Hello, Sweet Peas! My name is Stephannie Beman, and I was once a city girl who decided an adventure in the country would be loads of fun. I planned to stay a week, maybe two, and never left.
Why? Well, there are several reasons:
- I fell in love with the perfect man for me.
- I found that I enjoyed the quiet life in the country over the busyness of city and so did my imagination.
- I really love cooking on a wood stove, I’ve decided that it is so much easier than an electric one.
- I realized that ranching wasn’t as awful as I thought it would be and I’m having fun.
- I love wandering through the forest around here, looking for fun curios to bring home.
- And for nearly 13 years I got to live my childhood dream of living in a cabin in the woods.
I spend most days in front of my computer, drinking copious amounts of coffee, while I working on book cover designs or writing stories about headstrong characters who usually plunge head-first into adventure, mayhem, and love while traveling through dangerous lands, distant times, or the dark of space. Characters who usually find themselves going on magical quests, joining a deadly missions, or stumbling smack-dab into the center of some dark secret that threaten their world. Characters who battle nasty villains and defeat evil overlords all while struggling with their inner demons.
And if I’m not weaving tales of chaos, I’m usually creating my next handmade craft for the house or a friend. My favorites lately have been crocheting and loom knitting, cross-stitching, embroidering tea towels, and carving wooden jewelry which often entails me wandering around the woods looking for the perfect piece of wood to use and chasing my rambunctious girls around the ranch.
However, my nights are strictly for spending time with the man of my dreams and our girls, cooking, crafting, or reading something from my huge to-read-someday pile.
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Who Am I? And What Do I Do?
(The Longer Version)
When I was a child, I decided that I wanted to be a mermaid, witch, or a shaman when I grew up (thank you mom for the book, “The Little Witch and the Riddle” by Bruce Degen, and the movies “Splash” and “Sheena”). It was only as I got older that I realized that I would rather be…
…a Writer of Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Fantasy for teens and adults. And when I say adults, I mean 18+ not erotica, and while romance sometimes finds its way into these stories, they are first and foremost Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, and Science Fiction (although light on the science). Looking for books to add a few to your reading list? *hint, hint* Explore worlds populated by monsters, ghosts, witches, and everyday people who sometimes find themselves sucked into distant times, exotic lands, ancient myths, and the deep of space.
…a Book Cover Designer. I decided several years ago to offer the skills I learned from my artistic mother, art and art history classes, and study into book cover creation, photo-manipulation, and photo-blending to create affordable, eye-catching book cover designs for indie authors/publishers because I know how hard it is staring out in this business. Now, my design work is not everyone’s cup-of-tea, and that’s fine, but I do promise to do my best to create a cover you will love.
If you are looking for a Book Cover Designer? We might be a good fit, check out my Cover Design Services to learn more. …a Book Cover Designer.
…a Handmade Artist, which is a fancy way of saying I design and create handmade lovelies that warm the heart and tickle the soul. I love creating items inspired by the beauty and quality of times now past, the homesteading spirit that is very much apart of my life here on the Ranch. But my home is only so big and there are so many things I can create before it starts pouring out of the closets. Which is why I decided to share some of my creations with the world. Check Stephannie Beman Handmade out for some ideas of your own or check out my shop on Etsy!
…a Book Nerd & Movie/TV Geek. While I love reading romance novels about forbidden love and dark secrets that threaten worlds, sexy heroes who may or may not be warriors or assassins or spies, adventures in space, knights in shining armor wielding swords, magical quests, monsters who aren’t always so monstrous, and strong heroines who don’t always need the hero to save them and might even save the hero’s life; I prefer to watch Paranormal, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Thriller TV shows and movies like Doctor Who, Firefly (Serenity), Star Trek, Castle, Bones, The Walking Dead, Underworld, Supernatural, James Bond, Batman, and a few low-budget TV shows I’m too ashamed to admit watching. Sometimes I dream of having Netflix so I could watch all the interesting shows I’m missing, like Outlander and Games of Thrones, but alas my Internet bandwidth is so sad that it’s not possible. Although that might be a blessing in disguise as I would spend far too much time watching shows and never reading that To-Be-Read pile that is taller than my dear hubby or writing any of the numerous projects lurking on my To-Write-List.
Want to know what I’m reading for ideas of books to add to your TBR Pile? Check out The Reading List.
…a wife to a very understanding and loving rancher who chuckles at my random geekiness and tries his hardest to keep an interested smile on his face as I ramble on about my latest book idea or book I’m reading, peppered with a few random thoughts roaming through my head and sprinkled with a pinch of the inappropriate just to see if he’s listening. Sometimes I even manage to shock a laugh out of him.
…and a mother of two rambunctious girls, which is a very important job and not as easy as it might sound. I was always told that girls were easy to rise until they became teens. Well, those people never met my daughters. They are ingenious, mischief makers, who are extremely entertaining to watch. They also have a backyard that is about 300 acres, which they are bound and determined to explore and get lost in.