Stephanie has been sitting by herself on the swing set and making up stories about what she sees for more or less her entire life. She started carrying a notebook around the age of seven, and by the age of nine was rabidly documenting anything and everything around her (including the license plate numbers of every single car passed on her family's regular road trips). Her first foray into the world wide web was in 1999 when she quickly became a big fan and regular user of Angelfire, Geocities, and LiveJournal and taught herself how to code. Stephanie received a BA in Sociology and Global Studies in 2008, and has been regularly paid to observe and write about people since. She travels regularly with her band of misfits (aka her husband, son, and assorted pets) and freelances for a variety of publications and outlets.