Stephanie Osborn
"Rocket Mama,"
The Interstellar Woman of Mystery
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, GRAB ONE OF MY BOOKS and see what I have going!

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!

RELEASE DAY!!! Meetings, the first book of the Blood Brothers series, companion reading to Division One in the Pan-Galactic Coalition Universe!
RELEASE DAY!The Ross 248 Project!
NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK! My novelette, The Gingerbread Cat, the first in a series!
AVAILABLE IN EBOOK & PRINT FORMATS! Division One book 14, The Bounty Game with A.G. Thompson!
NOW AVAILABLE at fan request! LICENSED COVER ARTIST ARTWORK of Pan-Galactic Coalition President Pulgey Entiyti, in poster, art print, phone and tablet gear, and lots more! With more on the way! Have a look:
Pulgey artwork display

The Pan-Galactic Coalition Universe:

New Shorts!

TGC cover link GOML cover link

THREE new anthologies!
The Ross 248 Project, Black Tide Rising 10 and Beyond the Adventures!
WSR cover link WSR cover link WSR cover link

The Imperial Police trilogy in Richard F. Weyand's EMPIRE series!
EIP cover link E8 cover link E9 cover link
E10 cover link

Coming Soon:
Books 2 and 3 of the Section Six trilogy -- EMPIRE 11: Vengeance, and EMPIRE 12: Insurgency!

Richard F. Weyand's Childers series, book 6!
CTSI cover link

The Gentleman Aegis and Displaced Detective Series (more planned):
[NOTE: Displaced Detective Series is moving to a new publisher;
please be patient while we re-release them AND add more!
Books 1 & 2 now available in ebook and print formats!]

GA Mummy's Curse cover link
The Arrival cover link At Speed cover link Rendlesham Incident cover link Endings & Beginnings 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
WSR cover link WSR 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:
Manifold Osborn, a collection of my 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 Kiss Your Ash Goodbye cover link INCOMING 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, co-created a children's book, All About
, with author Gina Crawford! Have a look! They made several more before he passed!
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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