Area 5 Summer News.

Don’t Forget to Renew!

Pennwriters memberships expire June 30th, 2015. Don’t forget to renew your membership. Below is the link that will direct you there.

Recent/Pending Publications

Norma Huss’ short story, “Fish or Cut Bait” was published in the April edition of Sisters in Crime anthology.

Yolanda Stout’s Murder & Obsession will be published by Curiosity Quills Press for publication in March of 2016. It is about a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist but soon they split as another man’s obsession ignites into a towering inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.

Jon Sprunk’s new book, Storm and Steel, has just been published by Pyr Books.

Janet Cincotta’s short story, “Liar, Liar,” will appear in the August issue of Central PA Magazine.


Congratulations to Janet Cincotta for winning the 2015 Central PA Magazine Writing Contest!

Congratulations to Don Helin, whose novel Secret Assault won best suspense/thriller at the 2015 Indie Book Awards, and honorable mention at the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival.


Catch Steve DeBock’s May 31 interview with “The Big Thrill,” monthly e-zine of ITW.

Critique Groups Wanted

If you are interested in joining a critique group and there is none in your area, perhaps it is time to form one? With so many members in Area 5, the need for interactions is increasing. If you are interested in forming one, let me know.

On-line Critique

The call is still out for anyone interested in being involved in an on-line critique format. Let me know if you are interested. There must be a minimum of at least three per genre in order to proceed.


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