In the Lot - Adult
After experiencing several hardships, Julie felt she wanted to put together a story to hopefully inspire others. She co-authored her debut novel Love, Lies and Fight with Author Terri D. Work is underway on a non-fiction follow up called Recharge and Live Large which will include tips for dealing with trauma along with everyday life. Julie resides in State College and works as a project manager and volunteers as a counselor advocate.
As a physician, J.L. Delozier draws inspiration from science that exists on the edge of reality—bizarre medical anomalies, new genetic discoveries, and anything that seems too weird to be true. Her debut was nominated for a “Best First Novel” award by the International Thriller Writers organization; her fourth novel, Con Me Once, won a Silver Falchion Award. Her short fiction has won an Omega Award and appeared in Artemis Journal, The Pittsburgher, Thriller Magazine, Retreats from Oblivion, and the anthologies, Noirville: Tales from the Dark Side and Writers Crushing COVID-19. A retired Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Penn State, she lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and feline twins. Her latest murder-mystery, The Photo Thief, published on Oct, 2022. See more at jldelozier.com
Hilary Hauck has earned high praise for her stories set in past or possible worlds. The Midwest Book Review called her award-nominated debut novel, From Ashes to Song, “inherently entertaining” and “an extraordinary novel”, while the Historical Novel Society dubbed it “Highly recommended”. Hilary’s titles also include The Wrong Kind of Magic for young readers and the young at heart, and The Things We’ll Never Have, slated for release in 2023.
Her short stories and poems have appeared in the Mindful Writers Retreat Series anthologies, Like Sunshine After Rain, and The Ekphrastic Review. She has been featured in Authority Magazine, the Historical Novels Review, and The Writing Cooperative. She is the Chair of the Festival of Books and a regular conference presenter.
Fluent in Italian, Hilary studied translation at City University, London, and holds the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation. She is also a graduate and faculty member of the Penn State Extension Rural-Urban Leadership Program, RULE.
Raised in the UK, Hilary later moved to Italy where she mastered the language, learned how to cook food she can no longer eat, and won a national karate championship. After meeting her husband, she settled in the US, where she has studied the craft of writing, the art of leadership, and at last come to grips with her imposter syndrome.
Hilary and her husband live on a small patch of woods in rural Pennsylvania. They have three adult children, three grandorables, and a cat with a penchant for laundry. Find out more at hilaryhauck.com.
Nannette L. Farrell worked as a teacher and administrator in Massachusetts public schools for 14 years. She taught composition and literature for six years at Penn State, Juniata College, and American University. After earning a BA in English from Penn State, she earned an MA in Literature from American University in Washington, DC. She lives and works in Central Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM MAZ is a former physician who is now writing fiction full time. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Yale residency. He studied writing at Harvard, The New School, and The Writer’s Studio in New York, and now resides in the State College area. The Bucharest Dossier, his debut novel, has just been optioned for a film. The Bucharest Legacy is a sequel published in June 2023.
Terry Lee Watson is the host of Moses’ People Speak: Race, Conversations, and Law Enforcement and the founder of Strategies for Justice. Mr. Watson has been providing workshops on the topics of bias and discrimination, addressing generational trauma, and confronting racism for over twenty-five years. Over the years, Mr. Watson has encountered activists, reformed white supremacists, and allies who have shared their stories on how they see racism and what it takes to address it.
Dana Thomas Weber weaves decades of east coast, deep south, and international travel into playful storytelling tinged with bigger ideas and the often-inexplicable ways of the universe. Countless backroads, waterways, small towns, big cities, odd occurrences, and curious characters have wandered into her fictional accounts published through her novels along with a multitude of independent sources. Her essays have appeared in countless journals, newspapers and online & print collections. Also an elementary teacher, she transforms young writers into young authors through her youth writing intensive program where student work is published in the annual anthology, In a Flash