Why I Chose to Combine Literature, Art and Photography at Layered Pages

Writers breathe life into characters with words and their book is their canvas. A writer’s art is to gather elements of life, places, time and situations and weave them to form stories. To design a story that draws a reader in and leaves an impression that has the reader emotionally invested is an art.

An Artist creates art through a canvas or sculpture to express mood, emotion and self-expression. Often times there is chaos in those mediums that expresses what many relate to in life or they trigger memories. When artists do this, they bring the essence of the human condition and their surroundings to life expressed through the different styles of their work and bring a powerful reality through their creations.

A Photographer captures a moment in an instant and holds it without change. The photo captures an existence of different mediums such as landscape, portraits, buildings, and any other form you can think of. We see these images through a photographer’s eye. Like an artist who captures images on canvas or a writer who captures them with words, a photographer’s photo is the same concept.

Each medium l have presented here is an expression and in its simplest form, each medium tells a story.  My passion at Layered Pages is to capture their essence and to give understanding to the craft so people will have a deeper understanding of these mediums and their importance to our society.

Stephanie Hopkins has been blogging and marketing authors, artists, and book bloggers since 2012. Was formally social media marketing for a self-publishing company for five years, and was a co-short-list judge for the 2016 Historical Novel Society indie award. Stephanie has reviewed books for the Historical Novel Society, and is currently reviewing for various Publishing Houses, NetGalley and indie Authors. She is a goodreads member since 2011 and is an avid reader of Historical Fiction, Alternate History, Science Fiction, Non-Fiction, History, Crime Thrillers, Biographies & Memoirs. There are regular posts on her website that includes author guest posts, book reviews, spotlighting books, articles about writing, book industry, history, art and other like-minded pursuits.

Stephanie’s knack for marketing, branding and creativity in promoting different professional’s products and her passion for literature, art and photography are the inspiration Layered Pages.

Not only that, but her own endeavors in creating mix media art, dabbling in photography and her love for reading and writing gives her the advantage of finding new inspiring ways to spotlight different mediums.


Please contact Stephanie at:

Email: layeredpages@yahoo.com

Other Social Media:

Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn / Instagram Shop / Ebay Shop / Etsy Shop

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire. ― L. Frank Baum

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, would you be interested in reviewing Edoardo Albert’s new novel ‘Oswald’? Thanks for your review of ‘Edwin’ on GoodReads!
    Rhoda Hardie, Lion Hudson plc, Oxford, UK


  2. You might find this of interest:

    Hayti by Kurtis Sunday – a historical novel set in the Caribbean during the sixteenth century

    Free ebook versions (epub, mobi for Kindle, PDF, non-commercial Creative Commons licence) now available at:

    Unglue.it: https://www.unglue.it/work/288645

    Description: During the Spanish Civil War a German anarchist and historian serving with the International Brigade discovered an account of how a Florentine nun led a mission to Hayti, Spain’s first American colony, two decades after its ‘discovery’ by Christopher Columbus. But she also had a secret assignment – to find out if the passage through to Asia depicted on a world map published by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller actually existed. During her investigations, she meets up with Fray Hugo de Montenegro, a Dominican monk who has been there for several years and has been collecting accounts of Spanish atrocities; and she comes into contact with Taíno freedom fighters and their allies, escaped African slaves who had been imported to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as to the attention of the brutal colonial authorities. The narrative unfolds against the background of the horrors of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, the destruction of its original peoples, the commencement of the Atlantic slave trade and the beginnings of globalisation with the foundation of the Spanish Empire. But is it a factual account or the first work fiction written in the Americas?


  3. Hello, Stephanie,

    First, thanks for liking Lisl’s review of FOUR NAILS.

    Second, thanks for all your beautiful work on your blog, for the BRAG Medallion program and the HNS.

    Third, I knew your name from somewhere, and I think now it’s from your reviews for the HNS. Me too!

    Finally, I appreciate your love of covers. The coin on the cover of FOUR NAILS was minted at the time of the story and shows the story’s hero–not Hannibal but his elephant. The coin is set against the Alps in fog at about the place where his army crossed.

    Best regards,


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  4. Hi Stephanie–I just wanted to drop you a quick line and thank you for your help with our cover reveal for THE SOCIAL GRACES. Thanks to you, I felt like we came out of the gate strong!

    I know bloggers and book influences are often overlooked, the unsung heroes of our industry. I remember when I published my first book back in 2007, bloggers were basically avid readers looking for free books. Well, times have certainly changed. Today, you play such a crucial role in shaping a book’s fate as well as its author. I know you’re not doing this for the monetary rewards but rather from the goodness of your heart and your love of books and that is never lost on me.

    So again, I thank you for your support and hopefully I’ll have more news and giveaways for you to share with your followers.

    Happy reading!

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