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Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Reading and Tables
October 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDTFree
Meet and greet local authors under The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group tents, and enjoy their on-stage performances from 9 to 10 am. Featuring Phil Giunta, John Evans, Thomas Lubben, Suzanne Mattaboni, Christopher D. Ochs, and Carol Wright. Established in 1752, the year of the City’s founding, the Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) is the oldest, continuous open-air market in the nation.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group is simply a group of 100+ writers of all genres and venues: fiction or non-fiction, poets, journalists, essayists, playwrights, short-fiction authors, and novelists. We all have one primary function – to provide our members, and the writer community in general, support and resources to advance and promote their craft and profession.
Phil Giunta’s novels include the paranormal mysteries Testing the Prisoner, By Your Side, and Like Mother, Like Daughters. His short stories appear in such anthologies as A Plague of Shadows, Beach Nights, Beach Pulp, the ReDeus mythology series, and the Middle of Eternity speculative fiction series, which he created and edited for Firebringer Press. As a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Phil also penned stories and essays for Write Here, Write Now, The Write Connections, and Rewriting the Past, three of the group’s annual anthologies. Phil is currently working on the second draft of a science fiction novel while plotting his triumphant escape from the pressures of corporate America where he has been imprisoned for over twenty-five years.
In 2006, John Evans retired from teaching and turned his energies to writing fiction. In 2003, his first novel The Cut was published by Beachhouse Books to favorable reviews. His second novel, A Dead Issue, was released by Sunbury Press in July of 2013. John has been an active member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group since 1994. He lives in Bangor, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, and things that go bump in the night.
Author Tom Lubben is a lifetime educator, learner, & dreamer. He resides in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania with his wife Carole. He has traveled extensively. Tom uses these experiences in the creation of his novels.
Suzanne Mattaboni is an author, retro podcaster, blogger, essayist, songwriter, and overachiever originally from Long Island, New York. She’s the author of Once In A Lifetime, an ’80s-themed piece of feminist women’s fiction. She was recently named a “Woman of Influence” by Lehigh Valley Business and is a member of the Newsweek Expert Forum 2022. Her work has been featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” Seventeen, Newsday, The Huffington Post, GuidePosts.com, Mysterious Ways, Child, Dark Dossier, Motherwell.com, Turtle, Humpty Dumpty‘s, Six Word Stories, Channillo.com; plus additional anthologies including “Stories Through the Ages” by Living Springs Publishing, “Running Wild Anthology of Stories” by Running Wild Press, and “What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Relationship Like This?” by Crossing Press.
Dianna Sinovic was born and raised in Missouri but has also lived in California, Georgia, Kansas, and New York. Currently, she lives in rural southeastern Pennsylvania on three acres of woods. Dianna has been a writer all her life, an editor just about her entire career, and a certified book coach more recently. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Horror Writers Association, and the Bethlehem Writers Group.
Carol L. Wright escaped a career in law and academia for one in writing. Since putting down her lawyerly pen, she has enjoyed writing her Gracie McIntyre cozy mysteries where, unlike in life, justice always prevails. The first in the series, DEATH IN GLENVILLE FALLS, was a finalist for both the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award. She also writes short stories in many genres that have been published in a variety of literary journals and award-winning anthologies. Many of her favorite stories will appear in her collection, A Christmas on Nantucket and Other Stories, due out in November 2019. She founded of the Bethlehem Writers Group in 2006 and is the Founding Executive Editor of the online literary magazine, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable (http://bwgwritersroundtable.com). She is married to her college sweetheart, and they live in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania with their rescue dog and a clowder of cats.