Novelist Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn

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The Interstellar Woman of Mystery

Science & Science Fiction Mystery

Ebook best-selling author of Burnout, The Y Factor,
and the critically-acclaimed Displaced Detective series, as seen on CBS Sunday Morning!

The Arrival cover link At Speed cover link Rendlesham Incident cover link Endings & Beginnings cover link DD Omnibus cover link DD Omnibus cover link Sherlock Sheilas & Seven Percent Solution cover link Extraction Point cover link Burnout cover link Fetish cover link Y Factor cover link Cresperian Alliance cover link Bunker cover link The More Things Change cover link ElVengador cover link StarSong cover link Stolen Moments cover link Dreams of Steam cover link Reconstruction cover link How I Wrote cover link Space Weather cover link American Space Plan cover link Alien Invasion cover link

Coming Soon:
Fear in the French Quarter (Displaced Detective #6)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse (Gentleman Aegis #1)
Heritage (Cresperian Saga #4, with Dan Hollifield)
and more!

Welcome to my website! I am a retired rocket scientist turned writer who likes to mingle science fiction and mystery with a strong element of action thriller and a touch of romance. My style has been described as, "Hard-edged SF that wraps a compelling mystery around 'this is the real thing' space science...tight, tense, and gripping---Osborn tells a damn good story, and tells it well."
~ Holly Lisle, author of The Ruby Key: Moon & Sun I

My very first book, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, "is a compelling, impossible to put down, first novel in the class of Skylark of Space or 'Lifeline'...It may perhaps be the most realistic view ever published in fiction about what happens behind the scenes at NASA."
~ Jim Woosley, Ph.D. physicist and Heinlein essayist

My Displaced Detective books "are like literary crack. I fell in love with [Osborn's] characters and her world so completely that I’ve been telling all my friends ‘YOU MUST READ THESE!’ And yes, I’ve been doing so in all caps."
~ Melissa A. Bartell, Bibliotica

If you like hard science fiction, exciting cliffhangers, mysterious situations, and determined, passionate characters, push farther into my site and see what I have going!

Music Inspired By My Books

The Displaced Detective Suite
Composer: Dan Hollifield
Also available through Amazon.
Digital download (plus bonus track) available at Bandcamp.

My husband, Darrell Osborn, creator of many of my covers, has co-created
a children's book, All About Rhymes, with author Gina Crawford!
Have a look! More are on the way!
All About Rhymes was the #1 New Release in Children's Poetry on Amazon!

READING/LITERACY: One of my pet causes!

Did you know I will come to your school and read from one of my books, even
answer questions about writing and my background in the space program?
Contact me for more information!

Books and Purchasing

Announcing The Sherlock Hour, on TMVCafe Radio!
Classic Sherlock Holmes radio shows of the 30s,
40s, and 50s, hosted by me, and sponsored by the
Displaced Detective series!
Sundays at 3pm Central, beginning February 1st!

Also announcing The Osborn Cosmic Weather Report,
a short weekly segment on space weather and news,
currently airing internationally on the Cafe Enigma
show, Wednesday evenings between the first and
second hours at 5 minutes before the top of the hour!
(6:55E/5:55C) Also on Dangerous Minds on TMVCafe
Monday nights at 10:15pmE/9:15pmC! Catch
it in random rotation on the Pyramid One Network
and WDBN!

Reminder of Stephanie Osborn's Upcoming Appearances!

All times are Central unless otherwise stated.

    Wonderland 2015 minicon at Cheshire Cat Comics, 2401 Stemley Bridge Rd, Suite 9, Pell City, AL; 2-5pm, 22 August 2015

Stephanie’s book quotes

"Sometimes you gotta say what's in your heart... And you have to stand for what you believe. No matter what."
~'Dr. Michael C. Anders,"— Stephanie Osborn



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