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Members can post their success stories here.  Published book, articles, awards, acquiring an agent, even a "good" rejection!  Be brief.
  • 02 Nov 2016 2:31 PM | Larry Deibert

    I have recently published my new children's book, Santa's Day Jobs. Illustrated by Ashley Reigle, the book covers the 12 jobs that Santa works at during the year. Text for each color pic is geared toward kids 6-10. The second part of the book has 14 black and while pics for kids to color and the text was provided by children. You can get signed copies by sending $12 plus $3 postage to me at PO Box 45, Hellertown, Pa. 18055-9998

  • 26 Oct 2016 8:14 PM | Joseph Fleckenstein

    On October 21st Streetlight Magazine published my essay “Cousin Paul.” The Paul mentioned in the essay is Paul McCartney, the famous Beatle. My adventure started when I had tea with a known relative, Ellen Winters. By chance I later learned she was the sister to Paul’s grandfather and that Paul and I are third cousins. Sir Paul and I never met and most probably never will. The piece is about my discovery and some of the personalities along the way.

  • 02 Oct 2016 11:06 AM | Joseph Fleckenstein

    Intrigue, scheming and dirty tricks are not necessarily the exclusive tools of politicians, spies and hit men. No, not at all. History has shown all of these practices are common in the workplace. If you read my latest short story “A Subtle Play” you might find it reminds you of specific situations you witnessed  - or suffered through. The story is free online at Work Literary Magazine. Look for the publication of the week of September 12th

  • 02 Sep 2016 4:17 PM | Roy Ziegler

    "Dawn's Eerie Light" my new romantic/suspense novel was awarded 4 our of 4 stars by the OnLine Book Club review in August, 2016. Part of the reviewer's remarks:

    "I consider "Dawn's Eerie Light" a great story of unrequited love. It describes the pain and loneliness of a person who loves someone so much, to the point of obsession, who does not love him back....the author's descriptions of the settings are vivid and the backstories are so detailed that if feels like the reader knows the characters personally. . . .this is one moving and unforgettable story that will stay with the reader for a while. It is  great story of love and I recommend it t those who appreciate suspense, thriller and same sex love stories."  AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AND AMAZON.

  • 30 Aug 2016 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    My new book, Metal Detecting for Beginners: 101 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started, was released April 15 and began selling well immediately. This month, I inked a deal with White's Electronics, Inc. to license 1,000 copies under custom cover to include with their beginner detecting packages. In the detecting world, getting a thumbs up from White's is like getting the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Pretty stoked about it! More at

  • 17 Aug 2016 11:20 AM | John A. Miller Jr.

    I finally finished and published the latest novel in my Victorian Mansion series, The Fish Hatchery Murders, and you can see links to the publishers on my website at  Click on the Victorian Mansion series to see a list of books in that series.

  • 06 May 2016 7:19 PM | Rory Maruschak

    My family memoir entitled Bev: The Invisible Sister by Rory Janis Miller was released in March and is available in paperback or ebook on Amazon and other outlets.  A recorded interview with Bob Cohen will be aired on May 30, 2016 at 6:00 on WDIY on the Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.  Bob and I discuss my writing, my family's story, and the plight of children with intellectual disabilities in state run institutions.  I hope you'll tune in and give it a listen!

  • 02 May 2016 12:22 PM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    Astrobiologists aren’t necessarily looking for ET – yet. Biology is about everything living, from bacteria to mammals. But if there’s cellular life, it could lead to the evolution of sentient beings. It’s a big if. The presence of single cell eukaryotes doesn’t guarantee development to – more scientists.


  • 10 Apr 2016 11:14 AM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    Where most of us gather food from sterilized packages in gleaming stores, ride around in motor vehicles, wear clothes made in a third-world sweatshop, and entertain ourselves with endless media options, our modern selves are anything but simple. Turn off the switch, and most of us are likely to fumble in the darkness.



  • 28 Feb 2016 7:02 AM | Becky Bartlett

    My new novel features a frustrated psychiatrist who's dwarfism kept her from pursuing a career as a detective. Determined to pursue her passion, Louisa and her faithful receptionist join an amateur mystery club.

    You can find links to "The Great Circus Detective Agency" here:

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