Stacy Willingham

New York Times best-selling novelist Stacy Willingham (Only If Youre Lucky) will be the speaker at USCBs Lunch with Authors Series on Tuesday, January 23rd. The luncheon will take place at 12 noon at the Belfair Clubhouse, 200 Belfair Blvd, Bluffton. For tickets, visit www.uscbcenterforthearts and click the Lunch with Authors tab.

About Only If Youre Lucky: Lucy Sharpe is larger than life. Magnetic, addictive. Bold and dangerous. Especially for Margot, who meets Lucy at the end of their freshman year at a small liberal arts college in South Carolina. Margot is the shy one, the careful one, always the sidekick and never the center of attention. But when Lucy singles her out at the end of the year, a year Margot spent studying and playing it safe, and asks her to room together, something in Margot cant say no – something daring, or starved, or maybe even envious.

And so Margot finds herself living in an off-campus house with three other girls: Lucy, the ringleader; Sloane, the sarcastic one; and Nicole, the nice one, the three of them opposites but also deeply intertwined. Its a year that finds Margot finally coming out of the shell shes been in since the end of high school, when her best friend Eliza died three weeks after graduation. Immediately, Margot and Lucy become the closest of friends, but by the middle of their sophomore year, one of the fraternity boys from the house next door has been brutally murdered and Lucy Sharp is missing without a trace.

From the author of A Flicker in the Dark and All the Dangerous Things comes a tantalizing thriller about the nature of friendship and belonging, about loyalty, envy, and betrayal  – another gripping novel from an author quickly becoming the gold standard in psychological suspense.

Stacy Willinghams debut novel, A Flicker in the Dark, was a 2022 finalist for the Book of the Months Book of the Year award, Goodreads Choice Best Debut award, Goodreads Choice Best Mystery &. Thriller award, and ITWs Best First Novel award. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Before turning to fiction, she was a copywriter and brand strategist for various marketing agencies. She earned her BA in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia and her MFA in writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Stacy currently lives in Charleston with her husband, Britt, and Labradoodle, Mako.