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

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!

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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 purewalpublishing@gmail.com.

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.

Amazon: Suzanne Purewal on Amazon
FB: Suzanne Purewal, Author Page
Goodreads: Suzanne Purewal on Goodreads

Meet YA Fiction Author, Kay Castaneda

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Kay Castaneda! She will be signing and selling her book at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Kay published a novel based on her experiences growing up in the Midwest, Emmie of Indianapolis. The novel takes place in 1963. A young teenage girl moves with her mother and sisters from the suburbs to the downtown of a Midwestern city after her parents get a divorce. Emmie, a naïve, curious and intelligent girl, wants the security of her suburban life but has always dreamed of adventure in faraway places. She must take risks, meet new people and become independent. The change is difficult for all because of her mother’s alcoholism and lack of a steady income. Girl reading on floor-1When Emmie’s mother takes a job, she cares for her sisters at night. In her new neighborhood, Emmie meets people from different cultures and who are both good and evil. She defends her sisters and herself each day by confronting the evil, thus awakening her courage and inner strength. But she never gives up.

Kay Castaneda is retired from a career as a college writing instructor and special education tutor. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at Indiana University. Her publications include poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction in literary journals plus articles about education for reference books.

Kay attended writing seminars in Lithuania, Scotland, and Mexico. She dreams of going camping in Alaska someday and visiting Israel. Her hobbies include reading, especially Russian novels, biographies, watching crime shows on TV and genealogy. Kay’s talents include daydreaming, inventing characters for future writing and baking.

She is currently researching the history of Ireland for a novel based on her ancestors. Her work in progress is a mystery novel with an amateur female sleuth. Future plans include teaching online writing classes plus creating her home art studio. Her husband says that she is addicted to reading, and this is true. She loves to eat at Mom and Pop diners and browse in antique stores and flea markets. Kay lives in Indiana with her husband Tony, son Richard and dog Buddy.

Connect with Kay online:

Email: kay@whiteriverwriters.com

Amazon book page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1720155801/

Amazon author page:  https://www.amazon.com/Kay-Castaneda/e/B00U4JTN82/ref=dp_byline

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/EmmieofIndianapolis/  

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kay_castaneda 

Blog: https://bookplaces.wordpress.com

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13851635.Kay_Castaneda

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kay_castaneda/

Wattpad:  https://www.wattpad.com/user48763654

Introducing Romance Author, Sutton Bishop

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Sutton Bishop! She will be signing and selling her book at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Guatemala—a country rife with civil unrest, human and narco-trafficking, and looters of antiquity is the perfect backdrop for AFRAID TO FALL—a steamy story of romance, adventure, and suspense.

Needing a break from both her personal and professional life, forensic anthropologist Ariana Antony makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to join a research expedition in Guatemala’s Petén jungle.
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Haunted by guilt, Dr. Luca Fierro is still healing from a tragic accident. His life revolves around research, teaching, and triathlons.

Until…

Ari and Luca first meet. Their attraction is explosive. It is also off-limits.

Can Ari lower her defenses and let Luca in? Can Luca heal his deep wounds and explore new territory with Ari?

What begins as a scientific adventure turns into a life-and-death struggle for survival, forcing them to explore and confront their demons and desires.

*** For Mature Audiences Only ***

Sutton Bishop enjoys having a foot in both worlds—real and make-believe. She’s been writing stories since she was a little girl, her imagination inspired by the rural meadows and woods of her childhood and her travels and life experiences. She has degrees in forensics and anthropology and a minor in world history. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, their four kids, and a passel of pets.

Afraid to Fall is Sutton’s debut romance.

Find Sutton online at authorsuttonbishop.com and Author Sutton Bishop on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Social Media and other links:

Website: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com

Blog: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com/news-events

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2MwIAfH

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuttonBishop2  @suttonbishop2

IG: https://www.instagram.com/authorsuttonbishop/  @AuthorSuttonBishop

Personal Facebook Group: Author Sutton Bishop’s Posse http://bit.ly/2C8rjDb

Newsletter: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com

Master List: http://bit.ly/2Mu6RCR

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2CtmYuW

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2PedNBA

Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/suttonbishop

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/SuttonBishop  @SuttonBishop

Bookseller Links:

iBooks: https://apple.co/2NAWvga

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2PoiZCN

B&N: http://bit.ly/2EaitqS

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AmLLPl

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/bP5oxj

Cooking Up A Storm with Author, L. E. Hewitt

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, L. E. Hewitt! He will be signing and selling his books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

L. E. Hewitt currently has eight books in publication. Most are collections of short stories of a humorous or nostalgic nature meant to put a smile on the face of the reader.

Hewitt’s most recent release, Betty’s Best – A Cook’s Family Cookbook, is a bit different. It is a tribute to his late mother.
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The cookbook contains many of his mother’s favorite recipes, Appalachian comfort foods. The book is also interlaced with heartwarming stories and tidbits of his mother’s life. Released in June 2018, it has already become a treasured addition to kitchens all across America and the world.

Many of these recipes have been passed down through generations of country cooks and bakers and are now made available for you to try in your own kitchen.

Connect with L. E. online!

Website: https://www.lehewitt.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lehewitt/

Featuring Sci-Fi Romance Author, Kenzie Michaels

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Kenzie Michaels! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., and Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

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.

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.


In addition to her popular romance novels, Kenzie’s work appears in the recently released, Whispers Anthology. It’s a collection of fiction and poetry by authors from Vincennes, Indiana.

Connect with Kenzie online:

Blog:  https://mollydaniels.wordpress.com/
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Kenzie-Michaels/e/B004TYM7FE
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4636935.Kenzie_Michaels

 

Featuring Paranormal and True Crime Author, Nicole Kobrowski

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Nicole Kobrowski! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Sunday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Nicole Kobrowski is the author of 17 books including paranormal, history, and textbooks. Her most recent book, “Betti Meets a Ghost” is a children’s book to be read with parents in order to start conversations with children experiencing paranormal activity.


