Ask Stella

Dear Stella, When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer? And when are you writing another story set in New Orleans? ~ Amy W. Hi Amy, Two very different questions! My dream of being a writer began when I was really, really young. Maybe 7 years old? Or 8? Perhaps it… READ MORE


Jigsaw Playlist

Are you a pop music fan? I love it, and listen to it as I write. I slip into my writing chair, put on my earphones, and crank up the volume—the louder the better. I’m not a music critic. To be honest, there’s a strong likelihood I’m tone deaf. It’s difficult to explain why music… READ MORE


New Orleans to Paris Giveaway

Deceived is set in New Orleans; Jigsaw opens in Paris. To announce Jigsaw’s eBook preorder availability on Amazon beginning May 16, I put together a fantastic gift box that celebrates both cities! The contest will run from 6pm CST on Monday, May 16th through 8pm CST on Wednesday, May 18th. Enter now to win: Mignon Faget Sterling Silver Fleur-de-… READ MORE


Jigsaw Cover Giveaway

Giveaway Runs From Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7 p.m. Central Time through Monday, May 2, 2016, at 8 p.m. Central Time

In anticipation of the June release of Jigsaw, I’ve put together a gift box you won’t want to miss!

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Valentine’s Day Secret Heart Giveaway!

Giveaway Runs From 7 p.m. central time, Feb. 11, 2016, through 7 p.m. central time, Feb. 14, 2016 Enter to win signed copies of Deceived and Shadows, romantic thrillers by Stella Barcelona, and a Secret Heart pin/pendant, made of hand-blown glass and sterling silver, from the Whimsies collection of New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget.… READ MORE


Spring Barrows decorated this cake

Spring Barrows decorated this cake. In the opening scenes of SHADOWS, the peaceful life that Skye Barrows created for herself and her sister, Spring, comes to a crashing halt, but not before Sebastian Connelly walks into their bakery, Creative Confections, and gets a taste of the special life Skye created there. SHADOWS is a romantic… READ MORE


“My New Orleans”

 This is my first blog entry about my home city. I have to be honest. I don’t always love this place. New Orleans isn’t Disney World. It is a real city, with real problems that are no different than the problems that confront many other cities. Nonetheless, it is a city of contradictions and there… READ MORE


Do subconscious thoughts influence a story?

Now that DECEIVED has been published for a few months, I’ve had an opportunity to answer interview questions and talk with book clubs and readers. It is exciting to talk to readers, and I relish every opportunity. There’s only one slight problem . . . I mentally revise my answers over and over, long after I’ve… READ MORE