Stefanie Levine Cohen studies and writes about birth, death, afterlife and the human condition. Her stories explore moments of transition in characters’ lives and focus particularly on the intersection between the psychological and the spiritual. How does a person reconcile the need to understand his or her place in the universe with the tug of that person’s emotional truth? Themes of parenting, aging, loss and self-discovery recur throughout her stories and resonate with readers at many stages of life.
Stefanie works as a volunteer for Samaritan Hospice in Marlton, NJ, where she serves as a friendly visitor, spiritual support volunteer and vigil team member. She is immediate past president of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ and serves on the Board of Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown, NJ. Stefanie is a long-time member of the Rittenhouse Writers Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded and facilitated by James Rahn. She has also attended the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference and numerous workshops, studying with teachers including Jonis Agee, Sylvia Boorstein, Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Cope, Gordon Dveirin, John Perkins, Rabbi Rami Shapiro and James Van Praague.
Stefanie received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Pennsylvania and her JD from the New York University School of Law. Her work has been published in Amarillo Bay, ginosko, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The MacGuffin, The Montreal Review, and Storyscape Journal.
Stefanie lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband and their three daughters. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.