The 2021 Greater Lehigh Valley Write Stuff Writers Conference is Virtual.


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This year’s Write Stuff writers conference will be entirely virtual. We’ll have J.D. Barker, Tim Esaias, and Harrison Demchick as our presenters. All workshops will be recorded, so wherever you live, in whatever time zone, you’ll be able to attend. Learn more about this year’s conference here:

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GLVWG will be recording all sessions throughout the conference. These recordings are for GLVWG use only and may appear on the GLVWG website, newsletter, conference material, social media outlets, or other future GLVWG promotional material.

Registration cut-off date is March 20, 2021 or until Zoom’s maximum capacity has been filled, whichever is reached first.

I’ve already signed up. Slots are filling up fast, so don’t delay.

See you there.

New Short Story – Just in time for the holidays


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My story, “Man’s Best Friend”, is a humorous take on how earth changed after its former inhabitants return fifty-thousand years later.


The award-winning “Sweet, Funny, and Strange” series of anthologies from the Bethlehem Writers Group, continues with this collection of twenty-five tales about real, legendary, or imaginary animals. From snakes to ducks to unicorns, there are tales here to match any mood, provide a chuckle, or warm a heart in our latest anthology, Fur, Feathers, and Scales.

This eclectic assemblage of stories includes terrific tales from beloved BWG authors including Courtney Annicchiarico, Jeff Baird, Jodi Bogert, Marianne H. Donley, DT Krippene, Emily P. W. Murphy, Christopher D. Ochs, Dianna Sinovic, Kidd Wadsworth, Paul Weidknecht, Carol L. Wright, and Will Wright.

Among our tales, Peter Barbour recounts a legend in “Why Bats Live in Caves,” Jerome W. McFadden asks the question of what animal to choose to be in “Recycled,” A. E. Decker shares an appreciation of cephalopods in “Tipping Point,” Ralph Hieb imagines an unconventional pet in “Buttons,” andDiane Sismour, in “Critter,” reveals that mules are not the only equines that can have a stubborn streak.

In addition, we are happy to present the winning stories from the 2019 and 2020 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards. Angela Albertson, our 2019 winner, shares her heartfelt “Oranges and Roses,” and our 2020 winner, Brett Wolff, gives us a good laugh in “Hubbard Has a Fancy Bra.”

So cuddle up with your favorite pet-real or imaginary. No matter. You’ll find just the right story to share. Available from Amazon Books.

Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales (A Sweet, Funny, and Strange Anthology) – Kindle edition by Group, Bethlehem Writers, Donley, Marianne H., Wright, Carol L.. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

Challenges of Writing on the Road


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I’m on the blog site, A Slice of Orange, with an article on the “Challenges of Writing on the Road”. 

Click the link, Challenges of Writing on the Roadstop by, and let me know what how you meet the challenge.  

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Happy Writing, and stay healthy. 


Kelly Jensen – Writer of Love Stories, Bibliophile, Gamer, Hiker, Cat Herder, Waiting for the Aliens

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Kelly_Jensen1Kelly Jensen, critically acclaimed and award winning Author, will join us at theGLVWG Write Stuff Writers Conference™, “2020 Vision”, on Saturday, March 14, at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center.

Kelly will facilitate 3 sessions:

 Grab the Reader in the First Chapter

 Outlining is for Everyone



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If aliens ever do land on Earth, Kelly Jensen will not be prepared, despite having read over a hundred stories of the apocalypse. Still, she will pack her precious books into a box and carry them with her as she strives to survive. It’s what bibliophiles do. 

Kelly is the author of twelve novels, including the critically acclaimed Chaos Station series and the award-winning novel, Block and Strike. She has also published eight novellas and too many short stories to count. Some of what she writes is speculative in nature, but mostly it’s…

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Sarah Bolme – Author, Director of Christian Indie Publishing

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Sarah Bolme largeSarah Bolme,  Director of Christian Indie Publishers Association (CIPA).will be at theGLVWG Write Stuff Writers Conference™, “2020 Vision”, on Saturday, March 14, at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center.

Sarah will discuss:  

Three Things to do Before You Publish

The number of books published each year keeps increasing. With so much competition, it is difficult to stand out and get your book noticed. Doing the three things presented in this session before you publish a book helps every author—whether traditionally or self-published—get a jump start on marketing to make their book stand out among the competition.

Sarah will also be hosting Marketing Sessions throughout SaturdayTo sign up for a consultation session, follow the instructions on theregistration form. Your actual times for the consult will be assigned after registration is closed, and will be attached to your personal…

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Harrison Demchick – Author, Editor, Filmmaker, and Musician

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

Harrison Passport Photo 2Harrison Demchick, Author, Editor, Filmmaker, and Musician, will join us at theGLVWG Write Stuff Writers Conference™, “2020 Vision”, on Saturday, March 14, at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center.

Harrison will facilitate 3 sessions.

Bad Math: How the Right and Left Brains Work Together

It’s the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine

The Blueprint, or Building the Perfect Draft

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Raised on a steady diet of magical realism, literary fiction, science-fiction, and Spider-Man comics,Harrison Demchickspent most of his formative years inside his own head, working out strange thoughts and ideas that would eventually make their way into stories, screenplays, and songs.

He went to Oberlin College to attain one of modern day’s most notoriously useless degrees, a BA in English with a creative writing concentration, but then actually used…

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