My Cyber Monday Deal

     It’s that time of year again! If you’re struggling to find a perfect gift from someone who already has everything, then look no further! Signed and dedicated books make great gifts for anyone on your list.

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     And to make your decision even easier, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on all copies of my romantic suspense novel, Embracing Destiny, and my poetry book, From 14 to 41.

     If you prefer e-books, both romantic suspense novels, Embracing Destiny and Challenging Destiny, are in e-book format. Just click on the Kindle icon on my Books Page.

     Wondering what my books are about? Check out the teasers on my website: http://www.suzannepurewal.com/books.html

     Don’t delay! This offer won’t last forever!

     Happy Cyber Shopping!

Suzanne Purewal – Using Adversity To Fuel My Passion

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     I will be appearing at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 11th through Sunday, November 15th. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

     I have been called a survivor. While that is true, more importantly, I thrive in the face of adversity. Every author and artist knows that adversity is a necessary evil to the creative process. Our greatest works emanate from the depths within, where the raw emotions reside. I often joke that my autobiography should be entitled, My Life is a Country Song. Defeating cancer, being downsized, and enduring an unexpected divorce were the catalysts that put me on my current path.

     For me, change and major upheaval unleash a wealth of emotions. Granted, darkness rules some writing days. And sometimes characters in my books must die as a result. But if you ask me if a certain character is based on someone I know, I will kindly refer you to the disclaimer on the Copyright Page. You know, where it clearly states:

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

     But I digress…

     However, when dealing with major upheaval, I am also blessed with an awakening that allows a fire to burn within me. It fuels my humorous, sarcastic and unique storytelling style. Simply put, adversity is a gift and a curse.

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     Last month, I released my latest romantic suspense novel, Challenging Destiny! It is the sequel to Embracing Destiny. The exciting adventure continues with some of your favorite characters – Sara Taylor, Joe Lazaro, and everyone’s favorite Italian mother, Rose Lazaro.

     Sara Taylor’s life is finally coming together. She feels at peace. However, Joe stumbles across a clandestine operation. Any leak would put him and his loved ones in danger. Still reeling from his discovery, a secret from Joe’s past rears its ugly head. Then the unthinkable happens – the worlds collide. Will this battle bring Sara and Joe closer together? Or will they become collateral damage in the fallout?

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     My first romantic suspense 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.

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     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.

     My blog, the one you are currently reading, Pursuing My Passion, is an outlet for my unique storytelling style, sense of humor and sarcastic wit. 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. I have been credited with saving several marriages. Readers confessed that they returned to counseling after reading my blog. I am happy that my life experiences entertain and have a positive impact as well.

     My work has appeared in The Polk Street Review and in An Evening with the Writing Muse.

     I am the coordinator for the Local Authors’ booth for the Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. So, if you are an Indiana author and would like to participate next year, please let me know. As soon as this year’s show closes, I will be accepting applications for next year’s show.

     My website was recently updated, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can do it now! http://www.suzannepurewal.com

You can also connect with me and leave book reviews on:
FB: Suzanne Purewal, Author Page
Goodreads: Suzanne Purewal on Goodreads

Here is the link to purchase my books: http://www.suzannepurewal.com/books.html

Kindle versions of Embracing Destiny and Challenging Destiny are available on Amazon

Children’s Author and Illustrator – Julee Sims

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Julee will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Friday, November 13th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Julee Sims is the author and illustrator of the A.J. the Apple books. A.J. the Apple teaches children life lessons they can relate to even though A.J. is a little apple just hanging out in his tree. Julee is from Yorktown, IN and is writing more books to create a whole series about A.J. and his adventures he has while growing up. There are currently three in the series and more will be released soon.

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A.J.’s Big Move tells the story of when A.J. and his family have to move across the orchard to a new apple tree. A.J. doesn’t want to leave his home but he finds that there are new and different things to love at his new home. When he makes new friends he realizes that he will be very happy in his new home.

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In A.J. Loses a Tooth, he doesn’t realize that he is supposed to lose his tooth and he thinks that he has broken it. He tries to fix it himself because he is afraid that he will get into trouble. A.J. learns that when he has questions or problems he should go to his parents for help.

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When A.J. talks with his mouth full at dinner and spits food onto his mom’s face he needs to be reminded of his manners! A.J. Learns Some Manners teaches children simple rules to follow at the dinner table.

Children love to read about A.J. and all of the things that he deals with as a little apple who is growing up. More books are coming soon including A.J. Gets Glasses and A.J. Gets a Pet.

You can always follow Julee Sims on Facebook at A.J. the Apple Books or on Twitter @ajtheapplebooks for updates about new releases and book signings.

Or check out this website for more on her books: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/search.php?search=julee+sims

Denise M. Rezsonya – A Guiding Light For Today’s Youth and Their Families

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Denise will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Thursday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. and Friday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Denise’s Be The Light devotional series is meant for teens and tweens (ages 9-16). The books are devotional resources designed to develop faith in a way that is easy to understand and is applicable to the lives of today’s youth. These faith-based books are designed for children ages 9-16 but may also appeal to other youth based on their level of maturity. Each book contains 24 points with two relevant Bible verses, three discussion questions, and journal space provided. They can be used individually or in group discussion settings.

