Area 5 News

Greetings from the Area 5 press room. Registration for the 27th Annual Pennwriters Conference is now open! Registration and downloads can be found on the Pennwriters web page.  The agent/editor spots go quick, so don’t wait too long.

Congratulations to the following members for their recent publications:

Vicki Thompson published MURDER IN MURRAY HILL, through Berkley Prime Crime, hardback coming May 2014, and MURDER IN CHELSEA, paperback due out May 2014

Don Helin published SECRET ASSAULT, coming May 2014.

Justina Ireland published VENGEANCE BOUND and PROMISE of SHADOWS, both through Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Jon Sprunk published BLOOD AND IRON, through Pyr Books, coming out in March of 2014

Lynn Dempsey published TAKE THE DOG OUT! Print version will be available in April 2014

Tina M. Crone published a short story, “River Path,” in Phobos Magazine, winter 2014.

Bob Walton published FATAL SNOW through Sunbury Press, coming out March 2014

Norma Huss published DEATH of a HOT CHICK, and YESTERDAY’S BODY

Joel Moore published a four-part Civil War historic fiction novel, JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS.

Bill Peschel published THE COMPLETE, ANNOTATED SECRET ADVERSARY  in Dec. 2013

Lisa Lawmaster Hess published CASTING THE FIRST STONE through Lighthouse Publishing, Jan. 2014

Seth Scharon’s third book in his MOUNTAIN GATE CHRONICLES is coming out this spring.

The following have upcoming appearances. Come out and support them if you can.

Justina Ireland has a book signing event on March 29th, 4014 at the Exton Books-a-Million, 298 Exton Square, Exton, PA

Bob Walton’s release party for FATAL SNOW will be Friday March 7 at Sunbury Press Books, 50 West Main St., Mechanicsburg, Pa from 7 – 9pm.

Bill Peschel will be at the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Store giving a presentation on Agatha Christie, Sunday, March 30.

Lisa Lawmaster will be participating in a multi-author event at Barnes & Noble in Lancaster on March 15, 2014.

Jon Sprunk will be at Susquehanna Comics on Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, Saturday, March 22, 2014 signing his new book, BLOOD & IRON.

In conjunction with the Perry County Council of the Arts, Don Helin has formed a group of published authors to help writers finish a novel.  They’ll be meeting at the Landis House in Newport the first Saturday of each month for a year beginning in May to discuss a different subject. If you are interested contact Don at

Highlights Foundation offers scholarship for weekend conference end of March in Honsdale, PA for authors of children and teen books. Contact for details.

I apologize for missing anybody’s good news. If you have a recent release, upcoming appearance, or other news to share, please send it my way and I will share it with the group.

— Tina


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