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

Author Tips for Book Signings

Book signings. What aspiring writer doesn’t fantasize about sitting behind a towering pile of books surrounded by adoring fans, scribbling one’s John Hancock across a clean page. It’s the stuff of dreams and fairy tale snow castles. And today I received an email from an excited new author asking for advice…

Special Summer of History Giveaway for My Readers!

A couple of things I love to do is introduce my readers to other great books in the genre. So what’s better than having a chance at winning one of my books this summer? How about a chance to win books and prizes from 18 other top writers of historical…

37 Thoughts I had About TURN: Washington’s Spies, Season 3 Finale

It’s been a great week for season finales of my favorite shows, and since everyone had so much fun with my spoilerific thoughts on Game of Thrones, I thought I’d do it again with TURN. So, without further ado. Here be Spoilers. Ah, Nathan Hale. Sorry you had just one life…

Share this member