Stephanie Grossman

Hippie Rain Steph

Email me at grossman.stephaniem (at)

I’m a recent Marist College grad, with a BA in English Literature and Writing and a minor in Business Administration. By day, I’m a book, media, and tech marketer/publicist that has worked for major publishing companies in NYC, as well as for indie publishers and technology companies. I currently work full time for the not-for-profit academic technology company ITHAKA (JSTOR), and sometimes undertake freelance marketing work in my spare time. (To learn more about the marketing/publicity work I’ve done, go to

I’m also a writer. The Anxiety of Authorship is a way for me to keep track of myself as an anxious reader-writer, sharing the raw, uncertain, but gratifying experience of being a writer with others.

Though my perfectionism wishes otherwise, the publishing information and book reviews/thoughts on this blog are not always timely and my reflections on writing are not always resolute. But that’s the anxiety of authorship (and readership) for you.

My favorite genres are slipstream (by writers like Karen Russell), realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and horror. However, I try to expose myself to many genres of writing. If you have any favorite texts to suggest or want to talk about anything like reading/writing, definitely reach out or comment on my posts! The connection between literary people of all sorts is a special, enchanting thing because we tend to inspire each other by default. So let’s continue such a kinship, no matter where we are or end up on this globe. Literary camaraderie is beautiful.

*Random likes: reading, film, writing (or really, aspiring to write…and revising), podcasts, traveling, thunderstorms, flavored Decaf Coffee, photography, loose tea, healthy living, restaurant-going, literary criticism/reviews, good conversation, and expanding my mind.

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  1. Rae

     /  12.13.2011

    Steph, I am so proud of you for hosting a blog. I cannot wait to explore this. May you always write with freedom, passion. May you always follow your heart, wherever life may take you. Wherever you end up with your (somehows), may you choose to never abandon your gift and heart for writing. I look forward to us being able to inspire one another. Both in demolishing our anxieties, and expanding are bookworm brains 🙂 ❤ Love you girl 🙂


  2. Hi! I have enjoyed many of your posts, so I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! To find out more, click the following link.


  3. Oh, the things we don’t learn about people at reunions! I cannot wait to read more.



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