Stef used to write about cardboard boxes, but thinks writing books is far more exciting.
Stef is the author of A PLACE FOR PLUTO, Honorable Mention for the Council for Wisconsin Writers Toft/Wright Children’s Literacy award, a 2018 Barnes & Noble story time pick, 2019 TXLA 2×2 Reading List Book, 2019 UK Summer Reading Challenge book, and a 2019 LITA Golden Duck Notable Picture Book.
Her newest picture book, THE VERY LAST LEAF, illustrated by Jennifer Davison, releases from Capstone August 1, 2020. And her third picture book, Q & U CALL IT QUITS, illustrated by Jorge Martin, releases from HarperCollins in 2021.
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.
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
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
School House Rock