Offering writers a venue for sharing their work with a group of like-minded fellows.
Providing feedback through discussion and critique.

A Few of Our Members

Karin Harrison

Karin Harrison was born in Germany but has lived in the United States for over fifty years. Leaving her successful career in the optical field to go back to college, she focused on becoming a writer, and her short stories have since been published in books of anthology, literary journals, and online. She has also authored three novels, Hermannís Ruhe, The Wrath of the North Star, and The Tainted lens. Harrison lives in Bel Air, Maryland with her husband.

Joanne Galantino

Joanne Galantino has always had a strong connection to children and teens, and enjoys creating stories and illustrations for young people. She holds a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. Her first children's picture book, Fair Claire Hare, published in 2014.

D. A. Jennings

D. A. Jennings is a storyteller, who observes the world around her, and delivers her findings one poetic line at a time. She provides hope, inspiration and laughter by writing about human frailty, triumph, and the lighter side of life. Her first book, American Sports Legends: Your Turn to Score, is a poetic sports trivia challenge to identify 68 sports legends from 1912 through 2015. Her second book, One Hundred Lives: Life and Nature Poured into Poetry, is scheduled to be published in 2016. A number of her poems will appear in Voices from the Susquehanna, Volume III, also to be released in 2016. Ms. Jennings' educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Broadcasting from the University of Texas at El Paso, a master's in Public Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University, and graduation from the Army Management Staff College. She helped develop the teaching curriculum for the Harford Community College Writers' School. She holds a special affinity for the American Soldier, based on her thirty-plus years of working as a civilian for the Department of the Army.

Dan Cassenti

Dan Cassenti earned his Ph.D. from Penn State in cognitive psychology. Most of his publications are non-fiction on psychological research, including the book The Mental Representation of Goals, which is available on Amazon for way more than you should pay. His real passion is fiction writing, though. He has published two short stories in literary journals so far which would not have seen print if not for the feedback from the Harford Writer's Group.

Ivy Dreisbach

Ivy Dreisbach fell in love with writing prose and poetry in her seventh grade English class. For over 20 years she was a Secondary Education Teacher and Staff Developer in New York City before moving to Maryland in 2013. One of her poems will be published in Voices of the Susquehanna, Volume III which is to be released in 2016.

Kathleen Ritter

Kathleen Ritter lives in Harford County MD. She is a graduate of Loyola University, Maryland, earning a B.A. in Speech Pathology and an M.A. in Emerging Media. Her first childrenís book, The Very Bad Circus was published in 2015. She followed with a board book, I Am One! in 2016. Kathleen's hobbies include dancing, sewing, playing drum with the Baltimore City Pipe Band, Colonial Living History, and of course, writing.

Steve Landry

Dr. Steven Landry is the author of the soon to be published novel The Legend of Indian Stream and co-author, with Katie Sank, of the upcoming novel Thirty Maids. He is a retired U.S. Army officer and chemical engineer. Steve is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Stanford University. He lives in Bel Air, Maryland with his wife Diane.

Katie Sank

Katie Sank is an IT Project Manager in the finance industry, spending a good portion of her days enjoying technical specification documents, writing corporate communications, and assessing risk from an organizational level. Although most daily activities involve dry works of non-fiction, she enjoys writing science fiction and is currently working with Steve Landry on the military sci-fi/alternate history novel Thirty Maids. Her short story "Cleaning House" - a work critiqued by the Harford Writers' Group - was published in the dystopian collection Mass Dissidence.

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