Joe Stephens

The Shire

Tucked appropriately in the lower level of a small building in a quiet little out-of-the-way corner of a large shopping center in the city’s south side, you’ll ...

Falling from Horses

Bud Frazer is a nineteen-year-old kid from Oregon who grew up on a ranch and he’s really good with horses. It’s 1938, the heyday of the movie western and they’r...

Around the World in 80 Days

Most people are at least passingly familiar with Jules Verne’s classic, Around the World in 80 Days, though possibly less so than his oft-adapted seafaring sci-fi classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The former definitely lends itself more readil...

Company

Robert isn’t exactly surprised by the party his friends throw for him on his 35th birthday. Nor is he really shocked to find that all of them, couples either ma...

Kona Ice

When Michelle Huxley was looking for a career change, she and partner John Church visited trade shows, considering opening a food truck. When they decided that ...

Duffels for Domestic Violence

While it is an uncomfortable topic for some, domestic violence is a shockingly common problem in our community. According to the website for the Family Crisis Intervention Center, an organization that serves the victims of domestic violence in Wood a...

Antioch Road

By way of full disclosure, you should know some things. First, I’m not the regular music reviewer for Clutch. That would be Corey Shields. You can probably see ...

Destination Design

Anyone looking for an opportunity to have fun, find some amazing décor for their homes, and make a difference for a worthy cause, need look no further than Vien...

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 miserable is a bit of an understatement. That part of her life is described in her memoir, The Gla...

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...
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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