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S.M. Stevens

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S.M. Stevens is author of the #MeToo novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, nov available from TouchPoint Press.

A lifelong business writer who dabbled in creative writing on the side, Stevens found her opportunity to write fiction in earnest when she broke her pelvis in three places in a horseback riding fall. On crutches for three months and unable to commute to work, cook, clean or shuttle kids to activities, she turned to writing. The result was Shannon’s Odyssey, a middle-grade novel written for her younger daughter.

The following year, Stevens was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which was treated with surgery and five months of chemotherapy. During this recovery, she wrote Bit Players, Has-Been Actors and Other Posers for her older daughte
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S.M. Stevens I try to stop writing for the day/night with my next section already in my mind - usually even roughed out on the computer. If I know what I'm going t…moreI try to stop writing for the day/night with my next section already in my mind - usually even roughed out on the computer. If I know what I'm going to write next, then it's easy to get going again in the next session.(less)
S.M. Stevens Some day it's the love of the craft - being able to structure a story in a way that hopefully resonates with readers. Other days it's the freedom to l…moreSome day it's the love of the craft - being able to structure a story in a way that hopefully resonates with readers. Other days it's the freedom to lose yourself in another world. And I guess best of all are the times a reader says your writing somehow touched or moved them.(less)
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Fun Photo Friday: Introverts, Unite!

This Friday’s Fun Photo is highly amusing to me. Hopefully it is also funny to introverts around the world and maybe even extroverts. 🙂

I find people fascinating and I generally love interacting with them, albeit in small groups. But my daughter once told me the true definition of an introvert is someone who recharges their batteries by being alone, whereas an extrovert recharges by being with other

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The Murmur is a classic whodunit in which virtually every character becomes a suspect at some point in the story, with a supernatural twist. Malevolent ghosts, benevolent ghosts, and of course those tricky humans -- all bring their own agendas to the ...more
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I admit I wasn't hooked from the start with this book, as the beginning contains a fair amount of build-up, but after a few chapters, I was hooked. I found myself excited to get back to the story each night. This is a fun, supernatural (or is it....? ...more
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" Hi Margaret - So glad you enjoyed the novel! Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
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Baring one's sole in memoir form is a brave act -- putting your own memories and foibles on display for readers to judge and dissect. The Escape Artist accomplishes what a memoir should: it pulls the reader into the author's situation where, like it ...more
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“When a show ends, for a few days, my body sizzles with leftover energy, like a tree in the wake of a lightning strike.”
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“When you're in a show, all through rehearsals Tech Week hovers out there like a magical holy grail. In reality, Tech Week is always a train wreck of missed cues, forgotten lines, malfunctioning set pieces and short tempers.”
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“This was awkward to infinity. Alex living here would change my entire routine. I was sharing a bathroom with my boyfriend. How scary was that? I had tampons and pads and everything in there. He was going to be naked in the shower on the other side of my bedroom wall. And I was going to be naked in the shower with him in my house.”
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“When a show ends, for a few days, my body sizzles with leftover energy, like a tree in the wake of a lightning strike.”
S.M. Stevens

“This was awkward to infinity. Alex living here would change my entire routine. I was sharing a bathroom with my boyfriend. How scary was that? I had tampons and pads and everything in there. He was going to be naked in the shower on the other side of my bedroom wall. And I was going to be naked in the shower with him in my house.”
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“When you're in a show, all through rehearsals Tech Week hovers out there like a magical holy grail. In reality, Tech Week is always a train wreck of missed cues, forgotten lines, malfunctioning set pieces and short tempers.”
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“The first few weeks of school were always surreal, like you landed on an alien planet with strange teachers and unfamiliar classrooms, even though the lockers and cafeteria seemed familiar.”
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