Stephanie Osborn
The Interstellar Woman of Mystery

Ebook best-selling author of the popular Division One series; the award-winning Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse; best-sellers Burnout, The Y Factor, and Rock and Roll; and the critically-acclaimed Displaced Detective series, as seen on CBS Sunday Morning!

Science & Science Fiction/Mystery

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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

About the new Division One series, "This [is] Stephanie at the top of her form...a master of her craft...I was spellbound."
~Daniel Hollifield, Editor in Chief, Aphelion Magazine

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!

COMING SOON! Division One: Texas Rangers (Division One #6)

NOW AVAILABLE! Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System
NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND EBOOK! Division One: Trojan Horse (Division One #5)
NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND EBOOK! Division One: Tour de Force (Division One #4)

The Division One Series:

Alpha and Omega cover link A Small Medium At Large cover link A Very UnCONventional Christmas cover link Tour de Force cover link Trojan Horse cover link Texas Rangers cover link

Coming Soon:
Division One: Definition and Alignment (Division One #7)
Division One: Phantoms (Division One #8)
and more!

The Gentleman Aegis and Displaced Detective Series (more planned):

GA Mummy's Curse cover link
The Arrival cover link At Speed cover link Rendlesham Incident cover link Endings & Beginnings cover link DD Omnibus cover link DD Spontaneous Combustion cover link DD French Quarter cover link
Sherlock Sheilas & Seven Percent Solution cover link

The Burnout Series:

Fetish cover link Burnout cover link

Coming Soon:
Escape Velocity

The Cresperian Saga shared universe:

Y Factor cover link Cresperian Alliance cover link

Coming Soon:
Heritage (Cresperian Saga #4)

The Point Series (more planned):

Extraction Point cover link

Shorts/Novellas, Poetry and Anthologies:

Bunker cover link The More Things Change cover link Fetish cover link ElVengador cover link StarSong cover link
Stolen Moments cover link
The Good the Bad and the Merc cover link Science Fiction By Scientists cover link Dreams of Steam cover link Reconstruction cover link

Coming soon:
Eclectic Osborn, a collection of shorts in print and ebook!

Popular Science:

Alien Invasion cover link Sherlock Sheilas & Seven Percent Solution cover link Space Weather cover link American Space Plan cover link Rock and Roll cover link

Nonfiction Writing:

How I Wrote cover link Write Like The Wind vol 1 cover link Write Like The Wind vol 2 cover link Write Like The Wind vol 3 cover link

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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
, 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 at for more information!

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