eYs Magazine August 2018 - Issue 3

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AUTHOR STACEY BROADBENT BRINGS

WHAM BAM AUTHOR JAM

To CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

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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

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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


Articles inside

Welcome to Edition 3 of eYs Magazine - Editor in Chief and Founder Jasmina Siderovski

1min
page 4

Are We Our Parents? jasmina Siderovski Tells All!!

1min
pages 37-39

Claudine Burgess Mesmerising Photography.

1min
pages 13-14

Inspirational Teaching with Lidija Tomevska

1min
pages 6-7

Lynn Heard from NeTTie's KniT's

1min
page 50

eYs Magazine

1min
page 64

Meet Tina Di Bella from Cover Me Sweet!

2min
pages 48-49

Pamela Dalseno from Lou Lou Living

1min
pages 46-47

Rise with Deme McDonald

1min
pages 44-45

Big Love and Magic with Julie Michels

1min
pages 42-43

Cosette Awad Talks About Grief!

1min
pages 40-41

An Exciting Re-brand for Anita Roe - Rachelle Roe Studio!

1min
pages 18-19

Elizabeth Simonsen from Fashion Zen Style Shares Her Insight on Colour!

2min
pages 15-17

Life Coach Debbie Kemp Talks About Thinking vs Feeling!

1min
page 12

The Art of Life with Maya Apostoloska

1min
pages 8-10

Focus on Business with Andrew Taylor from Adventure Co.

1min
pages 51-53

Don't Miss Out on the Author Event of the Year - Wham Bam Author Jam

3min
pages 26-36

What Inspired Aimee Dobb to Challenge the Title for Mrs Australia 2018?

1min
pages 22-25
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