Stephanie Finnegan

Stephanie Finnegan is an editor, writer, and columnist who has specialized in the field of dolls, teddy bears, and collectibles.


  • 20+ years of experience writing about dolls, teddy bears, and other collectibles
  • Author of several books on collectible dolls, with hands-on experience in the toy industry


Stephanie Finnegan was a writer for The Spruce Crafts on the subject of dolls. She is an editor, writer, blogger, and columnist who has specialized in the field of dolls, teddy bears, collectibles and shopping trends. 

A former editor in chief for DOLLS magazine and Teddy Bear Review, Finnegan works today as a senior contributor for DOLLS and Teddy Bear & Friends. Finnegan is also the co-author of two recent Amazon bestsellers, which blend romance, time travel, and doll collecting. 

Finnegan has been involved in the toy field for the past 20 years. She wrote three books: "Madame Alexander Dolls: An American Legend," "The Robert Tonner Story: Dreams and Dolls," and "The Doll House Book." The latter title launched museum exhibits, gallery discussions and was the focal point of gift shops and independent bookstore exhibits around the country. 

She also writes for Handmade Business and Smart Retailer. Her e-book "Toying Around: A Grown-up's Guide to Great Gifts for Good Girls and Boys," was covered on podcasts and talk radio.

Her most recent books are two time-travel tales, co-authored with Robert Tonner, that combine history, fantasy, collectible dolls and comedic twists-and-turns.


Expertise: Dolls, Collectibles
Education: Long Island University
Location: Metuchen, New Jersey

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