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Her books are an ideal resource for Christian/Catholic schools, Vacation Bible Schools, Christian camps, discussion groups, Sunday School, youth in hospitals, foster care, detention centers, and homeless shelters, and they make a wonderful gift for Communion and Confirmation students. They are also ideal for evangelism and missionary work.

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Denise Rezsonya is an inspirational speaker, author, blogger, and host of the Be The Light Show on Hamilton County Television. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for 15 years and has two children. Denise writes and speaks on her faith, as well as issues pertinent to teens and families. Denise strives to help today’s teens realize their potential, and to succeed and to thrive.

Use this link to learn more about Denise and her inspirational work: http://denisemrezsonya.com/

Author Cy Wyss Offers Up Mystery, Thrills and Suspense

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Cy will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303.
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Cy Wyss lives and writes in the Indianapolis area. After earning a PhD in Computer Science in 2002 and teaching and researching for seven years, she returned to the childhood dream of becoming an author. As Cy says, “I better do it now because I won’t get a third life.”

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Behind her, Cy has a ton of academic experience and has written about twenty extremely boring papers on query languages and such, for example for the Association of Computing Machinery’s Transactions on Databases. (That’s a mouthful.)

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Now, she writes in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres and sometimes science fiction. She is the author of the thriller Dimorphic, the cozy mystery Eyeshine, and a collection of short stories about a San Francisco Police Detective, Lukas Richter.

Online, she does the Writer Cy cartoon series about the (mis)adventures of researching, writing, and self-publishing in today’s shifting climate. She also reviews Indie and self-published books. You can find her at http://www.cywyss.com.

The Spotlight is on Paranormal/Fantasy/Suspense/Romance Author, Shawn Reilly

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Shawn will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Shawn Reilly writes Paranormal/fantasy/suspense/romance (Clean) novels for adults and Young Adults.

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Call of the Raven is the first book in her adult series.

Bug is the first book in her YA trilogy.

Shawn Reilly lives in the small town of Mt. Comfort Indiana with her husband, three daughters, and far too many pets.

She grew up in the era of Star Trek and Star Wars. On Friday nights she watched Sammy Terry—a fictional vampire host of a local television station that played old monster flicks. The black and whites were her favorite.

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Eventually she began to write in the genres she loved: science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy.

She is the author of the Union Series, and the YA, Children of the Alliance Trilogy, Bug, Spun, and Thread.

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Thread will be coming out late October/2015 and the last two in the Union series on the banner at the top of this article will be coming out 2016.

Check out all of Shawn’s books on her website: http://shawnreilly.wix.com/shawnreilly

Romance and Paranormal Authors, Morgan K. Wyatt and Rayna Noire

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Morgan will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Thursday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Saturday, November 14th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Morgan K. Wyatt, 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 fulltime, 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.

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The Inheritance
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Dating After Forty-eight
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Affirmation
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To learn more about Morgan or Rayna, click on the links below:

http://morgankwyatt.com/
http://raynanoire.weebly.com/
https://twitter.com/morgankwyatt
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMorganKWyatt
http://www.amazon.com/Morgan-K.-Wyatt/e/B008EEC4EY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1442330985&sr=8-5

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Author, Hans Cummings

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Hans will be signing and selling his books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. and Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303.
http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Hans Cummings is the author of the Fantasy series: The Foundation of Drak-Anor and Scars of the Sundering, as well as the Zack Jackson science fiction series.

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Hans Cummings is Nuvo’s Best of Indy — Best Local Author 3rd place Honoree for 2014, and Nominee for 2015. Two of his short stories appear in Fear the Boot’s Sojourn speculative fiction anthologies.

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Hans also is a volunteer for the tabletop gaming industry ENnie Awards and maintains a gaming blog http://doctorstrangeroll.wordpress.com. In addition, he pens a writing blog http://vffpublishing.com.

Hans earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University in 2006.
He grew up in Indiana, Germany, and Virginia and returned to Indiana when he was 21. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife.

His hobbies include tabletop and computer gaming, smoking meat, and igniting young people’s curiosity and passion for science and exploration.

Jillian Jacobs Will Keep You On the Edge of Your Seat

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Jillian will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Friday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. and Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Jillian Jacobs 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.

On October 10th, she released Rachel’s Guard, the second book in her O-line Series.

The O-line Series, Book: 2 Rachel’s Guard
One hidden secret. One tragic mistake. Two lives converge to discover one final truth.

“I killed you.”

With his grandmother’s words, pro-football player Warren “Bronco” Murray’s picture-perfect world takes a direct hit. After mistaking him for a man from her past, Bronco believes his grandmother’s confused confession reveals the man who raised him isn’t his real father. Is his grandmother’s mind slipping? Or is she harboring a deadly secret?

Searching for an answer to a question he’s not even sure exists, Bronco hires Rachel Harris, a local private investigator and a woman who brings out his protective—and primal—instincts.

Rachel’s spent her life seeking her own resolution for a tragic mistake made years ago. Unwilling to suffer through another loss, she vows to keep her relationship with Bronco strictly professional. Yet with each step into Bronco’s past, she finds that the players shaping her life also shaped his.