Nicole began writing at 13 years old and has written in many areas including newspapers, magazines, and books. Her genres include academic, paranormal, history, and romance.

Nicole  Kobrowski is co-owner of Unseenpress.com, Inc. and gives ghost tours throughout Central Indiana.  She and her husband, Michael, started the business 18 years ago because of their interest in the paranormal and their love of history. Being a paranormal investigator for over 30 years, she has done investigation work in many areas including spirit photography, electronic voice phenomenon, and automatic writing. Currently, she lives in her “über haunted home” in Westfield, Indiana.

To learn more about Nicole, her books, and her ghost tours, connect with her:

FB Nicole: https://www.facebook.com/NicoleKobrowski/

FB Unseenpress: https://www.facebook.com/ghosttoursIN/

Instagram Unseenpress: ghosts_in

Instagram Nicole: nicikobrowski

Twitter Nicole: @geistmadl

Presenting Fantasy and Horror 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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and on Sunday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

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.

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, and seven books of the popular Arcadis fantasy series.

All Seven Arcadis Books

Additionally, George has written a medical horror book, Blind to Blood, and its sequel, Blind to Blood 2: The End Game.


He has written a screenplay for both Blind to Blood and Arcadis: Prophecy. Additionally, he wrote a murder/mystery/love obsession book, To Some it’s Just a Rose.

He is currently writing book three in the Blind to Blood series. The eighth installment of the popular Arcadis series is also in the works.

George was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, is one of nine children, and is a natural born triplet. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana, with his wife and precocious daughter.

To learn more about George and his works, check him out online!

Website:
www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/george.kramer.50

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/gkramer86/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/gkramer86

Today’s Spotlight is 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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 9th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.


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is the first book in Francesca’s Urban Fantasy Series, Witch of Appalachia. It was quickly followed by, Dangerous Dreaming, Blood of the Dragon, Bringing Forth the Dead, and soon to be released, Blood Moon Rising. The sixth book in the series is on the horizon.


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Francesca has added Paranormal Romance stories to her writing endeavors. Be on the lookout for something sexy and scary to pop-up… Love’s Prey is out NOW!

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.

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

To learn more about Francesca and her books, check her out online:

Website:  www.celticmagic.net
Amazon: Francesca Quarto
Tell-Tale Publishing site: Francesca Quarto
Twitter: @FrancescasMagic

 

Introducing Children’s Author, Robert Ross Hedges

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Robert Ross Hedges! He will be signing and selling his children’s book, The Key to Christmas, at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

The Key to Christmas is set during the holiday season of the late 1970’s. A young boy named Toby stumbles upon the find of a lifetime. His discovery leads him on an adventure that he will never forget. Follow Toby as he goes on a toboggan run, flies in a hot air balloon, and meets Santa who helps him answer a very important Christmas question.
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Robert is happily married and has two children, Sophie and Cooper. He is a social studies teacher at SENSE Charter School in downtown Indianapolis and has been teaching for 16 years.

Robert will be signing copies of The Key to Christmas during the show. If you can’t make the Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, the book is also available on Amazon.

To learn more about Robert or to purchase copies of his children’s book, The Key to Christmas, check him out on social media.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/robert.hedges.3766

Amazon Link to book:

https://www.amazon.com/Key-Christmas-Robert-Ross-Hedges/dp/0692115781/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538653821&sr=8-3&keywords=the+key+to+christmas&dpID=51u6HSSY-rL&preST=_SX258_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Meet YA Author, Jenny Medenwald

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Jenny Medenwald! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 9th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Jenny was born and raised in the Midwest and has since settled in Indianapolis. She loves: coffee, the smell of fresh cut grass, red wine, winter, bonfires, rainy days curled up with a good book, tattoos, her husband and, of course, writing. Not necessarily in that order. She hates: obscenely hot weather, rude people, and bad grammar. Jenny started writing not long after graduating with an English degree from Indiana University. She has several young adult novels published with plans for many more.

 

To learn more about Jenny and her books, connect with her on Social Media:

Website: jennymedenwald.com

Instagram: @jmedenwaldauthor

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jmedenwaldauthor

Meet Joyful Author, Amy Thornton Shankland

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Amy Thornton Shankland! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Amy Thornton Shankland has been nicknamed, “The Queen of Enthusiasm,” by many people. She’s never believed in “just doing her job,” but always doing every one of them from the past 25+ years with joy.

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This joy has been the secret to repeatedly receiving Employee of the Month at one of the Midwest’s best biotechnology companies in the mid ’90s; to winning the prestigious Stake in the Ground Award with the City of Noblesville, Indiana in 2009; to being asked to present to groups of all sizes in Central Indiana; to rising to the top of the applicant pile for recent positions because of her personality.

Her book, Joy to You and Me: At Work!, helps turn challenging work situations around by giving the reader easy tips they can implement quickly to start making a positive difference in the workplace. It’s a fun, easy-to-read guide that shows people of all ages and personalities how to make a difference
immediately to make not only themselves happier, but to spread that happiness throughout the workplace – and beyond!

To learn more about Amy and her work, check her out online:

Website/Blog:  www.authoramythornton.wordpress.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/authoramythornton
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/AuthorThornton

Today’s Spotlight Shines on Non-Fiction Author, Paul J. Hoffman

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Paul J. Hoffman! He will be signing and selling his books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Sunday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Ever since Paul Hoffman was young, he’s been digging for answers to life’s questions. His fifth-grade teacher, Cynthia Chovanec, noted his enthusiasm for finding the truth, writing on his report card: “Paul knows the value of research materials. He knows where to find the information he seeks.”

Paul has been using that inquisitive nature and penchant for getting questions answered throughout his professional career as a journalist as well as with his two published books.


His first book, “Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher,” was published in 2012 by The History Press. It is a true story of the disappearance of an 8-year-old boy in 1925 and the subsequent investigation into the boy’s murder.

