Appearance Schedule – Indiana Authors at the Greenwood Park Mall

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Give the gift of reading this Christmas and Holiday Season!

Indiana Authors will be signing and selling their books, at the Greenwood Park Mall, in Greenwood, Indiana, starting on Black Friday. We will be in the kiosk space in front of Victoria’s Secret.

The schedule is listed below. To learn more about the authors, click here.

Indiana Authors Schedule:

Friday, November 29th, 6:00 AM -1:15 PM – George Kramer
Friday, November 29th, 1:45 PM – 9:00 PM – Mike Jenneman, George Kramer, Malinas Adventures, Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Saturday, November 30th, 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM – Lisa Anne Duda, George Kramer, Mossy Feet Books
Saturday, November 30th, 3:15 PM – 9:00 PM – Lisa Anne Duda, George Kramer, Mossy Feet Books

Sunday, December 1st, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Mossy Feet Books

Tuesday, December 3rd, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM – Linda E. Minton
Tuesday, December 3rd, 3:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday, December 6th, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM – George Kramer
Friday, December 6th, 3:45 PM – 9:00 PM – George Kramer, T. J. Pulley

Saturday, December 7th, 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM – Robert Hedges, George Kramer, Benjamin Oneal, N. E. Riggs
Saturday, December 7th, 3:15 PM – 9:00 PM – George Kramer, Cynthia Lacey, Benjamin Oneal

Sunday, December 8th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Mossy Feet Books, N. E. Riggs

Tuesday, December 10th, 3:45 PM – 9:00 PM – Audrey Stevens

Thursday, December 12th, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM – Linda E. Minton

Friday, December 13th, 3:45 PM – 9:00 PM – Asa Dunnington, Kimberly Hoffman, Paul J. Hoffman

Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM – Lisa Anne Duda, Linda E. Minton, Benjamin Oneal, Nick Valenzuela
Saturday, December 14th, 3:45 PM – 10:00 PM – Lisa Anne Duda, Asa Dunnington, Cynthia Lacey, Benjamin Oneal

Sunday, December 15th, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – George Kramer, Mossy Feet Books

Tuesday, December 17th, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM – George Kramer
Tuesday, December 17th, 3:45 PM – 10:00 PM – George Kramer, Audrey Stevens

Wednesday, December 18th, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM – Anna Hague, Nick Valenzuela

Thursday, December 19th, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM – Linda E. Minton, Nick Valenzuela
Thursday, December 19th, 3:45 PM – 10:00 PM – L. E. Hewitt

Friday, December 20th, 4:15 PM – 11:00 PM – Asa Dunnington, Michael DeCamp

Saturday, December 21st, 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Lisa Anne Duda, Kimberly Hoffman, Paul J. Hoffman
Saturday, December 21st, 3:45 PM – 11:00 PM – Lisa Anne Duda, Asa Dunnington, Mike Jenneman

Sunday, December 22nd, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM – Mossy Feet Books
Sunday, December 22nd, 3:45 PM – 9:00 PM – Mossy Feet Books, Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Monday, December 23rd, 3:45 PM – 11:00 PM – Mike Jenneman, Phil Stephens

Sunday, December 29th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Mossy Feet Books

More Twists and Turns in My Journey

Several faithful readers reached out because they hadn’t heard from me in a while. I thanked them for their concern. And I realized I needed to explain my lack of postings and physical absence from book signing events.

The good news is that I will be signing and selling books at this year’s Christmas Gift & Hobby Show. Although, I am only doing three and a half days instead of the full five. Check out my Calendar of Events Page for my schedule.

Before appearing at this year’s Indiana State Fair, I had been out of the public eye for nine months. That’s right. No signings or appearances since last year’s Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, in November. Many of you noticed I wasn’t my usual perky self and made comments about it then. Apparently, my efforts to conceal how I felt failed.

I was battling some medical issues. The combination of which rendered me beyond exhausted. I needed time to rest and recoup. However, God had different plans.

Doesn’t He always? Why do I even bother making plans?

