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BOOK: PATH TO OLD TALBOT by Jordan Elizabeth

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BOOKS PATH TO OLD TALBOT by Jordan Elizabeth Thirteen-year-old Charity can escape her unpleasant reality by stepping through the parlor closet of her mother’s new home, a mansion built in the 1800’s. In her hometown of Talbot, New York, in the year 1880, she doesn’t have to worry about her depressed father skipping his medications or her mother flirting with her coworker. Instead, she gets to know the hatter’s son, who shows her a lifestyle of manners and pride. Few have ever accepted Charity’s old-fashioned ways…until now. However, old Talbot can’t banish the present. Charity can stay in the mansion, with access to the hatter’s son in the past, and the prospect of a steady family unit with her mother and the new man in her mother’s life, or she can go back to her father, who has been given the option to straighten out his life and join them in their new home. Instead, his world unravels, and he spirals into violence and self-harm. Torn between two worlds, Charity know

EVENT: Uniontown Public Library Author Series: Michael A. Arnzen

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EVENTS UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES MICHAEL A. ARNZEN MICHAEL A. ARNZEN "Humor in Writing" Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00 - 6:00 PM Join us to celebrate April Fool’s Day with Dr. Michael A. Arnzen for a look at the power of comedic writing to disturb, disrupt and delight. A short talk, followed by an upbeat reading of his strangest and silliest stories and poems, will get you giggling. Michael Arnzen holds four Bram Stoker Awards and an International Horror Guild Award for his disturbing (and often funny) fiction, poetry and literary experiments. An expanded, 10th anniversary edition of the “best of Arnzen,” his Stoker-award winning story collection, Proverbs for Monsters was recently published by Dark Regions Press. Other recent titles include his novel, Grave Markings , a non-fiction study, The Popular Uncanny, and helpful books for writers, including, Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side and, as co-editor, Many Genres, One C

BOOK: Man of War by Heidi Ruby Miller

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BOOKS I can't tell you what an honor it is to write a sequel to a Science Fiction Grandmaster's novel. Thank you to Meteor House and the Philip José Farmer estate for this incredible opportunity. Thank you also to Christopher Paul Carey for writing the introduction and to Mark Wheatley for such beautiful cover art. And, of course, thank you to Michael Croteau and Paul Spiteri at Meteor House for their skills as editors. Man of War: A Two Hawks Adventure by Heidi Ruby Miller In Philip José Farmer’s novel Two Hawks from Earth , Native American pilot Roger Two Hawks flew through his first “gate” while on a bombing run over Romania during World War II. The gate brought him to Earth 2, a world where the Americas never existed. Since then he has continued to fight battles on Earth after Earth, each more strange than the next. In Heidi Ruby Miller’s short story “Dakota’s Gate” ( Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3 ), set on Earth 3, North America never advanced past stone tools an

BOOK: The Freedom Broker by KJ Howe

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BOOKS THE FREEDOM BROKER by KJ Howe There are twenty-five elite kidnap and ransom (K&R) specialists in the world. Only one is a woman: Thea Paris. And she's the best in the business. Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while his sister watched, paralyzed with fear. Returned after a harrowing nine months with his captors, Thea's brother has never been the same. This life-shattering experience drove Thea to become what she is today: a world-class freedom broker. Most hostage-recovery work is done at the negotiation table, but when diplomacy fails, Thea leads Quantum Security International's black-ops team on highly sensitive rescue missions to political hot spots around the globe. Her childhood nightmare resurfaces when her oil magnate father, Christos Paris, is snatched from his yacht off Santorini on his sixtieth birthday, days away from the biggest deal of his career. The brutal kidnappers l

EVENT: Carrie Gessner at Uniontown Public Library (Photos)

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EVENTS Here are some photos from Carrie Gessner's talk and signing for the Uniontown Public Library Author Series 2017 :

VIDEO: THREE GREAT THINGS ABOUT PITTSBURGH with Nicole Peeler

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VIDEOS I video interviewed urban fantasy author Nicole Peeler for my Three Great Things series . Her latest novel is Jinn and Juice . Nicole was the March guest for the 2017 Author Series at Uniontown Public Library .

EVENT: Pennwriters Conference 2017 Registration is Open

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EVENTS Registration for the 30 th  Annual Pennwriters Conference is now open:  http://bit.ly/2l7oOos Join us  May 19-21, 2017 , at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott for the 30th Annual Pennwriters Conference. Our Friday evening keynote speaker will be CHUCK SAMBUCHINO, a bestselling humor book writer, a freelance editor, and a former editor for Writer’s Digest Books. He was named by  Forbes  as one of the top influencers in publishing. Our  Saturday  luncheon keynote speaker will be ANNETTE DASHOFY, the  USA Today  bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series. We are also pleased to have the following agents and editor as conference participants: Noah Ballard, agent, Curtis Brown, Ltd. Louise Fury, agent, The Bent Agency Mark Gottlieb, agent, Trident Media Group Liz Kossnar, editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Eric Myers, agent, Dystel and Goderich Literary Management Roseanne Wells, agent, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency In additio

BOOK: The Resurrection Pact (Winston Casey Chronicles Book 1) by Jay Smith

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BOOKS THE RESURRECTION PACT (Winston Casey Chronicles Book 1) by Jay Smith Welcome to Aeternus Online! Every day, 50 million people log into the most immersive role-playing experience ever developed. Thousands more wake up in a Las Vegas paradise built around the themes of the game, where the rich profit from producing virtual merchandise and real estate and members escape their mundane lives to live as warriors, wizards, or woodland elves in a sprawling Vegas playground resort. But while Aeternus can be an exciting and bizarre experience, it conceals an underworld of fetish porn, drugs, and human trafficking. When a decorated soldier dies trying to uncover the dark secrets at the core of the global criminal empire, he can only trust one person to finish his investigation. Unfortunately, Winston Casey is just an unremarkable suburbanite dealing with a divorce, a miserable job, and remission from the leukemia that nearly killed him. He is still mourning the loss of

EVENT: Uniontown Public Library Author Series: Nicole Peeler

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EVENTS UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES NICOLE PEELER NICOLE PEELER "Setting My Series in Pittsburgh" Saturday March 4, 2017 4:00 - 6:00 PM Join us for an afternoon with Dr. Nicole D. Peeler , who writes urban fantasy for Orbit Books and, in her spare time, is a professor at Seton Hill University , where she co-directs their MFA in Writing Popular Fiction . Having recently finished the final book of her award-winning Jane True series , she is working on the second book of her jinni series. The first is Jinn and Juice , about a cursed jinni living in Pittsburgh. Nicole also lives in Pittsburgh, although she’s neither cursed nor a jinni. UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES Throughout 2017, the  Uniontown Public Library  will showcase the talent of novelists, short story writers, and poets. Each month, a writer will visit the Library to share their experiences as published authors. They will offer a short talk on a subject r