“Wicked Columbus, Indiana,” his second book, published in June 2017 by the same publisher, tells the true tales of some of that city’s more salacious stories.

Paul J. Hoffman was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Raymond and Sharon (McPhail) Hoffman and was raised in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee.

His journalism experience consists of working as a sports writer at the Milwaukee Sentinel; assistant sports editor at Pioneer Press newspapers in the Chicago area; sports editor and news editor in Shelbyville, Indiana; news editor in Columbus, Indiana; special publications editor at the Daily Journal in Franklin, Indiana, and now group special publications editor for AIM Media Indiana, based in Columbus, Indiana.

He is a graduate of Wauwatosa East High School and attended both the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, graduating from the latter with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications (Radio/TV sequence) and a minor in English.

His creative nature has led to small roles in two motion pictures, as well as producing a bevy of poems and song lyrics.

He is married to Kimberly Sue Hoffman, has three daughters, a son, two stepdaughters and a granddaughter.

Connect with Paul on Social Media:

Website: www.PaulHoffmanAuthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulHoffmanAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/phof_author

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paul_hoffman_author/

Featuring Children’s Author, Kimberly Hoffman

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Kimberly Hoffman! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Sunday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Kimberly Hoffman is the author of Emma’s Dancing Day and Sigmund Stanley Spider Squared.

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She enjoys presenting programs related to her books at schools, libraries, and civic groups on topics such as “How to Write a Story,” “Overcoming Obstacles,” “Thinking Outside the Box Regarding Disabilities,” as well as other subjects. Her favorite program includes teaching a bit of ballet and then leading the students in dance.

Kimberly grew up in Columbus, Indiana where trips to the library happened nearly every week of her childhood. She loves to read and thinks the library is a wonderful place to be. She knows that books can teach us, transport us to new realms, inspire us, cause us to cry, or make us fall over laughing.

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Kimberly loves to dance, although she had not taken a lesson until about 10 years ago. She can often be found dancing around her house (and sometimes in public) choreographing to whatever song is playing.

She is married to Paul, who is also an author, and together they have six children, one grandchild, and three grand-kitties.

Be sure to find Kimberly on
Facebook – Kimberly S Hoffman
Twitter @SpiderAuthor
Instagram @spiderscribe
Wordpress  – kimberlyhoffmanblog.wordpress.com

Invite her to speak to your group! She can also be reached at danceforjoy63@gmail.com.

Meet Ray E. Boomhower, History and Military History Author

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Ray E. Boomhower! He will be signing and selling his books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 9th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Ray E. Boomhower is senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he is also responsible for the quarterly popular history magazine Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. Boomhower has been with the Society since 1987, beginning work for the statewide, nonprofit organization as its public relations coordinator.

A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Boomhower graduated from Indiana University in 1982 with degrees in journalism and political science. He received his master’s degree in U.S. history from Indiana University, Indianapolis, in 1995. Before joining the Society staff, he worked in public relations for the Indiana State Museum and as a reporter for two Indiana daily newspapers, the Rensselaer Republican and the Anderson Herald.

In 1998, he received the Hoosier Historian award from the Indiana Historical Society, and in 2010, he was named winner of the Regional Author Award in the annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. In 2009, his book Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary was selected as the winner in the historical nonfiction category of the annual Best Books of Indiana contest sponsored by the Indiana Center for the Book. His books have also been finalists and received honors in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association and Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards.

Along with numerous articles for Traces, the Indiana Magazine of History, Outdoor Indiana, and other history periodicals, Boomhower is the author of the books Jacob Piatt Dunn, Jr.: A Life in History and Politics, 1855-1924 (Indiana Historical Society, 1997); The Country Contributor: The Life and Times of Juliet V. Strauss (Guild Press of Indiana, 1998); Destination Indiana: Travels through Hoosier History (IHS, 2000); “But I Do Clamor”: May Wright Sewall, A Life, 1844–1920 (Guild Press, 2001); “One Shot”: The World War II Photography of John A. Bushemi (IHS Press, 2004);   Gus Grissom: The Lost Astronaut (IHS Press, 2004); The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace (IHS Press, 2005); The Soldier’s Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle (IHS Press,  2006); Fighting for Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall (IHS Press, 2007); Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary (Indiana University Press, 2008); Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu (IHS Press, 2010); The People’s Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana (IHS Press, 2012); John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog (IU Press, 2015); and Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod (IU Press, 2017).

Boomhower’s next projects includes two books set for publication in 2018: Mr. President: A Life of Benjamin Harrison, a youth biography of the twenty-third president, and Indiana Originals: Hoosier Heroes & Heroines, a collection of his work over the past thirty years.

Connect with Ray on social media:

Twitter: @RayBoomhower

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rboomhower?ref=bookmarks

 

Featuring Women’s Fiction Author, Lisa L. Borm

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Lisa L. Borm! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., and on Friday, November 9th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Lisa L. Borm has lived in eight states and is a lifetime runaway trying to trade her running shoes for a pencil.

Her work has appeared in The Cynic Online Magazine, Skyline Magazine, and Whispers & Shouts. A former Marine, she has also worked as a sports reporter and wrote for an online music website. When not writing, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and dreams of a sustainable lifestyle.


To learn more about Lisa and her books, connect with her on Social Media:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/IWalkThisWay/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/lbm215

Today’s Spotlight is on YA Author, D.A. Roach

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, D.A. Roach! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

D.A. Roach is a USA Today Bestselling author who has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college.

Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories, so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story.


D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc.) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, advocating for a rare disorder, and gardening. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Nicole Williams. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.

