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J.L. Delozier draws inspiration from science—bizarre medical anomalies, new genetic discoveries, and anything that seems too weird to be true.

The first of her four thrillers received a “Best First Novel” nomination by the International Thriller Writers organization. Her short fiction appears in anthologies (Noirville, Writer’s Crushing COVID-19) and in journals (Retreats from Oblivion, Thriller Magazine, Artemis Journal) and has won a Roswell Award. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three cats.

After thirteen years teaching high school Earth Science, he wandered into environmental program management, ultimately returning to the writing, including a biweekly column on the environment in the Altoona Mirror.

Hilary Hauck is an Italian-speaking Brit living in PA. A writer and translator, her work has appeared in anthologies and literary journals. After moving from Italy to the US, Hilary drew inspiration from Pennsylvania coal history, which became the setting for her debut historical novel inspired by true events, From Ashes to Song. Hilary is Chair of the Festival of Books in the Alleghenies and a past president of Pennwriters.

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Elizabeth Kadetsky is an author living in New York City and State College, Pennsylvania, whose works in fiction, memoir, personal and lyric essay, and long form narrative journalism have been published widely. While a graduate student at Irvine, she received a Fulbright fellowship to India in creative writing, and there wrote her first book, published upon her return by Little, Brown. Working as a freelance copy editor for Details, Rolling Stone, Elle, and New York magazine, she survived financially until gaining her first teaching job, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, on September 14, 2001. She accepted the position while putting the finishing touches on her long essay “Morgue Has Moved to Stuyvesant High School,” subsequently published in Santa Monica Review, which chronicles three days in downtown Manhattan including Kadetsky’s visits to Ground Zero during the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center. She later taught creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, University of Pittsburgh, and Penn State University, where she is assistant professor teaching fiction and nonfiction.

Internationally Bestselling Author of more than ten books and holistic coach mentored by Marianne Williamson, KristaLyn A. Vetovich strives to write high vibration stories that birth fandoms. She is an astrologist and metaphysical expert with two decades of independent and traditional publishing experience who helps people find emotional healing through the joy of entertainment and Divine timing.

KristaLyn lives in a treehouse in Elysburg, Pennsylvania with her husband and corgis, Jack and Zelda.

Laura Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender at Temple University where she chaired the Religion Department and directed both the Jewish Studies and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Programs. Levitt is the author The Objects that Remain (2020); American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007); and Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (1997) and a co-editor of Impossible Images: Contemporary Art After the Holocaust (2003) and Judaism Since Gender (1997).

Making her home in the mountains of central Pennsylvania, Bethany lives with her husband, Ed, and a plethora of Betta fish that she’s constantly finding new ways to entertain. In addition to writing, Bethany owns a jewelry company, Easily Distracted Designs.

When not penning romance novels or creating sparkly treasures, she enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, working with raccoon rescue and rehabilitation, and lavishing attention on any stray cats who happen to be hanging around.

Cindy Simmons is a former political reporter who teaches journalism at Penn State. Over the years, Simmons has received awards for public service journalism and environmental reporting. In 2015 she won a Center for American Literary Studies award for nonfiction.

Her novel Wrong Kind of Paper uses fiction to explore the roots of police racism and asks who journalists ultimately serve.

Tall Pennsylvania boy. Owns giant rabbit named Goblin. I was a SoundCloud rapper in a previous life. Fluoxetine HCL 40 Mg every morning. Risperidone 1 Mg every night.