Clinton Item Newspaper Previews “Horseshoes”

newspaper article on sexual harassment novel

Thanks to my local paper, The Item, for writing up a very nice overview of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. (Although, can I say, one never knows how much forehead one has until you see a photo cropped this closely, haha!) Following is the text of the article, or view the online version of the piece … Continue reading Clinton Item Newspaper Previews “Horseshoes”

TouchPoint Press to Publish Horseshoes and Hand Grenades on Sept. 27

Yes, we have a release date! My publisher, TouchPoint Press, has announced that Horseshoes and Hand Grenades will be released on Sept. 27, 2019. Here's the press release they issued recently: S.M. Stevens' Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Discusses Overcoming Abuse and the Power of Friendship in a #MeToo Context S.M. Stevens’ novel, Horseshoes and Hand … Continue reading TouchPoint Press to Publish Horseshoes and Hand Grenades on Sept. 27

Cover Reveal: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

book cover horseshoes hand grenades colorful modern watercolor

After months of worry and anticipation, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades has a cover! And may I say, in my humble opinion, it is stunning! Like the story, it combines lighthearted whimsy with harsh, bold lines. It's ambiguous: is she at peace? Contemplative? It's only upon closer inspection that you notice her hands are tearing out … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Where Did the Time Go?

Seems like yesterday I was blogging about how hard it is to envision the yet-to-be-designed cover of my book Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and how torturous it is to wait for the galley proof. Today I'm happy to provide two exciting updates: My cover is almost done -- it looks fab! -- and I'm proofing … Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?

Renowned Poet Endorses “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

two covers of poetry collection books by Susan Roney-O'Brien

I wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (being published in September by TouchPoint Press) in the hopes it will help victims of incest and other forms of sexual harassment and abuse give credence to their experiences, and take steps to heal. So an endorsement like this one from early reader and poet Susan Roney-O'Brien means the … Continue reading Renowned Poet Endorses “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”