WEBPAGE: http://daroachfiction.com/

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DARoachDA/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/daroach12books

BOOK GORILLA: http://www.bookgorilla.com/author/B00AQNBVH2/d-a-roach

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/juozupaitis

AMAZON AUTHOR PG: http://www.amazon.com/author/daroach

BOOK BUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/d-a-roach

Newsletter signup: https://daroachfiction.com/newsletter/

Meet Debi and Ray Stanton of Pen It! Publications, LLC

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local publishers and authors, Debi and Ray Stanton! They will be signing and selling books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 9th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, November 10th, from 3:30 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Pen It! Publications is a traditional publishing company, run by Debi and Ray Stanton. The organization accepts submissions for traditionally published works by authors in most genres. Pen It! also works with those authors who wish to remain self-published by offering an assisted self-publishing package. Pen It! has editors, illustrators, and graphic designers to work with authors.  www.penitpublications.com

Pen It! Magazine is a magazine for writers. The magazine has columnists from across the United States who submit work:  Missouri, Florida, Arizona, New York, etc.  Pen It! is a bi-monthly periodical-style magazine that has developed a good following locally and across the US. Subscription base is around 200 followers. Both the Jennings County and Bartholomew County Libraries have purchased two-year subscriptions to this magazine in hard copy format. You can find out more on www.penitmagazine.blogspot.com

Debi also has a blog: www.recipesfromacountrycook.blogspot.com. This blog represents recipes from and since publication of her cookbook by the same name. It has had over 5000 hits in less than a year.

Find Strength and Inspiration with Local Author, Lisa Anne Duda

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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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 9th, from 10:00 A. M. – 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

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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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.

To learn more about Lisa Anne and her book, connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaithfulSunshine2016/

Meet the Storyteller of The Immanuel Quilt, Joni Wolf

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author/storyteller, Joni Wolf! She will be signing and selling her book at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

For more than twenty years, Joni Wolf kept a secret. She wanted to become a storyteller. After receiving a divine assignment from God in a dream, Joni now travels across Indiana and beyond sharing the greatest story ever told…His Story.

Joni says she is a happy wife, grateful mom, proud grandmother, enthusiastic storyteller, novice quilter, compulsive researcher vivid dreamer, incompetent blogger, creative crafter, nervous traveler, gingerbread collector, and author and storyteller of The Immanuel Quilt.

 

The Immanuel Quilt Ministry is a non-profit traveling ministry formed in 2014 to proclaim in Name and Truth that Immanuel is God with us.

Joni and her husband, Tom, live on the west side of Indianapolis, IN. They have two sons and four grandchildren. In Joni’s spare time she enjoys cruising around with her husband in their Mustang convertible.

To connect with Joni or to follow the journey, visit:

www.ImmanuelQuiltMinistry.com

www.facebook.com/TheImmanuelQuilt/

Instagram: theimmanuelquilt

 

YA Fiction Author, Madalyn S. Kinsey, Adds Humor to Her Reportoire

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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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

When Indiana native Madalyn Kinsey isn’t working on one of her books, she’s currently employed as a corporate attorney and partner in an Indianapolis law firm. She has also lived and worked in Chicago and San Francisco. She studied opera (voice) and journalism at Indiana University where she also received her law degree.

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In Madalyn’s latest book published in 2018, I’ll Go to the Gym When I Lose Weight, Madalyn explores from first-hand observation the humorous aspects of being a woman living in contemporary times struggling to make sense of its absurdities. She draws us into her humor by openly sharing details and anecdotes taken from her own life.

Madalyn’s other books are the young adult series, The Vanessa Mysteries, set in a small Indiana town in the 1960s.


Madalyn Kinsey’s books can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_8?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=i%27ll+go+to+the+gym+when+i+lose+weight&sprefix=I%27ll+go+%2Cstripbooks%2C161&crid=1DOEUK908V335.

Her web page is www.madalynkinsey.com, and she’s on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/madalyn.kinsey.

Local Authors at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

We have an awesome lineup of local authors at this year’s Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show! The 2018 show runs from Wednesday, November 7th through Sunday, November 11th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. Once again, we are in Booth #306 on the main aisle.

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Click here or on the graphic to save $3 on show tickets!

Looking for the appearance schedule for your Local Authors? Click here for the 5-day schedule.

Stay tuned to this blog to learn more about this year’s authors.

In the meantime, here is the list of authors, their genres, and links to their websites.

AUTHOR GENRE WEBSITE
Sutton Bishop Romance www.authorsuttonbishop.com
Ray E. Boomhower Indiana History, Military History, Biography, U.S. History www.rayboomhower.blogspot.com
Lisa L. Borm Women’s Fiction https://www.facebook.com/IWalkThisWay/
Kay Castaneda YA/Adult Fiction https://www.bookplaces.wordpress.com
M. Katherine Clark Mystery and Thrillers, Suspense, Romance http://www.mkatherineclark.net
Ava Cuvay Sci-Fi Romance www.avacuvay.com
Lisa Anne Duda Inspirational, Spirituality, Religious https://faithfulsunshine.wordpress.com/
Robert Ross Hedges Family/Children’s books https://www.amazon.com/Key-Christmas-Robert-Ross-Hedges/dp/0692115781
L.E. Hewitt Non-Fiction Humor and Nostaglia www.lehewitt.com
Kimberly Hoffman Children’s books https://kimberlyhoffmanblog.wordpress.com
Paul J. Hoffman Non-Fiction www.paulhoffmanauthor.com
The Immanuel Quilt Non-Fiction Christian www.immanuelquiltministry.com
Charles Kelley General Fiction www.ckfiction.com
Madalyn S. Kinsey YA Fiction, Historic Fiction, Mystery www.madalynkinsey.com
Nicole Kobrowski Paranormal, Indiana History, Murder/Mystery/True crime, Romance www.unseenpress.com
George Kramer YA Fantasy, Medical Thriller/Horror www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer
Jenny Medenwald Young Adult www.jennymedenwald.com
Kenzie Michaels Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Science Fiction, Romance, Women’s Fiction, General Fiction, Poetry www.mollydaniels.wordpress.com
Linda E. Minton WWII History – Non-Fiction https://www.facebook.com/LindaMintonAuthor/
Terri L. Moore and Team, LLC Non-Fiction www.terrilmooreandteam.com
Brooke Myers Action Adventure, Horror https://brookemyersauthor.com/
Pen It! Publications, LLC All genres www.penitpublications.com
Suzanne Purewal Romantic Suspense, Poetry, Humor http://www.suzannepurewal.com/
Francesca Quarto Urban Fantasy www.Celticmagic.net
D. A. Roach YA Drama, YA Paranormal, YA Fantasy, NA Horror https://daroachfiction.com/
Amy Thornton Shankland Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Business www.authoramythornton.wordpress.com
Susan M. Sparks Self-Help, Inspirational www.asapwritingservices.com
Carrie VanAlstine Children’s books www.carrievanalstine.com

We hope to see you at this year’s show supporting your local author community in Booth #306!

