Joe Stephens

Sister Act: The Musical

It’s 1977, the height of the disco era. Deloris van Cartier, aka Delores Carter, is an aspiring Philadelphia singer with a big voice and even bigger personality...

Ready Player One

Imagine you’re in a world in which the atmosphere is so toxic that staying inside hooked into virtual reality seems like the best way to make it through your da...

I Wanted You to Fight for Me and You Didn’t

He squinted up into the sun, using his hand as a shade against the glare. It felt like it hadn’t moved from directly above him in the entire hour he’d been sitting there. His bottle of water, full when he got to the park, was now nothing but a wisp o...

Launchpad 2017

With the shrinking of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s fabled “Chemical Alley” and the uncertain future of oil and gas jobs coming to the area, the tough economic reality ...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

To the accompaniment of creepy, brooding music, the characters step out of the complete darkness. Enshrouded in fog with only their faces lit, each speaks brief...

Melliflua

He pursed his lips and blew gently on the rich, brown liquid, creating tiny decaffeinated tsunamis that crashed on the far shore of his cup. He needn’t have bot...

Wild & Wonderful Donuts

Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? Well, probably somebody doesn’t, but I think we can agree those people are highly suspect. The problem many folks have, though...

Big Fish

Traveling salesman Edward Bloom and his lovely wife Sandra should be on top of the world. Their successful son Will is getting set to marry a beautiful, sweet-hearted woman they love and Edward has even figured out that Will’s blushing bride Josephin...

Hillbilly Elegy

J. D. Vance is quite vocal about being a hillbilly. He states it in the first page of his book, Hillbilly Elegy, and reiterates it several times per chapter. He...
Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Author

Joe is a teacher at Parkersburg High School, a blogger, and the author of a series of detective novels known as the Shalan Adventures.

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