Joe Stephens

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 hou...

Snow Rollers

We've all experienced that weird moment when we're witness to something that's so completely new and inexplicable that we wonder if we're hallucinating or maybe someone is playing a trick on us. Probably the first time I had this happen was way back...

The 39 Steps

If you love a good, traditional play built in three acts and made up of solid, orthodox performances, then you should probably stop reading now. Same if you are...

Book Review: Mr. Mercedes

Out of the pre-dawn fog it comes, like a 12-cylinder ghost, plowing through the desperate crowd of job seekers. The giant Mercedes, piloted by a freak in a clow...

Gifts Ungiven: A Story of Christmas

The box seemed to weigh a ton in his pocket. He reached in to finger the bow, long battered into submission by being carried around in his coat since the first day after Thanksgiving break. He opened his pocket just enough to peek in. Her name was st...

Book Review: The Martian

We’ve all been there—stuck in a Martian windstorm trying to get to the escape ship before the maelstrom tips it over, when bam! We’re knocked senseless by a pie...

Go Set a Watchman

When a 26-year-old Jean Louise Finch, known by lovers of To Kill a Mockingbird as Scout, comes home from New York, where she’s lived since she left Maycomb to g...

Dying to Remember

Each day, when he awakes, Doctor Chris Barnes’ memory of everything recent, other than a vague image of a plate of shellfish and a beautiful naked woman who isn’t his wife, is gone. Attached to his alarm clock is a note telling him to read yet anothe...

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is one of those books that, like many of its characters, seems like one thing when you start it and turns into something completely differ...
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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