Stephanie's short stories and memoirs have appeared in dozens of literary journals and magazines, including The Missouri Review, The Bitter Oleander, North Dakota Quarterly, and West. Her story "Perfection" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. "Delicate Touch" is included in the 2007 W.W. Norton Anthology, New Sudden Fiction. "The Outing" is included in Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness (2016). She is the author of Sex and Death (a collection of short stories), Divided Loyalties (a novel) and Muse In The Classroom (a how-to for teachers).

She also authored the internationally published What Is A Girl? What Is A Boy? Her other books, Growing Up Feeling Good and A Helping Handbook -- When A Loved One Is Critically Ill are available as free downloads in the Library. Her most recent project, "The File," is co-authored with Jo Sadalla and also available as a free download.

Stephanie co-founded two theater companies, We Tell Stories and The Wims, where she worked as both director and performer. With writing partner Randi Johnson, Stephanie co-wrote many movie scripts, which brought in revenue, joy, and heartache in equal measure.

She has traveled widely, conducting workshops in Japan, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Alaska and Hawaii. Stephanie lives with her husband Dennis Hicks in Venice, California.
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