About the Author
Since her first encounter with a policeman at the age of four, Stephanie Gayle, author of Idyll Threats (Seventh Street Books, 2015), has been fascinated by criminal justice issues. Though she didn’t successfully convince that first cop that her name was Nicholas, she decided she’d become a defense attorney. Her experience working as a paralegal many years later cured her of that ambition. So she turned instead to writing stories about crime.
Stephanie’s first novel, My Summer of Southern Discomfort, released in 2008 (William Morrow). By day, Stephanie is a financial assistant at MIT’s Media Lab. She has also worked at the New York Society Library, as an editorial assistant to Marilyn vos Savant, and at the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. When she read David Simon’s Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, of which a central message is that Baltimore citizens don’t volunteer information to cops, she thought, “Huh. I knew that at age four.”
Our Authors in the News
- Angela Sebaly, author of The Courageous Leader, on Forbes
- Leaving the Pink House, by Ladette Randolph, reviewed in O, The Oprah Magazine.
- Joe Burgo, author of The Narcissist You Know, interviewed by MSNBC
- Dennis Rosen, author of Vital Conversations: Improving Communications Between Doctors and Patients, on The New York Times “Well” blog.
- Peggy Payne, author of Cobalt Blue, blogs regularly for Huffpo
- Joe Burgo, author of Why Do I Do That? And The Narcissist You Know interviewed on NPR.
- Joe Burgo, author of Why Do I Do That? And The Narcissist You Know interviewed by USAToday.
- Scott Davis, publisher of Memories & Scenes, featured in The Jewish Daily Forward.
- An article by Terry Baker Mulligan, author of Afterlife in Harlem, on Salon.com.
- An article by Rosanna Fay, author of Careless Caregivers, in The Atlantic.
- Julie Ann Cairns, author of The Abundance Code, writes for U.S. News & World Report
- Rob Bell, author of Don't Should on Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness, interviewed on Fox59
- Louie Cronin, author of Everyone Loves You Back, featured on The Nervous Breakdown
- Buzz Feed featured Virginia Simpson's The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life