Stephanie Wallingford was born in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1974 and lived in Maryland and Kansas before heading north to settle in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Inspired by a family full of creativity and humor, Wallingford grew up writing poems, singing, playing the piano, and making messes with art supplies and scotch tape. Wallingford first majored in English and completed her coursework with a degree in business administration.
Wallingford lives in picturesque Minnetonka, Minnesota, with the love of her life and has three children, Allegra, Anissa, and Aidan. Through years of reading with them and making up her own bedtime stories and songs, she began to write children’s manuscripts. A Day at the Lake is her first published work. In addition to writing, she enjoys trendspotting and reading about fashion, nutrition, technology, and business and is an avid yoga practitioner and enthusiast.