Joe Stephens

WV State Honey Festival

Life in City Park is pretty sweet this weekend. I know—it’s an awful pun, but I just couldn’t help it. You see, the park is the site of the 36th annual West Vir...

Karmic

A new and exciting phenomenon in the entertainment world is the concept of the web series. It is, in many ways, the video version of independent publishing. The...

Monty Python’s Spamalot

There were two conflicting issues at play in my mind as I took my seat to view the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. On one hand, I’m a confessed Python snob. Being the old geezer on staff at this publicati...

The History of Fort Boreman Hill

If you haven’t been to Fort Boreman Historical Park, you are missing out on one of the truly beautiful locations in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Maybe the most beautifu...

J&M’s Used Book Store

You only need to be in Jason McCrady’s presence for about five minutes before you catch on to his enthusiasm for what he does. His smile and the excitement in h...

Land Sharks

Mike Scott isn’t your typical international photojournalist. Or maybe he is. To be fair, I know exactly zero international photojournalists. But his adventures don’t seem like the kind of thing the typical photographer would be going through regularl...

36 Hours in Louisville

Let me start by saying 36 hours in Louisville, Kentucky, much like pretty much any large metropolis, is somewhat akin to saying 8 hours in Disney World. It’s ju...

Boeing! Boeing!

Bernard loves being engaged. In fact, he loves it so much that just one fiancée isn’t enough for him. In fact, not even two will suffice. Bernard has a swinging...

Reclaiming Sunday

It was a lovely, sunny Sunday in early May, one of the first truly nice Sundays we’d had of spring. I’d finished with all my obligations for the day, so what was left but to do but relax and enjoy the perfect weather with all the windows in the house...

The Girl in the Ice

Detective Chief Inspector Erika Foster has been called back to duty before she feels ready. It seems that sometime earlier, she had led a group of police office...
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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