Lorina Stephens

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My career as a writer started in 1980, although I've always written. I've worked as editor, freelance journalist for national and regional print media, festival organizer, publicist, lecture about historical topics from textiles to domestic technologies, teach, and continue to work as a writer, artist and publisher.
You can visit me at: http://www.fiveriverspublishing.com or my personal site at http://www.lorinastephens.com
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And the Angels Sang

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Review: Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was GoneThen She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell, is a complete departure from my usual reading fare: thriller, whodunit, mental illness crime.


Jewell offers up a perfect golden girl who suddenly goes missing at the age of 15, and the resulting fallout for her family, most particularly her mother. The novel is sketched with safe tropes and cardboard characters, known entities for lovers of this genre. Everyone...

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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion, flavour, social life and politics.


Lorina Stephens Pleasure to meet you, Ed. Look forward to sharing a love of literature with you.


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Lorina. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

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Beth Hi Lorina,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


Lorina Stephens You're welcome, Lorena. 'Blind Assassin' makes 'Handmaid's Tale' look like a novice's work, IMO. She's in top form with this one.


Lorena Lorina,
Thanks for the recommendation, I have read one book by Atwood (the handmaid's tale) and truly enjoyed it, next time I am at the bookstore I'll make sure to look up Blind Assasin. ;o)
-Lorena


Bradley Hello Lorina, I hope you are having a good day! =)

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