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Author Steve Bockmiller To Speak On The Confederate Ransom Of Hagerstown At The Miller House

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – The Washington County Historical Society, in partnership with the African American Historical Association and The Contemporary School for the Arts & Gallery, will present a program on the 1864 Confederate Ransom…Continue Reading

Saturdays in October: Annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale

Calling all bibliophiles and bookworms! The South Mountain Heritage Society of Burkittsville Maryland is holding its annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale this month with thousands of titles of all genres to select from. The sale is held each Saturday…Continue Reading

Friends Of Shepherdstown Library Book Sale On Mother’s Day Weekend

FOSL’s Annual Book Sale fundraiser will be held over Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building (102 E German Street).  The Book Sale is…Continue Reading

Cobb publishes Panhandle Portraits, a coffee-table book set exploring EP residents

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Local writer Katherine Cobb announces the release of her new nonfiction coffee-table book set, Panhandle Portraits, a Glimpse at the Diverse Residents of West Virginia’s Eastern…Continue Reading

Fite’s new whodunit ‘No Good Deed Left Undone’ unearths murder on a Jefferson County farm

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The second murder mystery in Ginny Friedlander Fite’s dark trilogy, No Good Deed Left Undone, is now available at booksellers nationwide. The novel again follows detective Sam Lagarde, a member of the West Virginia…Continue Reading

Exciting novel “Gnome Mountain” set in Berkeley Springs available free

It’s part road trip, love triangle, and coming-of-age story. Seventeen-year-old Ty is sent to summer alone in the mountains of West Virginia, where he’s rescued by gnomes and drawn into their madcap adventures. The story is literally…Continue Reading

Natasha Bowens Announced Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Common Ground Books, Business, & Art Expo

Natasha Bowens, keynote speaker for the 2016 Common Ground Books, Business, & Art Expo on Saturday, February 20 at Shepherd University Wellness Center is nationally known with work in programs alongside Bill McKibben on sustainable environments…Continue Reading

Local Author sponsors annual writer competition

Charles Town, WV….The deadline for the 5th Annual Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor Author Competition was announced today. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2015.

The competition is open to anyone who resides in…Continue Reading

Local Authors to hold Book Signing in Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown, MD - Mark P. and Julia Stinson Brugh will be hosting a book signing and will be on hand to autograph copies of their newly released “Civil War Ghosts of Sharpsburg”  at the Visitor Welcome Center on Saturday, October…Continue Reading

Cromwell’s Folly, the first of Fite’s dark murder mystery series, published by Black Opal Books

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Award winning writer and editor Ginny Friedlander Fite’s latest novel, Cromwell’s Folly, was published by Black Opal Books and is available at booksellers nationwide. The novel is the first of a murder mystery…Continue Reading

Falling Waters, WV Resident Announces Debut Novel

Falling Waters, WV resident, Katherine Eddinger Smits announced the release of her debut novel, Water Dreams, Book one of the Love’s Siren Song series, on Aug. 21, 2015.

Published by Sweet Cravings Publishing, Water Dreams is…Continue Reading

Writers’ group participants publish books in multiple genres. Book signing scheduled for June 20

CHARLES TOWN - Six female writers, who comprise a group that has met weekly over the past decade to critique each other’s work, will be signing their published books from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at Four Seasons Bookstore, 116…Continue Reading

Dianne Wiebe Book Signing September 4 in Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD – Author Dianne Wiebe will be signing her book George Alfred Townsend & Gathland—A Journalist and His Western Maryland Estate on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hagerstown-Washington…Continue Reading

Williamsport Book Signing Features Biography of Baseball Character “Boots” Poffenberg

Williamsport, MD – Author Austin Gisriel will be signing copies of his latest book about “America’s pastime” at the Williamsport Town Museum on July 27, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The museum is located in the lower level of the Springfield…Continue Reading

Hagerstown Community College To Hold Second Annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Hagerstown, MD — This August, Hagerstown Community College (HCC) will hold its Second Annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI) in historic Washington County, Maryland.