Working together to uncover the facts, they falter when the game turns deadly. Nothing is as it seems and they must fight to unearth the truth buried under past deceptions and lies.
Bronco and Rachel survive personal attacks and shocking revelations only to discover that the answers they sought have created a new path…but will they endure the journey together or falter under the truth?
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The Elementals Series, Book: 1 Water’s Threshold
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?

Buy Links:
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http://bit.ly/WatersThresholdARE
http://bit.ly/WatersThresholdKobo

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The Elementals Series, Book: 2 Fire’s Field
Bound by a dark enchantment, only an elemental flame can light the way.

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Forged in rage and sorrow, a dark witch’s spell travels down her ancestral line to Violet Levina. Enchanted with the power of the entire Electromagnetic spectrum—microwaves, gamma rays, radio waves, Violet is cursed with limitless energy and the obligation to destroy an insidious creature composed of dark matter.

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For over five hundred years, Flint has served as Fire, aiding Earth’s environment and its people as one of four Elementals. Yet only once in his long existence has he been burned. A flaming redhead ignites the embers of his heart, but he finds her resistant to the heat building between them.

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Knowing she must fulfill her destiny, Violet travels to her home in Ireland, accompanied by the fiery Elemental. Not fooled by his charms and brazen demeanor, Violet wishes only to shield him from the coming battle, but can’t deny the flames of desire flickering when she is at his side.

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While standing together against unrelenting adversaries, false friends, family betrayals, and an underlying seed of darkness, they must burn bright, or the ruthless power behind the ancient spell will turn everything to ash.

With Flint as her beacon in a field of darkness, Violet will discover that love holds the most powerful magic of all.

Buy Link:
Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZFiresFieldebook
ARE: http://bit.ly/AREFiresFieldebook
iBooks/Smash: http://bit.ly/SmashFiresFieldebook
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Kobo: http://bit.ly/KoboFiresFieldebook

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The O-line Series, Book: 1 Ember’s Center
She spent her life fighting for middle ground, and now that she’s found it, she’ll fight for her life.

Ember Brooks yearns for an end to the dark chapters of her life—abusive mother, negligent father, teenage trauma, and sibling suicide. Determined to escape her traumatic past, Ember is finally headed for solid ground, gathering strength and balance with the help of her trusted counselor and friend, Xander Kane.

Still reeling from the death of her brother, Ember finds solace when Manchester Marauders center, Owen Killion goes on the offensive and barrels into her life. Both on the football field and off, Owen is sure-footed and confident. With his domineering presence and reliable nature, he alters her game-plan. But for a girl continually left on the sidelines, can she leave her heart on the line?

When Ember is the victim of increasingly dangerous incidents, and Xander changes the course of their relationship, once more her life spirals out of control.

Ember trusts Owen to guard their love, but when someone else is calling the shots, can they reach the end zone or will they fumble?

Buy links:
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http://bit.ly/EmbersCenterBNNook

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Want to know more about Jillian? Then use any of these Social Media Links:

Website: http://www.jillianjacobs.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenMooseProd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jillian-Jacobs/737689872920933
Amazon Author Page:http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Jacobs/e/B00PA1YHXK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1430663785&sr=8-1
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/JillianJacobs
tsu: http://www.tsu.co/JillianJacobsAuthor

Kurt A. Meyer—Capturing The Changing Cultural Landscape of Small Town Life

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Kurt will be signing and selling his books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Kurt Meyer’s writing, whether as newspaper columnist, novelist or blogger, chronicles and explores the changing cultural landscape of Midwestern small town life. He’s worked as a realtor specializing in marketing historic properties, has restored multiple Victorian-era homes and co-founded the annual literary journal, Polk Street Review.

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His first novel, Noblesville, was published by River’s Edge Media in 2014. His second novel, The Salvage Man, was published this year. Both are set in Indiana.

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You can keep up with Kurt at http://www.kurtameyer.com.

Or check out his blog: The Hoosier Contrarian Blog: http://thehoosiercontrarian.blogspot.com

Debra Knapp – Muscle Re-Education Specialist

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Debra will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Friday, November 13th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Debra Knapp, a native of Cicero, Indiana, grew up on a farm with a love for writing, teaching and a fascination of muscular anatomy. Debra attended Anderson College, majoring in Education and Physical Education. She has been a teacher, coach and personal trainer for over thirty-eight years.

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Deb’s love of muscular anatomy was applied firsthand as she trained and rose to the top of the bodybuilding circuit, winning the Ms. USA Masters Bodybuilding title in 1998 at the age of 43. She competed as a member of the USA Olympic Bodybuilding team in 2001. She has been certified by the American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and Egoscue University.

In addition to her training expertise, Debra utilizes her gift as an Egoscue Posture, Alignment and Pain Management Specialist. She has authored articles on health, wellness and nutrition for various publications. She has given numerous presentations at coaches and leadership conferences. Her love of teaching is most evident as a mentor for individuals of all ages, for those of all functional levels and in collaboration with healthcare professionals. Currently, Debra is a consultant, trainer and Clinical Education Director for the Indiana Parkinson Foundation.

