Stephanie Burgis fell hopelessly in love with both Middle Earth and Regency England by the time she was eight years old, and has never stopped being a fan of both fantasy fiction and Regency romantic comedies. At various points in her life, she has lived in the United States, Austria, and England, and has been paid to play in orchestras, study music history in Vienna, and edit the website of an opera company in Leeds. She currently lives in Wales with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire), their young son (known as "Mr Darcy"), and their crazy-sweet border collie, Maya.
Stephanie has published nearly thirty short stories for adults in various magazines and anthologies, but A Most Improper Magick (Book One in The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson) is her first published novel. Aimed at ten- to fifteen-year-olds, it combines everything she loves most: highwaymen, Regency-era romantic comedy, a strong, snarky heroine, and, of course, magical adventure!