Hill. Eventually, her love of writing took over, and she moved to Vancouver to complete her Master of Arts in children’s literature at UBC.  Stacey’s thesis for her MA program became her first published novel and the beginning of her trilogy with Scholastic Canada.  

When she’s not writing, Stacey works part-time as a programmer for the Writers’ Exchange, a literacy program for kids in East Vancouver. She is also an interpreter at the Vancouver Aquarium, and, in December, she runs a Christmas tree lot at the PNE.

Find out more about Stacey at or follow her on twitter @staxie.


~ Notes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius (Scholastic Canada, 2016)
~ Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius (Scholastic Canada, 2015)
~ A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius (Scholastic Canada, 2014)

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