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

My Dear Hamilton hits USA Today Bestseller List. Thank you readers!

Yesterday, while on tour for the launch of our new novel about Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, we got the amazing news that My Dear Hamilton hit the USA Today Bestseller list in its release week. This is all because of you, readers and we’re so grateful! This book was a labor…

My Dear Hamilton releases today!

Woo hoo! At long last the day has finally come, and My Dear Hamilton is out into the world. This labor of love took more than two years, seven thousand letters, and two research road trips to Revolutionary Era sites to bring to fruition. And we couldn’t be happier to share…

Cancelled Event: Virginia Festival of the Books

I am so so so bummed. Laura and I have to cancel our appearance at the @VABookFest for our 3/21 event because of a snowstorm that is descending on us. We both love this fantastic festival & hope you’ll still go to see Camille & Shelley at our panel.

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