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A Low-Key Preview…

Hi Readers!

So, I stayed up late last night to finish proofreading the second book in the Deceived series, and good news! – the writing is done!! Now that the hard part is finished, I’m currently working on making sure that all of the formatting for “Stepsisters” looks good so I can move on to the next steps. Maybe I’m old or behind the times or something, but I just discovered the “Read Aloud” feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader on accident in the process, and now I’m sitting here listening and laughing my butt off! My fiance had to run to the garage to escape my snorting and giggling. I think I’m scaring him! Jokes and whatnot aside though, wow how did I not know about this tool?! It’s actually proving pretty useful, even if the pronunciation takes a little getting used to.

Here’s a sneak peek at what my robot friend and I are working on right now:

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In other words: soon, friends. It’s coming soon. 🙂

<3, Stephanie

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Bonus Goodies – Character Aesthetics!

One of the most useful tips for writers that I’ve ever stumbled across is the concept of creating Character Aesthetics boards to help in visualizing a character outside of the limitations of black-and-white type. Character Aesthetics boards are basically collages of pictures collected from various searches on sites like Google or Pinterest that come together to speak to the aesthetic of a particular character and visually represent who that character is in a form that you can physically see. If you’ve ever clicked around on Tumblr or Pinterest before, you’ve probably seen these. I find that not only can they be seriously pretty and fun to look at, but they can also be really be helpful as tools for writing inspiration! I created boards for some of my “Deceived” characters for just that purpose – inspiration and fun – and will be sharing them here as bonus goodies!

1.) Cecilia

cecilia aesthetics

2.) Bruce

bruce aesthetics

3.) Victoria

victoria aesthetics


Please note that all credit for the actual photos contained in these collages belongs to their respective owners. The images were found in Google and Pinterest searches using various key words. All I did was put them into collage form.

Also, if you’re interested in this concept or want to create aesthetics/inspiration boards of your own, here is a useful article by Darla G. Denton on what it is and how to do it!


P.S. The Paperback and Kindle versions of “Deceived” have been successfully updated on Amazon with my new author’s name, Stephanie Rose Vigano. I’ll be publishing under this name from now on going forward! 🙂

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So Many Updates…

Hi, everyone! I apologize for being absent for so long, but guess what? I come back bearing news!

MAKING IT OFFICIAL

First things first: I am going to be getting married in July! Random to start with, I know, but aside from being something that I’m obviously pretty pumped about, this exciting development for me personally is also going to mean something for my writing. After some deliberation, I have decided to officially change the name I publish under from “Stephanie Rose” to “Stephanie Rose Vigano.” If you’ve popped onto Amazon lately, you may (or may not) have noticed my new name making its appearance on the Kindle version of “Deceived.” The paperback version is currently out of stock while the changes take effect, but have no fear – the newly-republished “Deceived” by “Stephanie Rose Vigano” will soon be available, and I’ll be posting linkage once it’s ready. Nothing about the actual content of the story will be changing – only the name that appears on the cover. That being said, if you currently own Deceived by “Stephanie Rose,” you technically own what is now a VERY limited edition copy of the book – so, hang on to that sucker!! I’ll be posting the rest of the Deceived novels – and the rest of my published writing in general – in the future under this new name. I’m hoping that this will make searching for my work and differentiating me from other authors that much easier.

PLEASE EXCUSE THE CONSTRUCTION ^_^

Thanks to update #1 above, this site is obviously going to be getting a bit of a face lift in the weeks to come. I hope to have construction done in a quick and timely manner, but if anything looks broken in the meantime, please bear with me! In addition to aesthetics, I’m also hoping to share a few behind-the-scenes goodies with you all soon. A few things to look forward to are: book-inspired recipes, insight on characters, and previews of what happens next.

THAT BEING SAID…

I’m sure you could’ve guessed this thanks to that big fat “TO BE CONTINUED” at the end of Deceived, but let this post be official confirmation that the series will continue soon! I’ve been working hard on the second Deceived novel, “Stepsisters,” and am in the final stages of wrapping everything up. I am tentatively planning a release for late this summer/early fall, after our wedding – right in time for the start of the new school year!

“Stepsisters” is going to shift the narrative for the time being from the adults to focus more on the von Essen sisters: their relationships with friends, lovers, and each other, their personal inner battles, and how the scarring events of the first book have affected them as teens. Angelina, Blair, and Nicolette are going to be in high school in this one, so you know there will be plenty of drama afoot.

IN CONCLUSION, I can’t wait to share more content with you and continue the Deceived story. Thank you all so much for your patience and continued support!

Happy Reading,

Stephanie Rose Vigano