Agent: Broo Doherty
Stephanie Smith is a showbiz and interiors journalist slash novelist who has worked for several national papers and many magazines. She spends a lot of her life in and out of other people’s houses, rearranging the furniture and asking them endless questions.
After journalism college, she spent a carefree time learning her craft on local papers, followed by a spell as a television producer, regularly writing a live forty-minute show each day, and very occasionally appearing on screen.
Based in London, Stephanie has an MA in Creative Writing from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and still meets up regularly with her fellow writers.
Hobbies include year-round swimming, light gossiping, and comparing lattes and dry whites with friends, some of whom she’s known since she was five.
The pressure and pretence of celebrity, experienced by both the famous and the not so famous, fascinates her, along with complex family dynamics and secrets that lurk beneath the surface.
Driven by a need to know what makes people tick, her children are constantly surprised when people tell her their life stories at the bus stop.
© Simon Bohrsmann