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.


  • chapter 1, my eternal foe

    Revised again. And this time, more action, and yet also more exposition. How can this be? Golly, I just don’t know. I’m not up early. I’M UP LATE. Because I stupidly asked the subconscious to do the work, I woke up at 4 AM with the solution and the words knocking too hard on my… Continue reading

  • ponderification

    One suggestion from an astue first reader has caused me to bang my head into the keyboard (figuratively) for the past 24 hours. It’s one of those changes that is a damn good one but would require so much reworking it makes my head spin. In fact, I’m not sure I can do it —… Continue reading

  • done!

    Came in at 106k words. So, that’s book #3. Will third time be the charm? We’ll see, won’t we? Continue reading

  • belated update

    Edited 1 & 2. Will enter edits tonight, as well as minor course corrections to the overall plot. Wrote five pages of outline for “Basement”. Experimented with spaghetti and meatballs. I think I like spaghetti and turkey sausage better. Continue reading

  • closer I am to fine

    Chapters 1 and 2 rewritten. Notices to first readers sent. Tomorrow night: Edit 1 and 2, work on five pages of “Basement” script, thumbnail like a fiend. Wheee! ::collapses:: with a poster of rasputin and a beard down to his knee he never did marry or see a b-grade movie Continue reading

  • guh

    I can’t believe I’m within 24 hours of completing the book. I bought a bottle of gewurtz to celebrate, but no chocolate, alas. The thing that sucks about an unpublished novelist finishing a series book is the realization that these characters may wind up locked in a closet and forgotten for, potentially, ever. All the… Continue reading

  • all edits entered

    Just gotta rewrite 1 and 2 now, and voila! Short break before then. Continue reading

  • edits entered

    Through 24 and Interlude. On track to finish the rest tomorrow-ish. Other work on other things. To the bedmobile! Continue reading

  • back to edits

    Blame Dee for my sudden shift of focus. She’s the one who gave me an outlet for the urban fantasy I’ve been wanting to write for years. Meanwhile, I’m going to try and finish Firebird (still known on this journal by its old acronym, TSoW) this weekend. And I want to get going on thumbnails… Continue reading

  • Get yer damn dirty hooks off of her!

    I’m liking my hook more and more. I have posted samples elsewhere, and I realize it still needs work, but the gyst of it is there. Oddly enough, my soul has rebelled against telling things from this character’s perspective from the get-go. it was only when I realized that the story is better for it… Continue reading