Stacey Sanner has worked in photography, fiction and non-fiction writing for more
than 20 years. As a freelance journalist for the daily paper, weekly and monthly
magazines in Cleveland, Ohio, and for Variety, the entertainment trade publication,
she wrote dozens of concert and record reviews and feature interviews with
actors, comedians and musicians ranging from Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails to
Jerry Seinfeld when he was starting out as a stand-up comedian.
As a fiction writer, Stacey was accepted to and attended the Breadloaf Writers
Conference in Middlebury, Vermont, in 1997.
Selected pieces from her photography were shown in a group exhibition in New
York City in March 2005. Stacey’s work was accepted to appear as part
of a book collection published by the Photo Center Northwest (PCNW) in Seattle.
In late 2010, she published her first book, "Keeping a Blue Light On: A Citizen's
Tribute to the Seattle Police Department." The book features photographic
portraits and interviews Stacey did with 41 members of the Seattle Police Department.
The inspiration for the book was Stacey's desire to pay tribute to the five Seattle-area
police officers who were murdered between Oct. 31 and Nov. 29, 2009 -- officers who
were targeted and gunned down because they were police officers. The book honors
the fallen as well as all law enforcement for their daily commitment and sacrifice in
serving their communities. Portraits from the book along with excerpts of the officers'
stories were shown in an exhibit at the Photo Center NW from Nov. 2010 to Jan. 2011.
For more information on the book, go to www.KeepingABlueLightOn.com
Stacey Sanner’s career as a PR professional has spanned more than 20 years in
senior roles with high-profile entertainment and media corporations in New York and
Los Angeles including A&M Records, VH1/MTV Networks and Teen People
In 2006, Stacey moved from New York City to the Seattle area where she lives with her
husband, Reggie Fils-Aime.