Featuring Historic Fiction/Mystery Author, Madalyn S. Kinsey

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Madalyn S. Kinsey! She will be signing and selling her books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

     Author of the Vanessa Mystery Series

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     Madalyn Kinsey was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, in an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She visited them frequently on the family farm near Fishers, Indiana, where ghost hunting, exploring abandoned houses and the nearby creek, searching for UFOs, sleeping in the woods, and other kinds of do-it-yourself fun took place.
     Her cousins were never at a loss to cook up fun and adventure, much of it involving investigating the Civil War-era graveyard located only yards behind the family home that was rumored to be haunted.

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     Her historic fiction books in the Vanessa Mystery Series, consisting of The Ghost of Cheeney Creek, The Mystery of Gatewood Airport, and The Man Who Defied Gravity, are a fond memoir of those visits, as well as the pop culture of the 1960s during which they occurred.

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     When not writing, Madalyn practices law with an Indianapolis law firm.

     To learn more about Madalyn and her books, visit her websites: http://www.ghostofcheeneycreek.com and http://www.madalynkinsey.com

Local Author, Lisa Anne Duda, Shares Her Story of God’s Grace

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Lisa Anne Duda! She will be signing and selling her books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

     Lisa Anne Duda was born and raised in Indiana where she still resides with her husband Marc. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has worked within the healthcare industry for almost 20 years starting in professional billing then transitioning to IT.
     Lisa is a first time author. Writing a book was not on her bucket list, but she became inspired as she and her sister were faced with helping their Mom through a very difficult time. During that experience, Lisa watched as her Mom opened her heart to God’s Grace. It was an experience she felt compelled to share.

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     About the Book, Faithful Sunshine:
     Some of us tend to struggle with blind faith. We don’t always see God’s messages or instead we fluff them off as simple coincidences. Some remain trapped in the past, continually punishing themselves or others for mistakes, never learning to forgive.
     Faithful Sunshine encompasses a variety of emotions and states – bitterness, worry, regret, selfishness, fear, pain, mortality, forgiveness, faith, and love.
     Faithful Sunshine is a true account of how the author unexpectedly attempts to help her mother face mortality while juggling her own emotions and unintentionally making peace with the past. Along the way, God’s messages cannot be denied. He provides strength beyond words.
     As the story unfolds, God’s Grace shines through. God’s blessings cannot be denied. Faced with humility and reality, the author comes to the realization that blind faith, and a little forgiveness along the way, is all we need.
     Reviews:
• Gary Mohre: “What a great book! So heart felt and emotion from the writer.”
• Nancy Lawler: “Just finished it! Great story Lisa! Thanks for inspiring me to cherish every moment with my aging parents! And especially for helping me to appreciate blind faith!”
• Anonymous: “Great story of love and forgiveness. We can all learn from the undying loyalty of the author to her mother and the path of healing that both enjoyed.”
• Brittany Martinez: “I am coming to an end with Lisa’s story. I have to share that this book has truly touched me. I used to be very close with God and in the last handful of years I have drifted a bit. Not because I had less faith, it was because I wasn’t paying attention. For a while now I have been working hard to obtain my close friendship with God. Her story has helped remind me of ways to pay closer attention to the blessings surrounding our everyday life and that God is there at all times. Thank you for sharing your story so everyone can be consumed by reminders of our Father and undoubted faith. You’re an inspiration Lisa Anne Duda!”
• Christy Osborn: “Love this book! It kept me interested throughout the book and I felt like I was right there with them on their journey. Definitely recommend.”
• Lori Sims: “I was blessed to read this book over Christmas and I can say it truly captured me… I could not put it down. It is a must read! I was moved by the events that unfolded and the very personal account of the detailed events that took place so rapidly. Very heart-felt and honest. Thanks Lisa Anne Duda for sharing your story and I know God has a plan for this to bless so many more!”
• David Hoffman: “You wrote a very compelling story. Very good book! Highly recommend it for those who have a strong faith, and those who don’t.”

To learn more about Lisa Anne or her book, visit https://faithfulsunshine.wordpress.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/FaithfulSunshine2016

Meet Golf Enthusiast and G.O.L.F. Inc. Author, Lane H. Luoma

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local G.O.L.F. Inc. author, Lane H. Luoma! He will be signing and selling his books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 11th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., and Sunday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

     This is what Lane had to say in his own words.
     Author??? If I made my top ten list of things I never thought I’d be it might go something like: U.S. President, doctor, singer, algebra/calculus professor, hair dresser, ballet dancer, rodeo bull rider (crazy!), skyscraper construction guy (crazier!), professional golfer, and for sure, author would have made the list.
     Remarkable as it seems (to me anyway), since this is indeed a book and I’m the guy that created it, I guess that qualifies me as an author. I can pretty much guarantee one thing for sure, none of my various English teachers through my school years would have ever predicted I would author anything.
     Actually, becoming an author isn’t exactly a huge step up on the “status ladder” anyway. If you think about it, just about anybody that can read and write can become an author just as anybody that can swing a golf club can call themselves a golfer. Now, good, bad, or somewhere in between on the author quality scale? That’s another thing altogether and remains to be seen.

