Stephanie Dray

About me

Stephanie graduated with a degree in Government from Smith, a small women’s college in Massachusetts where–to the consternation of her devoted professors–she was unable to master Latin. However, her focus on Middle Eastern Studies gave her a deeper understanding of the consequences of Egypt’s ancient clash with Rome, both in terms of the still-extant tensions between East and West as well as the worldwide decline of female-oriented religion.

Before she wrote novels, Stephanie was a lawyer, a game designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the transformative power of magic realism to illuminate the stories of women in history and inspire the young women of today. She remains fascinated by all things Roman or Egyptian and has–to the consternation of her devoted husband–collected a house full of cats and ancient artifacts.

From my website

#ADayOfFire Release Day! Get Your Copy Now.

At long last, this riveting story about the final days of Pompeii is available in e-book and print!     “This truly is the finest book I have read this year, an emotional roller-coaster that educates while it entertains. Its impact will stay with me for quite some time.” ~Parmenion…

Cut Scene from #AmericasFirstDaughter

Now that we have a complete manuscript, the time has come to hack and slash at it to make it a mean-lean-fiction machine. But some of the cuts are painful. I’m bleeding a little inside to ditch this scene, because it’s one of the only opportunities we have in the…

Cover Reveal for #ADayOfFire!

I’m so excited. Isn’t it beautiful? Pre-Order it Now! Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in…

 
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