Being a freelance writer is a great thing for a chronically nosy (but inherently shy) person. I'd much rather listen to other people than talk about myself.

I have an M.A. in English from the University of New Mexico and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College. In the midst of freelance writing, I've served as a former contributing editor at the long-gone but still-missed Teen People, an advice columnist for Teen (best gig ever), and helped with casting MTV’s award-winning documentary series,"True Life."

I've also served as a fiction reader for Puerto del Sol, an editorial assistant for Ploughshares, and most recently, read fiction and non-fiction submissions for Tin House.

Home is Portland, Ore., where I live with my husband, son, and daughter; a small dog with a big personality; two cats; and a huggable pony.



Hundreds of Stephanie Booth's stories have appeared in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Dr Oz: The Good Life, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, marie claire, O, Parents, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Redbook, Self, Seventeen, Shape, and Time Out New York Kids; in newspapers like The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post; and online at WebMD, MSNBC, Prevention, Health, and Salon.