Category Archives: Book Signings

Local Author Event at The Sands Outlet in PA on August 5!

Folks, if you are in the Lehigh Valley area, there will be 24 local authors, myself included, selling and signing copies of their books at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA on August 5. See details below.

If you decide to come out and support local authors, note that not all of us take credit cards yet. As soon as time permits, I might break down and get the Square because, as we all know, it’s hip to be square.

Come out to The Sands Outlets in August and see us! Much gratitude to Larry Deibert for organizing this marvelous event.

Sands Outlet Local Author Event

Of Home Renovations, Writing Contests, and Audio Books…

For me, this summer has begun with a challenging and exhausting home renovation. We’re repainting an area of the house that has not been touched in 14 years—specifically, our library.

With five packed bookcases, two recliners, two tables, and more “stuff”,  and the fact that the library shares ceiling space with the adjoining stairwell and hallway, it’s no wonder that we left it alone for as long as we did. However, the carpet is in dire need of replacement and I thought that since we’ll need to move furniture to make that happen, I might as well repaint these areas.


As of this writing, I have patched and sanded where needed, primed, and applied the first coat of paint. The second coat of paint will be applied tomorrow evening and then I can clean up. After that, it’s touching up the window trim and inside the hall closet. The carpet installer will be out next Monday to measure for the estimate and provide samples. It’s a family-owned business and we had them out last June to replace the carpet in our bedroom–which I also repainted a few days in advance. They did a fantastic job and as such, we called them first.

On top of this, two high-profile projects at my FT job are keeping me busy and will consume part of my upcoming weekend and well as my summer. As you might have guessed, I have not written at all this week and probably won’t next week either,  but over the past two to three months, I did manage to write three more chapters in the first draft of my SF novel-in-progress while also editing submissions for Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity, the third volume in our series of speculative fiction anthologies.

The first volume is called Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity (released in 2014), and the second, Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity, was released last August. Our third collection has a tentative release of summer 2018.

On the short story front, I have two submissions out into two separate contests. The first is the Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest in Delaware, sponsored by Cat & Mouse Press and Browseabout Books. I won second place last year and my story was published in the resulting anthology, Beach Nights.

I already had a new story ready to go by the end of 2016 for this year’s contest, which is themed Beach Life. Winners will be announced around August 7-8. Watch this space for updates!

The second story is a paranormal tale set in New Mexico and was submitted to the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable annual contest. I was informed last month that the story made into the final round of judging and is now in the hands of NYT bestseller Carrie Vaughn to select the top three winners. Winners will be announced by July 1, which would make a marvelous birthday present for me! Stay tuned.

Lastly, when Podiobooks merged with, I was disappointed to see that the reviews for my audio books did not migrate over… then I stumbled upon my audio books at LibriVox and not only do they have the older Podiobooks reviews, but new reviews that I had not seen before. My exciting discovery for the week!

Click here to listen to Testing the Prisoner. 

Click here to listen to By Your Side. 





Local Authors Day at the Sands Outlets – Bethlehem, PA

Thanks to the efforts of Larry Deibert, I am pleased to announce Local Authors Book Signing at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA. Saturday, August 5th, 2017 from 10AM-4PM.

The purchase of a book from one of the authors listed below will include a coupon book for discounts at The Outlets Stores. Thank you for supporting local authors! More info to follow. Stay tuned!

Larry L. Deibert-Vampire, Paranormal, Time Travel, Fantasy-Christmas, Military Romance

Janet Stafford-historical Fiction (American Civil War era) & Contemporary Romance.

Phil Giunta-Speculative Fiction (science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy).

Christina Paul-historical and Contemporary Romance.

Barbara Wall Steingas-Self-Help, Inspirational & Children’s Books

Mary Ellen Springsteen-Young adult, Adult Suspense Mystery

Paige Dearth-Horror

Ellwyn Autumn-Children’s Fantasy and Picture Books

Jack Hillman-Young Adult

Barbara Morgan-Illustrated Children’s Books

Jocelyn Cordes (Plum McCauley)-Children and Fantasy

Sharon Villone Riccione-Adult Literary Fiction

Michael Pogach-Dystopias & Thrillers

James Hockenberry-Historical Thrillers

Fritz Sprandel-True Adventure

Mary Shafer-Historical, Weather and How-To Non-fiction

Othy Jones-Historical Fantasy Adventure

A.E. Decker-Young Adult Fantasy

Sally Paradysz-Memoir

Carol L. Wright-Bethlehem Writers Group Anthologies Mystery

Sonya Christman-Mystery Thriller

K. Edwin (Keith) Fritz-Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Psychological Thrillers

Brenda Havens-Children’s Picture Books

Kate A. Brandes-Women’s Fiction with an eco-bent.

Book Signing at the Beach!

Taking a few hours out of my summer vacation to sign books at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE on July 13 from 11AM to 1PM.

The titles I’ll have on hand include:

By Your Side by Phil Giunta Testing the Prisoner by Phil Giunta

Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity 


Browseabout Books is located just a block and a half up from the boardwalk at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Never Fear…GAL WONDER Will Soon Be Here!

Firebringer Press is proud to present GAL WONDER, a new novel from debut author Diane Lee Baron! Cover art by Todd Brugmans.

Sara Goode is awkwardly ignoring her mid-life crisis and relationship difficulties by becoming consumed with finding Adam West, the star of the 1960s BATMAN TV show.

Her quest to thank Mr. West for his impact on her childhood leads to a series of wacky escapades worthy of a superhero. But does she ultimately fulfill her quest, and will she be able to face up to the challenges in her own life?

Stay tuned to the misadventures of Gal Wonder!

We’ll be hosting a “soft” book launch for GAL WONDER at Farpoint SF convention, February 17-19 in Timonium, MD.

Gal Wonder Book Cover