Hi, I’m Stace! I’m a writer, an artist and an LGBTQ speaker. I live in beautiful Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, which is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Stó:lō and Ts’elxwéyeqw peoples.
My art porfolio can be seen here.
My queer illustrated memoir “Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-Of-Age Story” published on Oct 19, 2021. The audiobook released on August 9th, 2022!
My passion is illustrating and writing kids books! I’m always working on about five (queer) book ideas at once.
I also love (queer) speaking at churches, schools and conferences and connecting with people!
I’m represented by Claire Draper of The Bent Agency in New York City.
Currently I am WIP on three queer kids book projects! Stay tuned for details!
Most recently, I Art Directed a series of shorts for DreamWorks called “Spirit & Friends”. I work in the animation industry, where I have somehow managed to get paid to draw and colour children’s cartoons since 2011.
June 1, 2023 – Happy Pride, Friends!
Feb 25, 2023 – Check out my Instagram LIVE with Beloved Arise!
Jan 24, 2023: *NEW QUEER KIDS BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT*! I’m illustrating a new queer picture book called A RAINBOW OF CHOICES, published by Penguin Kids in 2024!
Come join us at Queer Out Here, Feb 10-12 in Fernie, BC!
Come join us Feb 10-12, 2023 in Fernie, BC for QUEER OUT HERE! I’m so excited to be a keynote speaker for this weekend!
Oct 19, 2022 – STILL STACE – one year later!
Oct 11, 2022 – My tough truth, on National Coming Out Day.
August 9, 2022 – STILL STACE Audiobook releases today!
July 19, 2022 – A couple small updates from my London travels!
Sunday, June 26 – A poem for me, and maybe you too.
Monday, June 20, 2022 – Thank you to my alma mater Sheridan College for this lovely profile on my journey to “Still Stace”!
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6PM EST – I virtually spoke at my alma mater, Sheridan College! We talked about mental health awareness and how it can impact LGBTQ+ youth, and I also shared about my book, Still Stace. Recording is below!
ANNOUNCEMENT – It’s official – STILL STACE IS GETTING AN AUDIOBOOK!
Pre-order on Audible, Apple Books or Barnes & Noble! Releases August 9, 2022!
May 20, 2022 – A book dream come true!
Thanks to my friends at Fraser Valley News for the coverage about Still Stace being a Finalist for a 2021 Foreward Indie Award for Juvenile Nonfiction! (March 16, 2022)
I spoke IN PERSON at Golden Ears United Church in Maple Ridge, BC for their PIE Day event! (March 12, 2022. I speak from about 13 mins – 33 mins on this video.)
I Art Directed this series of shorts for DreamWorks called “Spirit & Friends”! (Feb 12, 2022)
What does it mean to become an AFFIRMING CHURCH? (Jan 29, 2022)
I had SUCH a great conversation with the wonderful Julie Rodgers on her new podcast HERE TO QUEER! (Jan 20, 2022)
Podcast episode to celebrate the release of New Directions for Holy Questions (Jan 14, 2022)
Thank you to the Gay & Lesbian Review for publishing my essay! (Dec 22 2021)
Thanks to Brian Allain for this lovely book interview about STILL STACE & my work in animation! (Dec 14, 2021)
I was so excited to partner with The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (Dec 11, 2021. 60 min video)
My article for Red Letter Christians about being a lesbian Christian. (Dec 8, 2021)
Here’s me opening up my author copies of STILL STACE – with GLEE!
When I’m not drawing or writing, I enjoy hiking, biking or jogging around BC, dancing with my kids, and staying up late sharing cups of (perhaps too strong) coffee.
I am fascinated by life. I believe there is beauty in everyone, and a smidgen of kindness can go a long way.
I also love to have conversations about faith & LGBTQ issues, like this talk here.
Or here (Bridge Church Oct 2021)! Check out my Speaking & Events page for my most recent talks.