Who Is Stephanie?

Coffee guzzler, word whisperer, creative ninja, unicorn. A speculative fiction author creating twisted tales & fantastic realms one page at a time.

Stephanie Ayers loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found hanging out with her family, attending football games, and browsing flea markets.

Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough, and writes content for Verblio as a freelance writer. She is honored to be a part of the Crazy Ink Publishing, LLC family. 

You can find a full listing of her works on her Amazon author page.  Grab a copy of her most recent works while you’re there. The 13’s are collections of her scariest short stories, while Ambrosia contains 17 of her poems. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Ambrosia are sent to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a cause near and dear to Stephanie’s heart. The other anthologies cover an array of genres and all contain at least one short work from this author.

Her debut novelette and stand alone romantic horror is Til Death Do Us Part

Stephanie is currently working on her next book, Catching Dragons, the follow up to Elven Games, which releases March 7, 2019. In fact, 2019 is lining up nicely with a story releasing in the Absolution anthology by Crazy Ink on February 22, Elven Games release, Catching Dragons in June 2019, another short in the Bending Time anthology for Crazy Ink in August, and the 3rd collection in The 13 series in October.

Her latest, a collection of her scariest short stories, The 13: Tales of Macabre, released October 26, 2018. You can expect to find a new 13 every Halloween until there are 13 books total.

Stephanie just made her debut into the fantasy genre with a stand alone story that is a part of the Destiny Defined world Elven Games comes from. Download your free copy of Wings today and enter the world of Savania!

Three questions for Stephanie:

Q: What do your fans mean to you?
A:
 They challenge me to write better, to want to keep them at the edge of the seat, to make them keep turning the pages, and never wanting my stories to end. Their reactions encourage me to keep writing, and most of all, to continue sharing my words.

Here’s a quote that sums it all up in a nutshell:

“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”- Ursula K. Le Guin

Q: When did you first start writing?
A: My first memory of writing is a fourth grade assignment. Mr. Peanut was my inspiration, and my teacher sharing it with the class was such an encouragement that I kept writing. I remember teachers sharing my stories with the class as I grew older, which only continued to fuel the fire within me. I won first place in a regional school writing contest in sixth grade with a nonfiction story about penguins based on a prompt about animals. I also won first place as a freshman for the same contest, then went on to state and took fourth place. I started writing “chapter books” as a teenager, though I never completed one. In my early 20’s, I wrote mostly songs and poems instead of stories. After a long hiatus from writing, I started blogging in 2010, which led me to a writing group—then called The Red Dress Club—which awakened my muse. I’ve been writing non-stop since.

 
Q: What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
A: When my readers react to my stories, when I’ve managed to touch their emotions in some way or to carry them away to another place, that is when I experience the greatest joy.
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