Author Archives: Caryn Shaffer

Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers seeks new members in September

The Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers welcomes visitors and is seeking new members, according to a news release. The group will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg. … Continue reading

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Cassandre Bolan, M.A. Stone to sign books at Irvin’s Books

Cassandre Bolan of Carlisle recently won the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest. She’ll be signing books from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at Irvin’s Books on White Street in West York. Bolan is getting ready to launch … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Don Gogniat

Don Gogniat, 68, of Spring Garden Township recently released his travel book, “Crossroads: Becoming a Geographer, Ten Joyful Travel Tips that will change the way you see your world.” “First and foremost, Crossroads is a ‘how to travel’ book.  Its … Continue reading

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BAM bestsellers for the week of Aug. 24.

1.       If I Stay by Gayle Forman 2.       Sixth Extinction by James Rollins 3.       Where She Went by Gayle Forman 4.       Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James 5.       City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare  

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On the Shelves: ‘One Book, Your Vote’ underway until Aug. 31

By Deb Sullivan York County Libraries What do you want to read and discuss in early 2015? That’s what One Book, One Community organizers want to know as they put their top five picks to a public vote this month. … Continue reading

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Review: “Suddenly, Love” by Aharon Appelfeld

Ernst is a 70-year-old Red Army veteran, living alone with his housekeeper, Irena. His wife and child were killed in the second world war. Ernst slaves over the novels he writes about his life, occasionally reading bits and pieces to … Continue reading

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Meet the author: Robert Breneman

Robert Breneman, 85, of East Manchester Township released his book, “A Victim of Circumstance” in July. “Upon looking back over the many experiences I’ve had in my lifetime, some where I had been in the valley of death so many … Continue reading

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Fantasy author, 15, to raise funds for “Mission of Hope” in Haiti charity

Meredith Shaw had a vivid dream. When she told her mother, Jennifer, about her dream, her mother advised her to write it down. At 12, Shaw had the prologue to a fantasy novel. “My parents were shocked,” she said. At … Continue reading

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Meet the author: Jonathan Brandow

Jonathan Brandow, 63, of Lemoyne, released his book “The Just Market: Torah’s Response to the Crisis of the Modern Economy” in July. “The book is based on my knowledge of Jewish source texts and personal career experiences as a labor … Continue reading

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18-year-old York native Gabriella Gill pens novel, films book trailer

Morgan Elise Beatty, left, receives direction from author Gabriella Gill and assistant director Aimee Kallstrom. Gill wrote a young adult superhero novel, “Saving Metropolis,” and in July, she shot a book trailer to accompany the novel. The group met under … Continue reading

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