I live with my two daughters in Hardwick, Vermont, a small village along the Lamoille River.

Single motherhood and writing define the shape of my life.

Unstitched: Understanding Opioid Addiction and Repairing Our Communities twines my quest to understand addiction in Vermont, the country, and in my own life (Steerforth Press, 2021).

Hidden View is a gritty story woven with family, farming, and the desire for redemption (Green Writers Press, 2015).

Other things I love: our two housecats, spring ephemerals, reading on the back porch, public libraries, and Yahtzee.

I love to hear from readers. You may reach me at brettstanciu@gmail.com.