More Stories Published By Stacey Gustafson

My first big accomplishment was getting published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters in March 2012. From that point on, I craved the attention and desired to see my stories in print. It’s been a fantastic whirlwind adventure.

I met humor writers at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in April 2014 who I call friends. The ladies at Midlife Boulevard have given me invaluable advice. My friends at Publishing Syndicate provided me with unparalleled support and camaraderie. The California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch cheerfully offer help to aspiring writers like myself. I am so happy to be part of a supportive writing community.

Please click over to Books at to hear about books that feature my writing.

Click on the links below to read more of my work.


Lost in Suburbia Stories

Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

More Magazine

Zest Now

Contributing Writer

Midlife Boulevard

Better After 50

Generation Fabulous

Pleasanton Patch


Other Fun Facts

I have been a member of the California Writers Club since 2009.  I received a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

Bi-monthly column for the Pleasanton Patch called, “Are You Kidding Me?” Dec. 2012 – Jan. 2013.

Invited by the Vine, a select group of Patch power users, to share my insights on local issues, food, fashion, family, health and much more (June 2012).

Guest speaker on the Feisty Side of Fifty, Blog Talk Radio, on December 13, 2012.

Judge, California’s Writers Club–Tri-Valley’s Second Annual High School Writing Contest (May 2013).

Monthly Humor Columnist for Generation Fabulous September – October 2013.

Monthly Humor Columnist for Midlife Boulevard since November 2013.

Featured writer on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. 

Auditioned for “Listen to Your Mother” show on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco based on my writing and storytelling. Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) is a national series of original live readings shared locally on stages in 32 cities and globally via social media aimed to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression.

Stand-up comedian at Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, April 12, 2014.

Featured writer on syndicated humor columnist, Tracy Beckerman’s website, Lost in Suburbia.

I enjoy attending my kids’ sporting events, oil painting classes at Las Positas Community College and going to live comedy with my husband in the Bay Area.