writer + story coach
I have cats who I believe are plotting to take over the world. Or to take a nap. It’s kind of hard to tell.
I read fanatically. I finish one book, take a breath, then immediately pick up another one.
I also really like to watch TV.
I am a mom to two kids for whom I would do anything . . . except clean their rooms. They have to do that themselves.
I’ve been married to the same guy for almost 20 years. I like words, he likes numbers. It’s all good.
I grew up in Seattle, WA. Now I live in a city about 90 miles north, but I still say I’m from Seattle if anyone asks. (I should probably stop doing that!)
I used to teach elementary school. I love my former students. (If you are a former student… Hiiiiiiiii! I miss you.)
I drink a lot of coffee.
I like to swim, paddleboard, go for walks . . . basically I love to be outside.
And I love to write and talk about writing with other writers.
Stephanie Dethlefs is a writer and story coach. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and she is the author of a middle grade novel, Unspoken. She has spent decades working with writers of all ages in the classroom, nonprofit organizations, workshops and more. She lives in Pacific Northwest Washington with her husband and two children.