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, Can’t Buy Me Love, 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 and took 2nd place in the Athena Awards For Excellence in NA & YA Fiction.

Keyes has spoken at events throughout the US and the UK, and was the featured author 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 two boys, 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

Steph’s latest YA title is getting alot of attention. Plus, it’s set right in her hometown of Pittsburgh!


Beauty and the Beast meets The Phantom of the Opera in a tale of magic, music, and one dark curse . . .

Griffin Dunn is a brilliant piano virtuoso and a guest at the lavish Byrons estate. When his callous treatment of the Byrons’ son leads to the child’s death, the boy’s mysterious nanny places a dark curse on Griffin, binding his soul to the mansion until true love finds him.

Kate Covington has always been an outsider, but she’s determined to make it as a clarinetist at The Byrons School of Music. She’s heard strains of the ghostly piano during her early morning rehearsals, but no way is she letting those creep-tastic compositions distract her. Not even when a hot, pompous jerk named Griff shows up and calls her an imposter.

Over one hundred years have passed and Griffin’s given up on love finding him—until he meets Kate. The instant their paths cross, he transforms from a spirit to a living, breathing man. It’s obvious she’s the one he’s been waiting for. But though the pair falls in love, they discover the curse isn’t as straightforward as it seemed. As dark magic awakens in the Byrons School, they’ll have one chance to break Griffin’s curse, or else he’ll be trapped . . . forever.


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.