An old compression fracture in my neck caused numbness down both arms into my ring and pinky fingers. Two chiropractors and a therapeutic massage therapist were unable to restore feeling. An acupuncturist was suggested.

I will try just about anything once. The acupuncturist stuck four packages of needles in me while I observed four sleeping women in the room. They looked relaxed, comfortable, and peaceful despite the needles protruding from their bodies. I eagerly awaited that experience for myself.

Alas, it was not meant to be. I lasted ten minutes and insisted she remove the needles. Instead of that peaceful, easy feeling The Eagles sing about, I became increasingly uncomfortable and agitated. I felt as if I were coming out of my skin.

“But your treatment isn’t over yet. You have twenty more minutes.”

Lady, if you don’t get these things out of me now, I’m going to come unglued, jump out of this chair, and run around the room, screaming bloody murder.

And that’s putting it mildly. I was one of the rare people who experience negative side effects from acupuncture.

Oh, lucky, lucky me! Not.

It made everything infinitely worse. From head to toe, unrelenting waves of stabbing, throbbing, and searing pain tormented me. I lost strength in my hands and couldn’t use them effectively for weeks. I balanced a spoon between my two thumbs and rested it against my index fingers to eat.

But you got exactly what you wished for, Suzanne. You can feel your fingers. They might throb or feel as if they’re on fire, and you can’t move them, but, by God, you’re feeling them.

Although I pay a fortune for Marketplace medical insurance, aka Obamacare, it doesn’t cover squat. The medical bills were more than anticipated.

Desperate times called for desperate measures and difficult choices. My options were limited. So, my house went up for sale.

Fast forward to the present. I am living in a third floor apartment, no elevators, just stairs. It was my understanding that the direction of Hell was down. Trust me, in this instance, Hell is up on the third floor in my apartment.

The people below me smoke everything under the sun. It varies from regular cigarette smoke to sickening sweet smoke to unidentifiable funky smoke. And it all combines into a robust smoky soup in my apartment.

I am allergic to smoke. I told the property manager before I rented, I had to have a pet-free, smoke-free apartment. Well, it’s pet-free. After I complained profusely about the smoke, he said that no one had ever smoked in my apartment. Technically, he gave me a pet-free, smoke-free apartment. His smug attitude infuriated me.

I know you want to hit him, but don’t hit him. You will go to jail. And as bad as the conditions are in this lousy apartment, jail would be much, much worse.

Despite laws against smoking in public places, residents are allowed to smoke in their apartments. It’s just too freaking bad for the rest of us. Nights and weekends, it’s like living above a packed bar in the 1970s.

I have two large air purifiers going 24/7. However, they can not keep up when the neighbors actively smoke. So, I am forced to wear a mask. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing.

The only bright spot is that I have a short-term lease. I just have to survive six months of this inhospitable environment. In the meantime, God needs to grant me the serenity so that I don’t kill anyone while I am being poisoned and dying from smoke inhalation.

Any prayers and positive thoughts you can send my way are greatly appreciated. And I hope to see you soon!

Support Your Local Authors at the Indiana State Fair!

The Indiana State Fair is only one week away! This year Indiana is celebrating Heroes in the Heartland. The Fair runs from Friday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 18th.

If you have not purchased your Fair tickets yet, make sure you take full advantage of the discounts on admission tickets by checking out the promotions and discounts page. Note that some discounted tickets must be purchased by August 1st. So, don’t wait!

We are excited to be featuring 30 Indiana authors! This year’s authors are offering everything from children’s books to fantasy, gardening, historical fiction, horror, humor, literary fiction, military history, mystery, non-fiction, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, spiritual, suspense, thriller, true crime, and more!

Don’t miss your chance to purchase personalized, autographed books by your favorite local authors! Celebrate and support the creativity in your community by purchasing books from Indiana authors in the air-conditioned Exposition Hall, Booth EH638!

Click here for the list of Indiana authors that will appear during the Fair. Hope to see you at there!

Calling Indiana Authors to the State Fair!


Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join your fellow local authors at this year’s Indiana State Fair!

The 2019 Indiana State Fair runs from Friday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 18th. Last year’s attendance was 860,131 people!

