Stephanie is a writer of speculative fiction and reader of a wide range of genres.

In the past, she has reviewed for Horrorscope and Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.

She has served as a judge for the Aurealis, Sara Douglass, Norma K Hemming and Australian Shadows Awards. 2020 is her tenth year of judging and/or convening panels for the Aurealis Awards.

She has been nominated for awards for her fan writing, and won the Tin Duck for best Fan Writer in 2012.

Her fiction has been nominated for the Ditmar, Tin Duck, Aurealis and Norma K Hemming awards. She won the 2016 and 2017 Tin Duck Awards for Best Western Australian Professional Short Work. Her novella Icefall won the 2018 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novella, and her story Pinion won the short fiction category of the 2019 Norma K Hemming Award.

In another life she was a scientist and holds an undergraduate degree in genetics and a PhD in immunology/microbiology.

She is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).

She lives in Perth, Western Australia with her family, requisite writer’s cat and far too many books.