Steph’s novel, Night Swimming (Text Publishing 2017) was a 2018 CBCA Notable. Her debut novel, Girl Saves Boy (Text Publishing 2010), has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, and Catalan. Her second novel, All This Could End (Text Publishing 2013) was long listed for the Gold Inky in the Inky Awards. She appeared at Melbourne Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, National Young Writers Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. In 2016, she was May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellow. Steph divided her time between Melbourne and the Gold Coast, Australia.

Steph Bowe passed away in 2020 of lymphoma. She will be deeply missed by the Write the World community. Her words will live on in the hearts and minds of her readers around the world.