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Stefanie’s books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and “elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT magazine. Her stories have won multiple industry awards, including the HOLT Medallion and OKRWA National Reader’s Choice Award, and she has been nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA award.

Originally from Australia, Stefanie lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.

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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?

For my latest release, The Dachshund Wears Prada, I had to research pet psychics! I wasn’t sure if it was something that existed (I came up with the idea before I went looking) and it turns out there are people who work as animal communicators or animal intuitives. The more you know!

 What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?

I’m not sure there was a single book or author, to be totally honest. I came to reading romance as an adult in my mid-twenties, and when I discovered how much I enjoyed the genre I read voraciously and widely. I think if I had to highlight an author whose books totally sweep me away, it would be Roni Loren. She’s an incredible writer, and while her books are very different from my own, I enjoy the depth she creates within her characters and the way they have you rooting for the HEA.

 What is your favourite trope? Why?

I will always love a fake relationship story, partially because they’re so outlandish and improbable. Sexual tension is one of my favourite things to read and wirte, and this trope has the inbuilt push-pull that keeps me turning the pages.

 It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?

Strong coffee, delicious French pastries, fruit and a little chocolate.

 What book are you reading currently? 

I’m actually reading a memoir at the moment, which is not a type of book I read too often. But my mum bought me a copy of Butterfly on a Pin, the memoir of Australian fashion designer Alannah Hill. It’s actually quite a sad read, but a story of triumph and resilience. But definitely not for the faint of heart.

The rapid fire question – Cats or dogs?

Dogs all the way!!

Read our review of The Dachshund Wears Prada here.

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