Photo cred: Robb Davidson Photography

Photo cred: Robb Davidson Photography

Stef used to write about cardboard boxes, but thinks writing books is far more exciting.

Stef is the author of A PLACE FOR PLUTO (Capstone 2018).

She was the co-creator and writer for the former cooking and home blog Haute Apple Pie, featured in Taste of Home, local Milwaukee press and nominated for multiple web awards. Stef is a Chicago-born media maven with a passion for philanthropy, fashion and Italian beef sandwiches.

She holds a BA in advertising from Marquette University and an MBA in Integrated Marketing Communication from DePaul University.

Stef is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She’s bounced all over the midwest with her college sweetheart husband and her three historically and literary named boys and currently resides in the Milwaukee area.

Stef is represented by Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis.


Inspired by:

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. by Judy Blume

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt