Stephanie grew up in Berkeley, California, which is a quirky sort of a place with a ton of wonderful bookstores. Her very first job was working in one of those bookstores, and she's' been a freakishly avid reader for as long as she can remember. Back then, some of the books that had the greatest impact on her life were young adult novels, and now, as an adult, she's found her own passion in writing books for teens.
Other passions of hers include mental health advocacy, social justice, and sports of all kinds. When she's not writing or reading (or studying for graduate school), she's usually outside running or playing with her family. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband, three kids, and their menagerie of pets. Life is loud, joyous, and filled with animal hair.