Greater Lehigh Valley

Writers Group

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Our Published Authors

Below is a list of GLVWG's published members who have books for sale. Click on their names to read their bios and buy their books.

If you would like to see your name on this list, please contact John Evans, our Author Advocate.

Angel Ackerman - An award-winning journalist, Angel is currently shopping her paranormal chick lit trilogy, which combines the supernatural and the high fashion world of Paris.  

Jack Althouse -  is a national award-winning architect with thirty years of experience. His day job fuels his passion to explore ancient architecture, uncovering world-wide evidence of ancient contact between continents. He has explored twenty-nine countries on four continents. Jack hopes his novel series starting with Second Sight will help fund the rescue of orphans and street children living in the garbage dumps and back alleys of the third world countries he has visited and actively works in. 

Cyn Balog's  first young adult paranormal novel, Fairy Tale (Delacorte), was a 2009 RWA RITA finalist for best romantic fiction, and her second novel, Sleepless, which  Kirkus called “a lovely read,” released this year.  Three more young adult novels, Starstruck, Touched, and Dead River; will be released soon. 

Mike Boushell -  is a retired AP Composition and Creative Writing Instructor as well as a former English Department Head. Awarded a fellowship for writing by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mike later taught graduate level courses on coaching. His first novel, Freshman Flash was nominated for a Young Readers Choice Award and named by The PA School Librarians Association to its Recommended Reading List for Middle School students. His second, Gridiron Hero was named to The Kansas State Readers Circle's Recommended Reading List for YA's. Mike was named to his high school's Football Wall of Fame and his college's Football Hall of Fame

Mike's novels are available at Barnes and Noble and

Ann Work Borger - Poetry, Memoir, and Travel Articles

Ann Boyle is a published author and freelance writer. She retired from a career as a trial attorney to pursue her love of writing.  She spent several years working as a literary agent, first for the Wylie Merrick Literary Agency, and later, on her own.  Aside from freelance articles and stories, she has had several short stories published (the most recent of which appears in THE BLACK WHOLE Anthology by DIC Press) Her debut novel, “TURN OF THE SENTRY” (a contemporary fantasy/thriller) was recently published by Wild Wolf Publishing (UK).  

Mary Anne Broadhurst - Women's fiction

Frank Chadwick - New York Times Best Selling Author specializes in Historical and Military Fact and Fiction -  Frank’s publication credits include fourteen historical articles in various periodicals, fifty-seven historical games and twenty-eight assorted fantasy and science fiction games and game books.  His first Sci -Fi novel How Dark The World Becomes was published by Baen Books in February 2013.  

A Prince of Mars, set in Frank's Space 1889 universe, was published in February 2012.  His second book for Baen Books, The Forever Engine, also set in the Space 1889 universe, will be available January, 2014.

E.V. Drake - "A book of real life stories flavored with the antics of a Moose named Albert..."

Kathleen Coddington Journeys of the Heart: Witch Ball, Mistress of Deception and Threads of Love.

Albert Difilippantonio, Jr.   What does music that originated in the Appalachian hills have in common with Eastern philosophy and young Asian greasers?  Quite a bit, as it turns out. And a new book, Rockabilly Haiku & Swingin’ Tails, will leave you wondering how you ever doubted the connection.  A recent graduate of the creative writing graduate program at Wilkes University, Difilippantonio currently makes his home in Singapore, where he is at work on a forthcoming novel.

L M DeWalt is a Peruvian American who has been living in the US for 30 years. She works as a teacher of ESL, Spanish, French, and accent reduction and is also an interpreter and translator and has run some creative writing groups. Her first novel, Lily, has been published simultaneously in English and Spanish She is currently attending college to earn her teaching degree. She has written for several Spanish language newspapers but her dream was always to write novels. Her love of vampires started when she was seven years old and saw Bela Lugosi's Dracula

She currently resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where it's way too cold, with her husband, three teenage sons, and two cats. 

