Stephanie Dickinson was raised in rural Iowa and has passed time in Wyoming, Oregon, Minnesota, Texas, and Louisiana. She now lives in New York City. Along with Rob Cook, she publishes and edits the new literary journal Skidrow Penthouse. Her novel, Half Girl, won the Hackney Award (Birmingham-Southern) for best unpublished novel. It is now published in a limited edition by Spuyten Duvyil.