Friday, July 20, 2018
The blog space on our site is being used to feature authors who have attended or will be attending our book festivals. Author features from previous years will remain on the site, with new authors added as they register for the current fest.
You can find the link to attending author features on the right hand side of the site.
Please Note: The Festival is intended for published authors local to western Pennsylvania. We are not accepting publishing companies or mass market book sale companies in fairness to our authors. We will accept sponsorship from companies that will be listed on our site and our event brochure. See sponsor page for more information.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Carol is an avid reader of romance and mystery. She was first inspired to write in her early twenties when she submitted a short story to Harlequin Romance. When she didn’t win the contest, she thought she couldn’t write. But continued writing on the side. She pursued a career in Human Resources and received a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College.
Upon retiring from her career, she vigorously began writing. Her debut novel, The Caretaker was released in March 2017. She also is a 2017 New York City Big Book Award recipient.
Find Carol at her Website and on Facebook
Friday, July 13, 2018
Fascination with space travel wasn't the only thing shaping his mind. The other was history, particularly the ancient kind. Exploring the legends of ancient America and other lands, he soon realized much had been forgotten about our past.
Then he discovered the fantasy realms of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and George MacDonald. He asked the questions, “What if not all in myth is fiction?” and “What if the lines between history and legend can be blurred?” His first novel, Among the Shadows, was born as the answer to those questions.
Among the Shadows is the first of the Watchers of the Light trilogy, to be followed by Awakening and Scourge. The Servants of the Flame duology, Fallen and Wielder of Fire, will be set in the same universe.
“History warns us. Legend fascinates us. Imagination drives us. Authors take these and create worlds that entertain, provoke, and warn. Ultimately, even fiction is about the Story we all find ourselves in.”
You can find Darrick Dean on-line at darrickdean.com and facebook.com/DarrickDeanAuthor.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Though she currently works as a freelance editor and as guest lecturer in writing at Grove City College, for the previous three decades Cindy homeschooled and taught online. With her nest emptying, she now has time to write as she has always desired, and her debut novel Rosette offers an episode of unknown history with imaginative speculation. The companion short story "Blizzard" adds a chilling episode of Rosette's life. In process now is a companion novel, Solomon Ramsdell, and a transcription of Rosette's actual journal of 1856-58.
The illustrated paperback version of Rosette is enhanced by twenty-four charcoal illustrations by Cindy’s daughter Betsy. Learn more at BetsyMarsch.com .
Contact Cindy Rinaman Marsch via firstname.lastname@example.org and through her websites at MorainesEdgeBooks.com and RosetteBook.com.