About Me

“It would be safe to argue that Sarah Stegall is a true innovator within X-Files fandom.” – The X-Files Lexicon interview, 2012

Sarah Stegall writes science fiction, fantasy and mysteries. Her most recent short stories have been published in Quantum Zoo, A Tribute Anthology to Deadworld and Comic Publisher Gary Reed, and  The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There. Her novel, Outcasts: A Novel of Mary Shelley, about the writing of Frankenstein, was released in May 2016. Sarah is the author of the Phantom Partners mystery series (Deadfall, Deadwater, and the upcoming Deadbox), as well as the science fiction novel Chimera and the young adult SF novel Farside.

“…among the best critical commentary available on the Web” – Reality Squared

She has also been reviewing science fiction and fantasy television, books and movies since 1994 for major outlets such as TVGuide Online and SFScope.com. Her reviews have been cited in academic television and cultural studies such as Cult Television, Escape Into the Future, Aliens In America, The Philosophy of The X-Files, Convergence, and Reality Squared. Many of them are also available on IMdB.

“There are certain things that I read…I’ll read Sarah Stegall, whose online name is Munchkyn. She writes really a … literary critique of each episode, which we always look forward to. Even if we agree to disagree with it.” – Chris Carter, Rolling Stone Magazine, February 20, 1997

She researched and helped write the first three Official Guides to The X-Files, and wrote online content for TV Guide for four years. She interviewed Chris Carter and Mark Snow for The X-Files Magazine and contributed to the official 1997 and 1998 The X-Files calendars.

Sarah currently resides in Northern California.


Sarah Stegall