Winner of the February 2021 Romance Short Story Contest: J.M. Stephens

This month I corresponded with amateur writer J.M. Stephens, winner of the February 2021 Romance Short Story Contest. Stephens is a mysterious figure who prefers to write erotica but recently branched out into other genres. Most of his work is available on Bookrix.com. Admin: What can you tell us about the process or inspiration behindContinue reading “Winner of the February 2021 Romance Short Story Contest: J.M. Stephens”

Winner of the December 2020 Young Adult Fiction Contest: J.M. Stephens

This month I corresponded with amateur writer J.M. Stephens, winner of the December 2020 YA Fiction contest. Stephens is a mysterious figure who prefers to write erotica but recently branched out into other genres. Most of his work is available on Bookrix.com. Admin: Hey, Mr. Stephens. Thanks for joining me and thank you for submittingContinue reading “Winner of the December 2020 Young Adult Fiction Contest: J.M. Stephens”

Winner of the November 2020 Historical Fiction Contest: J.C. Laird

As the only author to submit a story for the November 2020 Historical Fiction contest, J.C. Laird becomes the first two-time winner on Prose Opiate. Since I already covered his personal and professional history as a writer in a previous post, this month, I stuck to questions only about his winning submission, A Destiny Fullfilled.Continue reading “Winner of the November 2020 Historical Fiction Contest: J.C. Laird”