Joe Stephens

The Glass Castle

Jeanette Walls is an award-winning author who proves the old axiom that miserable childhoods help make great writers. And to say that her childhood was miserabl...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Bernadette is an eccentric architect who was once seen as so promising that she received the MacArthur Genius Grant for designing and building a house affection...

Book Review: Alexander Hamilton

If you’re like me, you likely know a little about Alexander Hamilton. You are probably aware that he was a founding father and maybe you even know he was the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. But you might not know mu...

Henderson Hall for the Holidays

Built in 1836 and enlarged from 1856 to 1859, Henderson Hall is a genuine treasure trove of history going all the way back past the Civil War. And walking throu...

Serenity Poetry Series

For those who aren’t already aware, the Serenity Coffee House in Vienna is fast becoming an important hub for art and culture in the Mid-Ohio Valley. On any giv...

Scrooge the Musical

We’re all familiar with the story that seems to have existed forever: Ebenezer Scrooge, the crankiest, most hateful miser in all of London, is visited by his late partner Jacob Marley and then by three ghosts who lead him to see that there’s more to ...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Who would ever have guessed that Harry Potter’s son would be intrepid, do foolhardy things that went directly against the orders of his family, and would find...

Berdine’s Five & Dime

You’ve heard the old cliché countless times that says going to a particular place is like stepping back in time. Well, a trip I just took to Harrisville really ...

The Mousetrap

Based on the short story, “Three Blind Mice,” also by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap was first produced for the London stage in 1952. Most shows are considered successful if they run for several months or even a few years. Mammoth productions reach a...

Salvage the Bones

There are movies or shows we see and museums we go to and books we read, not because we feel like they will be entertaining but because we just feel like it’s s...
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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