H.L. Stephens


H.L. Stephens grew up in with the wild marshlands and pristine beaches of Charleston, SC as the backdrop of her childhood adventures. Growing up in a military family, Stephens met people from all over the world which helped to inspire her imagination and nurture her desire to create new and fantastic realms for others to explore.

By day, Stephens works for a software company near her home in the Appalachian mountains. In her spare time, she is dedicated to weaving stories for her readers. Writing in a variety of genres from mystery to science fiction to fantasy, Stephens continues to uncover the possibilities of new and exciting places in the worlds she creates.

Stephens is proudly owned by a delightful Pomeranian named Sassafras Marshmallow Muffin who is her constant companion and writing partner. "I have always had pets throughout my life, but in so many ways, Sassy is the better half of my heart."

Stephens is currently working on the release of her third Mister Marmee novel and the first book in a new fantasy series.

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Book trailer for Wayward Fae
As Mister Marmee and Sir Happy Heart take a much needed respite from the rigors of London life, they discover the wicked never go on holiday. As the bodies pile up in a series of "unfortunate accidents," the detective duo begins to suspect there is more to the mishaps than meets the eye.


Plain Jane Assassin ~ Rise of the White Lotus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,620. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Jane MacLeod. Orphaned as a child. An innocent fifteen year old or a sultry Asian assassin? Lost in New York City, this sweet Texas girl is saved from the Russian mob who murdered her family by the powerful Shadow Brigade. Who are they, and why are they interested in Jane? Why do they transform her into the angel of death, giving rise to the legend of the White Lotus? Only time will tell.
The Case of the Wayward Fae ~ A Chronicle of Mister Marmee
Series: The Chronicles of Mister Marmee, Volume 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 132,040. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Adventure » Action
As the bodies pile up in the quiet countryside, Sir Happy finds himself a fugitive - unjustly accused of an unspeakable crime. It is up to Mister Marmee to clear his name amidst the faerie mischief. The only direction Mister Marmee receives from his friend is to "follow the faeries." Mister Marmee must use his wits to solve the mystery of the wayward fae before Sir Happy becomes the next victim.
The Case of Jack the Nipper ~ A Chronicle of Mister Marmee
Series: The Chronicles of Mister Marmee, Volume 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 126,200. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When Victorian London is gripped by a series of gruesome attacks and a senseless murder, Scotland Yard turns to the renowned consulting detective Sir Happy and his faithful colleague Mister Marmee to help track down the beast before the killer claims his next victim. Will their efforts be too late to save London’s most eminent veterinarian Dr. Stephen Hanover from the jaws of Jack the Nipper?

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