Killbuck Valley Writers' Guild

. BARBARA LANG is a freelance writer for a number of publications including Farm & Dairy, The Holmes County Shopper and Farming Magazine. She plans to publish her first book Dance Barn very soon and is currently writing a second mystery novel.
She has attended a number of Wayne Writers' Workshops in Orrville, OH, and in 2012 also attended the national Bouchercon 2012 in Cleveland. In her spare time, Barb helps run the family farm and has yet another job “in town” (Wooster, OH). 

   RAYMOND BUCKLAND’s first book was published in 1969. Since that time he has written over fifty more, which have been translated into seventeen foreign languages. His books are both fiction and non-fiction. In 2012 he signed a multi-book contract with the Penguin Random House (Berkley Prime Crime) for a Victorian mystery series and has since written another series plus a number of stand-alone novels. He has more than once been a panelist at the national mystery writers’ conventions Malice Domestic and Bouchercon and been guest speaker at other writers' conferences. In April 2002 he formed the Killbuck Valley Writers’ Guild, a writers’ support group that is still going, meeting twice a month.  Buck has taught courses at a number of colleges and universities, has been speaker at writers’ conferences, and been a regular author at the Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, OH.  He has twice won the Coalition of Visionary Retailers Visionary Award (1999 and 2001), and in 2010 the First Annual Occult Detective Award for Best Paranormal Release. In 2012 he won the Writer of the Year Award, from Akron University Wayne College presented at the annual writers workshop in Orrville. His books are found in several national book clubs.  As well as books, Raymond has written screenplays, articles, short stories, and poetry, taking first place at the 2013 Poesies Awards. See    Raymond now has his own publishing company at 

  EDWARD SCHROCK has been reading and writing all his life. His grandfather taught him to read when he was about three and a half years old. The attraction of the printed word has given him no relief since! Ed grew up in the farming community of East Holmes County and takes emotional refuge there to this day. With many friends and relatives there, he can literally ‘go home’ almost any time he wishes. He says he will enjoy the pace and cadence of rural agricultural life as long as he lives. He likes to keep several projects in the air at the same time. Currently he has three novels in various stages of completion, has published four books of memoirs, and writes a weekly column for The Budget. His first book was a collection of short stories, with each story following the months of the year. Its title: Everybody Was Happy. As if that were not enough, he still works a full time ‘day job’, driving over the road in a truck. He says, “Why give up doing what you enjoy?” When he’s not on the road he can be found at home in Millersburg, Ohio.  Ed has his own publishing company:Red Rose Books. Visit Ed at

  Writing is the tool by which BRUCE STAMBAUGH shares his many interests in life. A retired educator, Stambaugh is a freelance writer and a columnist. Bruce has written articles for many newspapers, magazines and devotionals over the course of his life. He writes a weekly newspaper column for Graphic Publications, Millersburg, Ohio. He also writes a weather column for Farming Magazine and a backyard birding column for the Bobolink. He has been published in Religion in Ohio, and Like a Sturdy Oak, and been featured on the blog and on Bruce is a retired educator, and a retired volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. He serves as facilitator for the Best of Ohio’s Amish Country coop marketing group, and is a marketing consultant. Bruce also is a township trustee, a husband, father and grandfather. He enjoys birding, hiking, walking, photography and, of course, writing. He lives with his wife, Neva, in Saltcreek Twp., Holmes Co. He is working on his first book, Among the Amish. His blog,, has been featured twice as Freshly Pressed by His writing has won awards from the Akron Beacon Journal, the Ohio Newspaper Association and the Wayne College Regional Writing contest.

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