To learn more about Debra or how she can help you, check out her website or send her an email.

Debra Knapp
CPT, ACE, AFAA, Certified Egoscue Posture Alignment & Pain Management Specialist
Master Trainer & Muscle Re-Education Specialist
Clinical Education Director for the Indiana Parkinson Foundation
http://www.mypoweroverpain.com
deb@mypoweroverpain.com
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Roxy Morgan Delights Children With Colorful Characters

Roxy will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Friday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Roxy Morgan’s children’s books are enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

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The Adventures of Mr. Blue Fish – A new book about friendship and adventure, Mr. Blue Fish comes to the rescue of his friend, Melvin the Moose.

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The Lobster Klobster Family Adventures at the Farm – While playing on the beach, Lucy Lobster Klobster discovers a treasure leading the entire family on an exciting adventure.

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George – A snowman brings delight to children. George isn’t just any snowman… he is special, he is real. He is alive and has feelings just like you and me. In this story, learn along with George that helping others brings purpose to life. Using pen and paper, popular children’s author Roxy Morgan, has built a snowman that will captivate your heart, as only a snowman can do.

Roxy Morgan received a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Butler University and taught in the Carmel, Indiana school system.

Together with her husband, Chuck, she helped start the family business as they raised their three children. Roxy’s children are grown and married. They have blessed her and her husband with eight wonderful grandchildren, who have become an inspiration to her.

After a career of encouraging and motivating elementary students in a classroom environment, Roxy now uses pen and paper to bring to life stories for children stressing the values of family and friendship.

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Check out these and other children’s stories Roxy has written on her website: http://www.roxymorgan.com/

Spotlight on Contemporary Romance Author, A.D. Ellis

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A.D. will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

A.D. Ellis is the award-winning author of two related collections of stories, A Torey Hope Novel Series and Torey Hope: The Later Years. Her debut novel, For Nicky, was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters.

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A.D.’s fourth novel, Loving Josie, was awarded the bronze medal in the contemporary romance category in the prestigious Readers’ Favorite 2015 International Book Awards.

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Born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. was an avid reader from the time she learned to read. She could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends and family were not such book enthusiasts, so A.D. got used to dealing with snickers and joking comments about her constant reading habits. Truth be told, Ms. Ellis has always been the definition of a book nerd.

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A.D. always dreamed of being a teacher. Graduating from Indiana State University in 1999 and earning a Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003, she met her goal of entering the world of education. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis, Indiana for 17 years. She spent the majority of her 17 years in fourth grade, but has now taken on the challenges of teaching 3rd and 4th grade alternative education students. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students don’t always share in that enthusiasm.

She met her husband in college in 1996, and they married in June of 2000. She lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and sweating at the gym in the very early mornings.
A.D. began her writing journey in October 2013, and she is grateful for the friends and support she’s found along the way.

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Website adellisauthor.webs.com
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Terry Hutchens, An IU Sportswriter For the Ages

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Terry will be signing and selling his books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Thursday, November 12th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Saturday, November 14th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Sunday, November 15th from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Terry Hutchens knows Indiana University Basketball. He is beginning his 18th season covering the Hoosiers, the first 15 of which were with the Indianapolis Star. He currently is the content manager for Btownbanners, a free fan site at http://www.btownbanners.com.

Five times, Terry has been honored as Indiana’s Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He also teaches a sports journalism course every semester at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Along with his IU basketball trivia book that is out this fall, Terry has also co-authored with Tom Brew on his seventh title, The Missing Banners, that will be released in October of 2015. This is a book that looks at all of the years that Indiana basketball came close but did not win a national championship.

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Terry’s sixth book, and fifth on IU sports topics, Hoosiers Through and Through, published in 2014, took a look at the best IU basketball players of all time who hailed from the state of Indiana. Rising from the Ashes, published in 2012, looked back at the resurgence of IU basketball brought along by Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls and company.

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In 2007, his book, Hep Remembered, looked back at IU football coach Terry Hoeppner, who died from the effects of brain cancer while still the IU coach. Two years later, he wrote a book with coach Hep’s widow, Jane Hoeppner, that was a Christian/inspirational book titled, Never Ever Quit.

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His first book, in 1995, was about the Indianapolis Colts called, Let ‘er Rip. In 2013, he also wrote the updated second edition of the Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia, originally written in 2004 by Jason Hiner.

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Terry and his wife Susan have been married 29 years and live in Indianapolis. They have two grown sons, Bryan and Kevin.

Other Books that Terry will have on sale at the Gift and Hobby Show include:
*** Hoosiers Through and Through
*** Rising From the Ashes
*** Hep Remembered
*** The Missing Banners (this will be released in October of 2015)

Spotlight on Urban Fantasy Author, Francesca Quarto

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Francesca will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

FRANCESCA QUARTO is part of a large Italian family where she discovered early on, that a love of reading was as much a part of her DNA as her mother’s skill at baking. Growing up in a house filled with laughter, screaming, banging pots, fighting and loving family bonds, shaped her life and heart.

Having moved from the east coast where she was raised between New York and New Jersey, Francesca left for the mid-west where she spent several years outside the Chicago area raising a family of three children, completing her college degrees and writing introspective poetry like other young mothers.

