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 Grenades, is a contemporary novel set to be released September 27, 2019. It is one of the first novels written with a workplace sexual harassment theme, and follows two women as they reach new highs and lows in life, work and romance, while struggling to make sense of the abusive relationships that haunt them.

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Stevens’ book is a fast-paced story for the #MeToo generation, and transcends many genres, including Women’s Fiction, New Adult, and Contemporary Fiction. It will appeal to women and men, especially those who have experienced workplace harassment and incest. While it touches upon these subjects, it does so sensitively and is ultimately a story about healing and building healthy relationships.

The book critiques society’s treatment of sexual harassment victims and of the power dynamics that lead to exploitation. Unlike other books, Stevens makes these struggles the centerpiece of the novel and discusses harassment and abuse, especially in the workplace, thoughtfully. The book also validates all victims of abuse and depicts how women can support one another through friendship and love. While the two women are in their twenties, a critical age of change and identity-formation, their struggles and uncertainties will resonate with readers of every age.

S.M. Stevens began writing during back-to- back health crises: a shattered pelvis and ovarian cancer. She has authored Shannon’s Odyssey (Middle Grade) and the Bit Players series (Young Adult). When not writing, she provides marketing and PR to solar energy companies. She lives in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. You can find her at For additional information, contact or order the book at

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