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 January 2021 Fantasy Fiction Contest: J.M. Rivers

This month, I corresponded with writer J.M. Rivers, winner of the January 2021 Fantasy Fiction contest. Rivers is a journalist who pursues fiction writing and poetry as a hobby. She prefers to write romance, fantasy, and erotica, which can be found on Bookrix.com. Admin: So, first question: Who is J.M. Rivers? Do you write professionally,Continue reading “Winner of the January 2021 Fantasy Fiction Contest: J.M. Rivers”

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”

Winner of the October 2020 Horror Contest: J.C. Laird

This month I corresponded with J.C. Laird, Author of Dead, But Not Gone and winner of the October 2020 Horror Story contest. Laird is a published author, retiree, and former policeman living in Florida. He has written numerous short stories available on Bookrix.com and Amazon. When he’s not writing, he stays busy with landscaping, chess,Continue reading “Winner of the October 2020 Horror Contest: J.C. Laird”