H.L. Stephens

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H.L. Stephens grew up in with the wild marshlands and pristine beaches of Charleston, SC as the backdrop of her childhood adventures. Growing up in a military family, Stephens met people from all over the world which helped to inspire her imagination and nurture her desire to create new and fantastic realms for others to explore.

By day, Stephens works for a software company near her home in the Appalachian mountains. In her spare time, she is dedicated to weaving stories for her readers. W
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H.L. Stephens I try not to force this issue. I think the worst mistake a writer can make is to manufacture what will not come naturally. If the words seem distant,…moreI try not to force this issue. I think the worst mistake a writer can make is to manufacture what will not come naturally. If the words seem distant, I do things that keep me close to the story like research on topics that are germane to what I am doing. I take a walk, play with my dog, read another book that is in the same genre, but I don't force it. Eventually the bumps loosen and the words begin to flow again. (less)
H.L. Stephens There are no limits when it comes to writing. Oh sure, you can find opinions from every corner that will contradict one another about what you can and…moreThere are no limits when it comes to writing. Oh sure, you can find opinions from every corner that will contradict one another about what you can and cannot do in a story, but when it is just you and that blank page.....everything is possible. The only limiting factor is your own imagination.(less)
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“To dream of afar, to chase a star, to believe in Captain Hook. To dance with bears and have no cares, this is the magic of a book.”
H.L. Stephens, The Case of Jack the Nipper

“Though I enjoy the occasional eBook from time to time, I will only stop reading books printed on paper when they pry them from my cold, dead, withered hands, and even then, they will be hard pressed to take them from me.”
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“There is only one person in the world, aside from your dog, who has any hope of liking you regardless of your success or failure. That's you. I think it's worth a little of your time to get to know that person better.”
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Beth Hi J.L.,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery author!


message 10: by H.L.

H.L. Stephens Lauren wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend! I can't wait to begin chatting books with you! :)"

It is so lovely to meet you Lauren! And thank you for your generosity in accepting my offer of friendship. It is a gift to meet someone who loves the written word and treasures it. :o)


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H.L. Stephens Doxieluv wrote: "My beloved Doxies & I thank you for your friend request
I consider myself an eclectic reader but am mostly hung up on mysteries for now,"


I am so glad you accepted my friend request Doxieluv. How could I resist offering a hand of friendship to someone who obviously loves doxies as much as I do. In fact the main character Sir Happy Heart in my Mister Marmee series was inspired by my black and tan mini of the same name. He passed away in February of last year but we have a sweet little black and tan mini girl that we rescued last year. They are delightful to say the least. :o)


Doxieluv My beloved Doxies & I thank you for your friend request
I consider myself an eclectic reader but am mostly hung up on mysteries for now,


message 7: by H.L.

H.L. Stephens I love the days when Goodreads only allows you to request friendship of one person in a single day before triggering the dreaded "you have reached your friendship request limit" message with the bright red banner. 1 person....REALLY???? Ugh. Today should be a Monday. :o)


message 6: by H.L.

H.L. Stephens Robert wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, H.L."

Thank you for accepting Robert. It is a gift to count you among my friends. :)


message 5: by H.L.

H.L. Stephens Robin wrote: "Thank you for the friend request H.L. Happy reading. :)"

It was my pleasure Robin and it is lovely to meet you. :)


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Robin Thank you for the friend request H.L. Happy reading. :)


Robert Thanks for the friend request, H.L.


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H.L. Stephens Lauren wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend! I can't wait to begin chatting books with you! :)"

Hello dear Lauren,
Believe me when I say the feeling is mutual in both respects. Thank for accepting my hand of friendship. Your fur baby is lovely. :)


Lauren Stoolfire Thanks for adding me as a friend! I can't wait to begin chatting books with you! :)


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