Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

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Our Published Authors

Below is a list of GLVWG's published members.  Click on the links to read more about them and their other works.

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

This list is not yet complete.

Long time GLVWG member  Rebecca Bartlett, continues her adventures in self-publishing. "The Great Circus Detective Agency" is her seventh YA title in addition to "Secrets of the Pendant" and the "Adventures of a Teenage Muse" trilogy. When she isn't writing about her imaginary friends, Rebecca can be found teaching Biology at NCC. She lives in Nazareth, PA with her husband, son and too many pets.

 Kathleen Coddington Journeys of the Heart: Witch BallMistress of Deception and Threads of Love.
  Larry Deibert is a retired letter carrier. He is a Vietnam veteran and the first president of the Lehigh Northampton Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Macungie, Pa.  Larry is the author of five novels.
95 Bravo and Combat Boots dainty feet-Finding Love in Vietnam are two versions of the same story.

Requiem For A Vampire and The Christmas City Vampire are his two horror novels.  The Other Side Of the Ridge is his first Civil War time travel novella.
    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. He has published two novels: The Cut, (Beachhouse Books) and A Dead Issue (Sunbury Press).

Judy England-McCarthy is a member of Lehigh Valley Writer's Guild and professional storyteller. She was selected to tell one of her original tales, at the National Storytelling Conference in 2013 and one of her poems was presented at “The Just Listening Event” by The Missouri Arts Council in 2016.  Author's page: As a poet she was selected three years running to be included in the National Poetry Celebration Anthology by the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries and is in this year's LVWG own anthology. Her background includes: Writer, Storyteller, Workshop facilitator, Poet, Author, Actor, Mime, RN and Holistic LMT. Her book Amazing Petunia's Adventures is being sold on Amazon  and is being made into a children's animation series. Another book out soon by this author is "Twas Midnight" a story for Halloween based on one of her poems.


Joseph Fleckenstein, engineer and writer, has published a mix of over 34 works, including literary short stories, magazine articles, technical papers and online courses for registered professional engineers. His hardcover book Three-Phase Electrical Power, intended for electrical engineering students as well as practicing engineers, is available at CRC Press and Amazon. Links to many of his published short stories are available at his website.  

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 Pattie Giordani is a freelance writer and editor. She is a contributing writer for Lehigh Valley Style magazine, and her articles have appeared in local newspapers and local and national magazines. Previously, she was an editor at a national nonprofit association and assistant features editor at The Express-Times. She speaks at writers meetings and conferences, and taught nonfiction article writing and grammar courses at Northampton Community College.
A Pennsylvania resident, Phil Giunta graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and continues to work in the IT industry.  His first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, debuted in 2010 from Firebringer Press.   His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, was released in 2013. Phil has also narrated the audio version, available in podcast episodes at Prometheus Radio Theatre:

Visit Phil’s website:

Ms. Golden is a retired federal government employee and something of an accidental author.  Catnapped is her first novel, the initial offering in her "Sugar Shack" series which currently has three entries. Novels two and three will be coming out later in 2017.
Brenda Havens is the author of numerous news and feature stories in Evanston and Princeton, Illinois newspapers. Her work included editing and photography. A Boy, a Goose and a Very Big Lake is the first in a series of children's books.
Dave Keehn is the author of Knights Of The Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War released by Louisiana State University Press in April 2013 and featured by the History Book Club and Civil War Times (see An attorney/historian, Dave has a history degree from Gettysburg College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously wrote a 2008 article on the Knights published by North and South magazine and has been unraveling the secrets of Civil War militant societies for a decade.

Debbie Kelahan lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two feathered friends who really compete for attention, especially the feisty cockatiel. When she’s not writing or reading, she likes to grow beautiful flowers, go on long walks, and contemplate on the world around her. The Jewel in the Christmas Holly is Debbie's first novel.

Idelle Kursman loves attending the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Conference every year. She taught for many years, was a correspondent for a local newspaper, and has written articles for various publications. She has a loved one with autism, who is the inspiration behind one of her story's characters in True Mercy. Also, after watching the movie Taken eight years ago, she decided to include human trafficking in the plot in order to build more awareness. Since Idelle loves thrillers, especially if it is a book she cannot put down, she sought to give readers this experience in her debut novel.
Rory Maruschak is a “late bloomer.” Although she’s been writing for most of her life, she didn’t publish a book until several years after she retired from her career as a children’s librarian. Writing as Rory Janis Miller, she is the author of a memoir entitled BEV: The Invisible Sister, which is centered around her intellectually disabled sister Beverley. An earlier memoir entitled Les Amis tells the story of a group of women who formed a club that met every week for over forty years. She is also the co-author of several romances under the pen name Aurora St. Charles. Rory writes short stories, children’s fiction, poetry, and essays, some of which appear on her website blog at and on her Facebook author page.
Darlene was born and raised in Philadelphia but now resides in Bucks County, PA. Nature fuels her bones along with the love of a rescued black cat, wonderful husband, and strong coffee. She has been writing seriously since 2006, despite starting back in 1997. Some of her favorite authors include Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Ann Rule, Edgar Allen Poe and Chuck Wendig.
She uses music to adjust any mood for writing, for driving, and for life.
Nature is her church.