John Evans - is an author with a special interest in Mark Twain. His first book, A Tom Sawyer Companion, compares the boyhood adventures of Twain and Tom Sawyer. He has written personal essays, articles, and book reviews for the Mark Twain Forum. The Cut was his first YA novel and he is currently working on a mystery/thriller called A Sure Thing.

Lawrence Fox - "Humorous books about the private practice of law"

Jon Gibbs - is the author of Fur-Face (out now from Quake eBooks).  If you’d like to see the trailer, you can find it here.  He has a blog, An Englishman in New Jersey, on Live Journal.  Jon can usually be found at home, sitting in front of the computer in his basement office – one day he hopes to figure out how to switch it on.

Pattie Giordani is an editor at a national nonprofit association and was previously assistant features editor at a local daily newspaper. She freelances for magazines and newspapers and writes women's fiction.

Phil Giunta's first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, was released in March 2010 through Maryland based small-press publisher, Firebringer Press.  A former resident of Philadelphia, Phil earned a BS in Information Systems from Saint Joseph’s University. He currently lives in the Lehigh Valley where he is working on multiple writing projects including a second paranormal mystery novel and two collections of short stories.

Rosemary Goodwin - Contemporary romance-Mysteries

Pamela Hegarty is the author of The Seventh Stone. With the action of Indiana Jones and the history of Dan Brown, The Seventh Stone takes thrillers to a new level, asking What do you believe? Find out more on As a travel writer, she wrote and contributed to ten guidebooks and more than 300 newspaper and magazine articles both in the U.S. and overseas. She has adventured in more than thirty countries on six continents. She blogs at and tweets at @pamelahegarty.

Ruth Heil is a freelance writer who specializes in non-fiction articles on the environment, creative expression, and small business management.  She writes a monthly column for the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Green Pages, has been published in Pennsylvania Magazine and the 2010 Songwriter’s Market.

Fern J. Hill - A fictional biography of a well-respected stagecoach driver during the California gold rush era, who, upon death, was found to be a well-endowed woman and one-time mother.

Barbara Haines Howett - Novel of interrelated stories

Lynnel Jones - Poetry Chapbook

John Kennedy - Experiences as a teacher in West Africa

Kathy Kulig - writes paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance. She is the author of two novels, two novellas, a number of short stories and more than three dozen articles. 

Cindy LaPenna - Local history entirely through photographs and captions

Sally L. Luckenbach is a stress management consultant and former reporter and copy editor for The Morning Call newspaper. Her recently released book, The ABCs of Stress Management: A practical philosophy and program of wellness, is available through her website:, and at Borders in Whitehall.

Jonathan Maberry is a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer.

Erin McCole-Cupp - "Thrust from a past of corsets, bonnets and arranged marriages into a future of fleeting relationships, cloning, and bioterror... could Jane Eyre survive?"

Diane Nelson After thirty years as an analytical chemist and technical writer, Diane retired to writing fiction full time.  Her first published novel, Dragon Academy, for the YA and adult market [ireadiwrite Publishers], came out in eBook form and is available on Amazon and other digital bookstores.  She is currently editing a collection of flash fiction, poetry, essays, travel essays, short-short stories, and more: Shotgun Shorts, tentative publishing date, Fall 2010.

Kieryn Nicolas resides in central Pennsylvania with her parents, younger sister, their lovable yellow lab, black cat and ten hens. She is considering a career as a forensic scientist or crime scene investigator, and has eleven novels in the works. Kieryn enjoys spending time with her close friends, and also loves to read, write, eat chocolate and travel with hopes of someday seeing Brisbane, Australia for herself.

Stephen V. Roberts, author of an urban suspense titled "The Flea Marketeer", has always loved the interaction of class. In these times of economic hardship he realized the need for hope and those thrust into situations they've never had. His background in the jewelry business, work in New York City, and experiences at flea markets have given him a unique perspective- one utilized in his book. He continues to write, sing, arrange music, father his children, work part-time and juggle the many facets of life.

