Stephanie Burgis


Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now she lives in Wales with her husband (fellow writer and ebook cover designer Patrick Samphire), their two sons, and their very vocal tabby cat, Pebbles (who basically owns Steph's Instagram account). She writes wildly romantic historical fantasy for adults (most recently, Scales and Sensibility, Good Neighbors, and the Harwood Spellbook series) and fun, funny MG fantasy adventures for kids (most recently, The Raven Heir and the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart trilogy).

Where to find Stephanie Burgis online


The Harwood Spellbook
Romantic and magical fantasy adventures in an alternate 19th century England ruled by a powerful and elegant group of women known as The Boudiccate.


A Marriage of Undead Inconvenience
Pre-release—available August 5, 2024. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Margaret Dunhaven may have been forced into marriage with the sinister vampire lord of Shadowcroft Manor in order to fulfill a family obligation, but she's not about to stay trapped there for long. The beastly man doesn't even have any decent tea leaves in his kitchen! A witty and sparkling 17,000-word novella that puts a new spin on Beauty and the Beast in an alternate late-19th century England.
Girl in Boots
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A story set between The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Girl with the Dragon Heart.
Claws and Contrivances
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,460. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
A madcap Regency-era romantic comedy involving a most determined heroine, a baffled scholarly hero, and a surprising number of dragons.
Love, Your Flatemate: A Fae Romance Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
When a harried junior editor and a haughty fae composer are forced to share a small flat in London during a public health lockdown, sparks begin to all directions! A frothy, sapphic, rom-com short story told in outraged emails, texts, and messages.
Dangerous Flames: A Good Neighbors Novelette
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Bisexual
No killing until the wedding's over. No killing... It is such a simple, temporary rule - but Carmilla, the notorious Countess Cardenza, will still find it hard to follow when she's confronted by her most dangerous old flame at Mia and Leander's wedding. Will their reunion end in kissing or murder - or both?
The Boy who Learned to Dream: A Short Story in the World of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2023 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Silke’s cautious older brother gets an unexpected secret mission of his own! An MG fantasy short story set in-between The Girl with the Dragon Heart and ​​​The Princess who Flew with Dragons. This story will not work for any readers who haven't yet read The Girl with the Dragon Heart.
A Chocolate-Flavored Bargain: A Story in the World of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
A fluffy-fun romantic YA story about how Marina and Horst first met and fell in love, years before the events of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart.
Touchstones: A Collection
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From tongue-in-cheek fairy tale reframings to forbidden Victorian-era romance and contemporary ghosts, dive into an immersive world of magic. Touchstones is a collection of sparkling short fantasy fiction from Stephanie Burgis, including two new stories as well as fourteen short stories and novelettes that have been previously published in magazines and anthologies.
Good Neighbors: The Full Collection
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,880. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
When a grumpy inventor meets her outrageous new neighbor in the big black castle down the road, more than one type of spark will fly! A cozy-spooky fantasy rom-com in four parts, this novel-length collection includes all four stories and novellas originally published on Stephanie Burgis's Patreon in 2020-2021: Good Neighbors, Deadly Courtesies, Fine Deceptions, and Fierce Company.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(4.00 from 1 review)
The notorious ex-Lady Cosgrave may have retired to the elven dales in the wake of scandal - but her story is anything but over. A sapphic romantic fantasy short story set in the world of The Harwood Spellbook (and taking place after the events of Thornbound).
Scales and Sensibility
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,010. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into her aunt and uncle's house. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope's pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with the shameless - but surprisingly sweet - fortune hunter who came to court Penelope, either...
Frostgilded: The Harwood Spellbook: An Epilogue
Series: The Harwood Spellbook. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Two years after Snowspelled, Cassandra Harwood faces one of her most ambitious challenges yet: juggling holiday celebrations for all of her students, a nerve-wracking visit from her intimidating parents-in-law, all of the usual fey and human chaos at Thornfell College of Magic for Young Women - and an un-missable personal anniversary for her and her husband...
Moontangled: A Harwood Spellbook Novella
Series: The Harwood Spellbook. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Take one ambitious politician and one determined magician with wildly different aims for their next meeting. Add a secret betrothal, a family scandal, and a heaping of dangerous fey magic in an enchanted wood…and watch the sparks fly!
Olivia, Invisible: A Kat, Incorrigible Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
Kat, Incorrigible is all grown up, with magical children of her own...but what will happen when Kat's own wildest daughter is left for a week with her oh-so-proper Grandmother Stephenson? This sparkling short story is set many years after the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy and Courting Magic and just a few years after the short story "Flying Magic."
Thornbound: Volume II of The Harwood Spellbook
