Category Archives: Local author

Dover native writes memoir on baking, resourcefulness

Florence Ditlow, 67, never thought she would receive such interesting feedback from readers after publishing her book, “The Bakery Girls,” in November 2011. “One woman (who wrote to me) grew up smelling sticky buns because she lived so close to … Continue reading

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Kreutz Creek library starts new ‘Chick Lit’ group

Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center is launching a new “Chick Lit” book group that focuses on women’s experiences in novels as penned by contemporary American women writers. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11th with a discussion … 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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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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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 Published and unpublished writers … Continue reading

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Wrightsville fantasy author releases new book

Jessica Eppley has been writing books for several years now. Yet, the Wrightsville author who recently published her fourth book has not settled on a routine for writing. “Usually an idea will just hit me, and I will write down … 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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Adams County author C. James Gilbert Jr. talks about creating characters for ‘A Darker Shade of Freedom’

By Sarah Chain For the Daily Record/Sunday News If you asked C. James Gilbert Jr. what he likes best about writing, he’d tell you about his characters. Specifically, he might tell you about James Langdon, the son of a cotton … 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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