Joe Stephens

Habitat for Humanity

Looking for a fun evening that will also contribute to an amazingly worthy cause? Look no further than the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna on April 8, ...

Am I a Writer?

Imagine the following exchange between two people who’ve just met at a cocktail party: Person A: What are you? Person B: That seems like a loaded question. A...

Red Helmet

Most people, especially West Virginians, have heard of Homer Hickam, the author of Rocket Boys. It was a best-selling book that spawned the hit movie October Sky and, for a while at least, thrust the Mountain State into the national consciousness. Fe...

A Restructuring of Home

When I was younger, I had an image of what my later years would look like. I thought I would be married with kids and grandkids, living in a nice house out in t...

The Best Sled Ride Ever, Part 2

"So who will be sledding tonight?" she asked after a minute of silence. "Oh, the whole neighborhood, probably. Our hill is kind of the designated sledding destination. By the time we get there my sister and her friends will probably have made enough...

The Best Sled Ride Ever, Part 1

For most 8th graders, the end of Christmas break is about as dreary a thought as anything in the world, with the possible exception of the first day of school a...

South Parkersburg Library

Bibliophiles all over the southern half of Wood County had reason to rejoice on January 30, 2016. It was the date of an event they’d been waiting on, quite lite...

The Good Earth

As a bibliophile, English teacher and proud West Virginian, I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I had never read anything by Pearl Buck before. I’d been to the house where she was born in Hillsboro, but I hadn’t read any of her books, the best known, by...
Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Author

Joe Stephens is the author of The Shalan Adventures, starring Harry and Dee Shalan. While he's not writing stories of daring-do, he's an award-winning high school English teacher. He's also a big fan of anything nerd, especially superhero.

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