Interview with Jen Stephens

Jen Stephens grew up in a small Ohio town where she developed a passion for writing at an early age. She participated in Young Authors contests in grade school, wrote her first novel in high school, and wrote dozens of poems and short stories in between. She majored in elementary education with a concentration in […]

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Grilled Shrimp & Asparagus Salad

Olive oil Sal & pepper 1 lb asparagus spears, trimmed 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into cubes 1 lb uncooked shrimp, no tails ½ cup mayonnaise 1 tbl lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 4 hardboiled eggs, quartered 1)      Coat asparagus with oil and salt and pepper. Grill asparagus, pepper and shrimp. Let cool […]

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Book review : Just Between You and Me

Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones is an awesome read! BACK COVER COPY: The only thing scarier than living on the edge is stepping off it. Maggie Montgomery lives a life of adventure. Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie’s not working, she […]

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Grilled Pesto Shrimp with Pasta

2 cups uncooked (tiny penne) 1 lb uncooked shrimp (no tails), coated with butter and salt & pepper 2 medium yellow squash, cut into ½ inch thick slices 1 cup cherry tomatoes ½ cup pesto ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1)      Cook penne. Drain. Place in large serving bowl. 2)      Heat grill. In large bowl […]

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Show Don’t Tell

The concept of show don’t tell is huge, so this is a tiny piece of it. A great craft book that includes a section on show don’t tell is Jeff Gerke‘s The Art & Craft of Writing Fiction. The entire book is an awesome craft book, but his section on showing is very helpful. I’ll […]

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Book Review : Seaside Letters

Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter was fabulous. You know, I never really thought I was a romance reader until this book. Now I’m hooked. It is the third in a series named Nantucket Love Story. Driftwood Lane, the fourth in the series, released in July. Here’s the back cover copy for Seaside Letters : Sabrina […]

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Review of the N.C. Theatre’s Annie Show

I’ve never reviewed a Broadway play, but this play was awesome – there is great young talent in North Carolina, and this show proved it! English Bernhardt was cast as Annie, and not only did she do a superb job in her role, but her voice is stunning and her smile is wide. She made […]

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Book Review : Katy’s Debate

Katy’s Debate by Kim Vogel Sawyer was a quick read, just like Book One in the Katy Lambright Series, Katy’s New World. Back-cover copy: New Club, New Crush … New Mom? Just as Katy is feeling settled in her new school, everything falls apart at home. Her father, believing she needs a mother, starts courting […]

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