Featuring Sports Writer and Author, Terry Hutchens

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     Sports writer and author, Terry Hutchens will be appearing at the The 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. He will be signing books on Friday, November 7th, from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

     Terry is the site publisher for AllHoosiers.com, the Scout.com site that covers Indiana University athletics. He has been in that position since July of 2013. Prior to that, Terry spent the previous 22 years at the Indianapolis Star where he covered IU football and basketball his final 15 seasons at the paper. During that span, Terry was honored as Indiana’s Sportswriter of the Year five times, including four years in a row.

     Terry has written five books, including his latest title, Hoosiers Through and Through, which looks at the top IU basketball players of all time who are from the state of Indiana.

     His other books include: Rising From The Ashes: The Return of Indiana University Basketball, which was published in 2012, Never Ever Quit, in 2009, Hep Remembered, in 2007 and Let ‘Er Rip, in 1995.

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     He also wrote the latest 11 chapters of the update to the Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia, originally penned by Jason Hiner. Terry also teaches part-time in the IU School of Journalism at Indiana University, in Bloomington, and has done so at either IU Bloomington or IUPUI for the past 15-20 years.

     Terry and his wife Susan live in Indianapolis and have two grown sons. Bryan, 23, graduated from Wabash College and now works for Eli Lilly and Co., and Kevin, 21, is a junior studying Music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

To learn more about Terry, connect with him:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxSportsHutch
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Terry-Hutchens/e/B001K8KW9A/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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Local Authors Appearing at The 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

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     This is the signing schedule for the Local Authors’ Booth at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. The street address is: 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

     Our booth number is #310. We are located in the center aisle, across from Santa and his reindeer.

     I have attached a discount coupon for $3 off admission. It can be used any day of the show. And here is a link to the show’s website: http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/

     Please come out and support your local authors! Signed and dedicated books make great Christmas, birthday and other occasion gifts!

Wednesday, November 5th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal
Wednesday, November 5th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal

Thursday, November 6th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Tia Catalina, M. Katherine Clark, Jillian Jacobs, Suzanne Purewal
Thursday, November 6th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Molly Daniels, Suzanne Purewal

Friday, November 7th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Kermit N. Paddack, Suzanne Purewal
Friday, November 7th, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ruth Ann Hanley, Terry Hutchens, Suzanne Purewal, Phillip B. Wilson

Saturday, November 8th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Kristen Mott, Phillip B. Wilson
Saturday, November 8th, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ruth Ann Hanley, Suzanne Purewal, Phillip B. Wilson

Sunday, November 9th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal, Morgan K. Wyatt

Featuring Romance Author, Poet and Humorist, Suzanne Purewal

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     Yes, I am featuring myself. I have featured all of my fellow authors. Why leave myself out?

     I will be appearing at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 5th through Sunday, November 9th.

     The Local Authors’ Booth is Booth #310. It is located in the center aisle, across from Santa and his reindeer. The complete signing schedule will be posted on this blog later today.

     I am an author, poet, humorist and motivational speaker. Battling cancer, being downsized and enduring an unexpected divorce have provided ample fuel for my work. You can not control what happens in life, but keeping a healthy outlook is the most important thing you can do for yourself, no matter what the challenge.

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     My romance novel, Embracing Destiny, follows Sara Taylor – a woman standing at a crossroad. An unexpected event sets her on a journey. Outside forces intervene, and danger lurks in every shadow. Although written as a stand-alone novel, the feedback from readers is compelling me to write a sequel. Look for Challenging Destiny to be released in 2015.

     My poetry book, From 14 to 41, contains soulful poems that capture the essence of life. A blend of love, loss, whimsical and inspirational pieces, readers are drawn in as the raw emotions leap from the pages.

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     My blog, the one you are currently reading, Pursuing My Passion, features original work as well as material from guest bloggers following their passions.

     The most popular posts are from my “Mis-Matched to Miss Matched” dating series. The entries are all true stories based on my online dating adventures on Match.com. Although I am getting a lot of entertaining and humorous material, I would rather find a decent man!

     My work has appeared in The Polk Street Review and in An Evening with the Writing Muse. I was featured as the Author of the Month in the September/October 2011 issue of Pen It! Magazine.

     I have also been making the rounds on the speaking and lecture circuit. I was the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 LadiesEveningOut Event in Indianapolis. I have been the Featured Author and Speaker at several events in the Indianapolis area, most notably, the 2012 and 2013 Writers’ Conferences. In my spare time, I also conduct various writing and poetry workshops.

     I am a member of The International Women’s Writing Guild, The Writers’ Center of Indiana, The Noble Writers’ Group, The Noble Poets Group and Friends of the Hamilton East and North Public Libraries. For the past twenty-one years, I have resided in Noblesville, IN.

