Stephanie Osborn

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STEM / Author

Few can claim the varied background of award-winning author Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery. Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including geology and anatomy. In addition she possesses a license of ministry, has been a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather Service certified storm spotter. Her travels have taken her to the top of Pikes Peak, across the world's highest suspension bridge, down gold mines, in the footsteps of dinosaurs, through groves of giant Sequoias, and even to the volcanoes of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she was present for several phreatic eruptions of Mount St. Helens. Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to some 40 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the Cresperian Saga book series, and has written the critically acclaimed Displaced Detective Series, described as "Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files," and its pulp-bestselling prequel series, Gentleman Aegis, the very first book of which won a Silver Falchion award. She has dabbled in paranormal/horror as well, releasing the ebook novella El Vengador, based on a true story. Her recent popular science book, Rock and Roll, a discussion of the New Madrid fault and its historic quakes, was a multiple-genre bestseller! It will soon be followed with Kiss Your Ash Goodbye, an explanation of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Currently she's launching into the unknown with the Division One series, her take on the urban legend of the people who show up at UFO sightings, alien abductions, etc. to make things...disappear. In addition to her writing work, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery now happily "pays it forward," teaching math and science through numerous media including radio, podcasting and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science-fiction think tank. The Mystery continues.

Day
Start
Location
Name of Event
Fri
11:00 AM
M - 1st Floor room diagonal from TN River
Guest of Honor Luncheon
Fri
2:00 PM
M - Lookout Mountain
Reading: Stephanie Osborn
Fri
3:00 PM
M - Plaza Ballroom
Autograph Session: Jacob and H.P. Holo, Stephanie Osborn, Quincy Allen, David Weber
Fri
5:00 PM
CC - Ballroom E
Opening Ceremonies
Fri
6:00 PM
CC - Ballroom E
"We Shall Rise" Roundtable and Mass Autograph Session
Sat
11:00 AM
CC - Ballroom E
Guest of Honor Speeches
Sat
1:00 PM
CC - Mtg Rm 6
Establishing an Enduring Presence on Mars: The Ship (Will be Recorded)
Sat
3:00 PM
M - Authors/Artists Alley
Authors/Artist Alley: Bill Webb, Hans Schantz, Charity Ayres, C. Scott Bragg, Daniel Allen Butler, Stephanie Osborn
Sat
4:00 PM
M - Authors/Artists Alley
Authors/Artist Alley: John Holmes, Stephanie Osborn, Hans Schantz, C. Scott Bragg, Daniel Allen Butler, April Kelley Jones
Sat
6:30 PM
CC - Mtg Rms 9 & 10
Baen Reception - Private Event
Sat
11:00 PM
CC - Mtg Rm 6
Mad Scientist Guest of Honor Edition Roundtable
Sun
2:00 PM
M - Tennessee River
SIGMA, Futurism and Science Fiction
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EMPIRE: Section Six

Book 10 of 16: EMPIRE

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The Bounty Game

A Division One Novel (#14)T

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We Shall Rise

Black Tide Rising series