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Leah & I in Bermuda

I’m Stephanie, a thirty-something stay at home mom of two girls and part time graphic design student. I’ve been writing about books on my blog for three years. In Spring of 2009 I spoke on a panel of book bloggers at the publishing industry conference Book Expo America, where we discussed the growing relationship between book bloggers, publishers and authors. Other than reading, I like to spend my free time cooking, digital scrapbooking, knitting and taking photographs of my family. I am also a cancer survivor. Along with writing here at Stephanie’s Written Word, I also contribute posts over at the blog Mothers with Cancer.

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  1. October 8, 2007 11:09 am


    I was just wondering if you could review a book series called Gaia Girls. My kids and I found it at the Green Festival in Chicago and LOVE the series. It features Girl ECO Heroes.

    My girls love the lead girls characters and my boy loves the COOL powers the girls get.

    We are huge fans.
    Publisher is

    Love your site!

  2. February 2, 2008 1:03 am

    just wanted to say that i really enjoy your reviews and the effort you put into your blog. 🙂

  3. June 12, 2008 6:54 am

    nice to know you dear and you have great blogs 🙂

  4. June 26, 2008 4:20 am

    Nice Blog… 😀

  5. Marie permalink
    August 11, 2008 9:54 pm

    My name is Marie. I am finishing my Associates to get my BA in English for Creative writing because when i right anything i feel free and accomplished when i write. I also love photography. Email me sometime. See ya.

  6. September 26, 2008 11:29 pm

    Hi Stephanie!! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the I LOVE YOUR BLOG bloggy award. You can check it out at:

    I do love your blog!


  7. October 12, 2008 7:01 pm

    Found You Through the BlogHopping Challenge!


  8. February 21, 2009 11:27 pm

    Hi friend – hope you are well and feeling good – I’ve been thinking of you, but apologize for not writing sooner. We barely have our heads above water since Ruby’s arrival in our home.

  9. May 7, 2009 3:31 pm

    Hi Stephanie,
    I just posted a review for “Julie & Julia” on my blog, and found you through the “Possibly Related Posts”. 🙂 I’m a huge reader as well and spent 8 years working in an indie bookstore.

    You mentioned you were interested in food-related books; I am too. Just finished Ruth Reichl’s “Tender at the Bone” and it was GREAT. I’m actually hosting a virtual book club on my food blog and would love it if you or any of your readers wanted to stop by. You can go here for more info:

    Cheers and happy reading!

  10. May 31, 2009 4:43 pm

    Dear Stephanie,
    Thanks so much for being part of the panel at the BEA. As a new published author is was really informative, not to mention as an adoptive mom, we have something very special in common. Although my daughter was adopted at fourteen, I am sure you and I could talk a bunch about the crazy process!

  11. May 31, 2009 4:45 pm

    Sorry, I hit the button to soon! I appreciated your time at BEA and it was nice to meet you. Take Care and thanks again.

    Kelly Moss

  12. May 31, 2009 5:13 pm

    Hey Stephanie-
    Congratulations on the success of the blogging panel! I am enjoying your blog. When you have a second, I would love for you to check out by book blog and if you like it to add it to your They Like to Read too Links!
    Cynthia Newberry Martin
    catching days blog

  13. June 16, 2009 5:35 pm

    My name is Elyse and I am a publicist for Stone Bridge Press. We publish books that are associated with in some form or fashion to japanesse culture. We would like to add you to our list of potential reviewers for some of our books that you may draw your interest. We have a broad spectrum of books that range from lifestyle to fiction. If you are interested please send me both your physical contact and email addresses.

    Thank you,


  14. August 11, 2009 9:35 am


    I had no idea you were a Jersey girl! How nice that we both have the Clinton Book Shop in common. They are great over there — I call Rob my Literary Obiwan.

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and it’s one of only 4 book blogs that I go to on a regular basis (there are so many I would get dizzy if I read them all). You have amazing content, and great taste.

    I’m extremely new to the book blogging scene – I launced July 1st – and I’m getting a little overwhelmed. I learn something new every day, and really do enjoy it.

    I would love to catch up with you at the shop someday, maybe after the kids are back in school.

    (Alison’s Book Marks)

  15. August 20, 2009 7:27 pm

    Congrats Stephanie – I’ve just awarded you a Zombie Chicken Award!

  16. December 14, 2009 5:45 pm

    Hi —

    Sorry to contact you like this, but I couldn’t find any other way. I’m an editor at Hawthorne Books in Portland, Oregon and I would like to send a book review query to you. We would really like to have a couple of our titles reviewed by your blog. Can you please send me the contact info. for book review queries?

    Thanks so much —
    Liz Crain

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