John A. Miller, Jr. has written thirteen mystery novels since 1991, all currently available as eBooks and in paperback at John began writing as a sideline and has stepped up the pace since retiring in late 2004. His Pima series takes place in the Arizona Territory during the 1890s. John lived in Arizona for a number of years and kept his settings for the series as accurate as possible. His more humorous Victorian Mansion series is set in modern times in an unmentioned northern state. His latest novel, The Bayside Murders, takes place on Cape Cod. John is also a member of the Society of Southwestern Authors in Tucson, AZ.
Margaret Murray is a writer, mystery fan and member of GLVWG, PLRW and MWA. SHe has lived in Canada, England and across the United States. Her first mystery manuscript was a finalist in the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic contest. Forging Justice is set in Bethlehem, PA where she has lived for nine years.  More information is available at
Christopher D. Ochs has far too many interests for his own damn good. Starting out with degrees in physics and math from Moravian College, of course it was only logical (? !) that he should pursue careers in computer engineering, integrated circuit design, electrical engineering and software QA at Bell Laboratories and Lattice Semiconductors. Among his current interests are the grande orgue, anime, computer animation, an eclectic appreciation of music, music composition, broadcast radio, storytelling... and recently rediscovered, writing.

Phyllis Palamaro has been an elementary school teacher most of her working life.  She started in NYC, has taught in California and here in the Lehigh Valley.  She has been a volunteer chaplain at Phoebe Home, Allentown for the past eight years.  The thread that winds through both of these activities is storytelling.  She loves to read and act out stories for children of all ages.  Farmer Bonnie came about because of a phone company error, but now that she is here, there will be more adventures!    Farmer Bonnie and Molly the Missing Mule and Farmer Bonnie and Sally the Sad Sow are the first two stories. Watch for Farmer Bonnie and Harry the unHappy Horse as soon as she finds an illustrator.  Farmer Bonnie series makes excellent read-aloud stories for 1-2 graders or younger.  Beautifully illustrated.


Bart Palamaro writes Science Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal novels.  He occasionally indulges in the odd short story.

The Other Side of Time is his first published novel. It follows the crew of the submarine USS Bethlehem through a time tunnel in the North Atlantic to 9:42 pm, April 14, 1912. 

Just in time to warn Titanic about the iceberg.

Complications ensue.

One of Bart's short stories, How Pauley Michaels Saved the World will appear in the third "Middle of Eternity" anthology, Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity, sometime in 2020!
Faust Ruggiero is a published research author, clinical trainer, and a therapist who has worked in settings that have included clinics for deaf children, prisons, nursing homes, substance abuse centers, inpatient facilities, and as the President of the Community Psychological Center in Bangor, Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Fix Yourself Handbook, and the director of Phillies Fan Central. Visit his website at:
 Steve Sora writes on speculative history topics. With five books to his credit Steve has also contributed to three anthologies of his genre. He has appeared in seven documentaries including History Channel's Holy Grail in America and has appeared in a new series Unearthing America also on the History Channel. He is a regular contributor for Atlantis Rising magazine. Steve lives in Palmer Township with his wife Terry and his dog Jax.


Bernadette Sukley has been researching, writing and editing for over 20 years. Her work has appeared in Sports Illustrated for Women, Men's Health, Natural Health and Berks County Living magazines. As well as local and national newsletters, newspapers, books and magazines.

Laurel Wenson’s debut book follows fifteen years of teaching theater to children of all ages. She has worked in homeschool co-ops, private studios, and school settings as both director and music director. In addition to theater, Laurel has taught english classes to homeschoolers of all ages, and continues to do so through her online tutoring business Lessons by Laurel. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.
 Carol L. Wright is a fiction and nonfiction writer whose current focus is on writing fiction. Published work includes several short stories in the award-winning anthologies of the Bethlehem Writers Group, including,

A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, And Strange Holiday Tales; Once Around The Sun: Sweet, Funny, And Strange Tales For All Seasons; A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, And Strange Tales For Every Taste, And Once Upon A Time: Sweet, Funny, And Strange Tales For All Ages. She Is Also Published In The Glvwg Anthology, Write Here, Write Now.

Carol's latest published work is a mystery set in the Berkshire foothills of Massachusetts. novel

Allentown native, Roy Ziegler, is the author of two books about early American history: New Hope, Pennsylvania: River Town Passages traces the history of 50 New Hope buildings over 300 years, and The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope chronicles four generations of the dynamic Parry Family.

Dawn’s Eerie Light is about three tales of unrequited love woven into one fast-paced novel. It is a story about obsessive love, rejection and self-destruction that leaves the reader breathless. It is set in Atlantic City and New York City in the 1970s, when both cities were emerging from decades of deterioration.

Mr. Ziegler is past president of the New Hope Historical Society and serves on the Society’s board of directors.


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