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.


  • proof

    I packed page proofs to read over, and they’ve sat in my luggage for the last week, completely untouched. Yarrgh. I have been writing, but not updating here. I am a bad person. And I have another Valdemar story to write by the end of the year. Hurray! More Lelia. ♥ Continue reading

  • a little more

    Chapter 3 is down. And I know where chapter 4 is going, too. Yay! Continue reading

  • andrea the house guardian

    I realized that my character’s house guardian sounded too much like my main character, so I mapped her personality to that of a real-life friend of mine, and suddenly she doesn’t suck so much. That’s super. I got the scene out of me. On to other scenes. My character now has a problem. I gotta… Continue reading

  • chaptah three

    I have this scene I can’t wait to write, because it’s based on personal experience, and it’s a bit self-indulgent, but man, I love it on so many levels. Off to a convention. Back later. Continue reading

  • and the rivers inbetween

    Time to sleep, but three more pages of something. Work has been unusually heavy lately, and that means little time to sleep and eat, much less write. With every blade that flowers Must grow, then drown With love, our cruelest sea Continue reading

  • stoopid.

    I wanted to post a word count, but I can’t because Google Docs is down. Which just reminds me of why it is semi-dumb to do any writing using Google Docs. I went back to an old idea I liked, dumped parts of it I didn’t, and added a fresh chapter. Word count tomorrow. Edit:… Continue reading

  • want vs. need

    I wanted to write tonight, but instead I came down with a sinus headache that four Advil, two aspirin, and 5mg of Vicodin couldn’t take care of. I spent most of the day on my couch feeling like I had to throw up and wanting to stab Rachael Rae in the eyes for having such… Continue reading

  • dollar by dollar your soul gets smaller

    A mere 500 words tonight, but to my credit I did rip out some wordage and replace it with new stuff. And it was meeting night. So far: 7442 words How it’s going: Jake tracks down Kate. Where it’s going: Emo girls. Where it’s been: Kate ruminating on her vulnerabilities. Item(s) of note: I took… Continue reading

  • oh dear

    I appear to still be awake. That can’t be good. At least it’s not 3 AM….YET. So far: 6954 words How it’s going: Kate just got moneys. Where it’s going: YARN SHOP Where it’s been: Coffee, bionic mosquitoes, and a visit from Mr. Hughes. Item(s) of note: Bayside’s Walking Wounded is my music of choice… Continue reading

  • It felt like climbing out of a grave in winter.

    Little less than 900 words. So far: 5436 words How it’s going: Jake is enjoying the morning. Where it’s going: Kate using the internets. Where it’s been: Birds and sleep. Item(s) of note: Browser-based spell-checkers don’t like the word “corvine”, but are okay with lupine and bovine. Also: crow feeding habits. Not much to say.… Continue reading