My name is Stephanie McCoy. I just began my journey in writing in 2020. My mom unexpectedly passed away and the tremendous loss prompted me to start writing. I was a weekly contributor to a parenting website called, "Oregonkid" for a little over a year. I just finished a manuscript for a fiction YA novel a few months ago. 68,000 words! I never expected that I would try writing, but here I am. I have a Master's degree in Education, and I currently work with life skills students at an elementary school. I also have two beautiful kiddos, an awesome husband, and a partridge in a pear tree :) Besides the weekly articles I mentioned, I have had two pieces published 1) an article on higher education services in a publication called, Women In Higher Education 2) a piece about privilege in an upcoming anthology via "A word with you" press.