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Stephanie Burgis

Biography

Stephanie Burgis

Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She has published over thirty short stories for adults and teens, as well as an MG Regency fantasy trilogy, known in the U.S. as the Kat, Incorrigible series and in the U.K. as The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson. Her first two historical fantasy novels for adults, MASKS AND SHADOWS and CONGRESS OF SECRETS, will be published by Pyr Books in 2016, and her next MG fantasy series will be published by Bloomsbury Books, beginning with THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART in 2017.

Stephanie Burgis

Books by Stephanie Burgis

by Stephanie Burgis - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Youth Fiction

Silke has always been good at spinning the truth and storytelling. So good that, just years after arriving in the kingdom as a penniless orphan, she has found her way to working for the most splendid chocolate makers in the city as a master promoter. Although Silke loves her work at the Chocolate Heart, what she wants more than anything is somewhere to call home. But when your best friend is a dragon-turned-hot-tempered-girl, trouble is always right around the corner. Then, something amazing happens: the Crown Princess personally asks Silke to spy on the Elfenwald royal family. In return, Silke will have the home she's always wanted in the secure palace. But Silke's mission isn't as simple as she hoped. Soon, she discovers that her city is in danger --- and that maybe it's more her home than she ever realized.

by Stephanie Burgis - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest kind of dragon, and she's ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human she captures tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, she finds herself transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw. She's still the fiercest creature in these mountains though --- and now she's found her true passion: chocolate! All she has to do is walk on two feet to the human city, find herself an apprenticeship (whatever that is) in a chocolate house.

by Stephanie Burgis - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, History, Youth Fiction
With just days to go before her sister Angeline’s long-delayed wedding to Frederick Carlyle, the impetuous Kat Stephenson has resigned herself to good behavior. But Kat’s initiation into the magical Order of the Guardians is fast approaching, and trouble seems to follow her everywhere.
 
First, Kat must contend with the wretched Mrs. Carlyle’s attempts to humiliate her sister; the arrival of the mysterious Marquise de Valmont, who bears suspicious resemblance to Kat’s late mother; and Frederick’s bewitching cousin Jane, who has Charles Stephenson tripping over his feet. But when a menacing boy with powerful magic starts hunting Kat, a dastardly villain tries to kill Angeline, and the Guardians face a magical robbery that could spell the end of their Order, propriety becomes the least of Kat’s concerns.
 
Can Kat save her sister’s life, the Order of the Guardians, and England itself before it’s too late?
by Stephanie Burgis - Children's, Fantasy

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!