Tag Archive for Stephen Helmes

Legend Behind the Jack-o’-Lantern – Guest Post by Stephen Helmes

With Halloween right around the corner, everywhere we look we see the orange and black color scheme, decorations of skeletons, ghouls, witches, and ghosts. When you go into the city, you see store aisles and occasionally entire stores dedicated in celebration of the darkest holiday of the year. On this day of vampires, witches, and…

Accused – a Review

Rape is a serious crime, and the guilty one needs to be punished. But what if the wrong person is accused? Remember Ahmed and Tashera from Retaliation?  They are now students at Georgia State University, and Ahmed is a star with the basketball team.  Life is good for them until Ahmed is accused of date…

Heroes, Victims, Survivors, Villains

Do you understand the definitions of hero, victim, survivor, and villain? When writing fiction, one needs to be aware of exactly what the definitions of these words are. Who is a hero? According to the dictionary, a hero is a man or woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds…

Retaliation – a Review

This is a book that every young adult needs to read.  Retaliation is avenging an injury or wrong a person has done to you by returning some injury or wrong to that person.  Through an engaging story, this book explores how deeply violence exists in many communities and the measures some families will go through…