Stephanie Dethlefs is a writer and teacher living in Pacific Northwest Washington. After receiving her M.Ed. with a dual certification in K-8 elementary education and K-12 special education, she spent over a decade teaching in the public schools, where writing was always her favorite subject! She founded and directed a local nonprofit creative writing program for ages 8-18. Stephanie has had her own writing published in a number of magazines, journals and websites and is looking forward to the publication of her first book for middle grade readers, Unspoken. When she's not writing or coaching, she loves to play outside with her husband and two kids or curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book.