My name is Stephanie Shaver, sometimes Paddock. You can find more about me on my about me page. I’ve been published in the fantasy genre since I was 13.
Over the last 15+ years I’ve kept a blog titled Three Cups Later about writing and life in general. Here are the last few posts, but you can browse the whole archive if you like.
Where to Find Me
Social media’s a bit of a mess right now, but here’s where to find me.
Water Pipes Popping, The Universe is Smiling, It Must be Christmastime!
On Thursday, I turned on the water tap in the kitchen and nothing came out. The first thing I thought was, “Well, how am I…
The Jelly Plague
Nathanos and Sylvanas cook up a sticky treat for Darkshire! This is an AU piece of fan-fiction set in World of Warcraft that I wrote for the hell of it. It is not canon, and my employer had no idea I did it.
Thursday, With My Daughter
You’re out for a stroll with your two most important people, and there on the sidewalk, in bright pink chalk, are the words. And your…
The New eShopping Normal
I’ve been really enjoying not shopping at Amazon. We have Prime. Lots of people have Prime. But right now, Prime for physical goods doesn’t matter…
Don’t ask me how the novel’s going
…but really what I want to call out is the most unhelpful thing I hear along this winding journey to publication-land (or not), that I’ve had lobbed at me by friends and relatives, that drove me to write this whole outpouring.And that is of course the all-too-innocent “how’s the novel going?” question.
Outlining “Raising Hell”
Other working titles: “The General’s Midwife”, which is more likely to be a finished title than not.
👀 👀 👀 LW&C#6 is (More or Less) Official
Lone Wil and Cub #6 will be in SEASONS, coming this fall. It’s titled “The Maralud Comes A-Knocking”, and features Ivy and Grier as the main characters.
Now You Are Six
The other side of the decade. How you got here, I still don’t know. Today you decorated a butterfly mask. Tomorrow is bigger to you…
A Farewell to Echo
I don’t write poetry, but I just moved out of a house and I have this In my head so: here.
Breaking Ground and Character Description Philosophy
Aaaaand we’re 400 words into LW&C #6. Aaaaaaaaaand my new sleep med is now kicking in so I need to stop before I go completely
The good news is my proposal for the next anthology has been accepted. The bad news is, we’re selling our house and moving closer to…