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     This is my very first book but hopefully not my last. I’ve got ideas for a few more but I definitely wanted the first to be about golf which has been a huge part of my life as far back as I can remember.
     Anyway, here’s a little background on myself just in case anybody really gives a ….! Cares.
     I was born in a small southern Minnesota town called Worthington, have lived in seven different states, and now reside in Noblesville, Indiana (suburb of Indianapolis) where I have been for the last thirty years or so.
     I’ve played golf for over fifty years and by my best “guesstimate”, played about two hundred different courses. I’ve been involved with the game in one way or another most of my life, both as a recreational endeavor and as a career.
     I graduated from Illinois State University in 1973 with a degree in business and a dream to follow in my father’s footsteps and climb the proverbial corporate ladder with some big company. I figured if I was going to work for a company it might as well be a golf company and was fortunate enough to land a job with what I thought was a big one in Chicago, the Ram Golf Corporation. It was a very low paying customer service position but it was a start in an industry that I at least had some interest in.
     I soon realized there were not very many rungs on the Ram Golf Corporate ladder. In fact, after being there a year it dawned on me there was only one rung between myself and the guy that owned the company, so even though it was a short climb, it was also one that could take forever or never happen at all!
     With little or no opportunity for growth inside, I reluctantly took an outside sales position with Ram in Indiana in 1976 and have been here ever since.
     I’ve worked as an independent sales representative for many golf companies selling just about every equipment, apparel, and accessory category related to the game. I’ve been a fifty percent partner in a nine-hole golf course and owned a couple of my own golf related businesses. By the way, I was President of both those companies, so I did, in fact, climb the ladder. One of those businesses had all of four employees including myself and my wife. The other had two including myself and my wife, but why quibble? I made it to the top!
     I, like every golfer who reads this book, am a frustrated golfer. I, like most golfers who read this book, am also a golf lover. That makes me a frustrated golf lover. A frustrated golf lover you ask? Aren’t those terms contradictory? You will better understand as you read on. Even though I am indeed a frustrated golfer myself and have created an entire book analyzing the game basically by its frustrating attributes, I absolutely and unconditionally love the game. Frustrating as it can be, it is still THE greatest game the Good Lord ever created!
     For more on Lane and his book, visit his website: http://www.golfrustrations.com

“Patches and the Delightful Dragon Day” – An Exciting Children’s Book from LemonToadBooks.com

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the local authors from LemonToadBooks.com, Bill and Katie Frederick! They will be signing and selling their books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 12th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

     Bill and Katie Frederick authored “Patches and the Delightful Dragon Day,” and “The Kite Surprise,” picture books for ages 4 to 8. They are currently working on Patches book two.

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     Bill, a clinical mental health therapist, works extensively with children and families. He is known for storytelling and humor when presenting at state conferences on the use of stories in therapy. He is a graduate of DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
     Katie works on special projects in research, writing, and development. She continues the path of developing children’s books. She obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
     Additional information can be found at http://www.LemonToadBooks.com.

Local Author, M. Katherine Clark, Weaves Tales of Mystery, Suspense and Romance

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, M. Katherine Clark! She will be signing and selling her books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 9th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., Friday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., and Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

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     M. Katherine Clark is a Butler University graduate and an Indiana Native. Currently, she has 6 novels published including The Greene and Shields Files and The Wolf’s Bane Saga. Her newest release is Lonely Moon.

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     Please friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter!

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Today’s Spotlight Shines on Urban Fantasy Author, Francesca Quarto

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Francesca Quarto! She will be signing and selling her books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 11th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

     Francesca Quarto is second generation Italian-American; born on the East Coast, but happily, has mellowed the New York trademark accent. Her love of words began early in life, and she consumed books like some kids did Rice Crispy Treats.

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     Her first published works went into some Poetry Anthologies, but gave her the determination to keep her muse busy.
     Wolf Master of Iron Mountain found its way into Francesca’s computer in 2015; followed not long after, by a second book, in what was clearly becoming a series.

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     Dangerous Dreaming was published the same year, launching some Draconian efforts on her part, to develop and write Book 3, Blood of the Dragon.
     “If you are looking for Magic, look no further than your next book! Inside every new story beats the heart of the imagination and that is the very essence of being human.”

     To learn more about Francesca, visit her website: http://www.celticmagic.net/

Prolific Science Fantasy Author, George Kramer

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, George Kramer! He will be signing and selling his books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Sunday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.
     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 sixth book of the Arcadis series.
     George was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, is one of nine children, and is a natural born triplet. He moved to Indiana in 1989. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana with his wife and precocious daughter.

     To learn more about George and his extremely popular Arcadis series, check him out at: http://www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer