Stefani grew up in rural Maine and now lives with her family in Lander, Wyoming.

Her work appears in Zyzzyva, the Colorado Review, Epiphany Magazine, Passages North, and other publications. She has an MFA in fiction from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers and is a two-time resident of the Ucross Foundation.

Grown Children, her manuscript of short stories, was a finalist for the 2016 Iowa Award for Short Fiction and a semifinalist for The Journal’s Non/Fiction Award in 2018 and 2019. Read more here.

Nobody’s Going to Save You is a contemporary adult novel. It’s the story of Rose, a queer single mom who has just dragged her gender-questioning teenage son on a cross-country road trip to meet Rose’s estranged mother—a woman who abandoned Rose twenty years before and now lies dying on a survivalist’s compound in the middle of the Wyoming desert. Read the first chapter here.

Stefani is seeking representation for both her story collection and her novel. Reach her at stefani[dot]farris[at]gmail[dot]com.