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Courtney Annicchiarico grew up in New Jersey where she was a high school teacher and a conflict resolution curriulum writer and facilitator. She moved to Pennsylvania with her husband and two children to be a stay-at-home mom--the best career move yet. Her story "Mis-onceptions" appears in A Christmas Samplerand is her first published piece. 


 Jeff Baird is a career educator at the secondary and post graduate level, and a self-proclaimed computer junkie. He has presented at numerous state and national technology conferences, and has published in the field of educational technology. In addition, his memoir, Redhead Ruminations, tells about growing up and living life as a redhead.  "A Redheaded Holiday: Countdown to a Christmas Hug," appears in A Christmas Sampler. He resides in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania with his wife, Mary, their redheaded children, Ashley and Ryan, and their dogs, Casey and Mimi. Visit Jeff's website and blog.

Jodi Bogert:
 graduate, artist, talkative introvert and survivor of retail. So far in her creative career, she 
has published two short stories in her alma mater's literary magazine, wrote numerous articles for the 
student newspaper, and managed two blogs. Her future aspirations include publishing a debut novel and 
working in either publishing, journalism or both! To Jodi, writers are storytellers. The most important 
goals in the field are capturing the imagination of readers and crafting deep and complex characters, 
rather than working for profit or following what is popular. Writers from the past who wrote in their 
unique style set the standards of today. Creative writing is ever-changing: rebuilding and reincarnating. 
Visit her website here.

Terrie Daugherty has her debut fiction publication, "Broken Heart Cake," in A Readable Feast.

A. E. Decker
 
has been a member of the Bethlehem Writers Group since 2011. A former ESL tutor and doll-maker turned writer of fantasy, her short stories have appeared in such magazines as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fireside Magazine, and The Sockdolager as well as in the BWG's own anthology, Once Around the Sun, which she helped edit. Her YA novels in the Moonfall Mayhem series include The Falling of the Moon and The Meddlers of Moonshine, both from World Weaver Press. Like all writers, she is owned by three cats. 

Bernadette De Courcey was born and raised in Connemara, Ireland, where the Connemara pony is still bred by her family. She graduated with an MA in Modern English Literature from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and and works as an adjunct professor of English at Keiser University. She enjoys writing creatively and co-editing the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.

Marianne H. Donley writes quirky novels fueled by her life as a mom and a teacher. She makes her home in Tennessee with her husband and a tank full of fish. Marianne blogs at A Slice of Orange. You can also follow her on Twitter @mariannedonley.



Headley Hauser
would stop carping about the monetary system if only some of the monetary would come his way. In the midst of his complaining, he has managed to write three novellas: Trouble in Taos, and Volition Man, available as ebooks on Amazon. He has serialized Dirk Destroyer's Less Destructive Brother, on his nearly popular, but entirely unprofitable, blog, 
Just Plain Stupid. Headley lives, and does most of his whining in Winston-Salem, NC.

Ralph Hieb enjoys reading and writing paranormal fiction. He resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife Nancy. The couple enjoys travel, and makes a point each year to take a trip to someplace they have never seen before. In addition to being a member of the Bethlehem Writers Group, he is a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, where he has served as president and a member representative on the board of directors. 



Cindy Kelly was born in Rome, NY, and is currently living in Pennsylvania with her husband and son. She has a BS in Elementary Education from SUNY Oswego. "Wishing Well Christmas" which appears in A Christmas Sampler, is her first published story.



A native of Wisconsin and Connecticut, D.T. Krippene deserted aspirations of being a biologist to live the corporate dream and raise a family. After six homes, a ten-year stint in Singapore and Taiwan, and an imagination that never slept, his muse refused to be hobbled as a mere dream. D.T. writes science fiction and dystopia. His current project is about a futuristic matriarchal society, and a gene-altered young woman who discovers the real reason otherworldly beings saved humanity from extinction. You can find D.T. on his website and his social media links, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Neetu Malik is a poet who joined BWG in 2017. 


Jerry McFadden
 
has been writing fiction for the past several years. His stories have appeared in various fiction magazines and e-zines, such as Flash Fiction Offensive, Over My Dead Body, Eclectic Flash Fiction, and BWG Writers Roundtable. He received a Second Place Bullet Award for the best crime fiction to appear on the web in June, 2011, and has had his short stories performed aloud on the stage by the Liar’s League in London and the Liar’s League in Hong Kong. His stories have also appeared in various anthologies, including Hardboiled: Crime SceneOnce Around the SunA Christmas SamplerA Readable Feastand Let It Snow. He has also won honorable mentions in Writer’s Digest Magazine annual national fiction awards, as well as in several regional writing contests.