Named after local resident and international bestselling…Continue Reading

Author George Franks Book Signing, Dec. 18

Hagerstown, MD—Washington County resident George F. Franks, III will be at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Welcome Center signing copies of his book The Battle of Falling Waters, 1863: Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg…Continue Reading

Author George Anikis Book Signing at Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hagerstown, MD - Washington County resident George Anikis will be at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Welcome Center signing copies of his book Forgotten Name, Forgotten Deeds: The Ringgold Legacy, Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. –…Continue Reading

Boonsboro Resident Susan Fair Book Signing at Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Welcome Center

Hagerstown, MD – Boonsboro author Susan Fair has written Continue Reading

Premiere of New Book to be Held Thursday, October 3, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Hagerstown, MD - A new book exploring three forgotten heroes who came from Washington County will be formally discussed at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7pm. A remarkable lecture is planned by author…Continue Reading

Dennis Frye Wins National Award for Book “September Suspense”

Austin, Texas – Dennis Frye, a resident of Washington County, and the Chief Historian of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, has won the eighteenth annual Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize given by the Austin Civil War Round…Continue Reading

Upcoming Book Signings at Hagerstown CVB’s Visitor Welcome Center

It is a Civil War Trifecta of well-known authors!

BOOK SIGNING – Saturday December 15, 1pm-3pm
“Rare Images of Antietam”
By Stephen Recker
This new book is priced at $29.95

Stephen Recker is a collector…Continue Reading

Meet Tony Mendez, Author of ARGO

Update - The date and time for this have been changed from Sunday to Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-7pm.

ARGO - The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez’s daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired…Continue Reading

Local author sponsors annual writer competition

Charles Town, WV - The deadline for the annual Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor Author Competition was announced today. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2012.

The competition is open to anyone who resides in Jefferson County,…Continue Reading

Fourth US Census, 1820:  Occupations and Manufactures of Jefferson County, Virginia

Donald E. Watts, Jefferson County, West Virginia, historical researcher, has written and published Fourth US Census, 1820: Occupations and Manufactures of Jefferson County, Virginia.

Watts created this valuable research source for…Continue Reading

Authors Signing: “So You Think You Know Antietam?”

Sharpsburg, MD—Authors James and Suzanne Gindlesperger will be signing their new book, “So…Continue Reading

The Journey From Inspiration to Publication: A Conversation with Shepherdstown Artists

Shepherdstown 250 and the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA!) will be hosting an event on Saturday, October 13, 2012 to highlight the work of local artists and authors. The Journey From Inspiration to Publication: A Conversation…Continue Reading

Civil War Historian and Author Tim Snyder to Sign Copies of “Trembling in the Balance”

Hagerstown, MD – Author Tim Snyder will be signing copies of his book “Trembling…Continue Reading

Author of ‘The Last Great Senator’ to speak at Byrd Center

Dr. David Corbin, author of the new biography, The Last…Continue Reading

Lyn Widmyer (Author, Farm Wife, and County Commissioner) to speak at South Jefferson Public Library

South Jefferson Public Library is excited to host local author, Lyn Widmyer for a book talk and signing on September 9, 2012 at 2:00pm. Widmyer will be reading from her new book, “Chasing Cows: I’m Not in the Suburbs Anymore”,…Continue Reading

Author Kelly Conrad to Sign Copies of Novel “Shaman”

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Visitor Welcome Center in downtown Hagerstown will hold a book signing on Thursday, May 10th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kelly Z. Conrad, author of Shaman, will be signing copies of her award-winning historical romance…Continue Reading

Book Review: Onward, How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

I’m sitting in a Starbucks. Let me be a bit more accurate. I’m sitting in a Target, with a Starbucks. The Starbucks in Target is not an official “Company Store.” Because of this, certain promotions may not apply or…Continue Reading

Professor Patricia H. Lee, faculty member of WVU College of Law scheduled for the Eastern Panhandle

Professor Patricia H. Lee, a faculty member of West Virginia University’s College of Law, who directs the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, will be a featured speaker during the 2012 Common Ground International Book Fest scheduled for Saturday,…Continue Reading

Book Review: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

The credit wasn’t just money, it was temptation. It offered entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Entire countries were told, “The lights are out, you can…Continue Reading

Author of “Walking In Water” to Appear at Book Signing, Oct. 20

Hagerstown, MD – The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Stephen L. Meyers will appear on Thursday October 20th, from 11am until 3pm at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center at 6 North…Continue Reading

