Welcome to Anne Stephenson Writer!


Author of mystery novels for young readers, short stories, reviews and articles for an older audience, and contemporary romance — with a dash of history and a happily-ever-after every time!


Funny how life turns out because, other than a naively romantic notion that being a foreign correspondent would be cool, I had no plans to actually be a writer. But when it came time to choose a university, typical teenager that I was, I went for the one furthest from home.


Journalism has served me well – or at least, kept me semi-employed for years while I dabbled in fiction, raised a family, and worked freelance. Turns out it’s a career for life!

Making Up is Hard to Do

A brand-new Stephanie Browning romance


If she’d known Jack Rutherford would walk back into her life, more ruggedly handsome than the day he left, Nicki Hamilton would never have agreed to run the small-town accounting firm of Gammage & Associates for the summer. She would have stayed in Toronto and left the past where it belonged.

A committed loner at thirty-four, Jack is finding everything about the lakeside community of Bedford County tantalizingly familiar. Including the pithy Miss Hamilton…but the timing isn’t right. The Bedford Inn, once owned by his grandfather, is now Jack’s, and what he really needs is an accountant.

Resisting the urge to throw Jack out of her office when he doesn’t immediately recognize her, Nicki hides her fury and takes the job. Jack’s plan to refurbish the Inn intrigues her. Besides, he owes her. Big time. For fifteen years of silence, a dozen unanswered letters, and one broken teenaged heart.

Stephanie Browning is the pen name Anne Stephenson shares with long-time friend and co-author Susan Brown.


The rest of the world can just wait when you’re reading a Stephanie Browning romance!”  Alice Best Jackson

Available at:  Kobo, Amazon.ca  Amazon.com  (eBook & paperback) & iBooks


Revenge With A Twist

Three mystery shorts, three twists in the tale…


From a deadly divorce in Bitter End to an “almost-perfect” crime in Bermuda Short, this collection delivers a fresh twist in every tale!  And finally answers the question everyone’s been asking…Oscar Chump!  “What’s that secret you’re keeping?”

“Stephenson reveals just the right amount of detail to keep her readers intrigued and hungry for more.  Love her characters, love her endings.  But I’d think twice about going to Bermuda with her!”

Revenge With A Twist now available on:  Kobo & Amazon &  iBooks


It was two o’clock in the morning on the eleventh of August and no one, except Louise Tellier Hannington Brown, had any idea where I was.

She’d called me out of the blue a week ago, unhappy with her lawyer, her husband’s lawyer and her impending divorce.  I should have hung up immediately but we’d known each other since high school and I owed her one…  Excerpt from Bitter End

Something’s Fishy at Ash Lake

An Amber and Elliot Mystery


Part time detectives and full time mischief-makers Liz Elliot & Amber Mitchell get themselves in way over their heads when an evil prankster threatens their summer vacation.  They should be roasting marshmallows, not risking their lives!

“Amber!”  Liz clutched Amber’s arm.  “Did you hear something?”

The two girls stood perfectly still, ears straining, hearts thumping through the darkness…

A shadow slipped across the floor.  Soft footsteps sounded from the far side of the kitchen.  The girls cowered against the wall.  They could see feet, then legs.  Moonlight silhouetted a dark figure by the door…

If they’re not careful, Amber & Elliot’s two-week stay at Ash Lake computer camp could be their last…ever!

Available in paperback & eBook editions at: Amazon.com,  Kobo & iBooks

An old gold mine, missing shares and a 13-year-old super sleuth…


Paper Treasure

A Charlie Bradford Mystery

Spending the summer months in Colville with his little brother trailing around behind him is not exactly Charlie Bradford’s idea of a good time… but when someone steals his late grandfather’s shares in The Treasure Creek Gold Mine and then tries to trick the other owners into selling theirs, Charlie is hopping mad…

His grandfather believed in that mine.

Joining forces with new friend Lisa Kirby, Charlie tracks down his grandfather’s old partners only to find a thief who will stop at nothing to get his hands on The Treasure Creek Gold Mine!

Available in paperback and eBook editions at:  Amazon.comAmazon.ca

And on sale now at:  Kobo, iBooksScribd

Undone by the Star

A contemporary romance

Writing as Stephanie Browning with Susan Brown

As heir-apparent to one of London’s most exclusive hotels, Alexis Kirkwood is determined to uphold the family tradition. But when American film star Marc Daniels saunters through the lobby of The Sadler Hotel, her professionalism takes a hit. First, she mistakes him for a plumber in his scruffy jeans and work boots. And then her grandmother, The Sadler’s matriarch, plays matchmaker. When she learns Marc shares her late husband’s interest in military history, she insists Alex take him to Portobello Road.

Although romance is clearly not on the agenda, Marc finds himself confiding in the prickly Miss Kirkwood. He is tired of being typecast as a Hollywood action hero, and has come to England to direct his first film. As they prowl the antique markets hunting for a particular lead soldier, a surprising intimacy develops…

Available in paperback & eBook editions at:  Amazon.caAmazon.com

And on sale now at:  Kobo & iBooks