Emily P. W. Murphy is a writer and freelance editor. Her short stories appear in A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons, A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for Every Taste, and Once Upon a Time: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Agesamong other publications. After growing up in Pennsylvania, she has relocated to the Baltimore, MD area with her husband Adam, their two children, and their two cats. Visit  Emily's website here

With established careers in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and software, Christopher D. Ochs is also an accomplished CGI animator, classical organist, and voice talent on radio and DVD. His foray into the world of writing began in 2014 with his debut self-published epic fantasy novel Pindlebryth of Lenland: The Five Artifacts. In March 2015, his horror/suspense short story "Eight" was published in the GLVWG Writes Stuff mixed short fiction anthology. His current literary projects include his own anthology of mirthful and macabre short stories due out during or soon after September 2015, and the second installment of the Pindlebryth saga. If all that weren't enough to keep him busy, he is active in several hobbies including anime (The Voice of OTAKON) and electronic music.


Dianna Sinovic writes fiction in her off-hours. She has been an editor for most of her career, and currently manages a team of writers and editors for a marketing company that focuses on healthcare information. She’s originally from Kansas City, Mo., but now lives in Upper Bucks County with her husband. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking or paddling her kayak. In the realm of fiction, Dianna writes short stories and is working on a novel.


Diane Sismour has written poetry and fiction for over 35 years, starting with journalism, children's stories, middle-grade adventures, sci-fi, and YA novels. She has recently added romance and teen historical horror to the list. She is the founder of the Network for the Arts and connects thousands of artists with workshops, events, and publishing news every day. She is a frequent guest speaker on radio talk shows all over the country and a guest author for blogs, newspapers, and magazines. In addition to BWG, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Liberty States Fiction Writers, and is a past VP of the Pocono Lehigh Romance Writers. 
Visit her website

Russ Uhler is a Rutgers graduate with three children. His story, "Bird Boy," appears in the BWG anthology Once Upon a Time: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Ages.

Kidd Wadsworth
began her professional life as a PhD in  Electrical Engineering, designing computer chips which passed electrical signals to living human cells. Craving a different type of creative expression, she chose to leave engineering and re-educate herself as a writer. Her first novel, Trident, Sam and Malloy, brings to life a concept she observed daily as an engineer: that the most brilliant scientists--those whose work sparkles--are those with fantastic imaginations. The greats of the scientific world draw pictures, they use crayons, they routinely get excited, they imagine and what they imagine becomes real. Kidd writes to bring to life our magical, fire-breathing world, the one we so often miss, where real people have super powers and fight evil villains. Visit Kidd's website.

Paul Weidknecht is the author of  His work has also appeared in Oregon Literary Review, Clapboard House, Potomac Review (online), The Copperfield Review, Yale Anglers’ Journal, Stone’s Throw Magazine, The Oklahoma Review, Outdoor Life, and elsewhere. He has written a feature-length screenplay, A Storm In Season, about a former slave who became the first African-American war hero. He is currently at work on a novel. When not writing, he throws flies to wild trout and gets thrown to judo mats. He lives in Northwest New Jersey. Visit Paul's website.


Carol L. Wright's debut mystery, Death in Glenville Falls, came out in September of 2017. It is the first of her Gracie McIntyre Mysteries. In addition to the new series, Carol is the author of several short stories in various literary journals and award-winning anthologies. She is a life member of Sisters in Crime and the Jane Austen Society of North America, and a member of SinC Guppies. She is married to her college sweetheart, and lives in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania with their rescue dog, Mr. Darcy, and a clowder of cats. You can learn more on Carol's website, or by following her Facebook page.

Will Wright, a former actor, singer, and director, has spent the last decade writing children's fiction and songs. His book, Cinder is a full-length fantasy novel about an orphaned dragon in danger. His stories also appear in BWG anthologies as well as in ebooks available on Smashwords.comWithout a Tear is a collection of four short stories geared to younger children. Salt for the Journey is a collection of stories featuring humor, tragedy and acts of bravery. His poem, “Sadness,” is one of Poetry Dot Com’s best poems of 1999. Several of Will’s songs (Just a Poet, Bumbarumba, and I Like the Amish in the Springtime), were featured on CATTV’s Headley and the Rug. His story, Fall of Brother Moon, received honorable mention in Writer’s Digest magazine’s seventy-sixth writing competition in 2007 and can be seen in Salt for the Journey. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a Go Figure Reads author. For more see their website.