Stephanie Burgis

Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but fell in love with Regency England when she discovered the novels of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. The author of Kat, Incorrigible; Renegade Magic; and Stolen Magic; she decided to be a writer when she was seven and sold her first short story when she was fifteen. Stephanie lives with her husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, their son, and their dog in Wales. Visit her at

Books by this Author

A Most Improper Boxed Set
Stolen Magic
Renegade Magic
Kat, Incorrigible


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind, and don't take yourself too seriously.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, a sense of humor, and compassion

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I can't say I identify with her - that would definitely count as hubris! - but I really admire Jane Austen.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Elizabeth Peters is my favorite living writer, and a wonderful example of someone who's had a long & fabulous writing career.

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