Local author pens the history of Jewish life in West Virginia

New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Jewish West Virginia. In over 200 vintage photographs, local author Julian H. Preisler shares the history of the Jewish community in West Virginia.
West Virginia has a unique…Continue Reading

Book Review: Heaven is for Real

When a book moves to the number one position on the New York Times best seller list it’s obvious it’s being read and potentially carries influence.  As of September 4, 2011 Heaven is for Real has remained on the New York Times best…Continue Reading

Award-winning Appalachian author Ron Rash to be at Shepherd University the week of September 26

Shepherdstown, WV—Award-winning Appalachian author Ron Rash will be at Shepherd University during the week of September 26 serving as the 2011 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence.  Rash will be on campus to talk about his…Continue Reading

Book Review: Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Recently, I picked up a book that represents my next attempt at aligning my personal health with my personal convictions and a continued desire to lead my family.  As a husband and dad I want to care for my family well and one of the…Continue Reading

Book Review: Through My Eyes

As I mentioned in my opening bio I love to read biographies. Stories, strategies, manuals, conceptual works, and even fiction can be fascinating at times, but no genre of literature has held my attention longer. For me, there’s nothing…Continue Reading

Book Review: Quitter

Quitter is Jon Acuff’s third published work. After recently accepting a job with Dave Ramsey in Nashville, TN Acuff has embarked on a journey of speaking, writing, and traveling. Over the last 10 years Acuff has carried an online presence…Continue Reading

Introducing Book Nerd (and Reviewer), Jacob Atchley

I’d like to take few moments of your time and introduce myself and welcome you to what I hope will become a regular staple of this and other sites. My name is Jacob Atchley. I am an unashamed nerd, who loves to read. I read quite a bit,…Continue Reading

History of the Blue Ridge Baseball League Told Through Photographs

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Baseball series is The Blue Ridge League from local author Robert P. Savitt. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Between 1915 and 1930,…Continue Reading

Book Review: The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

“It was a heady time.  The Yukon River Valley was a snow-covered wilderness populated with men who just six months earlier had been dead broke and who now were intoxicated by the realization that they’d soon be millionaires.…Continue Reading

Submissions for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Ron Rash Volume IV accepted until 10/15/2011

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are invited to submit their unpublished work for inclusion in Shepherd University’s Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Ron Rash Volume IV, scheduled for publication in spring…Continue Reading

Renown Author Christopher Webber to Greet Public July 14 and Sign New Book at Hagerstown CVB

Hagerstown, MD – The Washington County Free Library is pleased to welcome author Christopher Webber to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM as part of a fundraising reception event benefiting the…Continue Reading

2011 Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack Available FREE Through the CVB

Hagerstown, MD—The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack is being distributed at the Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center, courtesy of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Gruber Almanack Company which…Continue Reading

New Osama bin Laden book, “Mountain Wolf,” by local author Warren Gray

Mountain Wolf, the seventh, action-packed techno-thriller from local author Warren Gray,…Continue Reading

The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Bobbie Ann Mason Volume III available at Shepherd Bookstore

Shepherdstown, WV—The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Bobbie Ann Mason Volume III is now for sale at the Shepherd University Bookstore and online at  The…Continue Reading

Dr. Lloyd Muller Author of Family Tales and Letters to Autograph Copies of His Book

Hagerstown, MD—Family Tales and Letters is a new book by Lloyd Muller, PhD.  The dramatic historical book is on sale at the Visitor Welcome Center at 6 North Potomac Street in Downtown Hagerstown.

Dr. Muller will be signing…Continue Reading

Shepherd announces Common Reading book selection for 2011-12 academic year

Shepherdstown, WV—The Shepherd University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Shepherdstown community members, voted for This I Believe, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman as Shepherd’s Common Reading selection for the 2011-12…Continue Reading

“Room” by Emma Donoghue

Jack is a five year old boy whose perception of reality is confined to an eleven-by-eleven foot room. Born inside a sound-proof garden shed, he is oblivious to the fact that a room he considers to be home is actually his mother’s nightmare.…Continue Reading

“Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks

“Safe Haven” is set in Southport, North Carolina, a small town where the local diner is considered to be an institution and secrets are suffocated by the rambling mouths of locals. People, who weren’t already born and raised there,…Continue Reading