The Magical Publishing Pen is published by Mary Celeste Press. The collected stories of M. Stefan Strozier vary widely in theme and yet the protagonist is always a male of a certain age. As arranged here, the stories represent a chronological arc of a man's life from boyhood to adulthood. Stylistically, the stories show an arc too, as a story about a young man was written when the author was a young man, and a story about an older man was written when the author was older, for example. Magical Realism, framed stories, humor, satire, action, different points-of-view, and crisp dialog pervade the stories. This collection is a portrait of an artist as a young to mid-aged man.