About Me

About the Blog


    Ohana Reads was created January 3, 2014, when a girl wanted to practice her love of writing and do something useful with it. Combined with her love of reading ( Thank you Twilight Saga), writing, organizing and social media, Ohana Reads was born. 

About the Blogger

      Hi! My name is Stephanie Ehmann and I run Ohana Reads! I’ve been running the blog since it was created back in 2014, and it’s been an adventure ever since.
   I first became a book junkie when the need to know what happened after watching the first Twilight movie, consumed me and I finally found the book that did me in. Even though over time my tastes may have changed, I will forever be grateful for the Twilight Saga for introducing me to the world that I am involved with today.
   I’m one of those people that no matter where they are, will have a book on them. Yes, even in the bathtub. It’s just something that you gotta learn to expect of me.
   When I’m not reading, blogging or in school, I’m working at McNally Robinson Booksellers having the time of my life. I started working there beginning of July 2017, and I already consider it a second home. (If you have any bookseller inquires, please email me at stephaniemcnallykids@gmail.com)
   My goal in life is to one day be apart of the book publishing world, as a book publicist. I’m currently attending the University of Winnipeg, and Red River College in the fall of 2018 in hopes of furthering that goal.


   Here are some random facts about me:


- I am from East St. Paul, which is literally next to Winnipeg, Manitoba. (That's Canada for those who aren't aware.)

- I grew up with a lot of Disney, my family literally bleeds Disney at this point. My favourite growing up was Lilo and Stitch, which is the reason why my blog is named ‘Ohana’ Reads. Another Disney movie that I hold close to my heart is Beauty and the Beast.

- Everyone has a list of favourite books that they can't live with out, even though I have such a large list, I can narrow it down to these few; The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas, The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, and The Night World by L.J. Smith. The rest of them can be found here.

- I spend too much time watching TV, Netflix is literally one of my closest friends. If you ever need a new show to binge, I highly recommend: Jane the Virgin, Stranger Things, Outlander, The Flash, DC Legend’s of Tomorrow, Super Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Greys Anatomy, The 100, iZombie, and Orange is the New Black. I warned you, I watch a lot of TV. 

- Over the course of the four years of blogging I got my name into the acknowledgements of two novels, Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow and the paperback edition of Cress by Marissa Meyer! Even after a bunch of years I still get giddy at the thought of having my name in print.

- Before I becoming a blogger, I entered a contest to be apart of Amy Plum's If I Should Die Book trailer and actually ended up winning! You can see a picture of me in the book trailer here.

Kelley Armstrong and I, August 2013
- The first author I ever met was New York Times Bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong. She is mostly known for her adult series, Women of the Otherworld, which actually has its own TV show. She has also written the YA series; The Darkness Powers and The Darkness Rising, as well as many other standalone thrillers and other adult fantasies.
   I met Kelley on August 20, 2013, when she was on tour for her Cainsvile series. In particular, the first book in the series, Omens.
   *In October of 2015, I got to see Kelley again for dinner, and it was just as wonderful to meet her for a second time.

- In the past three years I’ve been to three book conventions, YALLFest 2014, BEA 2016 and BookCon 2016.
My sister, me & Kiera Cass at YALLFest 2014
   In November of 2014, I went to South Carolina to attend YALLFest 2014. I got to meet many of my favourite authors including Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kiera Cass, along with a bunch of others.
   In May of 2016, I went to Chicago for BEA 2016 and BookCon 2016 with one of my best friends, Stephanie Jolly from Doodle's Book Reviews. It was definitely a whole new scale than YALLFest ever was, and it is certainly an experience that I’d like to have again in the future. Coming back from my trip, I came home with over 80 books, and I was able to meet 3 of my 4, all time favourite authors; Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, and Richelle Mead.

   And that's me. If you'd like to know more, or feel like chatting feel free to hit me up on any of my social media accounts! 

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you are still working hard on your blog.
    I am so very impressed with your site and all of your hard work.
    I wish you all the best!
    Mrs.McBean

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