William F. Roth is currently a professor of management sciences at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. His latest book, "The Pelican the Pearl and the Live Oak Tree"  is based on William's experience working with the poverty program and Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South

Maryann Riker is a mixed-media artist whose artists books and collage works convey a visual narrative to remind one of the past and journeys through which we all travel.  Recent works include images in response to poetry and its symbolism.  Her works have been exhibited nationally and are in many public and private collections.  Her work can be viewed at

Nancy Scott -  is an essayist and poet.  Her over-500 bylines have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies and newspapers.  She has also published numerous audio commentaries for public radio station WDIY.  Her previously published chapbooks are "Hearing the Sunrise" and "Leveling the Spin" both of which are available. 

Chuck Saterlee  Chuck Satterlee has written over 70 issues of comics and five graphic novels. He writes comedy, horror, sci-fi, drama and mystery and is currently finishing his first novel, THIRTEEN STEPS.

Myra Saturen - Young adult historical novel

 Mary A. Shafer is a full-time freelance writer and award-winning author living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She makes her living writing commercial copy, journalistic articles and as a public speaker. She writes mainly historical nonfiction, with her first book published by Heartland Press in 1993. Wisconsin: The Way We Were, 1845-1945 sold 15,000 hardcover copies. Her second book was also historical nonfiction, Rural America: A Pictorial Folk Memory was published in 1995 by Willow Creek Press.  She contributed to two nonfiction anthologies, A Place To Which We Belong in 1998, and Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them in 2008. Her latest book, first published in 2005 with a revised second edition published in 2010, is Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955. Mary's work has garnered numerous writing and publishing awards. Along with GLVWG, she is also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Authors Guild, Pennwriters, the Cat Writers Association, and Sisters In Crime, an organization of women mystery writers.

Eileen Clymer Schwab. Author of Promise Bridge (NAL/Penguin July 2010), a novel set against the backdrop of a Virginia plantation amid whispers of the Underground Railroad. A great mix of danger, friendship, love, and suspense. Eileen's second novel, In the Shadow of a Quarter Moon, was released by NAL/Penguin in 2011.

Dana Smith-Mansell - Family self-help and poetry

Steven Sora - Author of Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, and four other speculative fiction works; regular contributor to Atlantis Rising.

Anne Supsic is a travel writer whose writing credits include travel articles published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Rachel Thompson has written over 200 newspaper and magazine articles since 2003 for local and national publications. Her Construction Guru and Artists Muse columns appeared in Lehigh Valley News Group newspapers for two years along with her news journalism and cartoons. She recently finished a young adult fantasy novel entitled, "Of Mars and Men" and is shopping it now.

Michael A. Ventrella’s fantasy novels "Arch Enemies" and "The Axes of Evil" (yes, those are deliberate plays on words) are available from Double Dragon Publishing, and his short stories have been published in various collections.  His blog interviews authors, editors, and agents and discusses the publishing industry.  Michael is married to artist Heidi Hooper. They live in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with four spoiled cats.  In his spare time, he is an attorney.

Steven Walker - Author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry with approximately 1,500 published credits.  His latest book, Predator, (Pinnacle True-Crime) is about the life and crimes of Timothy Krajcir, who raped and murdered at least nine women across the country and was eventually captured in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Jerry Waxler - Workshop leader and author regularly writes about memoir writing on his blog, and writes self-help books for writers who wish to achieve their goals.

Jeff Widmer - Author of several books, including the Spirit of Swiftwater, and dozens of magazine articles, annual reports and Web sites. His work has appeared in publications ranging from Advertising Age to National Geographic World to US Airways Magazine.

Linda Wisniewski - Off Kilter: A Woman’s Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother and Her Polish Heritage, is at local independent bookstores and online at Her work has been published in national magazines and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.


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Questions, comments, events, successes!!!, or resources can be sent to: GLVWG