Stephanie Peters

Stephanie Peters - Ghostwriter

Mansfield, MA, USA

Freelance children's book writer/ghostwriter/developmental editor with more than 20 years' experience and 65 published books.

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Overview

Disney/Hyperion, Disney Worldwide, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dutton, Capstone--I've worked with all of them as a freelance book writer and editor with a focus on children's books. I've published titles in most genres including interactive picture books, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, short stories, and middle grade fiction and nonfiction. I've worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter for celebrities and helped develop and edit manuscripts for established and fledging authors. I am proficient in MS Track Changes, Chicago Manual of Style copyediting practices--and I'm eager to connect with individuals, publishers, and packagers looking to develop new titles and/or series!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
History

Work experience

Children's Book Writer and Editor

Self-employed
January, 1998 – Present (over 22 years)

Writer/ghostwriter/editor

Self-employed
June, 1998 – Present (about 22 years)

Versatile self-employed writer and editor. Clients include Disney, Little, Brown/Hachette, Dutton, Capstone, and Kirkus Media.
Author of a New York Times bestseller (A Princess Primer, published by Dutton in 2006).

Freelance Children's Book Writer and Editor

Self-employed
June, 1998 – Present (about 22 years)

Writing/ghostwriting: Picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA novels; fiction and nonfiction
Editing: Developmental and fine-tuning final drafts
Copyediting: per Chicago Manual of Style

Portfolio (15 selected works)

A Princess Primer: A Fairy Godmother's Guide to Being a Princess

Stephanie TRUE Peters

For ages the fairy godmother has helped make young girls' dreams come true. Now, for the first time, she reveals her closely guarded secrets in one wondrous volume. Everything a girl needs to know about being a princess is presented in this facsimile of the fairy godmother's personal journal, from how to wear a sparkling tiara and choose a fancy gown to what to expect at a royal ball and how t... read more

For ages the fairy godmother has helped make young girls' dreams come true. Now, for the first time, she reveals her closely guarded secrets in one wondrous volume. Everything a girl needs to know about being a princess is presented in this facsimile of the fairy godmother's personal journal, from how to wear a sparkling tiara and choose a fancy gown to what to expect at a royal ball and how t... read more

Groundbreaking Guys: 40 Men Who Became Great by Doing Good

Stephanie True Peters

An illustrated book of biographies highlighting the inspiring and innovative qualities of forty very different men throughout history, for fans of Heroes for My Son and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.Our history books are full of great men, from inventors to explorers to presidents. But these great men were not always good men. It's time for our role models to change. This book pays tribut... read more

An illustrated book of biographies highlighting the inspiring and innovative qualities of forty very different men throughout history, for fans of Heroes for My Son and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.Our history books are full of great men, from inventors to explorers to presidents. But these great men were not always good men. It's time for our role models to change. This book pays tribut... read more

Johnny Slimeseed and the Freaky Forest: A Graphic Novel (Far Out Folktales)

Stephanie True Peters

Little Johnny Slimeseed isn’t like the other monsters living in Nightmare. The gentle swamp creature hates scaring human kids and wishes his fellow ghouls would find another hobby. So he comes up with a brilliant plan--fill the land with oozy, goopy slime trees! If he can plant enough seeds, the monsters won’t frighten anyone because they’ll be too busy having fun in the sludge! Can Johnny ach... read more

Little Johnny Slimeseed isn’t like the other monsters living in Nightmare. The gentle swamp creature hates scaring human kids and wishes his fellow ghouls would find another hobby. So he comes up with a brilliant plan--fill the land with oozy, goopy slime trees! If he can plant enough seeds, the monsters won’t frighten anyone because they’ll be too busy having fun in the sludge! Can Johnny ach... read more

Superpower Dogs: Halo: Disaster Response Dog

Cosmic

Join Halo, one of the stars of the IMAX film Superpower Dogs, as she emBARKS on a journey to become a disaster response dog in this gripping nonfiction story, perfect for fans of Max! Dutch Shepherd puppy Halo has spent almost her whole life preparing for one job: finding people who are trapped in disaster zones. Her bond with her human partner, Fire Captain Cat, is unshakeable, and together, ... read more

Join Halo, one of the stars of the IMAX film Superpower Dogs, as she emBARKS on a journey to become a disaster response dog in this gripping nonfiction story, perfect for fans of Max! Dutch Shepherd puppy Halo has spent almost her whole life preparing for one job: finding people who are trapped in disaster zones. Her bond with her human partner, Fire Captain Cat, is unshakeable, and together, ... read more

Superpower Dogs: Henry: Avalanche Rescue Dog

Cosmic, Stephanie Peters

Join Henry, one of the stars of the IMAX film Superpower Dogs, as he emBARKS on a journey to become an avalanche rescue dog in this gripping true story, perfect for fans of Max! In Whistler, British Columbia, dogs can be found riding chairlifts, perched on skiers' shoulders, and even descending from helicopters--all in the race against time to save people caught in the path of an avalanche. Me... read more

Join Henry, one of the stars of the IMAX film Superpower Dogs, as he emBARKS on a journey to become an avalanche rescue dog in this gripping true story, perfect for fans of Max! In Whistler, British Columbia, dogs can be found riding chairlifts, perched on skiers' shoulders, and even descending from helicopters--all in the race against time to save people caught in the path of an avalanche. Me... read more

The Mermaid's Treasure

Stephanie True Peters

Another sparkling gift book from The New York Times bestselling author of A PRINCESS PRIMER. For anyone who has ever wondered if mermaids exist, here is a stunning oversize novelty book that reveals everything about their secret world, from how to recognize and find them to tips about their style and preferences. Stories about mermaids past and present are interwoven with activities such as se... read more

Another sparkling gift book from The New York Times bestselling author of A PRINCESS PRIMER. For anyone who has ever wondered if mermaids exist, here is a stunning oversize novelty book that reveals everything about their secret world, from how to recognize and find them to tips about their style and preferences. Stories about mermaids past and present are interwoven with activities such as se... read more

Orion (Library of Constellations)

Stephanie True Peters

Discusses the constellation Orion, its location, and various myths about it in different civilizations.

