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Stephanie Hemphill

Biography

Stephanie Hemphill

Stephanie Hemphill's first novel in poems, THINGS LEFT UNSAID, was published by Hyperion and was awarded the 2006 Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Excellence in Poetry by the Children's Literature Council of Southern California. Her second novel, a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath, YOUR OWN, SYLVIA, was published by Knopf in 2007 and received a 2008 Printz Honor and the 2008 Myra Cohn Livingston Award. Stephanie's latest book, WICKED GIRLS: A NOVEL OF THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS, was published by HarperCollins and has received 5 starred reviews.

And two verse novels, an Austenesque tale of romance in Renaissance Venice called SISTERS OF GLASS and HIDEOUS LOVE: THE LOST POEMS OF MARY SHELLEY are forthcoming in the next couple of years. Stephanie Hemphill chaired the 2005 PEN Award's Children's Literature Committee. She has been writing, studying and presenting poetry for adults and children at UCLA, the University of Illinois (where she received an award from The Academy of American Poets), with Writer's at Work, in classrooms, and at conferences across the country. Stephanie presently lives in both Chicago and Los Angeles.

Stephanie Hemphill

Books by Stephanie Hemphill

by M. T. Anderson, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, and Deborah Hopkinson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir. They were his queens --- six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death. Watch spellbound as each of Henry's wives attempts to survive her unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. See the sword flash as fiery Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery. Follow Jane Seymour as she rises from bullied court maiden to beloved queen, only to die after giving birth. Feel Catherine Howard's terror as old lovers resurface and whisper vicious rumors to Henry's influential advisors. Experience the heartache of mothers as they lose son after son, heir after heir.

by Stephanie Hemphill - Young Adult 13+

HIDEOUS LOVEis the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature, a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein. This luminous verse novel reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.