Ackerman - An
award-winning journalist, Angel is currently
shopping her paranormal chick lit trilogy, which combines the
supernatural and the high fashion world of Paris.
Althouse - is a national award-winning architect
with thirty years of experience. His day job fuels his passion to
explore ancient architecture, uncovering world-wide
evidence of ancient contact between continents. He has explored
twenty-nine countries on four continents. Jack hopes his
novel series starting with Second
Sight will help fund
the rescue of orphans and street children living in the
garbage dumps and back alleys of the third world countries he
has visited and actively works in.
Balog's first young adult paranormal novel, Fairy
Tale (Delacorte), was a 2009 RWA RITA finalist for best
romantic fiction, and her second novel, Sleepless,
which Kirkus called “a lovely read,” released this year.
Three more young adult novels, Starstruck, Touched,
and Dead River; will be released soon.
Boushell - is a retired AP Composition and Creative
Writing Instructor as well as a former English Department Head.
Awarded a fellowship for writing by the National Endowment for the
Humanities, Mike later taught graduate level courses on coaching.
His first novel, Freshman Flash was nominated for a Young
Readers Choice Award and named by The PA School Librarians
Association to its Recommended Reading List for Middle School
students. His second, Gridiron Hero was named to The
Kansas State Readers Circle's Recommended Reading List for YA's. Mike
was named to his high school's Football Wall of Fame and his
college's Football Hall of Fame
Mike's novels are available at Barnes
and Noble and Amazon.com.
Work Borger - Poetry, Memoir, and Travel Articles
Boyle is a published author and freelance writer.
She retired from a career as a trial attorney to pursue her
love of writing. She
spent several years working as a literary agent, first for the Wylie
Merrick Literary Agency, and later, on her own.
Aside from freelance articles and stories, she has had
several short stories published (the most recent of which appears in
THE BLACK WHOLE Anthology by DIC Press) Her debut novel, “TURN OF
THE SENTRY” (a contemporary fantasy/thriller) was recently
published by Wild Wolf Publishing (UK).
Mary Anne Broadhurst - Women's
Chadwick - New York Times Best Selling Author specializes in
Historical and Military Fact and Fiction - Frank’s
publication credits include fourteen historical articles in various
periodicals, fifty-seven historical games and twenty-eight assorted
fantasy and science fiction games and game books. His
first Sci -Fi novel How
Dark The World Becomes was published by Baen Books in
Prince of Mars, set in Frank's Space
1889 universe, was published in February
2012. His second book for Baen Books, The
Forever Engine, also set in the Space 1889 universe, will be
available January, 2014.
E.V. Drake - "A book of real
life stories flavored with the antics of a Moose named
Coddington Journeys of the Heart: Witch Ball, Mistress
of Deception and Threads of Love.
What does music that originated in the Appalachian hills have in
common with Eastern philosophy and young Asian greasers? Quite
a bit, as it turns out. And a new book, Rockabilly
Haiku & Swingin’ Tails,
will leave you wondering how you ever doubted the connection.
A recent graduate of the creative writing graduate program at Wilkes
University, Difilippantonio currently makes his home in Singapore,
where he is at work on a forthcoming novel.
M DeWalt is a Peruvian American who has been living in the US
for 30 years. She works as a teacher of ESL, Spanish, French, and
accent reduction and is also an interpreter and translator and has
run some creative writing groups. Her first novel, Lily,
has been published simultaneously in English and Spanish She is
currently attending college to earn her teaching degree. She has
written for several Spanish language newspapers but her dream was
always to write novels. Her love of vampires started when she was
seven years old and saw Bela Lugosi's Dracula.
currently resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where it's way too
cold, with her husband, three teenage sons, and two cats.
Evans - is an author with
a special interest in Mark Twain. His first book, A Tom Sawyer
Companion, compares the boyhood
adventures of Twain and Tom Sawyer. He has written personal essays,
articles, and book reviews for the Mark Twain Forum. The Cut
was his first YA novel and he is currently working on a
mystery/thriller called A Sure Thing.
Fox - "Humorous books about the private practice of
Gibbs - is the author of Fur-Face (out now from Quake
you’d like to see the trailer, you can find it here.
He has a blog, An
Englishman in New Jersey, on Live Journal. Jon
can usually be found at home, sitting in front of the computer in
his basement office – one day he hopes to figure out how to switch
Giordani is an editor at a national nonprofit association and
was previously assistant features editor at a local daily newspaper.
She freelances for magazines and newspapers and writes women's
Giunta's first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing
the Prisoner, was released in March 2010 through Maryland
based small-press publisher, Firebringer
Press. A former
resident of Philadelphia, Phil earned a BS in Information Systems
from Saint Joseph’s University. He currently lives in the Lehigh
Valley where he is working on multiple
writing projects including a second paranormal mystery novel and two
collections of short stories.
Goodwin - Contemporary romance-Mysteries
Hegarty is the author of The
Seventh Stone. With the action of Indiana Jones and the
history of Dan Brown, The Seventh Stone takes thrillers to
a new level, asking What do you believe? Find out more on Amazon.com.
As a travel writer, she wrote and contributed to ten guidebooks and
more than 300 newspaper and magazine articles both in the U.S. and
overseas. She has adventured in more than thirty countries on six
continents. She blogs at www.pamelahegarty.com
and tweets at @pamelahegarty.
Heil is a freelance writer who specializes in non-fiction
articles on the environment, creative expression, and small business
management. She writes a monthly column for the Eastern
Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Green Pages, has been published in
Pennsylvania Magazine and the 2010 Songwriter’s Market.
Fern J. Hill
fictional biography of a well-respected stagecoach driver during the
California gold rush era, who, upon death, was found to be a
well-endowed woman and one-time mother.
