Write from the Heart
Stephanie Cage graduated in English Literature from Trinity College, Oxford University, and has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a frequent guest on Book It!, a literary show on local community radio.
Stephanie writes part-time alongside a career in administration, and her first novella, Desperate Bid (published in e-book form by The Wild Rose Press), combines her interest in business with her love of music, telling the story of a businesswoman and an aspiring musician brought together by an unlikely online transaction.
As a former ballroom dancer and an avid fan of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Stephanie has always loved writing about music and dance. Her first paperback, Perfect Partners (Crimson Romance), follows an imaginary reality TV show called Couples, which could be seen as Strictly meets Blind Date.
Perfect Partners was followed by another e-book from The Wild Rose Press, this time a holiday romance entitled The Santa Next Door, which again touches on a musical theme, with a jaded composer rediscovering the joy of Christmas thanks to the single mother next door and her adorable four-year-old daughter.
Before turning to longer fiction, Stephanie had some success with short stories and poetry, including being shortlisted several times in Writing Magazine competitions. Her most notable competition successes have been winning the Woman’s Own Short Story Competition with her story “Hide and Seek” (described by the judges as “movingly written from the point of view of a child”) and the Yorkshire Ridings Romance Story Competition with “On Top of the World”. Oddly, both stories were inspired by the same location, a country park in Yorkshire.
Apart from writing fiction, Stephanie has also co-written several business reports and journal articles, as well as winning an essay competition run by David St John Thomas and the Alliance of Literary Societies.
Stephanie is married and lives with her husband in the beautiful county of Yorkshire, in the north of England. She loves to travel, and her favorite destination is Australia – she just wishes it was not quite so far away!
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