Stephanie King was raised in the Middle of Nowhere, New York, and has since lived in several different states and attended or worked at numerous colleges. She sold her first short stories in kindergarten for a quarter apiece and has continued writing since, occasionally under ridiculous pseudonyms.
She received her MFA in Writing & Literature from Bennington College, where she was the Editor of the Bennington Review. She has previously served as Assistant Fiction Editor for Drunken Boat and currently is a Fiction Reader for Memorious.
She currently lives in Philadelphia with her historian husband and their two small children.