Francesca has worked in local television, a small town zoo, founded a non-profit tutoring agency for an inner-city neighborhood which eventually served local school districts, worked for an International Evangelical Television and Radio Station and for a non-profit organization serving challenged adults.

Francesca Quarto resides in a small town outside of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, Patrick. She still has a great love of the written word and while she enjoys her E-Reader immensely, she treasures the excitement of turning the next page.

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Wolf Master of Iron Mountain
Young Brenda O’Brien came from a poor Irish immigrant family, but she was enriched from her earliest childhood by her father who gave her the perfect treasure: Magic.
Brenda is part of a clan of Celtic Mages that has its Magical roots going back through the ages. She learned the mystic arts and skills from her father and after she purchases a radio station in a remote mountain town, she has plenty of need of them.

Iron Mountain was a booming coal mining town in the late 1800s, but there is a sinister cloud hanging over this beautiful mountain setting. Old news clippings from those times, tell of town folk being hunted down and murdered and visitors disappearing off the trails, never to be seen again. Legend held that there was an ancient Indian Shaman who was responsible for all the mayhem and his flight into the deeper forests of the high mountains was proof enough to all. After his escape from the town’s suspicions and justice, there were reports of giant wolf-like men and other creatures roaming the mountains as part of the Shaman’s twisted pack.

While researching the town’s history for herself, Brenda uncovers these old news stories and concludes there was more myth, than magic, at play in the old town. Never one to scoff at any sort of reports of magical powers, she tucks the tidbits of information away.

Brenda is befriended early on by the handsome young Sheriff, Jason Tate and his close friend, Gus Flores, the dwarf known to the town as “The Ugly Baker”. After she is attacked and almost killed by a band of marauding wild dogs, Brenda finds a sort of kennel in what had been the jail house in the old town. Her radio station was now built over it and what she thought of as the basement is suddenly transformed into a nightmare. Two enormous wild dogs are destroyed by the Sheriff, but the mystery of their presence deepens.

Her detective work takes her high into the densely forested mountain where she finds the howling snow storm is not the only threat to her safety. Her encounter with one of the Shaman’s pack puts her into a life and death race for safety and an unexpected champion who is as terrifying as protective.

Jason is quickly brought into her world of magic as he begins to suspect that they are faced with a powerful Skin Walker, able to change men to his will. They both know that finding the Shaman is only part of their challenge. They must also find a way to kill him, and there is only one way Brenda knows to do that, and she needs to be very close to him to succeed.

Brenda and Jason discover the long tentacles of the evil Skin Walker reach into the quiet town of Iron Mountain, and can touch all that appears innocent and destroy all that is good. Their lives are pitted against the changing face of this evil and they cannot predict who or what the enemy is. Brenda is only sure of one thing; her Magic is as powerful as the Green Mother and she can make the world tremble.

To learn more about THE WITCH OF APPALACHIA Series and Francesca, check out her links:

Book 1 – Wolf Master of Iron Mountain
http://www.tell-talepublishing.com
Available at AMAZON in soft cover and digital format
http://www.Celticmagic.net
@FrancescasMagic
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Max Bear with Kris Ball

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Max Bear will be with Kris Ball signing and selling their book at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Max Bear has written a book to help humans better understand the stuffed bear psyche. But just don’t tell Mr. Perkins, head of the Secret Stuffed Bear Council! If he finds out about this, Max Bear would be in serious trouble, maybe even banished from the Secret Stuffed Bear Council forever!

Max Bear’s website is http://www.maxbearrules.weebly.com.

His blog is http://www.maxbearrules.wordpress.com.

Angela Nuttle – The Corporate Talent Expert

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Angela will be signing and selling her book at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

As a Corporate Talent Expert in Fortune 500 companies, Angela Nuttle is known for her high visibility work with aspiring leaders, leading performers, and high potential talent. She’s been formally recognized in companies like Northrop Grumman and Kellogg, Brown, & Root for discovering and developing key talent in high stakes environments.

Angela spent 3 years in Iraq as an HR defense contractor supporting the US military and contractors from all over the world. She was one of 16 females on base facing harsh conditions and difficult challenges as a woman in a warzone. She is frequently asked to speak about her experiences there, and her story is one of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience, and she shares this in her presentation called Hostile Work Environments: Lessons Learned from the Battlefield to the Boardroom.

As the CEO of a rapidly growing consulting firm, Angela partners with mid to large size company CEOs, business leaders and HR departments to create company-wide value by developing people, potential, and processes for productive and profitable business results. She teaches them how to of creatively develop and remodel talent around 8 critical factors needed to sustain companies in today’s marketplace. Angela also focuses on leadership, executive coaching, experiential programming, and workshops.

Angela operates The School of Executive Presence™, which includes career changing experiences for aspiring leaders, high performers, and talented people who are serious about discovering and showcasing their value so they can move into their calling and potential. The school offers public events, workshops, a cohort program, private coaching, and an online on-demand platform.

As an author, 2015 is a big year for Angela as she is publishing her first business book, which is focused on helping business people go from INVISIBLE TO INCREDIBLE through executive presence and presentation. The book highlights a delivery method called The Fine Dining Experience™. She reveals profound stories, practical guidance, and tools that are highly sought after in the business world.

