About Me

Stephanie Losee is co-author of the book Office Mate. In the book she and Helaine Olen explain why work just might be the perfect place to find true love. The New York Times called Office Mate “a kind of ‘The Rules’ for the office” and Reuters selected it as their Business Book of the Week; it has appeared in publications ranging from Time and The Wall Street Journal to People and Cosmopolitan; Stephanie and Helaine were named Love & Sex Coaches on AOL and Stephanie has appeared on CBS's The Early Show, CNN Headline News, Fox Business News, and NPR, as well as other TV programs and radio shows across the country and in Britain, Europe, and Russia. Office Mate was translated into Russian in 2008.

Stephanie Losee is also co-author of You've Only Got Three Seconds: How to Make the Right Impression in Your Business and Social Life, written with Camille Lavington and published by Doubleday in hardcover in 1997 and in paperback in 1998. The book was a selection of the Money Book Club and the Forbes Book Club and has been translated into Danish and Korean.

Her personal essays have appeared in several publications and in anthologies that include The Maternal is Political, Horse Crazy and Cup of Comfort for Writers. She was featured in Alison Rogers’ Diary of a Real Estate Rookie and appears in Time to Write: Professional Writers Reveal How to Fit Writing Into Your Life by Kelly Stone, as well as Harper Perennial's Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak and It Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

Her stories have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Magazine, Child, the Mountain Gazette, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, AlterNet and Salon.com, among others. Her essay “Ella’s Restaurant” was a finalist in creative nonfiction for the 2004 New Letters Award. She is a frequent commentator on KQED, Northern California Public Radio and a City Brights columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle online. Away from her desk she is a mountaineer, a Dartmouth alum, a former New Yorker, and a current San Franciscan.

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Stephanie Losee is a member of ASJA (the American Society of Journalists and Authors), as well as the Author’s Guild. Her literary agent is Loretta Barrett.

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  • Fame and Fortune: Currently working on, and shocked to find I’m making headway with, the latter. Partly because of a bit of movement on the former. Perhaps endurance is the key to everything after all.