Discusses the constellation Orion, its location, and various myths about it in different civilizations.

Sleeping Beauty, Magic Master: A Graphic Novel (Far Out Fairy Tales)

Stephanie True Peters

In a faraway land, a princess named Aurora lives in a castle, honing her enchantments amid a slumbering kingdom! When the princess was just a baby, a wicked fairy cursed the realm with unending sleep. But a kind fairy had her own spell to cast―she saved the newborn and granted the girl the gift of magic! Now, Aurora is the only one who can awaken her subjects by concocting a potion made up of ... read more

In a faraway land, a princess named Aurora lives in a castle, honing her enchantments amid a slumbering kingdom! When the princess was just a baby, a wicked fairy cursed the realm with unending sleep. But a kind fairy had her own spell to cast―she saved the newborn and granted the girl the gift of magic! Now, Aurora is the only one who can awaken her subjects by concocting a potion made up of ... read more

My First Nutcracker

Stephanie True Peters

E.T.A. HoffmannÂ's classic tale The Nutcracker has charmed generations of balletgoers, but in book form its plot can seem complicated. This picture book was created specifically for parents who want to introduce their youngest children to the basics of the story. The text is as engaging as it is accessible, and Linda BronsonÂ's lush, candy-colored illustrations capture each magical scene, from... read more

E.T.A. HoffmannÂ's classic tale The Nutcracker has charmed generations of balletgoers, but in book form its plot can seem complicated. This picture book was created specifically for parents who want to introduce their youngest children to the basics of the story. The text is as engaging as it is accessible, and Linda BronsonÂ's lush, candy-colored illustrations capture each magical scene, from... read more

John Henry, Hammerin' Hero: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin)

Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry was destined to become a steel-driving legend. As a young man, he makes his mark on the American railroads, whistling while he works. But one day, a shady salesman comes to the railroad camp, claiming that his hammering machine is superior to any railroad worker. John Henry steps up to challenge the man's machine, hoping to save the jobs of thousands ... read more

Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry was destined to become a steel-driving legend. As a young man, he makes his mark on the American railroads, whistling while he works. But one day, a shady salesman comes to the railroad camp, claiming that his hammering machine is superior to any railroad worker. John Henry steps up to challenge the man's machine, hoping to save the jobs of thousands ... read more

The Black Death (Epidemic!)

Stephanie True Peters

Describes the 1347-1351 outbreak of plague in Europe, known as the Black Death, which killed one out of three people and changed the course of European history.

Describes the 1347-1351 outbreak of plague in Europe, known as the Black Death, which killed one out of three people and changed the course of European history.

The Wind in the Willows (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions)

Stephanie True Peters

Mole, Rat, and Badger are the best of friends. As for Toad, well... he's not he’s a bad guy. It's just that he really, REALLY loves cars. If he sees a sporty vehicle, he can't help but ask to take it for a spin. And if he takes it for a spin, he can't help but find out how fast it goes. And whenever he finds out how fast a car can go, Toad tends to end up in big trouble. Will Toad's pals save ... read more

Mole, Rat, and Badger are the best of friends. As for Toad, well... he's not he’s a bad guy. It's just that he really, REALLY loves cars. If he sees a sporty vehicle, he can't help but ask to take it for a spin. And if he takes it for a spin, he can't help but find out how fast it goes. And whenever he finds out how fast a car can go, Toad tends to end up in big trouble. Will Toad's pals save ... read more

The First and Final Voyage: The Sinking of the Titanic (Historical Fiction)

Stephanie True Peters

On April 10, 1912, fourteen-year-old Christopher Watkins boards the Titanic with his family. While sailing across the Atlantic, the giant ship strikes an iceberg and begins to sink! Christopher must quickly find a way to save his family.

On April 10, 1912, fourteen-year-old Christopher Watkins boards the Titanic with his family. While sailing across the Atlantic, the giant ship strikes an iceberg and begins to sink! Christopher must quickly find a way to save his family.

Storm of the Century: A Hurricane Katrina Story (Historical Fiction)

Stephanie True Peters, Jorge Maese

A digital solution for your classroom with features created with teachers and students in mind: • Perpetual license • 24 hour, 7 days a week access • No limit to the number of students accessing one title at a time • Provides a School to Home connection wherever internet is available • Easy to use • Ability to turn audio on and off • Words highlighted to match audio Half graphic novel. Half tr... read more

A digital solution for your classroom with features created with teachers and students in mind: • Perpetual license • 24 hour, 7 days a week access • No limit to the number of students accessing one title at a time • Provides a School to Home connection wherever internet is available • Easy to use • Ability to turn audio on and off • Words highlighted to match audio Half graphic novel. Half tr... read more

The Adventures of Tintin: The Chapter Book

Stephanie Peters

This audiobook is based on the new movie! When Tintin buys a model ship called the Unicorn, he doesn't realize he's about to become the center of a centuries-old family feud involving nefarious pirates and treasure! Following clues from the high seas to the blazing-hot desert, Tintin makes new friends and outwits new enemies as he uncovers the secret of the Unicorn.

This audiobook is based on the new movie! When Tintin buys a model ship called the Unicorn, he doesn't realize he's about to become the center of a centuries-old family feud involving nefarious pirates and treasure! Following clues from the high seas to the blazing-hot desert, Tintin makes new friends and outwits new enemies as he uncovers the secret of the Unicorn.

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