A collection of violent short stories, produced by Shotgun Honey press. Ordering links coming soon.
"A Therapeutic Death is a gathering of hard-hitting, fast-paced stories, littered with hard-won souls grasping for grace in deep and grim places. In other words, exactly what you want to see in a collection of stories unafraid of the dark."
-Michael Farris Smith, author of Nick and The Fighter
"Knockout prose in a fistful of words. I'll read anything J.B. Stevens writes."
—Marc Cameron, New York Times Best Selling author
"J.B. Stevens writes with compassion and nuance about ex-soldiers struggling to negotiate civilian life. His lyric prose is filled with sudden shifts that explode off the page."
-Chris Offutt, author of The Killing Hills
The violence is visceral, the emotions cut like knives, and the consequences are devastating. J.B. Steven’s does an amazing job of sucking you in from the first word and doesn’t let you go until the explosive end.
—J. Todd Wilkins of Best Thriller Books
"In This Will Not End Well, J.B. Stevens achieves what so many crime fiction writers aspire to do: expertly mixing grit and humor and violence into something close to grace.”
—Nick Kolakowski, author of “Love & Bullets”
A collection of violent, exciting, and funny short stories. All of these stories were featured in prestigious magazines.
A pop-poetry collection featuring the Pushcart nominated “Sangre Real", published by Alien Buddha Press.
"J.B. Stevens is the poet laureate of absurdism."
"It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No. It’s J.B. Stevens: the official poet laureate of Flavortown and he’s kicking ass and taking names. The Best of America Cannot Be Seen is a nonstop onslaught of pop culture goodness, flying off the page and into your eyeballs at 100mph. Stevens’s latest collection has it all: a Dwight Schrute ode to beets, midnight Taco Bell runs, and Thanos stuck at the DMV. What the hell more could you possibly want?"
"You wrote a manuscript about bigfoot? What does that even mean? When are you going to do something I can tell my friends about? Ginnie’s son is a lawyer."
—Eileen Stevens, mother of the author
A collection of war poems.
"This poetry is war. At times it is so brutal it shakes you and demands you to see and to feel the disorientation, insomnia, and a fear so thick and heavy you can only be consumed by its traumatic energy. "
“As meditations on war, these poems are revelation. Soulful, hell bent, fearless, riddled with pathos and hard won psychological truth. While Mr. Stevens draws upon his combat experience in Iraq for source material, what illuminates these poems are his abiding humanity and his preoccupation with the mysteries of the human heart. True war stories, but make it poetry.”
"I read through each poem at least twice, some more. Each pass, I found more and more depth to each line. Stevens’ words instill feelings of sadness, frustration, and relief. "
A completed 77,000 word Savannah-set hardboiled mystery. This novel is represented by Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary.
A completed 80,000 word mystery, sequel to The Blue Silence. Finalist for the 2020 Killer Nashville Claymore Award. This novel is represented by Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary.