Stephanie grew up in Southern California and graduated from the UC Berkeley. After college she worked as a substitute and preschool teacher, an au pair in Paris, and a night-shift information clerk for the RTD bus system in Los Angeles. Her first writing job—after graduate coursework in journalism at USC—was for Automotive Age, during which time she was the only female automotive writer in the country. She is the author of a previous novel, The Baby, and series of guidebooks on Southern California published by Chronicle Books. Stephanie lives in Los Angeles with her family.
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