Angela is described as a dynamic and energetic speaker and thought leader who brings instant life to the stage at corporate events, conferences, and workshop seminars. She can be lighthearted and funny, then move into deeply meaningful stories that command the room and mesmerize her audience. She has a gift for connecting with the audience in a way that they feel seen, heard, and valued.

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As a sought after presenter and workshop leader, Angela’s presentations are focused on current and future trends around key talent, how to discover and develop talent for business sustainability, and understanding how leaders can build people for top performance. She also speaks to HR groups and helping them to become trusted advisors to the business.

Contact Angela via her websites: http://www.corporatetalentexpert.com and http://www.schoolofexecutivepresence.com.

Featuring Paranormal Enthusiast and Author, Nicole Kobrowski

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Nicole will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Wednesday, November 11th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Nicole is the owner of Unseenpress.com, Inc. and the author of 16 books including paranormal, history and textbooks. Her most recent book, “Fractured Intentions: A History of Central State Hospital for the Insane” covers the history of the first mental institution in Indiana.

Being a paranormal enthusiast for over 30 years, she has done investigation work in many areas including spirit photography, electronic voice phenomenon, and automatic writing.

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In addition to her work in the paranormal field, Nicole is an Adult Educator with a Masters in Adult Education from Indiana University. Currently, she lives in her “über haunted home” in Westfield, Indiana.

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To report a phenomenon, schedule your Historic Indiana Ghost Walk and Tour, or to learn more about Nicole, check out her links:

Website: http://www.unseenpress.com

Facebook:
Unseenpress: https://www.facebook.com/ghosttoursIN
Nicole’s author page: https://www.facebook.com/NicoleKobrowski

Twitter
Unseenpress: https://twitter.com/ghosts_IN
Nicole’s author Twitter: https://twitter.com/geistmadl

Spotlight on YA Mystery and Romance Author, Madalyn S. Kinsey

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Madalyn will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

The Ghost of Cheeney Creek
For eighth-grader Vanessa the easy-going life of summer vacation stretches before her in all its glory. Her visions of sleeping late every morning and watching as much television as possible evaporate quickly, though. Her mother has arranged for her to spend two weeks with her aunt, uncle, and cousins she barely knows on a farm! Making matters worse, the farm is haunted by a Civil War ghost reisiding in a cemetery only steps from the house. This is definitely not the plan she had in mind for her summer of 1967.

After settling in, however, new worlds open up as Vanessa gets to know her relatives and their different way of life. After initiating their “city slicker” cousin to life on the farm, Emma, Luke, Daniel and their friend Jim introduce her to adventures she never dreamed she’d encounter. When the kids share the legend of a Civil War era ghost who haunts the area, and they become deeply entangled with the mysteries of an old, abandoned house, their exploits set them on a perilous path-a path that their curiosity and family loyalty dictate that they must follow. As the kids rush headlong into deeper danger, they develop deeper friendships-ones that will help them emerge from their exploits in one piece. Tag along with Vanessa, Emma, Luke, Daniel, and Jim as they forge bonds that will endure beyond their unforgettable summer!

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Madalyn Kinsey was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has lived and worked as a corporate attorney in Indianapolis, Chicago, and San Francisco. Searching for inspiration for her writing, she called upon fond memories of frequent childhood visits with cousins on the family farm near Fishers, Indiana, where abandoned buildings, a Civil War-era graveyard only steps from the house (rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier), a mysterious creek running through the property, and a nearby municipal airport, made her real-life visits fascinating and full of adventure.

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Those memories have inspired the plots of her Vanessa Mysteries series, the first of which was The Ghost of Cheeney Creek, and its sequel, The Mystery of Gatewood Airport. In each book, her main character, 14-year old Vanessa, and her cousins and their friend, Jim, are swept into new and different adventures requiring courage and commitment to friendship and family.

When not writing, Madalyn practices corporate law with an Indianapolis law firm, and enjoys classic movies and TV, ghost hunting, and flying.

Connect with Madalyn via her webpage: http://www.ghostofcheeneycreek.com, and blog: http://www.ghostofcheeneycreek.com/wordpress.

Kenzie Michaels – Spicing Up Outer Space

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Kenzie will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Friday, November 13th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Saturday, November 14th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

The Best of Both Worlds
No stranger to controversy, SaLie SiLah is offered a position on the newly opened Tri-Xa space station. Expecting to further her relationship with the father of her child, SaLie learns she will be working closely with her childhood sweetheart. Will her eyes be opened to the fact love has been within her reach this entire time?

Dr. JeTil PaHej thought SaLie was his Chosen when they were seniors at the Academy, but he hadn’t counted on her infatuation with the Xaxonian commander of the new space station. When he learns SaLie will be joining him on the medical team, he forms an unlikely alliance with DuKah, in order to win his woman back. Will the ploy work, or will the deception turn her against both men?

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Kenzie Michaels resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and various household pets. Her fifth-grade teacher showed this avid reader how to write the stories swirling in her head, successfully unleashing her imagination upon the written word.

