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        authors, give-aways, sale items and more. This is an opportunity to buy signed books for gifts for friends, loved ones…or even yourself.

        Starting at 1:30 pm, we’ll have sales and a small gift for everyone who buys something that day.

Our panel of authors (below) will discuss their latest books. The authors are a diverse group so there’s a book or books for everyone.


If you have any questions, please contact us at 717-795-7470 during store hours or by the contact us page on this website.


in November

November 17

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bruce E. Mowday, President of The Mowday Group, Inc., spent more than 20 years in journalism, winning a number of writing awards for his investigative journalism, before founding his own company in 1997.  He uses his journalistic experience as an editor, columnist and reporter to promote his clients. Bruce’s new true crime book Stealing Wyeth about the theft of 15 paintings from the estate of Andrew Wyeth. Most of the paintings were done by Andrew and his son Jamie. The book tells the story of local criminals, a master cat burglar, gamblers and murderers and how law enforcement secured the paintings and brought the criminals to justice.

Dennis Royer has enjoyed a lengthy career in information technology as a programmer and network administrator. He began writing novels in 2000 as an artistic release from the unforgiving logic of bits and bytes. Dennis derives inspiration from his bucolic surroundings. His Perry County novels center on rural lifestyle issues and include mountain lions, rustic old inns, Native American culture, and buried treasure. As a fan of speculative fiction, Dennis has written the popular, post-apocalyptic saga, Earthburst. By popular demand, Dennis is writing a second set of Perry County novels with the release of Flash Friends (2018) and his latest book in the series, Ripples in the Night.

The old saying goes "Write what you know," right? Mary’s first book Catch a Break was born when she got into a fender bender and odd things started happening from there. Ever since then, she has been writing about her own experiences. Mary’s newest book, Fine Spirits Served Here, is a paranormal tale that takes place in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Author Panel: A Mystery Type for Everyone

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Robert Walton writes the “Harry Thursday” thriller series. He grew up in Narberth, Pennsylvania and studied Archaeology at Penn State. For the last undisclosed number of years, he has honed his skills as a chef and as the master baker of his world renowned Bob’s Bagels. He now concentrates his time writing his own brand of thrillers featuring the intrepid archaeologist Harry Thursday. He lives in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Bruce Mowday

Dennis Royer

Mary Walsh

Robert Walton (Moderator)

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