Stephanie Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child [Inkspell Publishing]. Her work also appears in the anthologies Moonbeams and Magic, Blood In The Shadows, and the international bestseller, Ever in the After: 13 Fantasy Tales. Her most recent title, The Spellbinder's Sonata [October 2018], her Beauty and the Beast meets Phantom mash-up, was an Amazon #1 new release.

Keyes has spoken at events throughout the US and the UK, and was a featured artist at Pittsburgh's First Night 2019. She is the webinar and online education coordinator for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a member of Pennwriters and Parsec.

She also writes contemporary romance as Gemma McKay. Her debut novel in that genre, The Internship of Pippa Darling, was a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards and 2018 Reader's Favorite Awards, as well as a 2019 Rone Award nominee.

When she's not writing, Keyes is a technical writer and content strategist, teacher, and speaker. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and her boys, Hip-Hop and Bam-Bam, and dog, Duncan MacLeod. Steph is a hopeless romantic and Whovian who's shamelessly addicted to Nutella and spontaneous singing.

Photo courtesy, Kristina Serafini Photo

Photo courtesy, Kristina Serafini Photo




The Spellbinder’s Sonata

Check out Steph’s latest release. This stand-alone title is a finalist in RWA’s Athena Awards for Excellence in YA and NA Literature and the 2019 RONE Awards.


The Star Child Series

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night. 

What's better than magick, Irish folklore, and using your brains to get out of trouble? You'll find all those things and more in the award-winning, bestselling series, The Star Child. This series takes readers throughout Maine, Ireland, and the mythical world of Faerie. Follow Kellen St. James and his coming-of-age story as he discovers it's not where we come from that defines us, but who we choose to be.


Anthology Tales

Not ready to commit to an entire series? Check out these anthologies and read a novella from Stephanie Keyes. From an army brat who gets pushed to fit in in Into the Garden, to girl who sees a mysterious boy in the woods in The Boy In the Trees, these bite-sized adventures are perfect for whiling away an afternoon.