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.

Luis and Tabitha is here!

The big day is here: Luis and Tabitha is out in the world! You can find it at your favourite bookshop and online - or order it in to your library. 

Since we're all about "adopt, don't shop" here, we've wrangled a pet-friendly deal: if you order through this special link you'll save 25% on your order PLUS 15% will be donated to the Oregon Humane Society.

 Not shown: spot gloss and gold foiling...ooh!

Not shown: spot gloss and gold foiling...ooh!

Illustrator Hollie Mengert and I will be signing at events throughout Washington and Oregon over the next few weeks. If you'd like to come say hi, you can check out the event listing here

Thank you so much for your support!

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Luis and Tabitha book launch!

The big day is finally (almost) here! Luis and Tabitha launches tomorrow at Barnes & Noble Tanasbourne in Beaverton, OR. 

 Who can say no to Luis, really?

Who can say no to Luis, really?

I'll be reading, signing, leading a craft session and handing out cat party bags (yes, really)! If you're a local, stop by to join in on the fun!

If not, you can find Luis and Tabitha at your favourite local shop, or order it through your library.  

Stay tuned for more events updates!

The Ugly Dumpling is out and about!

The Ugly Dumpling has been travelling far and wide down the West Coast of the US leaving hilarity, horrible puns and temporary tattoos (and hopefully the odd real one) in its wake. 

If you want to grab a signed copy, you can swing by:

Vroman's, Pasadena CA
Powell's, Portland OR
Broadway Books, Portland OR
Green Apple Books, San Francisco CA
Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco CA
City Lights Books, San Francisco CA 

Ugly Dumpling collage

The Ugly Dumpling is ready to be served up!

The Ugly Dumpling's launch date is looming, so keep an eye out at your local bookshops and libraries for this delightful piece of whimsy.

Alternatively, if you're a Portland local or like the idea of a road trip, swing by Powell's at 11am on Saturday the 9th for the official launch. I'll be reading and signing stuff, there'll be dumpling-themed temporary tattoos, and you get to go to Powell's. Not bad, in all.

Ugly Dumpling book launch