For the love of books

Like any good book, it’s not the hook that builds a lasting love, it’s the dog-eared pages and time-worn edges and crinkles on the cover that invite us to stay in love. Or to fall in love again and again.


  • For the Love of Books

    For the Love of Books

    There’s something about falling in love that’s beautiful and intricately mysterious—no matter whether you’re falling in love with a person, a book, an idea, a song, a home, or something else entirely. Though the first of these is what usually comes to mind. And though I’d say I got my first real taste of falling […]


  • For the Days

    For the Days

    For the dishonest days where sun felt like night oblivious to my plight  I am here. For the wind whipped days when nothing stayed right  settled just out of sight I am here. For the rain drenched days when I said all was fine  struggled with the Divine I am here. For the unopened days  […]


  • Mind-Body Healing

    Mind-Body Healing

    Part of healing from trauma means remembering rightly. Or re-membering, as Ann Voskamp says—”being made whole.”1 In my healing, I had to learn to look at myself, my memories, my experiences—my entire life and being—differently. I had to learn to embrace the beauty and the brokeness both as a part of my story. And I […]


  • A Heart Stripped Raw

    A Heart Stripped Raw

    About a month ago, I finally admitted to myself, my husband, and to God that I just don’t know how to trust. Not myself, nor other people, and sometimes, not God.  This epiphany came from a headfirst dive into the work of Aundi Kolber in Try Softer, a book about doing the opposite of what […]


About Me

Hi, I’m Steph.

And this is Story Craft, where I write both non-fiction and fiction and help others tell their stories too! Here you’ll find blog posts about life, flash fiction, as well as how we can work together to tell your story.