Pennwriters Area 5 April News

Only one month away!  The Pennwriters Annual Conference 2014 will soon be upon us. Don’t miss the big event: May 16 -18 at the Eden Resort, Lancaster PA. For details and registration information visit Pennwriters.org.


New from our members:

1. Steve DeBock’s second novel in The Pentacle Pendant series, Metamorph, will be published in trade paper and e-formats by Gypsy Shadow Publishing (www.gypsyshadow.com) on May 1.

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What happens when Beauty becomes the Beast …    A vampire who has slaked his taste for terror through centuries of history’s darkest eras puts a hold on his covert attacks on America in order to pursue a secret vendetta against a beautiful bi-racial woman who has scorned him.werewolf and the needs that accompany both. Needs that conflict with her strong moral code; needs which compel her to conceal her extra-human identity from the mortal man she has grown to love.But the woman has a secret of her own. She is a metamorph, a hybrid shape-shifter with the healing powers of the vampire, the heightened senses and strengths of the  werewolf, and the needs that accompany both. Needs that conflict with her strong moral code; needs which compel her to conceal her extra-human identity from the mortal man she has grown to love.     

Metamorph combines known history with speculative fiction, a strong female protagonist, and the pitting of a creature of unmitigated evil against a pair of unsuspecting lovers in a complex cat-and-mouse pursuit.

2. Justina Ireland will be in Haverford PA doing a signing on Friday April 18, at Children’s Book World, 17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford, Pa  19041. On Saturday April 19th you can find her at the YA Fest in Easton Pa.

3. The Perry County Council of the Arts presents A Novel Idea: A year long workshop to help you complete your novel. More information and downloads can be found on this website under UPCOMING EVENTs or visit the website HERE.

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Area 5 Critique Groups

If you are looking for a critique group, there are two currently in our area. The New Cumberland Public Library and Book-a-Million in York. Information about these groups can be found on this blog under Area 5 Critique Groups. If you know of any others or would like to start one, please pass this information along. Critique groups are a great way to meet other writers and to refine your craft.

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