Media, Speaking, News & Events
Stephenia H. McGee is a multi-published author of stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. She lives in Mississippi, where she is a mom of two rambunctious boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler. Her novel The Cedar Key was a 2021 Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice award winner. A member of the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), she loves all things books and history. Stephenia loves connecting with readers and can often be found having fun with her Faithful Readers Team on Facebook. For more on books and upcoming events and to connect with Stephenia, visit her at www.StepheniaMcGee.com.
Have Stephenia speak at your event:
I’m happy to come speak at local events or zoom with book clubs all over the country (or beyond!). We can talk about anything you’d like, but if you need some ideas for a talk at your library, church, or other event, here are a few ideas:
- The Crazy Truth in Fiction: How history provides the best stories
- Fashion in the 1800’s (Stephenia can even come dressed in hoop skirts!)
- Nursing and Other “women’s work” During the Civil War
- Location, location, location: How real places impact the story
- Keeping the Faith: How stories reveal our need for God
- 5 keys to becoming a successful writer
- Who do you write for? Choosing the publishing path that’s right for you.
- Pack a Punch! How to write characters with emotional depth
Press Release for most recent book:
In addition to speaking at multiple book signings, book clubs, bookstore and library events, Stephenia has appeared on radio shows, Mississippi television networks, and has written for numerous magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
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See the feature for In His Eyes in Family Fiction
A Castle for Christmas finals for the 2022 Faith, Hope, and Love Award in speculative fiction!
Just Reads Rendezvous Author and Reader event, November 16 -18, 2023
The Swindler’s Daughter – Revell May 2, 2023
A Gilded Age Getaway (Back Inn Time Book 5) – July 11, 2023
The River Queen (River Romances Book One)- October 10, 2023. Get it two weeks early from my author’s bookshop!
A Taste of the Twenties (Back Inn Time Book 6) – December 2023
Moonlight on the Mississippi (River Romances Book Two) – May 10, 2024. Get it two weeks early from my author’s bookshop!
"Reminiscent of Gone with the Wind, The Whistle Walk paints a vivid picture of America at the start of the War Between the States. The treatment of slaves, the economic conditions of the South, the concerns of the soldiers on both sides were brought to life in this breathtaking novel.”— Christine Sharbrough, The Christian Manifesto
"It is obvious that McGee knows the time period, etiquette standards, building structures, food offerings, and much more. The Civil War atmosphere is very much present and I was reminded of the novel, Gone with the Wind, in quality of the writing and content."— Susan Faloon, The Christian Manifesto
"It is beautifully told, exquisitely crafted, examining the harsh realities of slavery while allowing one to see the fire of hope and courage. It also shows the kindness and compassion of a young white lady expected to act as others yet yearning to change those expectations. It is realistic and sometimes heartbreaking yet it delivers a message of hope, love and faith against all odds and in all circumstance and it does this to absolute perfection! Bravo Ms. McGee!"— In'Dtale Magazine