Christian Fiction Novel Brings Historic Hurricane to Life

Author releases debut novel about America’s deadliest hurricane.

Martinsburg, WV, June 23, 2008 --( In her debut novel, Stephanie Lou Stephens, takes readers straight into the path of one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history. Her recently published novel, Queen of the Waves, uses the true story of America’s deadliest hurricane – the 1900 Galveston hurricane – as the backdrop for a fictional romance.

Stephens uses a combination of imagination and skillfully depicted historical research to tell the story of Abigail Miller, an orphan raised by nuns, and Weston Harper, a privileged man with choices to make. When the two dive into romance a jealous admirer and the storm of a lifetime interfere. Amid mistakes and misunderstandings, Abigail and Weston learn that only way to overcome tragedy is through forgiveness and faith in God.

A strong Christian faith and a passion for history, coupled with memories from her teenaged summer vacations spent on the beach in Galveston, Texas, prompted Stephens to write her first ever novel. After spending four years diligently writing and rewriting, Stephens hopes to share her Christian faith with readers while making factual history come to life in Queen of the Waves.

She and her husband have been happily married for ten years and have three young sons. Stephens attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she studied History and Professional Writing. After earning a B.A. in History, she worked as an educator in a museum. Recently she and her family moved to West Virginia from central Arkansas.

Queen of the Waves is available online now for $14.88 at

Stephanie Lou Stephens
P.O. Box 3105
Martinsburg, WV 25402