This reader review of my book Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is from a few weeks ago, but I'm just now finding time to post it. (I've been moving.) I completely respect the reviewer's different take on modern sexuality, and appreciate that the story of Astrid and Shelby resonated with her. Here's her review: Great read … Continue reading "Horrifying at the Right Moments"
Ramona, host of "Ramona Interviews" on WCCA-TV, conducts a lively, fun and thought-provoking interview as I found when taping this segment about my new novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades recently. Here are a few comments made by Ramona in the course of the interview (paraphrased): It was easy to read. I didn't feel depressed when … Continue reading "Ramona Interviews" S.M. Stevens
So honored to have a guest post appear on Funky Feminist, a site full of insightful and timely observations about everything from gender equality and race to facing your fears about menstrual cups. And kudos for the awesome graphic they posted with the article, which I have borrowed for this post. My guest post on … Continue reading Guest Post on Funky Feminist
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, from the Horseshoes and Hand Grenades family! If you are a victim of sexual harassment or assault, like the characters in my novel, I encourage you to acknowledge that your experience "counts" and you deserve to heal, if you haven't already. No matter the "severity" of what happened, a line was crossed … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Overt sexual harassment in the workplace may be decreasing but sexism or gender bias is increasing, The Boston Globe reported a few weeks ago in an article titled “Women facing ‘massive increase in hostility’ in workplace, #MeToo-era study says.” Reporter Katie Johnston wrote that the subset of men who feel threatened by the increasingly loud … Continue reading With Sexual Harassment, Almost Counts