Barbara Haines Howett - Novel of
- Poetry Chapbook
Kennedy - Experiences as a teacher in West Africa
Kulig - writes paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance. She
is the author of two novels, two novellas, a number of short stories
and more than three dozen articles.
Cindy LaPenna - Local history
entirely through photographs and captions
L. Luckenbach is
management consultant and former reporter and copy editor for The
Morning Call newspaper. Her recently released book, The
ABCs of Stress Management: A practical philosophy and program of
available through her website: www.WellnessInk.com,
at Borders in Whitehall.
Maberry is a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine
feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing
Erin McCole-Cupp - "Thrust from
a past of corsets, bonnets and arranged marriages into a future of
fleeting relationships, cloning, and bioterror... could Jane Eyre
Nelson After thirty years as an analytical chemist and technical
writer, Diane retired to writing fiction full time. Her first
published novel, Dragon
Academy, for the YA and adult market [ireadiwrite
Publishers], came out in eBook form and is available on Amazon and
other digital bookstores. She is currently editing a
collection of flash fiction, poetry, essays, travel essays,
short-short stories, and more: Shotgun
Shorts, tentative publishing date, Fall 2010.
Nicolas resides in central Pennsylvania with her parents,
younger sister, their lovable yellow lab, black cat and ten hens.
She is considering a career as a forensic scientist or crime scene
investigator, and has eleven novels in the works. Kieryn enjoys
spending time with her close friends, and also loves to read, write,
eat chocolate and travel with hopes of someday seeing Brisbane,
Australia for herself.
V. Roberts, author of an urban suspense titled "The
Flea Marketeer", has always loved the interaction of class.
In these times of economic hardship he realized the need for hope
and those thrust into situations they've never had. His background
in the jewelry business, work in New York City, and experiences at
flea markets have given him a unique perspective- one utilized in
his book. He continues to write, sing, arrange music, father his
children, work part-time and juggle the many facets of life.
William F. Roth is
currently a professor of management sciences at Kutztown University
in Pennsylvania. His latest book, "The
Pelican the Pearl and the Live Oak Tree" is based
on William's experience working with the poverty program and Civil
Rights Movement in the Deep South.
Maryann Riker is a mixed-media artist
whose artists books and collage works convey a visual narrative to
remind one of the past and journeys through which we all
travel. Recent works include images in response to poetry and
its symbolism. Her works have been exhibited nationally and
are in many public and private collections. Her work can be
viewed at www.justarippress.com
- is an essayist and poet. Her over-500 bylines have
appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies and
newspapers. She has also published numerous audio
commentaries for public radio station WDIY. Her previously
published chapbooks are "Hearing the Sunrise" and
"Leveling the Spin" both of which are available.
Saterlee Chuck Satterlee has written over 70 issues of
comics and five graphic novels. He writes comedy, horror, sci-fi,
drama and mystery and is currently finishing his first novel,
Myra Saturen - Young adult historical
Mary A. Shafer is a full-time freelance writer
in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She makes her living writing
commercial copy, journalistic articles and as a public speaker. She
writes mainly historical nonfiction, with her first book published
by Heartland Press in 1993. Wisconsin: The Way We Were, 1845-1945
sold 15,000 hardcover copies. Her second book was also historical
nonfiction, Rural America: A Pictorial Folk Memory was published in
1995 by Willow Creek Press. She contributed to two nonfiction
anthologies, A Place To Which We Belong in 1998, and Almost Perfect:
Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them in 2008. Her latest book,
first published in 2005 with a revised second edition published in
2010, is Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the
Deadly Flood of 1955. Mary's work has garnered numerous writing and
publishing awards. Along with GLVWG, she is also a member of the
American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Authors Guild,
Pennwriters, the Cat Writers Association, and Sisters In Crime, an
organization of women mystery writers.
Clymer Schwab. Author of Promise Bridge (NAL/Penguin
July 2010), a novel set against the backdrop of a
Virginia plantation amid whispers of the Underground Railroad. A
great mix of danger, friendship, love, and suspense. Eileen's second
novel, In the Shadow of a Quarter Moon, was released by
NAL/Penguin in 2011.
Dana Smith-Mansell -
Family self-help and poetry
Sora - Author of Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, and four
other speculative fiction works; regular contributor to Atlantis
Supsic is a travel writer whose writing
credits include travel articles published in The
Thompson has written over 200 newspaper and magazine articles
since 2003 for local and national publications. Her Construction
Guru and Artists Muse columns appeared in Lehigh Valley
News Group newspapers for two years along with her news journalism
and cartoons. She recently finished a young adult fantasy novel
entitled, "Of Mars and Men" and is shopping it now.
A. Ventrella’s fantasy novels "Arch Enemies"
and "The Axes of Evil" (yes, those are deliberate
plays on words) are available from Double Dragon Publishing, and his
short stories have been published in various collections. His blog
interviews authors, editors, and agents and discusses the
publishing industry. Michael is married to artist Heidi
Hooper. They live in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania
with four spoiled cats. In his spare time, he is an attorney.
Walker - Author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry with
approximately 1,500 published credits. His latest book, Predator,
(Pinnacle True-Crime) is about the life and crimes of Timothy
Krajcir, who raped and murdered at least nine women across the
country and was eventually captured in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Waxler - Workshop leader and author regularly writes about
memoir writing on his blog, and writes self-help books for writers
who wish to achieve their goals.
Widmer - Author of several books, including the Spirit
of Swiftwater, and dozens of magazine articles, annual
reports and Web sites. His work has appeared in publications ranging
from Advertising Age
Geographic World to US
Wisniewski - Off
Kilter: A Woman’s Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother and
Her Polish Heritage, is at local independent bookstores and
online at Amazon.com.
work has been published in national magazines and was nominated for
the Pushcart Prize.