Stephanie Alexander is the bestselling author of The Cracked Slipper Series, an adjunct professor with substantial business and media writing experience, and a general word junkie. She’s not too proud to admit that the rush she gets from cutting superfluous sentences and molding metaphors is akin to biting into the world’s yummiest cupcake, or possibly cliff-diving.
She grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Drawing, writing stories, and harassing her parents for a pony consumed much of her childhood. After graduating from high school in 1995 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. She returned to Washington, DC, where she followed a long-time fascination with sociopolitical structures and women’s issues to a Master of Arts in Sociology from the American University. Stephanie’s superior writing skills led her to pass qualifying exams in Sociological Theory at the PhD. level. She spent several years as a Policy Associate at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a think-tank focused on women’s health and economic advancement. While at ICRW, Stephanie honed her messaging skills by condensing technical social research studies into lay language for staffers on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations.
Stephanie embraced full-time motherhood after the birth of the first of her three children in 2003. After six wonderful years buried in diapers and picture books she returned to her childhood passion and wrote her own fairytale, The Cracked Slipper.
The Cracked Slipper, the first in a four-part fantasy series, was published in February 2012, to rave reviews. Along with two sequels (The Red Choker and A Ring in Blue), the series has sold over 40,000 copies. The Cracked Slipper has made multiple appearances on Amazon’s fantasy bestseller lists, and peaked at #11 in all genres in March 2013. Stephanie has appeared on local and national media, been a contributor on many writing blogs and in writing magazines, and regularly joins with book clubs for discussions of her work.
Her family put down permanent southern roots in Charleston in 2011, and before launching WordArcher, Stephanie’s position as a Development Officer for the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library further sharpened her media and business writing through varying assignments including web and blog content, social media management, newsletters and press releases, and marketing collateral copy. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the College, and is proud of her continued association with her alma mater.
Stephanie is represented by Stefanie Lieberman of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, New York. She is a member of the Women's Fiction Chapter of Romance
Writers of America and the Bethesda Writer’s Center, and an alumna of the
Algonkian NYC Pitch and Shop Conference.