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Geoffrey Mehl published his latest book

posted Mar 18, 2016, 12:11 PM by Carol L. Wright

Geoffrey Mehl's latest book on Pennsylvania horticulture is now available. You can find PENNSYLVANIA NATURALLY: A GARDENER'S GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING at: Congratulations, Geoff.

A. E. Decker's Book Now Available

posted Oct 19, 2015, 9:41 PM by Carol L. Wright   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 12:12 PM ]

A. E. Decker, a long-time member of the Bethlehem Writers Group, has a new young adult fantasy, THE FALL OF THE MOON, to be available from World Weaver Press on October 27, 2015. Don't miss this tale about a young vampire girl and her surprising search for her happily ever after.

Ruth Heil publishes in Chicken Soup for the Soul

posted Jan 18, 2014, 10:29 PM by Carol L. Wright

Our very own Ruth Heil, best known for her blog, has published a piece in the recently published anthology, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game. Her story "The Reward of Taking a Risk," recounts the experience of her friend Clare whose love story began on the internet, and, in spite of great hardship and sadness, elevated the lovers' lives forever. Congratulations, Ruth!

A. E. Decker Short Story Published

posted Dec 27, 2013, 10:29 AM by Carol L. Wright

Don't miss A. E. Decker's latest short story, "Whistler's Grove,"  now available from Beneath Ceaseless Skies ( This story is only the latest of several short works A. E. Decker has had published in recent months. In addition to "Whistler's Grove," you can read "The Last Deduction," in Phobos Magazine (Autumn/Winter 2013), and two stories ("Bittersweet" and "The Ice Prince") in the new BWG anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons. 

A. E. Decker Publishes Story in Sherlock Holmes Tradition

posted Nov 5, 2013, 9:27 AM by Carol L. Wright

Don't miss A. E. Decker's story, "The Last Deduction," in the current issue of Phobos Magazine. It is now available for Kindle from Read it and see why we're so glad to have A. E. Decker as part of the Bethlehem Writers Group!

Come see our new book!

posted Oct 27, 2013, 8:31 PM by Carol L. Wright

Join us at the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 2 from 1-3 pm for our party launching our new anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons from the Bethlehem Writers Group. Our authors will be on hand to sign your books and chat about what it takes to put a book together. Here's what others have said about Once Around the Sun:

"Beautiful voices, gorgeous writing--fresh and vibrant and compelling and irresistible" Hank Phillippi Ryan--Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author

"It follows the cycles of our world and lives, a trip navigated by voices you won't soon forget." Curtis Smith--author of BEASTS & MEN and WITNESS

"Packed with delightful, insightful, and exciting stories. Perfect weekend reading." Rebecca Forster--USA Today bestselling author

Another Publication by Sal Paradysz

posted Aug 26, 2013, 12:35 PM by Carol L. Wright   [ updated Oct 27, 2013, 9:09 PM ]

Sally W. Paradysz
 has an essay that appears in the upcoming anthology, 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70: More Than 70 Experts on the Subject of Turning 70currently available for pre-order.

Her previous essay, "Tool-Belt Spirituality," appears in the book, 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your LifeIt stands alongside essays from such well-known authors as Jimmy Carter and Gloria Steinem. 

All royalties for both books go to cancer research and prevention. 

2014 Themes for Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

posted Aug 23, 2013, 10:53 AM by Carol L. Wright

The themes for 2014 issues of BWG's literary journal, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, are:

January--New Beginnings
February--A Day Short--and A Dollar Late
March--Luck of the Irish
April--Death and Taxes
May--Mother May I?
June--Father Knows Best
July--Life's a Beach
August--Hot, Hot, Hot
September--School Daze
October--Things That Go Bump in the Night
November--Over the River and Through the Woods
December--Short Days, Long Nights

Submissions of stories (< 2000 words) are due one month prior to issue month using the Submission/Contact Form at

Paul Weidknecht short story published

posted Apr 5, 2013, 4:01 PM by Carol L. Wright

Paul Weidknecht's short story "This Peculiar Angle of Light" is now in decomP Literary Magazine. 

2013 Themes for Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Announced

posted Oct 27, 2012, 11:36 AM by Carol L. Wright

The editors of Bethlehem Writers Roundtable have announced themes for the 2013 issues of the literary e-zine. They are as follows:

January: Broken Resolutions
February: "Dead" Valentines
March: March "Madness"
April: Singing in the Rain
May: Shot Down in May
June: Wedded Bliss?
July: Revolutions
August: Dog Daze
September: Back to School
October: Ghosts and Ghouls
November: Cornucopia
December: Holidays on Ice

Submissions are due one month prior to issue month. For more information, or to submit your story, please visit:

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