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Stephanie Lynne Donelson is an author/illustrator from the bottom of the United States who lives at the top of the United States with two of her favorite people – her highly logical husband, James, and her stupendously hilarious dog, Raven. Stephanie Lynne’s work is bright, sometimes humorous, always emotional, and driven by a desire to see more books reflecting stories like that of her own family.

In the past, Stephanie Lynne has been a painter, a cashier, a baker, a cake decorator, and a designer of children's bedding and room decor. She believes each of these experiences informs the person she is now. Most recently she has been working hard to adapt her illustration style for the picture book market, as writing and illustrating picture books is her life-long dream.


Stephanie Lynne looks forward to illustrating her own stories as well as collaborating with others. She is currently querying and seeking representation. Keep reading to learn more about her tastes and interests or pop over to her contact page if you'd like to get in touch.



Favorite things

drawing (duh), being an aunt, cooking, baking, my AirPods, dogs & cats, good books, 80's music, poached eggs, camping, laughing out loud, magical realism, quiet mornings, Autumngulf coast shrimp, learning about different cultures, traveling, standing beneath a maple tree turned bright orange and imagining that I'm inside a stained glass window.


bigotry, black licorice, snap judgements, liver, seeing people argue on the internet, raking leaves, long lines at the grocery.

Favorite characters

Kermit the Frog, Lorelai Gilmore, Data, Issa Dee, Ted Lasso, Ronald Weasley, Lemon Breeland, Oscar the Grouch, Schroeder.

Favorite books I've read so far in 2023

The Four Winds, The NightingaleThe Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Berry Song by Michaela Goade, The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas, Bath the Cat written by Alice B. Mcginty & Illustrated by David Roberts, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Honor by Thrity Umrigar, Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe, Lizzy and the Cloud by Eric and Terry Fan, Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, The Fantastic Bureau of Imagination by Brad and Kristi Montague,  Firekeepers Daughter by Angeline Boulley, Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.

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