Casting a Spotlight on Up-and Coming Author, Jillian Jacobs

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     One of today’s spotlights is shining on up-and-coming author, Jillian Jacobs. Jillian will be appearing at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. She will be promoting the release of her first novel, Water’s Threshold, on Thursday, November 6th, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

     In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she’s learned there are many “rules” to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.

     Coming November 11th, 2014: The Elementals Series, Book 1 Water’s Threshold.

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     Water’s Threshold, the first in Jillian’s Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014 Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.

     Here is a teaser for the book:

     What happens when a lonely water-girl finally finds her shore? In a tourist town at the base of the Tetons, Maya Conway, a mythical being known as an Elemental, stands at a crossroads. On her current path, she is content using her life force—water—to protect humans and the environment. Her direction is altered when Mother Nature taps her to guide Terran Forrester, an analytical scientist, on his journey to become the next Elemental—Earth. If Maya crosses into his world, will her lonely heart find a partner or will his rational mind reject her otherworldly existence? When an ancient evil evolved from dark matter shadows their steps, which path will they choose—logic or love?

     Jillian is a: Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose. The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.

     To learn more about Jillian, connect with her:

Social Media Links:
Website: http://www.jillianjacobs.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenMooseProd
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJillianJacobs

Featuring Tia Catalina, Romantic Suspense Author

Photo_2     Tia Catalina, romantic suspense author, will be appearing at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. She will be signing books on Thursday, November 6th, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

     Tia has never had a real job. Having been self-employed for most of her adult life, she decided several years ago to make a change. She joined the Indiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America and the National Sisters in Crime.

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     She lives in central Indiana with her husband and a spoiled pooch named Brandolina Jolie, or something not fit for print when the dog is chewing on the downspouts and digging up the landscaping.

     To learn more about Tia Catalina and her work, connect with her:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/tia.catalina.77@facebook.com
Fan Page: http://facebook/tia.catalina.77@facebook.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tiacatalina@CatalinaWinter6
Email: tiacatalina@live.com
Website: http://www.tiacatalina.com

Featuring Romance Author, Morgan K. Wyatt

IMG_5285     Today’s spotlight is on romance author, Morgan K Wyatt. She will be appearing at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. She will be signing books on Sunday, November 9th, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

     Here is the teaser for Morgan’s latest release, The Soul Mate Search:

     Nina can’t control love in her ordered universe. It has eluded her until a mysterious fortune teller, Helena, reveals she’s already met her soul mate. Three times in fact and has only four times remaining before he passes from her life forever. A magic crystal ball allows her to see what he looked like several years ago, but no address. Helena warns her if she forces the meeting it won’t happen. Tony’s life has hit a major rough spot with Sheila kicking him out of his house when he discovers her in bed with another man. If that wasn’t bad enough, she spreads rumors that she’s afraid of him because he’s abusive. What did he do to deserve this? All he ever wanted was to love one woman until he died. At this rate, he’s destined to die alone. It will take magic to meet his soul mate.

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     Morgan was raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.

     At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.

     Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write full-time, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.

     To learn more about Morgan K. Wyatt and her work, check out all of her websites and blogs:

http://www.morgankwyatt.com

http://www.facebook.com\AuthorMorganKWyatt

Twitter  Goodreads  Pinterest  Amazon

www.datingafterfortyeight.blogspot.com

www.frugaldivatellsall.blogspot.com

www.lowcarbbeliever.weebly.com

www.writerwonderland.weebly.com

Casting the Spotlight on Sports Writer and Author, Phillip B. Wilson

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     Today’s featured author is sports writer, Phillip B. Wilson. He will be appearing at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. He will be signing books on Friday, November 7th, from 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM, and Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

     Phillip B. Wilson is author of 100 Things Colts Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, released last September through Triumph Books. It’s more than just a guide on how to become a better fan. It is the ultimate book for those who bleed blue.Phillip B book

     Phil B. relies on his 15 years of covering the Colts to provide behind-the-scenes stories and unique content never before shared with the public.

     After working at The Indianapolis Star for 20 years, he accepted a job at Scout.com in August as Publisher of http://www.ColtsBlitz.com and http://www.PacersPress.com Web pages.

     Phil B., 49, lives on the Southside with his wife, Dee, and two children, Morgan and Brandon.

     To learn more about Phillip B. Wilson, his work and the Colts, check out his other websites:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/100-Things-Colts-Fans-Should-Know-Do-Before-They-Die/630627120311165
http://www.triumphbooks.com/100-things-colts-fans-should-know—do-before-they-die-products-9781600788406.php?page_id=21