Author H.L. Stephens

Category: indie


Is There Method to My Madness or Madness In My Method?

Some people say there is a right and a wrong way to write a novel. I can’t say that I agree with such a notion when it comes to the creative process. It’s like telling a star there is a…

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Adventures in Querying: Where is the Chubby Hubby Ice Cream When You Need It?

Ben and Jerry’s has the most amazing flavor of ice cream called Chubby Hubby. It is a single pint of decadent saturate-your-sorrows in 35 grams of sinful artery-clogging saturated fat and it’s-probably-better-if-you-don’t-read-the-rest-of-the-nutritional-information yum-inny goodness. For several years, it was my…

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The Next Big Thing: A Raven’s Touch by Linda Bloodworth – a new YA Paranormal Ready For Release

Today, I am happy…no happy is too tame a word….I am flipping thrilled┬áto support my friend and fellow author Linda Bloodworth spread the word about her new YA Paranormal book release for her debut novel, A Raven’s Touch. I have…

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When Being ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ Ceases To Capture How Far Behind You Are

I used to love the phrase when I was a kid. “A day late and a dollar short” It seemed so jingly. So fun. So easy to catch up to if you just tried hard enough. After all, it was…

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Adventures in Querying: Receiving the First of Many Bloody Noses

We’ve all had that dream. No, I am not talking about the dirty bathroom dream where all of the stalls make the use of an outhouse at the yearly fair seem like a delightful prospect. Nor am I referring to…

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Adventures in Querying: The Art of Being Patient….Are We There Yet???

I thought when I saw puberty and all its trappings disappear into the rear view mirror of adulthood, I would somehow gain a greater sense of patience and a zen-like ability to wait for the things that truly mattered. As…

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What Makes an Author "Real"?

I have experienced some low blows in my life; you know the kind that leaves you reeling once it has been delivered……where you wonder what you have done to deserve such a whammy. I won’t bore you with the details…

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