Series: The Harwood Spellbook. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,730. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Cassandra Harwood is ready to teach a whole new generation of women magicians at her radical new school - until a sinister fey altar is discovered in the school library, the ruling Boudiccate sends a delegation to shut it down, and Cassandra’s husband is torn away from her. Now, she must fight the greatest battle of her life to save her love, her school, & the future of the young women of Angland.
The Wrong Foot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A frothy, witty and romantic short story starring a heroine who may happen to fit Cinderella's glass slipper...but has no interest in being chosen by anyone for her shoe-size! From the author of Snowspelled, Spellswept, and Courting Magic. First published in Daily Science Fiction.
Spellswept: A Prequel to the Harwood Spellbook
Series: The Harwood Spellbook. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Forbidden romance, dangerous magic, and political intrigue in an underwater ballroom! A standalone prequel novella to The Harwood Spellbook series of romantic fantasy adventures.
The Disastrous Début of Agatha Tremain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A witty, romantic Victorian fantasy novelette about a girl determined to claim her own power...and the unexpected romance that she finds along the way!
Snowspelled (Volume I of The Harwood Spellbook)
Series: The Harwood Spellbook. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,500. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In 19th-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics...but Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules. Now she's trapped in a snowbound house party deep in the elven dales, surrounded by bickering gentleman magicians, manipulative lady politicians, a menacing elf-lord...and, worst of all, her infuriatingly stubborn ex-fiancé.
Shadow Duet: A Masks and Shadows Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
18 months after the events of Masks and Shadows, Charlotte and Carlo are trying to build a new life together in distant London despite society's disapproval and their own families' repudiation. But will they really be able to continue their forbidden duet for long?
Forbidden Magic (A Prequel to the Kat, Incorrigible Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It's 1772, and Olivia Amberson's dreams seem to have come true. At 18 years old, she's a magical Guardian and a secret witch, with a love spell that's made her unlikely betrothal wonderfully secure...until it all comes crashing down around her in a mass of scandal and humiliation. Now it's time for the most unnerving challenge of her life: telling her fiancé the truth. A 4400-word prequel story.
Flying Magic: A Kat, Incorrigible Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A (very) short story set 25 years after the book Kat, Incorrigible. Now a full-grown woman, Kat is used to directing and defeating powerful magic-users of all descriptions...but managing her own wild and magical children may prove to be her most difficult mission yet! Note: this short story does not stand alone. It is intended as a gift for readers of the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy.
The Art of Deception
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Niko Hrabanic was once a famous swordsman. But after a scandal-laden departure from his last job at a royal court, he's now hiding out in a rural inn...until a summons from the mysterious and dangerous White Library shakes up his life all over again. His landlady, it turns out, has secrets of her own - magical secrets. Now it's time for them both to learn the art of deception. A 12,400-word story.
House of Secrets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Raised in hiding in the country and knowing nothing of her mother, Lily has been taught from birth that her existence can only bring shame to her wealthy father. But when she nears her seventeenth birthday, she is finally summoned to her father's house in town…and discovers that everything she thought about herself was wrong. Now she is a prisoner. A 12,000-word Gothic fantasy novelette.
Futuristica: Volume 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,640. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016 by Metasagas Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
What does the future hold for us? This anthology of nineteen diverse stories from authors around the world shows us a future full of adventure, intrigue, fun, heart-ache, and wonder. The future is as infinite as the stars. Let’s go explore it!
Courting Magic: a Kat, Incorrigible Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Kat Stephenson's Regency England, magic is even more shocking than a stolen kiss. But now that she's eighteen, it's time for wild and magical Kat to be introduced to high society by her older sisters, whether she likes it or not...and to finally have a romance of her own! Magic, mystery, humor and romance mingle in this YA Regency novella set in the world of Kat, Incorrigible.
Dueling Magics: A Kat, Incorrigible Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fun short story of sisterly rivalry and Regency magic, set in the Kat, Incorrigible universe.
Undead Philosophy 101
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Eighteen-year-old Amanda has finally escaped her unconventional upbringing in northern Michigan to go to college. All she wants now is to concentrate on her classes and ignore the vampires blending in on campus...but when her roommate is bitten, it's time for Amanda to take action. "Undead Philosophy 101" is an urban fantasy short story that was first published in The December Lights Project.
Some Girlfriends Can
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's hard enough trying to be the perfect girlfriend. But how is Lauren supposed to compete when her boyfriend's ex is a literal goddess? "Some Girlfriends Can" is a sparkling short story for adults that mixes chick lit humor and mythic fantasy. It was originally published in the speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons.

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