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Stephanie Burgis

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Stephanie Burgis grew up in America but now lives in Wales with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire), their two young sons, and their extremely vocal tabby cat. In between those two points, she spent time playing in orchestras, studying music history in Vienna, and editing the website of an opera company in Leeds.

She writes fun, funny MG fantasy adventures for kids and wildly romantic historical fantasy novels for adults.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Children's Fiction, Fantasy

Anthologies edited
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2018) : The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Stephanie Burgis recommends
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore (2017)
Kelly Jones
"A deliciously enchanting adventure full of magic, mystery and delight."
The Night Raven (2018)
(Crow Investigations, book 1)
Sarah Painter
"My favourite new urban fantasy series, clever and twisty and deliciously magical, with a shivery sense of wonder that feels utterly grounded in its London setting. Perfect for fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Genevieve Cogman or Robert Galbraith!"
A Game of Fox & Squirrels (2020)
Jenn Reese
"Hauntingly beautiful, funny, dark and true, and so full of magic and heart. This story will stay with me forever."
Rival Magic (2020)
Deva Fagan
"Full of fierce girls, fabulously fun magic, humor, and so much heart. I loved it!"
The Wild Way Home (2020)
Sophie Kirtley
"Gorgeously magical and achingly real. I loved every character in this book and I devoured the whole story in a breathless rush because I couldn't stop reading (even when it made me cry)."
Maya and the Rising Dark (2020)
(Maya and the Rising Dark, book 1)
Rena Barron
"Fantastically fun and full of characters I adore. I can't wait for Maya's next adventure!"
Tinsel (2020)
Sibéal Pounder
"Joyful and hilarious, this book is full of characters I adored and dialogue that made me laugh out loud. I loved every moment of it!"
Thornwood (2021)
(Sisters Ever After, book 1)
Leah Cypess
"A fantastically dark and twisty Sleeping Beauty retelling, full of secrets, danger, fairies who are truly scary, and a complicated sisterly relationship that I adored."
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom (2021)
(Kiki Kallira, book 1)
Sangu Mandanna
"I loved every minute of this magical adventure about imagination, art, beauty, and the power of fighting our own monsters."
A Marvellous Light (2021)
(Last Binding, book 1)
Freya Marske
"This romantic fantasy is full of fascinating world-building, layers upon layers of delicious magic, and characters I adored. I want to spend so much more time in this alternate England's enchanted libraries and sinister hedge mazes! The whole experience was a delight."

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