The Local Authors Booth is in the air-conditioned Exposition Hall. Each author will have his/her own table.

I am the coordinator for the booth. If you are interested in participating and want more information, send me an email at

Space is limited. So, don’t delay!

Decisions, Decisions …

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What do “Sister Mary Drill Sergeant,” “Terror on the Toilet,” and “My Need for Speed” all have in common? They’re chapters in my new book!

It’s an autobiographical memoir. There are over eighty short stories so far. The stories aren’t the problem. However, coming up with an appropriate book title is vexing.

The titles of my six previous books came pretty easily. Why I can’t decide on a title for this one is beyond me. Maybe it’s due to the fact it’s hard to sum up fifty years of life in a few words. I don’t know.

I have a few contenders that I’ve used as working titles. But they’re not quite right. Hopefully, something will reveal itself before I finish writing the book. I guess time will tell. And as soon as I figure it out, you, my loyal fans, will be the first to know!

Humorist and Romantic Suspense Author, Suzanne Purewal

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I will be appearing at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 7th through Sunday, November 11th.

I am still amazed that I released three books last year – Mis-Matched to Miss Matched, Finally! An Unexpected Love Story, and Manifesting Destiny – the final book in the Destiny trilogy. And I’m thrilled that they have been well-received!

If you enjoyed my dating misadventures on my blog, you’ll love the book, Mis-Matched to Miss Matched. There were many stories I couldn’t post on my blog because I’m keeping my blog PG-rated. This book contains your favorite stories as well as the uncensored ones.

Finally! An Unexpected Love Story is the sequel to Mis-Matched to Miss Matched. It’s a “He Said/She Said” book that chronicles the offbeat and often challenging courtship between co-author, L. E. Hewitt, and me. I guarantee our quirky and sarcastic senses of humor will have you in stitches.

The Destiny trilogy is complete with Manifesting Destiny. The exciting adventure with some of your favorite characters – Sara Taylor, Joe Lazaro, and everyone’s favorite Italian mother, Rose Lazaro, concludes.

In the final novel in the series, Sara Taylor’s world is turned upside down again. While searching for clarity on a self-imposed sabbatical, Sara meets a handsome stranger, Phil Potter. He offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for adventure. With nothing left to lose, Sara jumps at the chance.

Through patience and perseverance, Phil tears down the walls Sara has built up. And with his guidance, she has an epiphany about her true calling and how she will make a difference in the world.

Sara realizes she must tie up loose ends, particularly with former lover, Joe Lazaro, before moving on. Joe Lazaro desperately clings to hope of repairing his relationship with Sara. He will do anything to regain her love and trust. However, there is unexpected turmoil concerning the Lazaro family that puts all of their lives in jeopardy.

Will the course of events compel Sara to return to her former life? Or will she ultimately choose the newly inspired path to pursue and achieve her dreams?

Now is the part where I tell you something about me. What should I write that you don’t already know? Oh, I’ve got it! If I had the money, I would spend the rest of my life hiking around National Parks. Some of my favorites are the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Arches, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Hawaii Volcanoes. Why? Because of their majesty and grandeur. Each is unique and inspiring. I am amazed at what water and wind have sculpted over time. It’s absolutely fascinating.

I have always appreciated the peace and tranquility of our parks. There’s nothing like the music that nature composes – a babbling brook, the breeze rustling leaves, birds twittering, harmonic sounds as the wind rips through canyons, and bubbling molten lava. Often times, it’s the silence. No cars, no planes, no motors of any kind. Just stillness.

I can hear some of you now, “Oh, geez. You’re a tree hugger.”

Guilty as charged. Although I think I’ve only literally hugged a tree once. Nevertheless, give me a mountain, a canyon, or a lake, and I’m a very happy girl. And that gives me an idea for a blog series and book. Hmm …

In addition to writing, 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.

Connect with me by following my blog or check out my website.

Click here to purchase my books from my website. I can sign and dedicate them prior to shipping. So, get those Christmas gift lists started!

Kindle versions of my books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo.

If you enjoy my books, please leave book reviews on one of the sites below or on your favorite reviewing site.

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