Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and studied Shakespeare in Europe… where she became overly fond of McVitie’s cookies.
Her love of Scandinavian culture, and a very patient Norwegian teacher, inspired her YA Norse fantasy series’ (Viking Academy, Ære Saga, Elsker Saga, and Alfheim Academy). Now, S.T. is excited to share Norse myths and folklore with Middle Grade readers.
S.T.’s deep love of a galaxy far, far away led to her writing children’s books for the Star Wars franchise. As an experienced IP writer, she’s written multiple books published by Disney-Lucasfilm Press and its licensees, and looks to expand into additional beloved IP projects.
When she’s not creating stories, S.T. dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.