Stef Wade is the best-selling author of A PLACE FOR PLUTO, THE VERY LAST LEAF, and Q & U CALL IT QUITS (June 2021). She loves a good pun, sneaky learning, and a fresh donut.
Blending Fact & Fiction: A Writing Workshop
THE VERY LAST LEAF: Leaves, Trees & Facing Your Fears
A PLACE FOR PLUTO: Finding Your Place in the Universe
Stef is the best-selling author of A PLACE FOR PLUTO, illustrated by Melanie Demmer, and THE VERY LAST LEAF, illustrated by Jennifer Davison.
A PLACE FOR PLUTO has received numerous awards and recognition including, Honorable Mention for the Council of Wisconsin Writers Tofte/Wright Children’s Literary Award and the 2019 LITA Golden Duck Notable Picture Book.
Stef’s upcoming picture books include: Q AND U CALL IT QUITS, illustrated by Jorge Martin, releasing from HarperCollins in June 2021 and EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY, illustrated by Husna Aghniya, releasing from Running Press in Summer 2022.
Stef holds a BA in advertising from Marquette University and an MBA in Integrated Marketing Communication from DePaul University.
While a Chicago-girl at heart, she’s bounced all over the Midwest with her college sweetheart husband and her three historically and literary named boys. She currently resides in the Milwaukee area.