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Author Stephanie Keyes is a geek, a dreamer, and a hopeful romantic who writes books ranging from young adult fantasy to adult contemporary romance. Keyes won the RONE Award for Best YA Book of 2019 and took 2nd place in the Romance Writers of America Athena Awards For Excellence in NA & YA Fiction, both for The Spellbinder’s Sonata. As a romance author, she was a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards for her debut romance, The Internship of Pippa Darling. In addition, she has also written under the pen name Gemma McKay.

Steph is a technical Product Manager, teacher, and speaker. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two boys. When she's not writing, Steph plays the clarinet, reads constantly, paints, and loves game night with the rest of the fam. Fun fact: Steph's pen surname (Keyes) is borrowed from her great-great-great-grandfather John Keyes, who was forced to abandon it to avoid persecution in Ireland over two hundred years ago.


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"'The Spellbinder's Sonata' is a beautifully written piece weaving the everyday together with the supernatural. The world building is superb and the reader can almost see the musty old estate, now the Byrons' School of Music."
—Belinda Wilson, Ind'Tale Magazine on The Spellbinder’s Sonata by Stephanie Keyes

“Each turn of the page brought something different, and I found myself sometimes laughing out loud; other times, I wanted to crawl into the book and follow these beautiful characters to the end of their story.”
Molly Edwards, Readers' Favorite on The Internship of Pippa Darling by Gemma McKay


The Spellbinder’s Sonata

Best YA Book of 2019, The RONE Awards

2nd Place, Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal Romance Writers of America, Athena Awards

The Internship of Pippa Darling

Finalist New Adult Contemporary Romance, Romance Writers of America, Athena Awards

1st Place, The Author’s Zone Awards Contemporary Romance

Finalist, Contemporary Romance, International Book Awards

The Star Catcher

1st Place, Dante Rossetti Award, Best Young Adult Books