Hello, and welcome to Stephanie’s Novel Fiction! I’m so glad that you stopped by to visit my blog!
My name is Stephanie, and I’m a “40-ish” wife to an incredible man and mom to 3 wonderful kids.
I’m an avid reader and have been as long as I can remember. I’d probably stay curled up on my couch or in my bed reading a good book and drinking cup after cup of hot tea or coffee (depending on my mood 🙂 ) all day if I could get away with it!
Anyway, I thought I would create this blog to have a place to share all my reviews with people who love books as much as I do! I was also hoping to meet many more people like me in the blogging community who love to read and understand why books are my passion, and two years later I can say that I most definitely have. I hope to meet more people who share my passion as I continue my blogging journey.
Secretly, I’ve also always wanted to write a novel, but besides writing many articles over the years relating to my job as an English Literature Professor (I have a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from UNC Chapel Hill) on subjects ranging from medieval and eighteenth-century British Lit, women writers, gothic literature, and suspense and horror throughout literature that have been published in Studies in English Literature, Review of English Studies, Philological Quarterly, Literature Compass, North Carolina Literary Review, and the Chaucer Review, I’ve never had the time to start the novel that has been brewing in my brain for decades…I should say made the time. One day I will get that novel written but for now, reading as much as I can and writing about books that I love will suffice!
I’m also a fighter of several chronic autoimmune disorders and pain disorders: Central Nervous System Lupus (my post explaining my diagnosis), Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and Fibromyalgia, among others. These are disorders without a cure, but they are treatable.
However, they leave me with a wide variety of symptoms and can often cause severe flare-ups that can leave me incapacitated for days at a time, especially due to my neurological symptoms and severe migraines associated with my Lupus. When this happens, I have no choice but to take time away from my tablet and my computer since too much “screen time” exacerbates my neurological and physical symptoms. I’m on strict doctor’s orders to limit my time each day on all electronic devices, but it’s so hard to do!
I mention my health condition so my followers, authors, publishers, and readers understand that if I’m unable to read ebooks or am not blogging at certain times, it is because my health is limiting my abilities to function. I do thank everyone for understanding that my health must come first since blogging and reviewing books is done purely for the love and enjoyment of all things book-related; however, it is not my job.
Please join me as I share my life’s journey through my reviews of books that I have had the pleasure of reading.