About Me


I’m a writer and artist living in Sturgis, Michigan. I’ve always dabbled in writing, but found that writing after brain surgery gave me an outlet to capture my experience.  After my broken brain brought an Information Technology career to a halt and I struggled with head pain, facial paralysis, and single-sided deafness, I found that writing helped me express what I was feeling both physically and emotionally.

My right brain, subservient to my left brain throughout my career, now regularly finds a voice through writing as I strive to interpret  emotions and experiences through words. I’m a member of the Kalamazoo Christian Writer’s critique group, Wordweavers, and Faithwriters.com.

I discovered Encaustic painting in 2014.  It is the use of melted beeswax, fused to make incredible pictures. I now make art a frequent activity.

Voice of America, Speaking of Health interview:


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Book Info:


Smiling Again: Coming Back to Life and Faith After Brain Surgery

Author: Sally Stap
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (March 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614487960
ISBN-13: 978-1614487968

Contributing author to: (One chapter in each)

Trials and Triumphs CoverTrials and Triumphs: Hope Beyond Circumstances: 40 Life-Changing Testimonies by Faithwriters

Chapter: “God’s View is Better Than Ours”
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Mindstir Media (February 6, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991488407
ISBN-13: 978-0991488407

The Transformation Project CoverThe Transformation Project: A Word Weavers Anthology

Chapter: Motherhood Musings
Paperback: 166 pages
Publisher: Concerning Life Publishing (December 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988922576
ISBN-13: 978-0988922570

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Vicki L Gates

    Hello Sally,
    By happenstance I picked up your book, Smiling Again; I am wondering if you are the Sally Stap I went to school with many years ago in Gobles, MI. My maiden name is Green. I will keep this short just in the event you are not she. I have not finished the book but what I read of it was fascinating.
    I wait for a response and look forward to hearing from you.


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