Bridgette A. Lacy


Bridgette A. Lacy is a Raleigh writer who draws on life-defining moments to produce rich and honest prose and fiction. Never one to flinch, she opens her veins on paper drawing on her childhood experiences such as being raised off and on by her grandparents as her parents worked through their troubled marriage as well as her battle with a brain tumor as an adult. In between, she’s had adventures near and far, including a 1994 North Carolina Arts Council fellowship that sent her to the South of France to hone her fiction. In 1996, her short story, “Lilly’s Hunger,” was published in Streetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience (Viking Penguin, 1996). Her work has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post and Southern Living.