Friday the 13th – Friend or Foe?

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Seventeen years ago today, on Friday, July 13th, during the 13th hour of the day, I was told I had cancer. Nine years ago, on July 13th, during the 13th hour of the day, I was told I had been downsized from my job of 22 years.

So, whether you believe it’s lucky or unlucky, you can’t argue that this 13th day of July has been life-altering for me.

Throughout my life, the number 13 has appeared more often than one could attribute to mere chance. It’s interesting and intriguing. I am learning to embrace my rocky relationship with this number. It has led me down different paths I never would have taken otherwise.

Today’s path will involve avoiding black cats, cracks, ladders, and mirrors. Hey, better safe than sorry!

More importantly, I am lucky today because I’m celebrating 17 years of being cancer-free! So, I’m going to do a happy dance. Feel free to join in. We can never celebrate cancer-free anniversaries enough!

Peddlers On The Alley – July 13th and 14th!

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Come out and support your friends and local businesses! Two full days of shopping!

I have an inside booth. So, don’t forget to swing by and say, “Hi!” I’ll be selling books and telling stories both days.

Hope to see you there!

Carmel Clay Public Library Local Author Fair

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Come join us this Saturday, April 14th, at the Carmel Clay Public Library!

Meet your favorite local Indiana authors, including me! We will be signing books from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Hope to see you there!

Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Ave SE
Carmel, Indiana 46032

National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month. So, what better way to celebrate than to buy a book of poetry? That’s why I am inviting you to read my poetry in From 14 to 41.

I know, some of you hated the poetry you studied in school. Do not fear! My poetry isn’t like that. It’s poetry from my soul. To some, that might sound corny. So be it. But, that’s where the words come from—from my soul, to the pencil, then to paper.

I’ve attached a few of my poems from the book. They give you an idea of what you will find.

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I have been amazed at the number of people who have reached out to me after reading my poems. Many readers sent me handwritten letters. I treasure those the most. Although, I appreciate all the feedback, whether it’s via text, e-mail, Facebook, or elsewhere on social media.

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The one common theme across all of the correspondence is how they relate with my words. Despite all of our different life experiences, my words speak to them and move them. I can not express how humbling that is for me. It also brings me joy and encouragement to continue to pursue this crazy literary quest I’m on!

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Buy your copy of From 14 to 41 today!

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Need a Headshot? WhiteHot Headshot is For You!

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WhiteHot Headshot is based in Greenfield, Indiana. They offer headshots at reasonable and competitive prices. The studio has a relaxed, inviting atmosphere, perfect for capturing you at your best.

All images are photographed on a white background to inspire a clean, positive image. This technique allows images to appear timeless. WhiteHot Headshot wants all of its clients to be able to present a great first impression.

To ensure the best outcome for you, they even provide great tips and guidelines prior to your session to make the most out of your photo shoot.

Check out the WhiteHot Headshot website and book your session today!

Meet Artist Suzanne Walker and Her Exquisite Pysanky Eggs

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I met Suzanne Walker at an event this year. I was impressed by her artistic talent and phenomenal attention to detail. While purchasing one of her beautiful eggs, I asked if I could interview her for this blog. So, here we are!

Suzanne Walker is definitely pursuing her passion — creating Pysanky eggs.

What got you started?
When I was about 12, my mom got me the book, A Summer to Die, by Lois Lowry. In the book, the protagonist blows out two eggs and then paints them with watercolors. I did that for years. And I mean YEARS. My mother still has lots of painted eggs from when I was younger. Then, when I was in my early-30s, I saw an egg in a friend’s house decorated in the Ukrainian style. I was flabbergasted. I asked my friend how the egg was made, and she said, “Oh, you know … the wax and dye method.” I had no idea what she was talking about. A couple of years later I was in a gift shop, with my mother, and we found a kit for making pysanky. My mother bought it for me, and I made my first pysanka (very poorly) that very day.

Who or what serves as your inspiration?
I don’t really need inspiration to do eggs anymore. I think originally I was inspired by the perfection, intricacy, and temporary nature of the eggs. I say temporary nature because these eggs are so fragile, and they can break very easily. I’ve learned to mend them sometimes, but sometimes they are beyond repair. Every time I finish an egg, I am egg-cited to remove the final wax and reveal the bright colors and detailed design underneath. That “reveal” moment can be wonderful, disappointing, surprising, or (as often happens) can be a learning moment. Just getting to that reveal moment inspires me to do more eggs.

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Can you describe your creative process for us?
Making pysanky requires a technical process and a creative process. The very basic technical process is as follows (this is greatly simplified): empty an egg shell, and prep the shell with vinegar; draw some guiding lines on your egg with a pencil; apply wax using a special heated stylus to the egg in all the places that you want the egg to remain its natural color (usually white). Now it’s time for dye. Dye the egg a light color; we’ll say yellow. Apply wax again on all the areas that you want the egg to remain yellow. Dye the egg another color; we’ll say orange. Apply wax again on all the areas that you want the egg to remain orange. Repeat with other colors. Your final color, which usually ends up looking like your background color, even though it’s the final color you’ve applied, is usually the darkest color. You do not have to apply wax over this color. By now the egg should have a fair amount of ugly wax on its surface. Remove all that wax with a heating method and the design that you’ve been building underneath the egg will be revealed.

