Stephanie Campisi

Picture book and middle grade author

Stephanie Campisi is an Australian-born, Washington-based children’s book author. Her work spans zany middle grade novels, funny picture books and the odd poem. Current and forthcoming titles include The Ugly Dumpling, Luis and Tabitha, The Five Sisters and Very Lulu.


Stephanie Campisi is an Australian-born, Washington-based author who writes twisty odysseys involving strange characters and stranger plots. She credits shameless eavesdropping with the majority of her ideas, and is small and quiet enough that people readily share with her their tall tales and darkest secrets, which she then makes taller, darker, and occasionally more handsome. She suspects she might have made an excellent spy. She has slept in a cemetery, has a friend who was bullied by a prince, and lives in a haunted house in a haunted town. Two of the three statements in the previous sentence are true. Or maybe they all are. 

Stephanie is represented by Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency.