Nov 11 2011

Heidi Hormel

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Heidi Hormel


Heidi Hormel
Heidi Hormel is a small town girl living in the alleged snack food capital of the world, where she kind of loves the smell of chips frying in the morning. She has a been a writer for decades, and in her many incarnations, has been a newspaper reporter (breaking the story of the stampeding elephants, Debbie and Tina), a public relations guru (maintaining her cool during “Cookiegate”), and, most recently, a writer of romances  featuring Arizona cowgirls in books from Harlequin American Romance. Follow her (@HeidiHormel) on Twitter and Like her Heidi Hormel-Author page.

Nov 07 2011

D.R. Grady

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D.R. Grady

D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and adores writing stories that resonate with others.

 You can find her available books on her website and more information about her on her Facebook Page: D.R. Grady, on Twitter: @drgradybooks, or Google+: D.R. Gradybooks.

D.R. Answered 5 Interview Questions:

What’s your favorite ride at the amusement park? Biggest, baddest roller coaster available!
What’s your favorite fairy tale? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (ala Prince William and Kate Middleton) A beautiful story of everyday girl meets prince – and they fall in love!
What do you write? Heartwarming, engaging, community based (meaning characters you’ll get to see again) romance books
Why do you write it? Because I can’t write dark, edgy books
Describe the best meal in the whole world. Cheesy French fries followed by chocolate cheesecake

Jan 04 2010

Roses and Thorns

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CPRW honors the accomplishments and tribulations of its members via the Roses and Thorns program.

Roses & Thorns criteria

Signing with an agent
1st Full length sale (or first sale after 2 years without sale)

Contest Win
1st short fiction sale
Sale to a new publisher

Full request
Contest final
Subsequent sales – all (full length and short fiction)

Finishing 1st manuscript

Note: The * is to mark different prize categories.

Members can only receive one rose per month.
In the case of multiple roses for any given month, you would get a rose for the highest eligible category. (i.e. A full request and a contest win would earn the prize for the contest win category)

Thorns: (one per month)
Evil review

May 05 2009

Andrew Grey

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Andrew Grey

also writing as

Geoff Laughton

Making the World Sexier One Reader at a Time

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to  tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived  throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s  degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information  systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques,  gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly  when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family,  fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew  currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle,  Pennsylvania.

Author Web Site
Author Live Journal
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Andrew Answered 5 + Interview Questions:

What’s your favorite ride at the amusement park?  Cedar Point
What’s your favorite fairy tale?  Cinderfella
What do you write?  M/M Contemporary
Why do you write it? I can’t stop the stories in my head.
How long have you been writing? 5 years
If you could go anyplace in the whole world, in any time period, where would it be and why?  I would love to go back to Australia and be able to take Dominic with me. I’ve been there and it was fascinating. I’d love to show Australia to Dominic.
Who’s influenced you the most?  Elizabeth North, a fantastic publisher and friend.
Favorite color?  Orange
Describe the best meal in the whole world.  Steak and mashed potatoes.
Do you write while listening to music?  no
Best advice anyone ever gave you?  Write every day. (Thanks to Misty and her 50/50s)


Jan 10 2009

Cindy Musser

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Cindy Musser

Cindy Musser


Cindy is an aspiring author who writes sweet contemporary and romantic mystery with a paranormal twist. She is currently seeking publication for her first manuscript. During the day, Cindy is a research administrator at Penn State University. She lives on a dairy farm in Central PA with her high-school-sweetheart husband, is the mother of three children, and has two precious grandsons. Beginning in January 2009, she became the new CPRW Secretary and previously served as Pro Liaison.

Jan 06 2009

Ava Quinn

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Ava Quinn

Pleasure Reading

Aspiring author, Ava Quinn, lives in Pennsylvania where she spends her days trying to fit in time to write whenever and wherever she can. She’s been known to call her answering machine while driving to record an idea or a bit of dialogue that she doesn’t want to forget.

She was born in the seventies, which means in most of her childhood pictures she’s wearing bellbottoms. It also means she was a teenager in the eighties. Big hair and blue eyeshadow were a staple of her life for a while. Thankfully, that didn’t last. Learn more about her by visiting her website.


Sep 21 2008

Contact CPRW

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Email CPRW

Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers

P.O. Box 602

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Jul 30 2008

Victoria Smith

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Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith wrote her first romance at the age of nine and promptly hid the story from her older brothers to avoid being teased mercilessly. Her mother recently found and gave her the folded notebook paper and, if you’re lucky, one day she’ll reveal who the hero in that story was. Now, she writes dark paranormal, romantic suspense and women’s fiction – always with a happy, or at least satisfying, ending.

An active member of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, Victoria lives in Central Pennsylvania with her high school sweetheart, four children, an oversized mutt who thinks she’s a lapdog, an overweight cat who tries to make visitors believe he’s never fed, and an ever changing menagerie of critters. Visit her blog here.

Jul 30 2008

Karen Rose Smith

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Karen Rose Smith


Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley. As a teenager, music became as important to her as reading. She and her cousin took their first sojourn into writing by collaborating on a script for the MONKEES television program.  They sent that script to every concert venue where the group appeared that summer!

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be.  They both started married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home decorating business.  She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. She has sold 82 books since 1992 as well as indie published her backlist and new titles.

A winner of New Jersey’s Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance, Colorado Romance Writers Award Of  Excellence for short contemporary, as well as the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter’s Golden Quill for Traditional Romance, she has also been honored with‘s award for Best Special Edition. Her romances have made both the USA TODAY list, Borders Group Bestseller list for Series Romance as well as the Amazon Contemporary Romance Bestseller list.

Married to her college sweetheart, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels (including mysteries) for a long time to come!

Visit her at her websites:

Jul 30 2008

Misty Simon

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Misty Simon

Misty Simon

Misty Simon loves to tell stories, especially the ones she types on her computer. Sharing her quirky sense of humor through her full-figured heroines is a dream come true and she hopes readers take something away with them from every story. Misty lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, Noelle, where she is hard at work on her next book. She loves to hear from readers and you can check out her website Or email her directly.

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