The creative process is the process of deciding what designs to use. Pysanky is full of ancient symbolism. One of the things that I love about pysanky is that it pre-dates Christianity, so it can give us a glimpse into the life of an early people who thought that pysanky held charm, luck, and protection. That being said, I will put anything on an egg. I usually have a list of eggs I need to do, whether they are to celebrate a special event like a wedding or to celebrate a holiday like Halloween. I like to use both old-timey symbols and more modern designs on my eggs. For example, I make have been making eggs to commemorate the Indy 500 for the past 3 years. This was certainly not done before Christianity.

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Did you receive any training or take any classes?
I have not taken any training from anyone. I have read several books about pysanky … my favorite being Helen Badulak’s, Pysanky in the 21st Century. Her book helped me solve problem and think about the technical side of making an egg. YouTube videos and other websites are also very helpful.

What is your biggest challenge?
Finding time is always a challenge, but my biggest process challenge is to take my time at the beginning of an egg. The first lines that I write on my egg are the basis for the whole design. The division of the egg needs to be straight but above all else, balanced. If I can get the egg divided equally from the very beginning, then the end design will look much more amazing and professional.

Is this something you see yourself doing in the foreseeable future?
Yes. I really hope that I can continue writing eggs for the rest of my life. For me it’s “me-time.” It’s meditative. It helps me deal with the world. Sometimes I make eggs to commemorate terrible events, however, lately the terrible events have been coming fast and furious, and that just becomes depressing. Making an egg helps me honor and remember.

Do you have other creative interests that you would like to explore?
I have a half-written novel in a drawer. I’d love to get that done one of these days.

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Do you teach others how to do what you do?
Yes! I’ve done two classes and one lesson. It’s hard to find time to plan these out, but I really enjoy teaching others how-to. I’m set up to give lessons for up to 16 adults now, so feel free to reach out to me if you are near Indy and want a class. Pysanky requires the use of a lit candle which is why I don’t mix kids and adults. I can teach kids as young as 8, but they need to be in smaller groups.

Do you do this full-time or part-time?
I do this part-time. I tend to do a lot in the months leading up to Easter. Sometimes I’ll have a summer that seems full of eggs. I’m quite busy from Oct-Dec with family and travel, but I usually manage to squeeze a few eggs into my schedule.

Do you have a favorite or special piece in your collection?
I have several eggs that I love and will never part with. My first pysanka is technically very poor, but it was my very first one, so I’ll never give it away. I like my Halloween eggs a lot. I have one that I made after the 2016 Brussels bombings that is very special to me.

Where can we find you?
I have a “show” that I do in the fall.  I sell at “Shop ‘Til You Drop” at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church up on 106th street, in Carmel, IN, the third weekend in October. I’d like to do a show in the spring as well (looking for an indoor, well-attended craft show).

Otherwise, you can find me via my website — www.pysanky.net. I was pretty lucky in snagging that one.

Thank you, Suzanne Walker, for sharing your talent with us!

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Friends, pictures do not do these eggs justice. They really are exquisite! The egg I purchased was an ornament egg. It’s hanging on my Christmas tree. My apologies for the flash spots on the egg. Despite the flash spots, you can see the intricate detail and what a gorgeous shine it has to it.

I highly suggest buying some eggs to display in a lovely bowl, or to adorn your Christmas tree, or a loved one’s tree. They make great gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people. And they can be displayed throughout the year.

And you can learn to make your own precious keepsakes by taking one of Suzanne’s classes! How awesome is that?

Check out her beautiful collection and class opportunities on her website:  www.pysanky.net

#pysanky

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday Sales Rolled Into One!

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that the big meal has been eaten and the dishes have been washed and put away, it’s time to shop!

This year, I’ve decided to roll Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday together. I’m offering the best online deals of the year, plus free shipping, Continue reading

Local Authors at the 68th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Nov 8th-12th

Local Authors logoWe have a wonderful lineup of Local Authors for this year’s Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. The show runs from Wednesday, November 8th – Sunday, November 12th. Our booth is #306 on the main aisle.

Here’s the show link for more details and tickets: http://christmasgiftandhobbyshow.com/

Use the code “AUTHORS” to get $3 off when you buy your tickets online!

AUTHOR GENRE WEBSITE
M. Katherine Clark Mystery and Thrillers, Suspense, Romance http://www.mkatherineclark.net
Christopher Clouser Sports History, Adventure Fiction  
Lisa Anne Duda Biography, Spirituality, Religious https://faithfulsunshine.wordpress.com/
Joy Elaine Non-Fiction, Galactic Romance and Global Evolution http://joyelaine.com/
Anna Hague Romance https://www.annahague.com/
L.E. Hewitt Non-Fiction Humor and Nostaglia www.lehewitt.com
Charles Kelley General Fiction www.ckfiction.com
Madalyn S. Kinsey YA Fiction, Historic Fiction, Mystery www.madalynkinsey.com
Nicole Kobrowski Paranormal, Indiana History, Murder/Mystery/True crime www.unseenpress.com
George Kramer YA Fantasy www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer
M. E. Levine Commercial Fiction, Humor http://myralevine.blogspot.com/
Kenzie Michaels Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Science Fiction, Romance, Women’s Fiction, General Fiction, Poetry www.mollydaniels.com
Cynthia Port Children’s books, Middle Grade books http://www.cynthiaportbooks.com
Suzanne Purewal Romantic Suspense, Poetry, Humor http://www.suzannepurewal.wordpress.com
Francesca Quarto Urban Fantasy www.Celticmagic.net
Matt Roberts Sports https://wordsbymattroberts.com/
MK Scott Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense http://morgankwyatt.com/

 

