About Me

First Day of Kindergarten
First Day of Kindergarten

My name is Stephanie Jobe.  I was born in Shelby, NC.  I attended the North Carolina Governor’s School in 2004 for Drama.  I have a BFA in Drama with a concentration in Technical Production, I was going to be a stage manager.  I also finished a Master’s in Library and Information Studies.  I now work in Financial Aid.

I started writing in the fifth grade in the presence of friends.  There was that project which was so truly terrible only a few have ever heard mention of it.  Immediately following was the story that 300 pages is based upon.  I’ve always kept writing but for a long time it took a back seat.  I poured my life into college and then eventually I began learning how to balance life.

Ben and I in Shenandoah National Park
Bear and Squirrel (Ben and I) in Shenandoah National Park

I love to write especially fantasy, occasionally science fiction but I have serious issues finishing my projects.  I love books and my personal collection is constantly growing but there has been some weeding as of late.

My interests range from collecting nesting dolls to playing video games with my boyfriend.  My number one goal is being happy which sounds so cliche but hey what can I do.

I daydream about a lot of things: publishing a book, owning a house, being able to afford our hobbies like furniture making, sewing, and paintball(one of his).  I want time to read and write and work on websites.  I tease about having an imaginary intern to help me with all of these things but I’m not sure such a day will ever come.

People ask what my dream job is, a fairly normal question.  I try different answers like blogger, author, book store owner, etc. but really I just want a job that pays the bills and that after I can go home and live my life.  If I enjoy it all the better.  That may sound overly simple but I’ve learned my priorities.  Ben and my life in Greensboro are a higher priority than a shiny job.  Don’t get me wrong I love to work hard: I like to get my hands dirty, I get giddy about Excel spreadsheets, I would organize all day if you let me.