Steff Metal

Official website of USA TODAY bestselling author, speaker, and heavy metal maiden Steff Green (who also writes as Steffanie Holmes).

Steff Metal

Welcome to the website of Steff Green / Steffanie Holmes – USA Today bestselling author of the paranormal, gothic, dark, and fantastical. Steff received the 2017 Attitude Award for Artistic Achievement, and was a finalist for a 2018 Women of Influence award. Her books are enjoyed by thousands of readers all over the world.

Steff is a the creator of Rage Against the Manuscript – a resource of free content, book, and courses to help writers tell their story, find their readers, and build a badass writing career. She’s a popular speaker and contributor to discourse on crowdfunding, the literary gothic, making a career as an artist, disability and diversity in literature, sex and romance, speculative fiction, and indie-publishing,

Find out more about Steff.


Steff writes paranormal, gothic, and reverse harem romance under the name Steffanie Holmes. She’s known for her Lovecraftian bully romance – Kings of Miksatonic Prep – and the Nevermore Bookshop Mysteries – a series described as ‘Agatha Christie meets Black Books.’ As S. C. Green she has published six weird fiction/dystopian fantasy novels, including the Engine Ward series, which was longlisted for a Sir Julius Vogel award.

Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones is Steff’s first children’s picture book – a collaboration with illustrator Bree Roldan. After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2018, the book was published by Odyssey Books.

romance books | fantasy books | children’s books


Cover of Possessed, book 3 in Kings of Miskatonic Prep, with a gold crown  wreathed in fire.


Steff is a popular keynote speaker, panellist, and workshop convener at writer’s festivals, business conferences, and leadership events.

Her essays on diversity, disability, feminism, speculative fiction, and the craft and business of writing appear in print and online, including in The Spinoff, The Big Idea, and Strange Horizons.

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Rage Against the Manuscript is Steff’s resource for writers – free content, books, and courses to help writers tell their stories, find their readers, and build a badass author brand. On the site you’ll find her popular book, How to Rock Self-Publishing.

Visit Rage Against the Manuscript


Follow Steff’s blog for updates on writing, the creative life, her favourite books and music, her travels, and her home-brewing disasters.

Blast the blog!


Steff has been profiled and featured in major publications across the world, including the NZ Herald, The Daily Mail, The Spinoff, NZ Woman’s Weekly, Abilities, That’s Life and NZ Woman’s Day. She’s also appeared on Radio NZ, Attitude TV, and Breakfast.

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(Do you know what’s totally metal? My privacy policy).