BIO: Stephanie J. Blake writes middle grade. When Stephanie is not in front of her computer, which is nearly always, she can be found playing Yahtzee with her husband, hanging in the backyard with her three boys, reading in her bed, or chasing her dog.
If this writing thing doesn't work out, Stephanie might become a country singer. Or maybe a pastry chef.
DEBUT: THE MARBLE QUEEN (Marshall Cavendish, Fall 2012)
In 1959, ten-year-old, Freedom Jane McKenzie, longs to enter and win a local marble-shooting competition, even though everyone, including her difficult Mama, tells her that marbles are for boys.
FIVE FOODS FOR THE APOCALYPSE: Milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate covered gummy bears, and Chocolate Cheerios.