Stephanie Shaver

Sometimes Writer Always Extremely Online

About Me

Hello, my name is Steph. I’ve been writing and publishing since 1988 and I’ve been in the games industry since 1996. I wrote a little bit more on the About Me page. This is my sometimes-updated website. Enjoy.


  • Release Day for “Acceptable Losses”

    Go forth and enjoy “Acceptable Losses”, the next installment in Wil and Ivy’s story, as well as many other fine stories by many other fine writers! Continue reading

  • A Saturday Well Spent

    Things I found at the farmer’s market: White guava White sapote Heirloom tomatoes Purple tomatillos Fresno chiles Things I’m making tomorrow because I found them at the farmer’s market: Fermented hibiscus-fresno chile sauce Tomato jam And I admit I stared at the purple tomatillos for a very, very long time but did not buy them.… Continue reading

  • Two Years of You

    Sunday night as I put your sister to bed, she held up the little heart-shaped scrap of cloth I gave her the day after you were born, what she calls her “Lovey”. “That’s two years old now,” I said. “What?  No it isn’t,” she said. “Yes it is.” “But you gave it to me after… Continue reading

  • My Son Has Excellent Taste

    This weekend was X-man’s first real beach experience. We were doing really well until he decided to taste the beach. Continue reading

  • Repost: “Speaking of Cats”

    This is a repost from a very, very, very old blog of mine that has since crumbled into digital dust.  In this day and age, I am compelled to preface it with a warning [TW: animal violence] because I talk about being a kid who isn’t very nice to her pets. But it’s okay. I got… Continue reading

  • my hands are back

    “Oh hey Steph did cooking today,” you might say. “Been a while since I’ve seen that.” Yes it has. Reason for that. Back in October, things started hurting. More than the usual hurting. Then by November, things started tingling. And by December, it progressed to a mixture of tingling, burning, numbing, and constant throbbing. So… Continue reading

  • trust the process

    I’ve done this enough now that when the invite shows up and my initial panic of I DON’T HAVE AN IDEA sets in, I know to just give it a moment. Take a step back. Let the feeling happen. Okay, good. Have you had your moment? Are you done panicking? Feel better now? Let’s…. play… Continue reading