S.W. Anderson (or Stephanie, to those who know her) was raised in the area surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During her high school years, she spent much of her free time working for the local newspaper, The Evening Sun, where she was the chief editor for their student section that was published weekly. Additionally, she was co-editor for her high school newspaper and volunteered her time with the one-act play and musical groups, as well as the yearbook committee and Girl Scouts. Stephanie graduated high school in 2002 and attended a local community college to pursue a degree in theatre… which later became a degree in nursing… and even later morphed into a degree that “involved something with computers?”
All of this flip flopping eventually led to her enlistment in the United States Air Force at the age of 19. The Air Force took her and molded her into a paralegal, while sending her off to live in far and wild places like Arkansas, the United Kingdom, and North Dakota. In 2009, Stephanie married her husband, Dan, changed her maiden name to her middle name, and officially became “Stephanie W. Anderson.” She left active duty in 2010 but continues to support her husband’s military career. Shortly after her departure from the military, the Anderson’s welcomed their first child, a boy, into the world. Stephanie became a stay at home mom and pursed a bachelors degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University, which she was awarded in 2012. Another child, a girl, was also born in 2012; another degree, a masters in Forensic Psychology, was awarded in 2014. In 2015, the Anderson’s welcomed a stray dog, Minnie, into their family.
S.W. Anderson began writing fiction in early 2015, and wrote her first short story, the Last Human, in early 2016. She continues to write fiction, including short stories and novels, while coordinating a non-profit organization aimed at assisting young airmen and their families at the base she and her family are currently stationed at in New Jersey. For more information about her and her work, please find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/s.w.anderson.author