CZYK Publishing Press Releases


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Feb. 8, 2021                                                                        Kristin Wenger, 412-523-9362


Pittsburgh Travel Guides Launch on

When It’s Time to Travel, Wenger Has You Covered

PITTSBURGH – Local Communications and Public Relations guru, turned guide book author, Kristin (Mitchell) Wenger, unveiled two Pittsburgh travel guides.


Wenger teamed up with CZYK Publishing from Mill Hall, Pennsylvania on two of its most popular travel series. Eat Like A Local – Pittsburgh edition, her first book, was published in November 2020 and includes the best eateries around the city. And Greater Than A Tourist covers tips for first-time visitors and was issued last month.


“Kristin did an excellent job writing the books Eat Like A Local and Greater Than A Tourist. Her enthusiasm for Pittsburgh is obvious as she loves helping those who are curious about her hometown,” Lisa Rusczyk, founder of CZYK Publishing, said.


“Her passion for the subject has been shown through extensive research done for each book. Not only did she present eating like a local, but she also included entertainment options and advice for visitors. I truly enjoyed working with her, and I hope to work with her again.”


“I discovered Lisa’s requests for a guide book author through a freelance site, submitted proposals, and was thrilled when she accepted my work,” Wenger said. “I had so much fun writing these books as I love telling Pittsburgh’s story to the world.”


Wenger, formerly the Marketing Communications Director for VisitPITTSBURGH, was recently hired by Baker Public Relations as Senior Account Director for its Pittsburgh office.


These handy guides make great gifts for both visitors and locals alike. To order through, click on each link: Eat Like A Local and Greater Than A Tourist.      



Joanne Horwood Turner

9 Mile Voiceovers




Book includes tips in Conneaut


                Greater Than A Tourist—Erie, Pennsylvania, edited and narrated by Conneaut native Joanne Horwood Turner, has just been released in print, e-book and audiobook formats.

                Published by CZYK Publishing in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the Greater Than A Tourist series features tour guides written by a resident or native of the destination. As publisher Lisa Rusczyk explains the Greater Than A Tourist series gives you “candid travel tips from someone who has lived” at the destination.

                Publisher Rusczyk conceived for the Greater Than A Tourist series while on her honeymoon in Malta, where a native offered her advice based on his own experience living on the island. After talking with him, she realized how much locals have to share with tourists, and how passionate they are about sharing their advice.

                Greater Than A Tourist includes 50 tips about places to visit and things to do in and around Erie.  According to author Mark Chrzanowski, even life-long residents of Erie will find a new place to visit, a new restaurant to try, or learn something new about an old favorite spot.

                In addition to 50 tips in and around Erie itself, Greater Than A Tourist includes more than 30 bonus tips of things within easy driving distance of Erie, including Conneaut’s D-Day Reenactment, the North Coast World War II History Museum, and the Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum.

                Narrator and Conneaut native Joanne Horwood Turner, a retired college professor, attorney and judge, has recorded numerous books and shorter projects for and ACX, the recording arm of Audible. She lives in Minnesota.

                The print version of Greater Than A Tourist—Erie, Pennsylvania is available wherever books are sold. The e-book version is available from Amazon. The audiobook version is available from, Amazon, and 



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