About Stephanie

Stephanie Alexander - Professor, copy writer, editor

Stephanie Alexander writes enchanting, fantastical book club friendly stories for thoughtful, modern women. She is the author of eight (8) published novels, including Charleston-based Mean Low Water (Red Adept Publishing 2024) and Tipsy Collins Series (Charleston Green, Haint Blue, Palmetto Rose, and True Indigo), as well as The Cracked Slipper Series (The Cracked Slipper, The Dragon Choker, and The Glass Rainbow), a fractured fairy tale retelling. Stephanie’s work always features strong female protagonists, relatable emotional journeys, and a dash of magic. Over 200,000 copies of her books have been downloaded to e-readers and audiobook libraries, or sit on old-fashioned bookshelves.

Stephanie 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. 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.


Stephanie embraced full-time motherhood after the birth of the first of her three children in 2003. Her family put down permanent southern roots in Charleston in 2011, and she returned to the workforce as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the College of Charleston. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, as a single working mother, she attended law school on a full academic scholarship, earning her juris doctor with honors from the Charleston School of Law in December 2017.

She currently practices family law in Charleston. She has appeared on local and national media and regularly joins with book clubs for discussions of her work. Her personal experience rebuilding her life after divorce inspires both her legal work and her fiction. Stephanie and her husband live in the Charleston area with their blended family of five children and their two miniature dachshunds, Trinket and Tipsy.

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