Stephanie Owen Reeder is an author and illustrator who lives in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Stephanie grew up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, where she spent many hours building houses in the sand, swimming, making cubby houses in the bush and, of course, reading and drawing. She wrote and illustrated her first ‘book’ aged just seven.
Stephanie spent most of her working life as a Hansard Editor at Federal Parliament, but now she is doing her dream job, editing and writing books for adults, writing book reviews, and writing and illustrating books for children.
Her children’s books include the internationally acclaimed lift-the-flap picture book about emotions, I’ve Got a Feeling, and her award-winning historically-based creative non-fiction titles Lost! A True Tale from the Bush and Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea. Her latest book is a lift-the-flap picture book about parts of the body and movement, Dance Like a Pirate.