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.
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My co-author Laura Kamoie and I had the pleasure of visiting this historic site early in our research process to get a feel for the place in which Eliza Schuyler Hamilton grew up and where she spent her early marriage. Where her family lived. And the place that was to…
Oh my gosh. Laura and I have been dying to share this with the rest of you and now the time has finally come. Though Eliza Schuyler Hamilton certainly was a belle of the American Revolution and attended many balls, we didn’t want lace and fans and pearls. We wanted…