Stephanie Burgis

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I grew up in America, but now I live in Wales with my husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, our sons, "Mr Darcy" and "Mr X", and our sweet (and extremely vocal) tabby cat, Pebbles. I write fun, funny MG fantasy novels (most recently The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart) and wildly romantic adult historical fantasy novels and novellas (most recently Snowspelled).

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Stephanie Burgis Ahhh, what a difficult (but good) question! My all-time favorite is *probably* still my first-ever dragon, Smaug, who made me fall in love-and-terror…moreAhhh, what a difficult (but good) question! My all-time favorite is *probably* still my first-ever dragon, Smaug, who made me fall in love-and-terror of dragons in the first place. But I also really adore Temeraire from Naomi Novik's books and Toothless from Cressida Cowell's books and Hank from Jerdine Nolen's Raising Dragons and, and, and...

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Hooray! I sent off the edited version of Thornbound to my copyeditor yesterday – which means that it will absolutely be published next month. And I even have jacket copy for it now!


Cassandra Harwood scandalized her nation when she became the first woman magician in Angland. Now, she’s ready to teach a whole new generation of bright young women at her radical new school, the Thornfell College o...

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“I was twelve years of age when I cut my hair short, became a highwayman, and captured husbands for both of my sisters.

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“I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin.

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Stephanie Liahona wrote: "i saw you are reading dragon rider i think i am to!"

Yes! I'm reading it to my 8-year-old. We're only a few chapters in so far, but it's been a lovely read-together book for us!


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Liahona Whittle i saw you are reading dragon rider i think i am to!


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Mary Stephanie wrote: "Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible!

My personal favorite Heyer novels (each of them quite different from each other) are The Talisman Ring (my top favorite!), Devil's Cub, and Faro's Daughter..."


Thank you! I've added them. I'm surprised it's taken me so long to read her, as I've heard so many good things about her writing for years. So much to read, so little time!


Stephanie Mary wrote: "Really enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible, Stephanie! I can't wait to read book two! I'm so glad Sara recommended it to me. If you have any Georgette Heyer recs, I'd love to know where to start!"

Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible!

My personal favorite Heyer novels (each of them quite different from each other) are The Talisman Ring (my top favorite!), Devil's Cub, and Faro's Daughter. The nice thing is, there was so much variety in her writing, if you try different novels of hers, you're almost sure to find at least one that clicks!


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Mary Really enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible, Stephanie! I can't wait to read book two! I'm so glad Sara recommended it to me. If you have any Georgette Heyer recs, I'd love to know where to start!


Stephanie Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Thanks to you too, Christine.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Stephanie Ivanna wrote: "Just received "A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK" in the post today.! :) I'm so excited to read it.! :) Thank you so much.! :)"

I really hope you enjoy A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK and A TANGLE OF MAGICKS! :)


Ivanna Just received "A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK" in the post today.! :) I'm so excited to read it.! :) Thank you so much.! :)


Louise Your welcome! It's a brilliant book. Hope you enjoy it =]


William O'Brien Hi Stephanie - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William


Stephanie No problem, Ashley! I love trading book recommendations here (and I think we share a lot of favorite authors).


Ashley S. Thank you for adding me


Stephanie Thanks so much, Kate! Reading your comment made me really happy. :)


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Kate I absolutely adored A Most Improper Magick. But you already know that since I've been gushing about it on Twitter. ;)

US people, A Most Improper Magick is a book you should get next year, I highly recommend it!

UKers, it comes out in August, you have to read it!! <3


Stephanie Good to see you too, Liz! I've gotten so addicted to Goodreads... ;)



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Liz Good to see you here!
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