Category Archives: Mary Ellen Stepanich

Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller

Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller by Mary Ellen Stepanich I wrote the following article, published in the Peoria Today newspaper, about my writer group’s upcoming book launch party on December 2, 2017. (Marketing a book is SO much work!) … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Falling, Chicken Little

The Sky Is Falling, Chicken Little by Mary Ellen Stepanich There are people who look for omens or signs that foretell a possible future. Normally, I’m not one of those “Chicken Little” people. However, something came in the mail yesterday … Continue reading

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A Boy Called “Bird Legs”

A Boy Called “Bird Legs” by Mike McNair, as submitted by Mary Ellen (Blevins) Stepanich Mike McNair is the boyhood friend and neighbor of my brother, Dr. William Blevins. Mike, a retired teacher, now lives in Wisconsin and writes for … Continue reading

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My Encounter With a Social Media Tutor

My Encounter With a Social Media Tutor by Mary Ellen Stepanich For three days and nights, from July 20 through July 22, 2017, I attended the Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Group Writing: 7 Heads Are Better than One

Group Writing: 7 Heads Are Better than One by Mary Ellen Stepanich Editor’s Note: The following article was writen by the seven authors indicated and originally published in the Ventana Lakes (Peoria, Ariz.) community newsletter. Five years ago, seven unique … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now… (Darn It!)

I Can See Clearly Now… (Darn It!) by Mary Ellen Stepanich Note: This blog isn’t about writing or publishing, but it is about “seeing yourself as others see you,” which is probably good advice for anyone who hopes to succeed … Continue reading

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Actors, Dancers, Singers or Writers?

Actors, Dancers, Singers or Writers? by Mary Ellen Stepanich Do you ever have difficulty getting along with someone in your acquaintance? Is there someone you know who treats you like you’re covered in filth, despite all your attempts to get … Continue reading

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