Stan Parsons

Stan Parsons was born in 1945 in Danville VA. After attending the University of Richmond he worked in community banking till 2014. Life got in the way of his passion for writing. He squeezed out two books while working and raising a family but little more.

Once retired, he moved to Ophelia Virginia and frolicked on the waterways, volunteered, and relaxed. Then, in 2017, his granddaughter inspired him to get serious about writing! He polished up the Children’s Rights War and What Happened, Randi then set a novel in Virginia’s Northern Neck, CoriAnn Aground. The Stovepipe Chess Club followed, set in 1931 in a prosperous Chesapeake Bay fishing town. He enjoyed researching and writing about the Great Depression and his next book, God Sent A Tramp, is also set in the early 1930’s. In between, he bundled twenty of his short stories into When Shadows Shine.

Coming of Age and Historical Fiction became his primary genres. Stan enjoys the research, using dialogue to describe what characters think and feel, and describing settings and scenes.

He has two author-read audio books, The Stovepipe Chess Club, and What Happened, Randi available at He plans to narrate God Sent A Tramp next, followed by CoriAnn Aground. 

When asked why he writes Coming Of Age, he replied. “I’ve known people who display traits I desire. They are good listeners, show interest in and care for others, they’re helpful, they love. They are joyful, content. I’ve watched others around them become aware of these qualities and begin to develop them. I’ve seen how they support each other, deal with problems and tragedies, and grow. My books have at least one character with those traits, and their example and guidance helps other characters Come of Age.”