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Kenzie is the ‘wild child’ of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who’s the mother of three and ‘Aunt Molly’ to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost. (LOL)

Kenzie can be found at the following places:
Website: http://www.mollydaniels.wordpress.com
Blog: http://kenziemichaels.blogspot.com
Face Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Kenzie-Michaels/248105468603737
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kenziemichaels
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Kenzie+Michaels&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Kenzie+Michaels&sort=relevancerank

George Kramer—Prolific Poet, Story Teller, and Science Fantasy Author

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George will be signing and selling his books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. and Sunday, November 15th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

George Kramer started writing early in his life. In fifth grade, he started dabbling with his pen and paper. It was instrumental since his writing would serve as a crucial outlet later in life. The venting allowed him to get a handle on his trials and tribulations in growing up with eight other siblings.

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George spread his wings and embraced writing in all genres. As it stands, he has over one hundred and fifty articles published online for various websites. He has written two books of unconventional poetry, countless short stories, a medical thriller, and has entered the science fantasy arena with his fourth book of the Arcadis series.

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George was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, and moved to Indiana in 1989. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana with his wife and precocious daughter.

Want to connect with George? Use these links:

http://www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer
http://www.facebook.com/Arcadisthesorcerer
http://www.georgekramer.blogspot.com
http://www.authorsden.com/georgekramer

M. Katherine Clark – A Bit of Suspense

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Katherine will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Wednesday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., Friday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., and Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

M. Katherine Clark is a Butler University graduate with five novels currently published. She writes suspense with subgenres of Mystery, Thriller, Romantic, Sherlock Holmes and Paranormal. Her newest release is book one in The Wolf’s Bane Saga: Wolf’s Bane.

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Some of her other works:
Soundless Silence, a Sherlock Holmes novel
The Greene and Shields Files
Love Among the Shamrocks Collection
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

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To learn more about Katherine and her books, click on these links:

Website: http://www.mkatherineclark.net
http://www.facebook.com/mkatherineclark

Sarah E. Morin – What if Sleeping Beauty Refused To Wake Up?

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Sarah will be signing and selling her book at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Wednesday, November 11th from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, November 14th, 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Lose yourself in Sarah E. Morin’s twisted fairy tale, Waking Beauty.

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This rescue isn’t going at all how he planned. Secondhand hero Prince Arpien intends to gain a throne and the Sleeping Beauty’s heart with a single kiss when he wakes her from the evil fairy’s curse. But kissing the princess is only the beginning of a series of unforeseen obstacles: man-eating bugs, deadly spindles, talking lapdogs, and fiery pickles. The Sleeping Beauty is the biggest complication of all.

Princess Brierly is Beautiful and fairy-Gifted, but also…daft. After one hundred years of sleep imprisonment, Brierly refuses to believe this rescue is anything more than a tantalizing but doomed dream.

Arpien is drawn to the vibrancy beneath Brierly’s indifferent exterior. Can they reclaim her kingdom? Do they dare trust in the Prince of the old tales to help them battle the evil fairy who cursed Brierly? What is the price of waking beauty?

This is not the story of an innocent damsel-in-distress or her cardboard rescuer. It is a full coming-of-age struggle in a world where truth shifts as often as dreams.

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Sarah E. Morin serves as kid wrangler at an interactive history park. Her 100 youth volunteers are her best consultants in the fields of humor, teenage angst, and spinning wheels, which, they assure her, are not hazardous to anyone but Sleeping Beauty.

She is actively involved in the local writing community and is cofounder of NICE, which encourages artists to connect to classic literature. Waking Beauty is her first novel. It earned her a spot as finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest.

Her dramatic works range from a musical about Susan B. Anthony to fairy tale poetry. She enjoys giving writing workshops and performing her work, especially pieces that allow her to dress up in her queen costume. When she grows up she wants to be a child prodigy.

Use these links to learn more about Sarah and her fairy tale world:

http://www.sarahemorin.com
https://www.facebook.com/sarahemorinauthor?ref=bookmarks

Kate SeRine – Turning Up the Heat With Her Protect and Serve Series

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Kate will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Kate’s Protect and Serve romantic suspense series features Dawson brothers Tom, Gabe, Joe, and Kyle. The Dawson family has a long, legendary history in law enforcement and each of the brothers feels he must live up to that legacy while also finding his own way in life and in love…

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When a high-profile investigation goes wrong, FBI Agent Kyle Dawson is transferred back home where he is forced to confront his demons…and the only woman he ever loved. Three years ago, Kyle and Abby Morrow shared a wild, passionate summer—then Abby broke his heart. Now she needs his help.

Kyle never stopped loving Abby. So when Abby uncovers evidence of a human-trafficking ring, leading to her sister’s kidnapping, he swears he’ll stop at nothing to bring her sister home and keep Abby safe. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse and blindsided by their own explosive desires, they must set aside the past before it’s too late.

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Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) is a hopeless romantic who firmly believes in true love that lasts forever. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after.

Kate is the author of the award-winning Transplanted Tales paranormal romance series and soon will be releasing two new romantic suspense series: Protect and Serve (November 2015) and Dark Alliance (July 2016). You can also find her novella “Torn”, a prequel to her Protect and Serve series, in Way of the Warrior, a military romance anthology that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

Kate lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project—probably while consuming way too much coffee.

