Stefanie Medrek grew up adventuring in the beautiful forests of New Hampshire, where she lives and plays with her husband, son, and lovable pup.
An avid reader, Steff has spent a lifetime immersed in fantastical worlds. She was writing stories as young as third grade, and her love for breathing life onto the page has only grown since. She adores dogs, comfy sweaters, running, soft rock, and coffee – lots and lots of coffee!
She began writing Into the Fire after a vivid dream about the characters – their vibrant personalities, deep emotions, and complicated relationships intrigued her. Through them, she hopes to show young people of all walks of life that they are powerful, capable, and worthy, even when they feel like the world is out to get them.