Stephanie Carty is a writer and Consultant Clinical Psychologist / NHS Head of Psychology in the UK. Her short fiction is widely published. She has been placed and shortlisted for many competitions including the Bristol Short Story Prize, Bath Short Story Award, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and Bridport Prize. Her novella-in-flash Three Sisters of Stone won Best Novella in the Saboteur Awards 2019 and her short fiction collection The Peculiarities of Yearning won its category in the Eyelands Book Prize.

Stephanie’s writers’ craft book Inside Fictional Minds: Tips from Psychology for Creating Characters was published in 2021 and a writers’ guide to analysing your own writing to better understand yourself The Writing MIrror was published early 2024.

Her debut psychological thriller Shattered was published in February 2023.

Online and in-person courses are available at certain points in the year. Opportunities for psychological manuscript assessments and character clinics are shared under the ‘Services’ section here.

Find her on Twitter @tiredpsych