Stephanie Gibeault


Stephanie Gibeault took many detours on her way to writing middle grade and picture books. After debating whether to study music or science, she earned a Bachelor of Science at Western University and a Master of Science in animal behavior at York University.

Her first career as a biologist had her swarmed by marmoset monkeys and grumbled at by gorillas. Later, she combined her academic background with her love of dogs and became a certified professional dog trainer. Now, as a freelance writer, she’s passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for animals and science with others.

Stephanie lives just outside Toronto, Ontario and spends much of her summers at the family cottage in the Ottawa Valley. When she’s not writing, she’s usually taking photographs, tap dancing, or teaching her giant cat, Heton, ever more complicated tricks. She also enjoys scrapbooking, playing board games with her niece and nephew, and reading murder mysteries. Stephanie is repped by Jacqui Lipton.


Fun Fact: Stephanie loves escape rooms and has successfully escaped every one she’s tried.