Stacy Stokes is a lifelong lover of stories, a former improv comedy geek, and a marketing professional by trade. She graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Her debut novel, Remember Me Gone, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection, an ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee and nominated for the Colorado Blue Spruce award. Her sophomore novel, The Darkness Rises, will release in April 2024 with Penguin/Viking. Stacy lives with her family in the Bay Area. You can visit Stacy online at StacyStokes.com or follow her on X and Instagram @StacyAStokes.