Stephanie Keyes: Magick Maker, Lover Of HEAs
Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.
Still a resident of the ‘Burgh, Steph is now Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible rockstar of a husband. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author for Love a Happy Ending Lifestyle e-magazine.
Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, The Star Catcher and The Last Protector, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.
Catching Up With Stephanie
Hello! Thanks for checking out my page here on LLm’s The Author’s Café! In addition to taking on the role of Senior Editor for this community of authors, I also have a new release. The Last Protector came out in December of 2014 and features a key player in The Star Child series, Gabriel Stewart. I wrote this novella based on direct feedback from readers who wanted more Gabe. Well, ask and you shall receive! TLP features another stunning cover from Najla Qamber Designs.
I’ve also had the opportunity to speak at several events, including PA Speak Up! PA Authors and Illustrators Speak Up For Libraries. The event took place in November 2014 at the Peters Township Library in McMurray, PA, and featured local authors Joshua David Bellin, Patricia Harrison Easton, Leah Pileggi, Carla Mooney, as well as myself. Our session, Pick Up Lines That Work! Powerful Openings In Young Adult Books received a great turnout, bringing awareness to a worthy cause.
Finally, on the writing front, I have many projects in the air at the moment. Here’s what’s in the hopper:
- Another Gabe novella!
- A YA Paranormal Short Story
- Two YA novels
- A NA Contemporary/Suspense
- Two New Adult Paranormal novels
And yes, I am writing all of these at one time. Can someone pass me a pillow? Anyway, thanks for stopping by!