H. J. Stephens

H. J. Stephens is a freelance author and artist. The founder and chief editor of the electronic children’s magazine The Desert’s Hand from 2011 to 2014, she has a deep love of literature and art that inspires and educates. Residing in Perth, Western Australia she has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, Editing and Publishing and Graduate Certificate in International Relations. When not writing, she is often buried in a book, lost in a virtual world, or trying to make sense of the real world. Other interests of hers include martial arts, cosplay, anime, politics, and history - especially that to do with Japan, war, peace, trade, and economics.

Review: Perth Writers Festival – Day 3, Sunday

Unlike the day preceding, Sunday was not a day to stay indoors. With beautiful sunshine and a calming breeze the resulting temperature was nothing short of perfect for a festival. Left, Right, Left – The March of Politics: 11:30am-12:30pm, Octogon Theatre     4.5/5 In this panel, Lee Zachariah, Thomas Frank, and Troy Bramston were joined by […]

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Review: Perth Writers Festival – Day 2, Saturday

If I had to describe Saturday in one word, it would be this: hot. It reached 39 degrees C in Perth on Saturday. Admittedly, given that the University of Western Australia is situated on the banks on the Swan River and was thus relieved a little by an early afternoon breeze, it wasn’t as bad […]

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Review: Perth Writers Festival – Day 1, Friday

There is one particular weekend of the year that I always set aside, scheduled a year in advance and looked forward to eagerly. Last night marked the start of the 2017 Perth Writers Festival with Ben Rawlence giving a resounding opening address at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Today, the journey through the pages […]

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