Coming soon…
Protect & Serve series (November 2015)
Dark Alliance series (July 2016)

Please visit her at http://www.kateserine.com, http://www.Facebook.com/kateserine, or on Twitter @KateSeRine.

Joel P. Blum – The Screbus, A Master of Disguise

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Joel will be signing and selling his book at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

The story about the Screbus is Joel P. Blum’s first children’s book.

Very few people have ever heard about a Screbus or even seen one. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

In Search of the Elusive Screbus is about two sisters and their wonderful summer at a magical lake where children gather for summer adventures.

When we are young, our minds are open and welcome the enchantment and magic of something we’re not sure exists, but can believe in. The Screbus is just such a thing.

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Joel P. Blum was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Cincinnati and was an architect and partner at the firm of InterDesign in Indianapolis. He recently retired and enjoys time with family, live theatre at Indiana Repertory Theater, fishing, golf and gardening.

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To jump into the magical world of the Screbus, or learn more about Joel, check out his website: http://www.screbus.com

Featuring Humorous Fiction Author, Cynthia Port

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Cynthia will be signing and selling her books at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Saturday, November 14th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

The Kibble Talk series hooks middle grade readers with its silly humor, but just under the surface are heartfelt messages about acceptance and not taking others for granted. Young readers come for the laughs and adventure, but stay for the experience of stepping into someone else’s shoes and seeing how they treat others when faced with a challenge.

Her first book, Kibble Talk, has been used as a read aloud in classrooms across the US, and recently won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Award for 4th to 6th grade books.

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The second book in the Kibble Talk series, Dog Goner, has been equally well-received.

In 2016, Ms. Port will publish several new works, including book 3 in the Kibble Talk series and an historical fiction middle grade novel that takes place in the Australian Outback. Wombats, anyone?

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Cynthia Port lives in the beautiful, rolling hills of Indiana with her husband, two daughters, and a head full of stories. She earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, which she uses in her day job as a scientific writing consultant (and for occasional psychiatric evals of her friends and family that she mostly keeps to herself).

Learn more about Cynthia and her Kibble Talk series via her Website: http://www.cynthiaportbooks.com

Tia Catalina Books – Where Humor and Suspense Fall in Love

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Tia will be signing and selling her book at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Friday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

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Devastated by her combat experiences, former Marine Grace Garcia is unable to adjust to civilian life until a wayward postcard sends her on a mission that places her in the path of Jared Cooper, the new Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix ATF.

With a new job and a new daughter, Jared has no interest in a new relationship, but when seemingly unrelated events result in a dangerous threat to their lives, he offers Grace refuge.

When witnesses and suspects die before they can talk, Jared becomes convinced the threats are originating close to home, but the perpetrator is always one step ahead as he searches for answers.

As the stakes get higher, can Grace once again embrace her warrior past?

Caught in a nest of deception, can Jared unravel the lies to find the truth before another life slips away?

The truth lies in uncovering the elusive Blue Falcon.

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TIA owned a small business in the real estate industry for decades before deciding a change was required to preserve her sense of humor. She joined the Indiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America and the Speed City Sisters in Crime where she spent years studying the writing craft, specializing in humor and suspense.

She and her husband are residents of central Indiana where they enjoy volunteering for the various sporting events held in Indianapolis. Tia is an NFL, NBA and WNBA fan, spending many unrecoverable hours tailgating. Other talents include cooking and entertaining.

Connect with Tia:

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

Local Authors at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

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     This year, we will be showcasing the most diverse group of local authors to ever be featured at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show! Our authors are offering everything from children’s books to fantasy, faith-based non-fiction, historical fiction, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, sports, suspense, and more!

     And in a show first—authors will be reading excerpts from their books each and every day of the show. So not only will you be able to buy personalized, autographed books, but you will be experiencing the authors’ works, and in many instances, their characters, in the authors’ own voices!

     The show runs from Wednesday, November 11th – Sunday, November 15th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion.

     Here’s a link to check out the show times and show features. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/

     I will be posting articles on all of the authors this week. So, check back often to learn more about the authors and the exciting books they will have for sale.

     Here are the authors who will be appearing at this year’s show:

     Max Bear with Kris Ball
     Joel P. Blum – The Screbus, A Master of Disguise
     Tia Catalina
     M. Katherine Clark
     Hans Cummings
     A.D. Ellis
     Terry Hutchens
     Jillian Jacobs
     Madalyn S. Kinsey
     Nicole Kobrowski
     George Kramer
     Debra Knapp – Muscle Re-Education Specialist
     Kurt A. Meyer
     Kenzie Michaels
     Roxy Morgan
     Sarah E. Morin
     Angela Nuttle – The Corporate Talent Expert
     Cynthia Port
     Suzanne Purewal
     Francesca Quarto
     Shawn Reilly
     Denise M. Rezsonya
     Kate SeRine
     Julee Sims
     Morgan K. Wyatt and Rayna Noire
     Cy Wyss

     Celebrate the creativity of your community, and support your local authors at Booth #303!