About staceygustafson

Netflix Cheated on My Husband

I tried ways to end my deception, but nothing worked. To protect my indiscretion, I routinely deleted my Internet browser history, shredded phone bills and swore my friends to secrecy. I Netflix cheated on my husband. Urban Dictionary - Netflix cheating Netflixing a TV series with your spouse/friends/significant other, and watching episodes while the other party is out. This creates the awkward situation where you have to decide if the other party now has to watch episodes by themselves, or skip ahead to catch up.   Sorry babe, I'm already on Season 3, Episode 7 of "The Wire." Do you think you'll have time to catch up before we watch it together tomorrow? I know, I'm totally netflix … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween – Get Out The Map

Sometimes you meet a person and you just click. I knew within minutes that I was going to be friends with Regina Stoops, whether she liked it or not. Maybe it was because we had shared the same sense of humor or the fact that she was just plain fun to be around. That was over two years ago. Since then, we have raised money for charity through stand-up at venues throughout the East Bay, including Tommy T’s in Pleasanton and the Bankhead Arts Center in Livermore. Soon we discovered that we had similar goals too. She wanted to turn elements of her stand-up routines into a book. I wanted to give stand-up a shot, using my humorous short stories as material. Today I want to share her writing … [Read more...]

“You Know I Love You Because…” Guest Blogger Lori Duff

I’m elated to feature another one of my favorite authors, Guest Blogger Lori Duff. She does it all with aplomb, National Award-Winning Columnist, Ghostwriter, Legal Writing Expert, Blogger, Humorist, and generally Fun-to-Be-Around gal plus an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of  Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza,  The Armadillo, the Pickaxe, and the Laundry Basket, and You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive. Lori never rests and that makes her my idol. We met and from the get-go, I knew I wanted to be her friend and share her story. You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive This is award-winning humorist Lori B. Duff's third collection of highly relatable, … [Read more...]

Write Funny Using Simple Tools

Want to write funny? Then you must immerse yourself in humor. Read the works of hilarious writers, like David Sedaris and Nora Ephron. In order to understand the cadence of a perfect joke, watch comedy sitcoms, such as Modern Family and Black-ish. Pay attention to a comedians' timing and delivery. Notice their facial expressions and body language. Once you understand the structure of a single joke, you’ll have no problem writing a longer humor piece. Check out the following tools in order to improve your humorous writing skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqXDwFSa0rs Read Funny Books 46 Hilarious Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud Want a fun new read to dive into? … [Read more...]

Are You Still Kidding Me? Launch Party! Win Prizes!

Welcome to the Are You Still Kidding Me? launch party. Doors open when the clock strikes September 18 at 12:01AM!! Or whenever the Amazon Gods deem the time is right. I wish we could celebrate together over champagne and red velvet cake but instead how about a chance to win fabulous prizes, like a free book and gift card? Keep reading. It took me over three years to write and publish Are You Still Kidding Me?, but with the help of other authors, bloggers, family and friends, today I released my book baby on Amazon. Plus, I excited to add that Are You Still Kidding Me? pre-release made #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Parenting Teenagers and Parent & Adult Child Relationships. … [Read more...]

“Rats, Mice, and Other Things” Guest Post – Leslie Handler

Ever feel like you know someone because their life story feels so familiar? Leslie and I have never meet in person but became Facebook friends and formed a friendship based on a similar sense of humor and the joy of laughter. Today I’m thrilled to feature her as Guest Blogger and share her book with you. Leslie Handler addresses the good, the bad and the sometimes silly in her book, Rats, Mice, And Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank, available on Amazon.  Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank Life happens. Such a simple concept but the absolute truth, and this is the message that first-time author Leslie Handler wants to share with her readers in her new book … [Read more...]

“Find Your Funny” Guest Post by Barb Best

I’m thrilled to feature one of my favorite authors and bloggers, Barb Best. I had the privilege of meeting her at an Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop back in 2014 and we’ve been great friends ever since. Her sense of humor really cracks me up. She released an exciting and essential book, Find Your Funny: The Humor Survival Guide. Want to laugh more? Want your kids to laugh too? It’s a fun back-to-school book. Find Your Funny: The Humor Survival Guide This entertaining and helpful guide, co-written by a psychotherapist and a comedy writer, may be just what your family needs to take on the new school year with gusto. Learn how to develop a robust sense of humor, identify what types of humor … [Read more...]

Are You Still Kidding Me? 99¢ Pre-Order Summer Beach Read

Looking for a summer beach read? Check out my latest book, Are You Still Kidding Me? , available for 99¢ Pre-Order. If you like Lisa Scottoline’s, I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses, then I think you’ll love my latest book. Here’s what hilarious Wendy Liebman said, “I love Stacey Gustafson’s voice — her stories and how she shares them!  She is entertaining, relevant and relatable, and her new book is for anyone who is a parent, child, spouse, or other.” — Wendy Liebman, stand-up comedian, semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, Season 9, Taller on TV Click here for 99¢ Pre-Order Are You Still Kidding Me?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Kn1k_FQyg You can buy … [Read more...]