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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 Published and unpublished writers … Continue reading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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Author and historian Sue Allan to speak in Lancaster in August

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be hosting Sue Allan, author of “In Search of Scrooby Manor,” at 11 a.m. August 23 at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster. Sue Allan will give a … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Review to host author readings in June

The Gettysburg Review will host a series of readings at Gettysburg College June 5 to 7. The readings will be at 8 p.m. at Breidenbaugh Hall’s Joseph Theater at the intersection of North Washington St. and West Lincoln Ave. Chief … Continue reading

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Central Pa. Romance Writers to meet May 3

The Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers (CPRW) welcome visitors and potential new members at their next meeting, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 3 at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg. According to a press release, … Continue reading

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Kids’ review: “The Story of Solomon Screech Owl” by Beth Lancione

In the mountain of books Stacia and I receive for review, we get a handful of children’s books. I gave one of the books, “The Story of Solomon Screech Owl,” to co-worker Matt Anderson to take home and read to … Continue reading

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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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