Stephanie Jean Smith is the youngest of ten children and was raised to believe that she could be anything she wanted if she was willing to work hard. Stephanie found it easy to get lost in the shuffle, her siblings were quite older than her so she often played by herself, she even created her own soap operas using cut outs from newspaper and magazine advertisements for her own entertainment. An avid reader even as a child she can finish 4-5 books a week and enjoys writing stories about everyday life. She has written several plays for her church, children's books, short stories, and romances. Stephanie believes that the next best thing to reading a story is writing one.