Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

 Due to PA Act 153 of 2014 and House bill 1276 of 2015, any person under 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at any GLVWG event.

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.

The Great Circus Detective Agency -- Rebecca Bartlett  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.
  Mike Boushell -  is a retired AP Composition and Creative Writing Instructor as well as a former English Department Head. 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.  All Mike's novels are available at Barnes and Noble and and may also be obtained from the publisher: Royal Fireworks Press.

   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 has been a professional storyteller since 2009 and workshop facilitator since the late 1990's. A member of Lehigh Valley Writer's Guild 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. Published author and 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 anthology. Her background includes: Writer, Poet, Author, Storyteller, Workshop facilitator, Actor, Mime, RN and Holistic LMT. Her book Amazing Petunia's Adventures is currently being sold on Amazon and is a revised version of the original printed in 2013. Judy is currently working to make "Amazing Petunia's Adventures" 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.  

 Need Pic  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:

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  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.

Secret Destiny -- Kathy Kulig
 Kathy Kulig is the award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal erotic romance. She has authored over a dozen explicit novels, novellas and short stories. Besides her career in writing, she’s a cytotechnologist and has worked as a research scientist, medical technologist, dive master and stringer for a newspaper. She’s a geeky scientist whose steamy tales lean toward the spicy, dark side of romance. Connect with her Website, Blog, FB, Twitter.
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.

High style, high stakes and sizzle are the hallmarks of thrillers by Geoffrey Mehl. Stray Cats and Nine Lives blend dark conspiracy with glamor and romance in the adventures of Tommy Kane and Mandy Owens. He’s a southern rascal with a ton of money. She’s a classy New Englander who knows how to use it. He’s into troubleshooting. She’s into social justice. Together, they take on the bad guys.

Geoff Mehl  is a former journalist, graphic designer, editor, and marketing and public relations executive in health care and higher education, including the design and management of large organizational websites. An environmental advocate and avid gardener, Mehl is also the author of three best-selling landscaping books, Pennsylvania Naturally, Perennials: Habitat and Culture, and A Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants.
  Cool, cunning, and charming—amateur sleuths Kat and Lizzie, star in Judith Mehl’s mysteries. They seized upon her interests in handwriting analysis and medicinal plants and ran with them.

Her handwriting series begins with Formula for Murder, followed by Game, Set, Murder, and Murder Most Floral. Her herbal detection series debuted in January with Fountain of Death. Mehl’s work is included in two anthologies, A Readable Feast and Once Upon a Time. Find her books on Amazon or her website

A former Chicago area journalist, Mehl has published numerous newspaper and magazine articles prior to her move to fiction writing. Currently she writes and gardens in Pennsylvania where she explores the relationship of woodland plants to their environment and their medicinal value for humans.


David A. Miller, II is a member of GLVWG, has published Time Birds, a spy adventure sci-fi novel available on Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble.  In work: Time Birds: The Phoenix, the second novel in this trilogy.  Almost complete: Bravo 26.  This fast-paced thriller details the revenge, adventures and mistakes of a Special Forces unit.  He has also written A Gift of Love, a history of the Lutheran Home at Topton, PA.  For more information: email

  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 was published in 2015. Watch for Farmer Bonnie and Harry the unHappy Horse in 2018.  Farmer Bonnie series makes an excellent read-aloud story for 1-2 graders or younger.  Beautifully illustrated.

   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.

Christine Talley, is a wife and mother of two sons. As Clotilda Warhammer of Mistwraithe Hall, she was a sword and shield fighter in the Society for Creative Anachronism for nine years. She participated in numerous battles, along with a thousand other fighters, during nine Pennsic Wars and other events, when she wasn't working as a registered nurse. Her hobbies have included caving, rock climbing, hiking, camping, heavy weapons fighting in the SCA, drawing and painting.
  Melba Tolliver.  Her writing has appeared in the newspapers Akron Beacon Journal, Amsterdam News, USA Today; the magazines Black Sports World, Good Housekeeping, Unique NY, Networking.  A longtime broadcast journalist she has written news and features for  ABC, WABC, WNBC, News 12 Long Island and the Food Channel.  She has served as writer-in-residence at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; journalism teacher, College of Old Westbury, NY. Her honors include NEH Fellowship, University of Michigan; NY Urban League's John B. Russwurm award; NY Association of Black Journalists' Lifetime Achievement award; NY Women in Communication's Matrix award; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Molloy College, NY.
   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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