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.


  • 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 because right now Amazon (with all apologies) is telling us unless it’s essential it’s not coming in a day or two days or even three. They’re overwhelmed. And (ostensibly) protecting… Continue reading

  • 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 than Christmas. You already know what you’re going to wear. I’m pretty sure your ensemble includes that butterfly mask. You don’t yet know the flavor of your cake, though you’ve… Continue reading

  • so this is happening

    And in case the graphic isn’t loading: I’ve started a NaNoWriMo novel. Not set in any previous universe. Just flirting with some ideas. Trying to find something that’ll drive me. Continue reading

  • Also…

    As much as I have enjoyed using movable type, I’m probably going to convert the blog to WordPress simply because it confuses me much less. And I am old and cranky and cannot be expected to keep up with all these newfangled technologies GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DAMN KIDS. Anyway. Expect that later. Continue reading

  • moving into two

    The jacaranda is a tree that grows a lot in Southern California. It has extremely vivid purple flowers, and grows quite tall. While we were at the San Juan Capistrano mission, I saw a lot of jacaranda. So I wrote them into this chapter. Along with the mission. Been sick and/or under deadline. Haven’t been… Continue reading

  • end, chapter one

    I think. I’m worried it’s not hooky enough. Eh. I know better than to worry too much about that at this stage. I took a couple right turns between one day to the next, which means I actually wrote half again what I needed. I used to keep these bits of unused writing, but after… Continue reading

  • white-fleshed peaches

    I really love nectarines, and this is the best time of year for them. Yum. I wrote today, and I wrote yesterday, in one of the three projects. On non-writerly-related writing, I also am working on a new campaign setting for my D&D campaign. I’ve never thought about publishing any of my campaigns…but I kind… Continue reading

  • the out-castle

    Anyway, more writing. Night! Continue reading

  • preliminary response….

    Is good. A few small errors that are easily remedied. I have decided more or less that once I pay off the furnace (last year’s WTF? expense), I’m getting a laptop. Because with a laptop, I could be upstairs and writing. And I am a spoiled capitalist American swine. Continue reading

  • everlastin’ outcrop in the sky

    A few paragraphs tonight. More drama needed. I’ve been watching ER reruns fairly religiously the last few months, and I admire there amazing ability to turn the beat around with some well-timed drama. I can only imagine the script writers sitting around with a scene and some senior writer saying, “Now, have her do THE… Continue reading