A Not So Glorious Quest

     Today, my significant other wanted to cook dinner in a crockpot. While he is an expert with this cooking device, I have never used a crockpot. But I am an expert at minimizing messes. So, the crockpot needed a liner. At least, that’s what my friends told me. So, I went to the store in search of crockpot liners.
     Initially, I thought Lady Luck was on my side. I got the first parking spot, next to the handicapped spot. Bonus! This was going to be a quick in-and-out shopping experience. A piece of cake.
     As I entered the store, there was an enormous display of crockpots of all makes and sizes. I thought it was weirdly coincidental. But alas, the display lacked liners. But that was okay. I figured they would be in the paper products aisle with the aluminum foil and oven bags. So, I made a beeline for the paper products aisle.
     When I reached the spot where the liners should have been, the shelf was empty. Everything else on that shelf was fully stocked. An employee was behind me.
     I said, “I’m looking for crockpot liners. Do you know if you have any more?”
     She replied, “They took them and put them up front. Look in the baking display.”
     I thanked her and headed for the baking display. There were no liners to be found.
     Another employee asked, “Can I help you?”
     “I’m looking for crockpot liners.”
     “Did you look in the paper products aisle?”
     “Yes. The lady there told me they should be here.”
     “They’re not.”
     Duh. “I know.”
     “Let me see if there are any in back.”
     My mind decided to start singing, The Impossible Dream.

     To dream the impossible dream
     To fight the unbeatable foe
     To bear with unbearable sorrow
     To run where the brave dare not go

     After several minutes, I knew she wasn’t coming back.
     In the meantime, I counted four endcaps that had crockpots on them. Four endcaps! What’s the deal on crockpots? Why was every make and model on sale? Was this God’s way of taunting me? Or was I on an episode of The Twilight Zone?
     I trudged up toward the front of the store. I wasn’t ready to give up yet. They were pushing crockpots hard. Those liners had to be somewhere. And by God, I was going to find them!

     This is my quest
     To follow that star
     No matter how hopeless
     No matter how far

     I approached an older employee who was stocking the Christmas section. She looked as if she was a seasoned employee. No pun intended! And I wanted to slow down Christmas from coming to the store. I mean really! It’s November 2nd. Anyway …
     “Excuse me, can you tell me where the crockpot liners are?”
     “Did you look in the paper products aisle?”
     ”Yes. The lady there told me they were in the baking area. They weren’t.”
     “Hold on. Let me check.”
     She proceeded to use the radio clipped to her blue smock to ask if anyone knew the whereabouts of the crockpot liners.
     The first response: “Check the paper aisle.”
     I sighed heavily.
     The second: “Check the baking display.”
     I rolled my eyes.
     Thirdly: “We’re out. We don’t have any.”
     I threw up my hands in exasperation.
     The radio chatter ceased.
     She said, “Sorry. Guess we don’t have any.”
     I thanked her and walked away. But I was not done yet.

     To fight for the right
     Without question or pause
     To be willing to march into Hell
     For a heavenly cause

     I walked around and searched every single display in the front of the store. And dum-da-da-dum! Success! I found the stupid liners on a display between two registers.

     And the world will be better for this
     That one (wo)man, scorned and covered with scars
     Still strove with her last ounce of courage
     To reach the unreachable star!

     Thrilled with my victory, I skipped back to the lady in the Christmas section. “I found the liners. They’re between two registers two aisles over.”
     She smiled. “Glad you found them.”
     The song, Celebration, by Kool & the Gang, came on the radio on the drive home. I cranked it up and sang along. Hey, I was happy after all of that.
     I walked in the door and proudly handed him the box of liners. “You won’t believe what I had to go through to find these.”
     Sheepishly, he said, “Um. I didn’t wait. I started already without one.”
     Oh, my God! Are you freaking kidding me?
     Without uttering a word, I walked away. At that moment, only extremely colorful language would have come out of my mouth. And being the good Catholic girl that I am, and since today is All Souls Day, I thought it best to keep my mouth shut.

Copyright © 2017 by Suzanne Purewal

With the exceptions of excerpts from “The Impossible Dream”
From the Man of La Mancha
Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion

Halloween

     As I prepared for this Halloween with my significant other, we discussed what we would be handing out to the trick-or-treaters. I have been handing out treats for nineteen years from the same front door. I know what the kids here want. Lynn, on the other hand, decided he had more years under his belt and scoffed at my choices. Continue reading

“Manifesting Destiny” is Released!

Manifesting Destiny final front cover REV C JPEGThe long wait is over! The third and final novel in the Destiny trilogy, Manifesting Destiny, has been released! You fell in love with the characters in Embracing Destiny and Challenging Destiny. Now, it’s time to find out how their stories end!

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?

The answers can only be found in Manifesting Destiny. Click here to buy your copy today!

Booktoberfest Author Fair – November 4th!

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Meet and mingle with your favorite local authors! With this diverse literary group, there is something for everyone! Buy personalized, autographed copies of our books for yourself and your family and friends who are book lovers!

There will be chances to win books and prizes. Light refreshments will be served.

I have three new books out this year. So, I hope to see you there!

“Finally! An Unexpected Love Story” Will Be Released on October 12th!

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I am excited to announce that Finally! An Unexpected Love Story is being released!

Finally! An Unexpected Love Story is the sequel to my hilarious misadventures in online dating book, Mis-Matched to Miss Matched.

It’s a “He Said/She Said” book about the funny, offbeat, and often challenging courtship between my co-author, L. E. Hewitt, and me, Suzanne Purewal. Our quirky and sarcastic senses of humor will have you laughing out loud.

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“Mis-Matched to Miss Matched” Will Be Released on June 3, 2017!

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The wait is over!

The book chronicling the saga of my online dating misadventures, Mis-Matched to Miss Matched, is being released this Saturday, June 3rd!

Thank you for following my bizarre dating escapades for the past four years. I know the question that remains on your mind is, “Did I give up, or did my perseverance finally pay off?” Continue reading

The End of An Era

Today marks the end of an era. I cancelled my home phone service. I no longer have a landline. I know, I know, I’m late to the party. For some inexplicable reason, I didn’t want to let go of it after twenty-four years.

