Category Archives: For writers

Meet the author: Susan Lapp-Mellott

Susan Lapp-Mellott, a 66-year-old retiree, recently released her book, “White to Black – With Many Shades in Between.” “Back in 2006 I was very close to death and I needed to write down all the blessings and joys I’d experienced … Continue reading

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Meet the author: Deb Lerew a.k.a. Leta Hawk

Franklin Township writer Deb Lerew, 45, recently released her book, “The Newbie: A Kyrie Carter Ghost Hunting Adventure.” “This book had its origins as fan fiction for the Syfy show Ghost Hunters. I love reading and writing both ghost stories … Continue reading

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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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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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York Springs man seeks a ‘deluge’ of submissions for anthology

By Caryn Shaffer York Daily Record/Sunday News Allen Taylor is a seat-of-his-pants sort of writer. Once he has an idea about a theme or a character, he sits down and starts writing. Late last year, he wanted to take his … Continue reading

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Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers seeks new members

The Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers welcomes visitors and is seeking new members. The group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 North Walnut St., Mechanicsburg. Published and unpublished writers … Continue reading

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Gettysburg author Jessica James wins Southern Fiction award

Gettysburg author Jessica James is the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, according to a news release. James first won the prestigious literary award in 2011 for her Civil War novel “Noble Cause,” … Continue reading

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Three authors to sign books July 19 at Irvin’s Books

Three authors will hold book signings from noon to 2 p.m. July 19 at Irvin’s Books, 2159 White Street, West York. Matt Swayne, Rachel Walter and Buffy Andrews will be signing books at that time. For details, call 717-843-2947 or … Continue reading

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York author Rachel Walter fills everyday stories with meaning

York author Rachel Walter, 27, and her husband, Randy, were transplanting a rosebush in their yard one day. They didn’t know what color the roses would be on the rosebush, as it had not bloomed yet. “Do you know what … Continue reading

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York County educator releases new novel, “Casting the First Stone”

Having spent 27 years as an educator, Lisa Lawmaster Hess often heard her colleagues joke about writing a book. Now, two years after declaring her intent to retire early, Hess is celebrating the release of her first novel, “Casting the First Stone.” … Continue reading

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