Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Stacey Megally

In a bittersweet story of childhood friendship, writer Stacey Megally plumbs the depths of being true to oneself. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of mean girls and courage. 

Stacey Megally is a writer, runner, and incurable bookworm. By day, she writes advertising. By night, she writes about everything else, including her life as a recovering violinist and YA fiction evangelist. When she isn’t knee-deep in words or marathon training, she’s hanging out with her smart, funny husband and their two extremely opinionated dogs.

Fixated Facts:

Describe your life using only film titles. The Words Run Silent, Run Deep. (I’ve never seen either of these movies, but the titles contain all the right words.)

How did you hear about Oral Fixation? My husband and I both love storytelling podcasts. He discovered the Oral Fixation podcast one day and sent me a text: “You’re going to love this podcast and one day, you’re going to be in it.”

What is your favorite destination? Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo. Lovely people. Thoughtfully prepared food. Beautiful paper and packaging. All that inspiring architecture and fashion. From the moment I first set foot in that city, I felt like I’d known it all my life. 🗼

What is your favorite quote? “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” ~ Robert Hughes

If reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would you be? Cherry Garcia. Sweet most of the time, but if you dig deep enough, you’ll find a little dark, bitter, and tart.

What is your favorite sound? Running shoes on pavement. 👟👟

What’s your favorite word? Rife. My thoughts are rife with nerdiness.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Judy Blume.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Dallas? Cotton candy at the Texas State Fair.

What is the best book you’ve read in the last decade? Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout. Nobody writes about life’s pain and ugliness as beautifully—and hopefully. Every sentence is crafted so perfectly that I often have to put the book down and sit for a minute, just letting the words wash over me.

Share anything fun, silly, or unique about yourself. I always read a book while brushing my teeth. Why doesn’t everybody? 📖

Sneak Peek: “‘You’re meek,’ Jamie said. ‘You’re teacher’s pet.’ I tried to tell her I wasn’t—but her words would stay in my head for days. I rolled them around in my brain until my stomach twisted itself into a million painful knots and I couldn’t sleep at night.”

Don’t miss Stacey on the Oral Fixation stage on Valentine’s Day evening! Click here for tickets!

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