Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Gifts from God.
Sometimes we need to just sit down and thank God for all our Gifts and family.    I am so thankful for
my husband,  my Son,and Daughters by marriage,  and Granddaughters and other family members.  My parents and friends.  My personal gift of writing and getting my book, "Situation Maid" published.  I am truly blessed and I humble myself every time someone asks me for a Autograph.    How blessed  I am.  Sometimes we just think of the negative things in our life and forget about
our blessings.  Stacy  


Stacy and John

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"SITUATION MAID"     Everyone wants to know what Lillie Nelson Looks Like.  I have had
many request for pictures of Lillie Nelson after my book release of, "Situation Maid".  Here is 
a picture of Lillie and First Lady Nancy Reagan.   It was Mrs. Reagan's Birthday and Lillie
had prepared a Birthday Cake for her.   Lillie was proud to stand by Mrs. Reagan.  As you can
see Lillie has her arm around Mrs. Reagan and they are both happy to be together.
I will be posting more photo's so stay tuned. 
Stacy Nix 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hello Everyone:  I just did a "Radio Interview", with Dr. Gina about my new book, "Situation Maid", and it was wonderful.   I am looking forward to the release of the Hard Cover soon.  You can get it now on
Amazon at the above link.  How many of you have seen "The Butler."  Do you think Lillie from "Situation Maid",   and  Eugene Allen the famous Butler for the Presidents knew each other????????
I'll let you know.  You might want to follow me.........
Stacy Nix     Author        Situation Maid

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

"Situation Maid" by Stacy Nix "VS The Butler"

My Dear Readers,
Yesterday, on an assignment re my agent Diana of Hartline Literary Agency, my Husband and I went to see the movie, “THE BUTLER”. Diana wanted me to see it and see how it compared to my book, “SITUATION MAID”.

I saw ‘THE BUTLER” as assigned. 

Going into the movie, I was apprehensive. I did not expect to enjoy it.   I was taken by surprise and totally did.  From the beginning to the end it had me hooked.  The acting performances were all superb.  It had a strange twist to it.  I felt I was watching it through an African American eye.  It flew through the Presidents in an interesting manner.  As I cried at one part, I noticed the man sitting next to me was also crying.  Forrest Whitaker portrayed “THE BUTLER” and also a proud husband and father.  My husband and I seemed to both thoroughly enjoy this one and walked away making many comparisons to my new book, “SITUATION MAID”.

“SITUATION MAID,” is the true life story of Lillie Nelson and a wonderful flip to the movie “THE BUTLER”.  As an orphan, at 5 years of age Lillie worked in the cotton fields. When Lillie was 12 years old, she was raped and had her son taken away from her.  Going from one desperate situation to another, she finds work as a housekeeper and advances from job to job.

The Steak Lady fed Lillie hamburger while she served her children steak, and she had to use margarine for herself and butter for the children in her care.  Lillie didn’t go to school and she couldn’t read or write.  When Lillie decided to quit this job she sat down and wrote the Steak Lady a letter with the help of a cookbook with pictures, so she could write correctly the words hamburger, steak and butter. The next job had Lillie cleaning floors on her hands and knees while the owner threw water on her and called her foul names. Yet Lillie always kept her pride and her head up.

Lillie improved her housekeeping skills and went from working as a maid to running a household for a very prominent family, in charge of all the maids and housekeepers. She became very well known among the Rich Socialites.

Lillie later decides to move to California where she finds work as a Hotel Maid. She uses all of her gained skills in redecorating the hotel’s rooms as well as teaching the other maids how to do a better job.  Lillie decided she would find employment with the richest people she could and through an Employment agency finds a fit with Mrs. Milner, a rich widow in Beverly Hills. While working for Mrs. Milner, Lillie is introduced to Mrs. Reagan. After Mrs. Milner passes away Lillie is invited to work for President and Mrs. Reagan.

Many splendid meals were prepared by Lillie for the Regan’s, from simple to grand occasions and family celebrations. After her retirement Lillie and Mrs. Regan kept in touch. Lillie attended Pres. Regan’s 80th birthday party and Nancy called her to let her know that their dog Rex had passed away. Lillie and Rex had been especially close, sharing a wink or two between them.

I do believe that Lillie Nelson, from “SITUATIN MAID,” and Eugene Allen, “THE BUTLER” must have known each other.

Stay tuned to my Blog for more updating information on this.    
Stacy Nix

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Getting your Book ready to Publish

Stacy Nix
Writing a book is a wonderful experience, by Stacy Nix
When I mention to someone that I have written a
book, and I am getting ready to release it soon, they
look at me as if they want to get my autograph.  I am so honored and humbled to have had the gift to write.

It goes back many years for me.  I didn't just wake up one day and say "I want to become a writer."  It is in my blood.  It was a true gift from God.   I began writing small things.   It started for me in about 6th grade.  I loved to read and would take a flash light to bed so I could read under the covers. Soon I would take a pencil and paper under the sheets and try to rewrite some of the stories or add on to them.

As years went by and I left college, I was in the
work force.  THE VIETNAM WAR  was in full force and everyone was working, going to collage or in the service.  Young men were drafted at that time.

I wanted to be a War Correspondent, but I didn't have the credentials.   I was only
20 something, at the time, and working in a "Trust Department" of a bank.    The best I could do at the time was to send cameras and film to Vietnam and get them  back and develop the photo's.   I shared them with the newspapers, but you never knew what they would use and they didn't care about paying you for them.  Sometimes I would see similar photo's  I was developing, in the newspapers, but I really couldn't take the credit for the Photos, as I never knew for sure if anyone used them. I didn't really care at the time, as long as the public could see what was going on in the War.   With two soldiers from  Vietnam and another lady I wrote a story about the War while listing to the song, by the Hollies, "He Ain't Heavy  He's My Brother".   Someday I plan on getting that published.  It was a beginning for me that kept me writing.    After writing copy for advertising for many companies, and writing my Real Estate Advertisements and Real Estate Newsletters,  I worked for Fox News Radio and many other grateful businesses. I decided this was my love.  I had creative writing classes in collage, among other majors such as psychology, ugh....and experience behind me, so I pursued writing on the side.  In the future I was blessed to meet a magnificent Lady that knew the Reagan's.  She knew that I had written a screen play about Alzheimer's and took it to Nancy Reagan.  After Nancy told her that she liked it, Lillie my friend asked me to write a book about her life including the Reagan's. That is my baby, "Situation Maid."   It takes a long time to do a  book.  You have your initial drafts, your additions,  your deletes, your spelling and grammar and corrections etc.
Sometimes it is like moving a mountain to get someone to even look at your work.
After sending out proposals to Agents and many rejection letters I was blessed to have been picked up by a wonderful Agent.  I had to turn down a few offers in the beginning because they didn't feel comfortable to me.   I was blessed with my match and my Agent
matched me up with a wonderful Publishing Co... A match made in Heaven including a
outstanding Editor.  So now we are in the last part of our edits and will soon be going to
our release period.    I have left out so much, so you can fill in the blanks... I only want to encourage anyone that is a writer to keep on with your writing and never give up.
When I sit down to write I never know where it is going to end, just like this article.
I almost sit down with my eyes shut and let my fingers do the work.   Its  a gift I say.....
Thank You for reading. 
Please let me know if I can be of any help to you in your writing adventure.

 I must say that I am very blessed by my husband, John, (Elvis's Cousin)   He has encouraged me through the years and always blows the horn for me........
I love to help others.
Stacy Nix