Books & Writing

Stacy is the author of more than 15 books on nature, gardening, and the great outdoors. Her titles include Plants You Can’t Kill, Plants That Can Kill, Ranger Rick Goes to the National ParksWe ❤ NatureProject Garden, The Secret Lives of Animals, and the National Outdoor Book Award winner, The Kids’ Outdoor Advenutre Book. Stacy is also a regular writer and contributor for many national websites and media brands. You can find her latest clips on her Contently page.



Stacy writes on a wide range of topics, and she always has more ideas percolating. Most recently, she’s been working on children’s fiction and nonfiction, finding creative ways to teach kids about great nature topics. 


As the former editor of Birds & Blooms magazine, Stacy has more than 10 years of magazine and journalism experience. In addition, she has extensive experience working in books, content marketing, writing educational material, and more. 


Stacy is a master gardener and master naturalist. Nautre and the outdoors keep her happy and grounded, and she feels extremely happy to be able to write about things she loves. She’s currently on a mission to visit all the national parks in North America. 

INSpiring words

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

-The Lorax

“I realized there was nothing left to do but go, so I did.”

-Cheryl Strayed

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

-Maya Angelou


How I Became a Writer

My journey to becoming a writer started after I graduated college with a journalism degree. I was looking for a more creative outlet, so I took a children's lit course with a local children's author. I was hooked, and I soon started churning out story after story,...

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Examples of My Work

So you're looking for an agent? If I become your agent, I promise to always be one of your biggest cheerleaders. In addition, I promise to be direct and candid with you as well. This is probably one of the most difficult things to do as an agent, and it's always one...

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So You Want to Write a Book?

It took me eight years to get published. I wish I had a Cinderella story of how I wrote some genius, best-selling book that immediately landed a book deal and was wildly successful. As writers and even agents, I feel like this is the dream we all hold on to a little...

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Stacy Tornio is a writer, editor, and literary agent 15+ years of publishing and media experience. She runs the website DestinationNature.com. She is represented by the great literary agent, Uwe Stender, of TriadaUS


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