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Bio: Stephanie Lawton
Really short version:
Always a misfit, Stephanie Lawton writes twisted romance that tugs the heart strings then punches you in the gut.
She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles. She has a fascination with teacher-student relationships, bullies, psychics, doomsday preppers and larger-than-life characters.
Making readers squirm is her greatest pleasure.
Proceed with caution.
After collecting a couple English degrees in the Midwest and learning more about agriculture and farming than she ever wanted to know, Stephanie Lawton suddenly awoke in the deepest reaches of the Deep South. Culture shock inspired her to write about Mobile, Alabama and all the ways Southern culture, history and attitudes seduce the unsuspecting.
Never one to sit still, she moved to the middle of nowhere to pursue a day job and raise her kids. She can often be found with a Moscow Mule in one hand and her phone in the other. She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles.
Stephanie grew up in Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. As a child, she once told her mother she wanted to be a bookkeeper, thinking she could make a living out of literally keeping books. She missed her calling as a librarian and instead got two English degrees at Youngstown State University. In grad school, she discovered that just because she loved being a student, it didn’t make her a good professor.
She started a family and suddenly awoke in the deepest reaches of the Deep South. Culture shock inspired her to write about Mobile, Alabama, her adopted city, and all the ways Southern culture, history and attitudes seduce the unsuspecting.
A lover of all things gothic, she can often be spotted photographing old cemeteries, historic buildings and, ironically,
the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast the corn fields of Nowhere, USA . She also has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles.
On her thirtieth birthday, she mourned (okay bawled) the fact that in no way could she still be considered a “young adult,” so she rebelled by picking up Twilight and promptly fell in love with Young Adult literature. She joined the staff of the now-defunct Twilight Novel Novice and transitioned to Novel Novice when it launched in January 2010.
She is a flaming liberal and LGBTQ ally whose motto is, “Do no harm, but take no shit.”