Stephanie Chandler has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Inc.com, BusinessWeek, Wired, More magazine, Sunrise 7 (Australia’s version of The Today Show) and many additional media outlets. She is also a contributing blogger for Forbes.

In 2012, Stephanie was honored as one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers by Small Business Trends.

In 2012, Own Your Niche (Stephanie’s latest book) was chosen Best Business Book by the Global Ebook Awards.

Stephanie has been quoted in or contributed to more than a dozen books including 50 Things Every Guy Should Know How to Do: Celebrity and Expert Advice on Living Large, Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul, Small Business Cash Flow, The Weekend Entrepreneur and others.

In 2003 she fled a decade-long Silicon Valley career to pursue her business and writing goals (and she has never looked back). She worked in software sales, technical training, and technical support roles.

In 2003 she opened a 2800 square-foot bookstore in Sacramento, California. The lessons she learned there sparked her passion for small business and internet marketing and led to just about everything she is doing now. She sold the store in 2007.

In 2004 she founded BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. Her mission was to help others see that there could be life after corporate America.

In 2008 she founded Authority Publishing, a custom publisher specializing in nonfiction books and social media marketing services.

Her first book: The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide, received a Book of the Year award by Foreword Magazine.

She began by self-publishing her first book, then landed several traditional publishing contacts. After getting turned off by the world of traditional publishing, she took back control and decided to publish subsequent books under her own company imprint.

Stephanie has been studying, using and teaching internet marketing strategies since 2003.

She experienced the Dot Com Boom and the Dot Com Bust and remembers the eerie way the traffic on bay area freeways seemed to disappear.

Stephanie resides in Gold River, a small community near Sacramento, California.

Stephanie is a proud working mom who is grateful to have the best of both worlds (a vibrant young son and a fantastic career). She is also an advocate for animal rescue and has two three rescue cats and a mutt named Mojo. She’s currently plotting a way to add more rescue animals to the house without her husband noticing…