For love of writing
Welcome to the online home of author Stacie Haas. Her debut novel, FREEDOM FOR ME: A CHINESE YANKEE (Melody Press, 2017), is a young adult, historical fiction novel inspired by the story of a real-life Chinese Yankee named Joseph Pierce, who served in the Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
FREEDOM FOR ME won the Literary Classics Gold Medal for “Coming of Age” upper middle grade fiction and the Silver Medal for “Historical” upper middle grade fiction in 2018. It also earned the Skipping Stones 2018 Honor Award for Multicultural Teen Fiction and 2018 Royal Butterfly Award Honorable Mentions for Historical Fiction and Cultural Diversity. It is five-star rated by Readers' Favorite and LitPick.
Writing FREEDOM FOR ME for young people satisfied many of Stacie's inner longings: to write a compelling novel that would both entertain and educate readers; to make history come alive for young people; and to show that America, even in the midst of a great battle for freedom, is the land of opportunity for all people.