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Homecoming Reading by LHU Alums

Spread the Word and Join the Festivities: LHU English Alums Celebrate Publications with Homecoming Reading

Please join us on Friday, October 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, as published authors and LHU English graduates Deb Daniels Lerew (1992), Susan Pogorzelski (2006), Jared A. Conti (2011), and Jade Heasley (2006) read from and sell copies of their books during LHU’s Homecoming events.

We are proud of our majors and graduates and hope to see you there!


  • Friday, October 24
    Meet-and-Greet Lounge of the 24-hour Study Room, Stevenson Library
    4:00-5:00 pm: Readings by LHU English Alums
    5:00-6:00 pm: Signing at Book Table; works on Display by English Alums, and LHU Faculty, Administrators, and Staff
  •  Saturday, October 25
    Meet-and-Greet Lounge of the 24-hour Study Room, Stevenson Library
    12:00-1:00 pm: Readings by LHU English Alums
    1:00-2:00 pm: Signing at Book Table; works on Display by English Alums, and LHU Faculty, Administrators, and Staff 


Returning Alums Include:


Deb Daniels Lerew


Deb Daniels Lerew (1992) grew up in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, where she cultivated a love of reading, ghosts, and Victorian houses, all of which figure prominently in her first paranormal adventure/romance, The Newbie: A Kyrie Carter Ghost Hunting Adventure. She is currently working on School Spirits, the second book in the Kyrie Carter series.

When she isn’t writing, Deb volunteers at her church and her sons’ school and Cub Scout troop. She also works as an assistant teacher at Creative Roots Early Learning Center in Dillsburg. 



Susan Pogorzelski



Susan Pogorzelski (2006), the author of the novella Gold in the Days of Summer, grew up among family picnics and neighborhood games of flashlight tag in suburban Pennsylvania. She frequently spent her summer days chasing after her brothers or exploring the nearby woods while making up wild stories with friends. Her adult career has spanned freelance writing and editing, marketing and communications, and foreign exchange, but her passion for fiction has lasted a lifetime. She's currently at work on her first full-length novel.






Jade Heasley



Jade Heasley (2006) is the bestselling author of 1980s Kid, How to Rule the World, The Incorrigible Dreamers, and Bratty Becky and the Firecracker Kid.   She has been a guest on numerous talk radio shows from New York to Los Angeles. Two of her books were featured in the film Death Suspects a Murder. She is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College and Lock Haven University and is currently a professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. 






Jared Conti

Born and raised in Lock Haven, Jared A. Conti stumbled through campus finding not only an eventual degree (English 2011) but also fertile ground for his YA post-apocalyptic novel series.

His latest poetry chapbook, Golden Sombrero, is performed somewhat musically with the duo The Echo & Sway. He is currently at work on a short-story collection of irreverent superheroes.

He is a writer and reviewer of comic books at local media outlets and