Award-winning author Stephannie Tallent is a 1989 West Point graduate. Since then she’s served in the Army as a Military Intelligence officer, gotten a Zoology degree, went to vet school, worked as a small animal veterinarian, and designed and published knitting patterns and books.

She’s now writing everything from fantasy to science fiction to mysteries to romance. She recently placed first in the 1st quarter of Volume 40 Writers of the Future competition.

She lives in Hermosa Beach, California, with her husband Dave, and English Cocker spaniels Orry and Rosie.

If you’d like to see her knitting patterns, please visit

If you’re interested in booking Stephannie as a relief veterinarian for your practice, please visit