AUTHOR STACEY BROADBENT BRINGS
WHAM BAM AUTHOR JAM
To CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
ne of the most exciting feelings are the ones that give you substance! The notion of achievement, especially when it involves a cause that is close to your heart and gives you a chance to pay it forward. Organizing any event comes with advantages and disadvantages. However, you need to remain focused on what it is that sparked your vision, your dream and purpose in the first place. It is your priority to follow through that inner voice that creates a decorum of love and hope especially when it is so close to your heart. The entire reason for chasing a dream you have yearned for so long. Wham Bam Author Jam (WBAJ) is an author event bringing 31 authors from around New Zealand and Australia to the city of Christchurch to introduce the readers of New Zealand to the many talented authors in their backyard raising money for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. Stacey Broadbent an author, mother of three and happily married to her husband of eight years lives in Ashburton, New Zealand and is the organizer and founder of WBAJ. Her love of the written word throughout her childhood despite her difficulty writing her own stories prompted a writing love affair and the publication of many books. Her first book - a cookbook, ‘Calamity Jayne My Hit and Miss Guide to Family food’ inspired through her love for experimenting with food in the kitchen. 26
Always aspiring to be a writer, Stacey completed her Proofreading Certificate and launched a freelance business with a friend, proofreading novels by authors. Stacey discovered writing was her sanctuary for
books are real stories based on her own life and create great reading for all. When not writing Stacey loves to cook, to experiment in the kitchen as well as to create jewellery. Spreading her time between her part-time
“I WANTED SOMETHING CATCHY AND MEMORABLE. I WAS GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH A FRIEND, AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY A JOKE SUGGESTION, BUT IT STUCK WITH ME”.
healing old wounds and was encouraged by her friend and business partner to pursue her passion writing books and stories of love, through her stories of pain and struggles. Stacey is now a multigenre author of several books including light-hearted comedies, zombie thrillers to contemporary romance and is also part of the writing duo ‘The Ink Slinging Sisters’ with friend S.K. Lessner.
office job, proofreading for fellow authors, writing, and of course family time can be challenging, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Her first fiction book based on her experience as a salsa dancer represents the ups and downs of her life. The journey of friendship and love, competition and struggles of moving forward: The Dancing Series; ‘Dancing Through the Storm;’ ‘Dancing in Circles;’ and ‘Dancing with Destiny’ became Stacey’s signature series. Stacey finds solace writing about her life experience and creates the characters in her books based on the traits of friends and loved ones. Her famous ‘Super Mum’
Interview by: Jasmina Siderovski