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L.J. Matarese weaves faith into fiction

One Thanksgiving morning, more than a decade ago, L.J. Matarese woke up with a sentence in her head: “Goodbye, mom and dad. I’ll miss you.” That sentence later became the first sentence of the first draft of Matarese’s manuscript for … Continue reading

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Camp Hill author publishes mystery novel, will sign books at Recycled Reader April 26

Keith A. Nonemaker of Camp Hill has published “Redemption at Creekside,” a mystery novel and the author’s first book, and will sign copies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Recycled Reader, 1212 E. Market St., York. The … Continue reading

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Year of the Book CEO named 2014 Woman of Influence

Year of the Book CEO and founder Demi Stevens has been named a recipient of the 2014 Women of Influence award. According to a press release, Dr. Stevens is being honored “for her leadership and achievement through Paul Smith Library … Continue reading

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Manchester Township author Buffy Andrews releases new book, ‘The Lion Awakens’

Manchester Township author Buffy Andrews’s newest book, “The Lion Awakens,” is now available.   The book is a modern David versus Goliath tale with two worlds, two teens and two destinies.   For thirteen years, Annie Lange and David McClure believed their … Continue reading

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Hallam author Stephanie Giese comes full circle through writing, blogging

As a new mom, Hallam writer Stephanie Giese turned to blogging to make connections with other women, mothers and writers. Just four years later, female writers are now looking to her to get connected. Giese has founded BlogU, a conference … Continue reading

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Cartoonist, illustrator Mimi Pond to lecture at York College March 31

York College will host professional cartoonist and illustrator Mimi Pond for a lecture 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Cora Miller Gallery of Wolf Hall at York College of PA, 441 Country Club Rd., York. The author and illustrator of … Continue reading

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Farming more than vegetables in central Pa.: Review of Arlo Crawford’s ‘A Farm Dies Once a Year’

I picked up the publisher’s advance copy of Arlo Crawford’s “A Farm Dies Once a Year” from the review pile here at the YDR because I adore two things: vegetables and a good memoir. The book jacket said this was … Continue reading

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Stewartstown Historical Society to present ‘Letters from Home’

“Letters from Home,” by Springettsbury Township author Ronald L. Hershner, will be presented by the Stewartstown Historical Society at 7:30 April 2 at Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. The book offers rare personal insight into the … Continue reading

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York County Heritage Trust to accept donations for Book Blast

The York County Heritage Trust is will begin accepting gently used book donations April 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. Donations will be accepted Tuesdays through Saturdays. The last day … Continue reading

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Local authors funnel Oz fascination into new book for film’s 75th anniversary

Meet Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, the wonderful writers of Oz. Both of the Hershey area, Scarfone and Stillman have published a book called “The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion” that is chock-full of behind-the-scenes images and … Continue reading

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