Some of you will also remember that I held on to my 35mm camera and Rochester’s precious Kodak film longer than anyone else too. Hey, despite the duct tape holding the battery thingy together, that camera took awesome pictures.

I’ll admit it. Change is tough. Letting go of what’s familiar and comfortable is really tough.

But what’s most upsetting is that all of the phone numbers I have memorized are no longer in service. I have an entire address book in my head that is obsolete. Names, addresses, and phone numbers, all useless, outdated information.

The numbers I call now are based on my cell phone being functional and dependable. If my cell phone dies, I’m screwed.

Wow! I just realized that I don’t even know my parents’ new phone numbers. I should probably try to commit those to memory. I have to wonder, if their pictures didn’t pop up on my phone, would I answer? Now, that’s a sad state of affairs!

Believe it or not, I still have a slimline phone and a rotary phone in my garage. They work when the power goes out and the hand-held portable phones don’t. I guess I can sell those at a garage sale in the future.

So why get rid of the landline now?

Because the only calls I receive these days are those stupid scam calls from heavily-accented people claiming the IRS is after me or from scammers wanting money for charities that don’t exist. One day this week, I received four of the IRS calls in a three-hour period.

Truth be told, I haven’t answered my home phone in ages. I always let it go to voicemail. But I was so fed up with the scammers, I unplugged my phone from the wall. That’s when I decided that I might as well get rid of it. It’s not as if AT&T was providing phone service for free.

I better go try to memorize my parents’ numbers. Maybe I’ll use the old rotary phone to practice. That’s how I memorized every other number I know.

Oh wait, there is one number I remember that might still be good. It’s 867-5309. And it belongs to some girl named Jenny.

Copyright © 2017 by Suzanne Purewal

“Mis-Matched to Miss Matched” News!

Spring Greetings! I know some of you have been wondering if I fell of the face of the earth. Nope! I’m still here. I have been busy writing.

After four long, hard, grueling years, I am pleased to announce that I have finished chronicling my online dating saga, “Mis-Matched to Miss Matched.” Continue reading

The Twelve Days of Christmas, With My Online Dating Twist

     Merry Christmas greetings to one and all! As part of my “Mis-Matched to Miss Matched” dating series, I have penned yet another version of, The Twelve Days of Christmas, with my online dating twist. It’s destined to be a classic for sure!

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My Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, online dating gave to me,
No man worth my membership fee.

On the second day of Christmas, online dating gave to me,
Two e-mails from women,
And no man worth my membership fee.

On the third day of Christmas, online dating gave to me,
Three convicted felons,
Two e-mails from women,
And no man worth my membership fee. Continue reading

Asking for Support on Small Business Saturday

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     It’s Small Business Saturday! So I am asking you to support my business by purchasing my books. They make great gifts since they can be dedicated and personalized!
     By purchasing my romantic suspense novels or my poetry book via my website, not only are you helping out a starving author, but you’ll be contributing to help someone in need. This month, I am donating a portion of my book sales’ proceeds to the Save a Warrior program. This unique program helps people struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress. Continue reading

Author, Poet and Humorist, Suzanne Purewal

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     I will be appearing at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 9th through Sunday, November 13th.
     To honor our active duty military members, Veterans and first responders, I am also donating a portion of this month’s book sales’ proceeds to the Save A Warrior Program.

     What can I say about myself that you don’t already know? You know I’m a cancer survivor. I got downsized from my job several years ago. And the trilogy of doom was rounded out with that unexpected divorce.
     But I am still standing, despite the efforts of all of those evil doers! Obviously, I was meant to follow a different path.
     What path that is, I have no clue. There were a few times when I thought I knew. But time after time, I hit a major construction zone and was sent on yet another freaking detour because the bridge was out.
     I hated construction orange before this odyssey began. So imagine how I feel about it when I see it now!
     Portions of this journey have left me exhausted. It’s the nature of the beast. Walking uphill, both ways, in a blinding snow storm will do that to you. So will moving your parents from New York to Florida when you live in Indiana.
     I initially had grand writing plans for this year. But you all know that life happens while you’re making other plans. And that is exactly what happened to me.
     If you missed my posts on my family vacation and moving my parents, then scroll down to read them. You will laugh yourself silly.
     If you are short on time, the gist is that my parents are determined to kill me. And because I am a good daughter, well that and because of Catholic guilt, I let them keep trying.
     But you already knew that I was a glutton for punishment because I persist with online dating.
     But seriously folks, I continue on this strange and unpredictable journey because I can’t wait to see what happens next. And I am hopeful that you will stick around to experience it with me!

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     Last year, 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.

     In other news, 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.

Click here to purchase my books. I can sign and dedicate them prior to shipping. Right now, you can enjoy free shipping! So, get those Christmas gift lists started!

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

You can leave book reviews on:
FB: Suzanne Purewal, Author Page
Goodreads: Suzanne Purewal on Goodreads

Featuring Business Coaching Author, Tim Timmons

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Tim Timmons! He will be signing and selling his books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.
     Tim Timmons is a business executive and an award-winning author. But his first love and his heart still belong to newspapers.
     He began his career in newspapers in the 1970s as a high school correspondent for the Indianapolis News and Star. He is now the chief executive officer for Sagamore News Media – a small company with five properties, The Noblesville Times, The Paper of Montgomery County, the Sheridan News, The Weekly of West-Central Indiana and Hamilton County Sports Daily.

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     Timmons’ first book, Coaching Success – Creating Champions for the Business World, Bristol Publishing, was released in 2004. It was re-released again in 2016.
     His writing has consistently won state and national awards, including from The Associated Press and various state newspaper organizations.
     His author website is http://www.tim-timmons.com.

Shining Today’s Spotlight on Children’s Author, John Graham

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, John Graham! He will be signing and selling his books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Thursday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.
     John Graham is an author, presenter, and publisher living and working in Brownsburg Indiana with his family. John enjoys writing for children of all ages and has published books and comics that can be read by all ages together.

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     His holiday book, No Sweets For Santa, encourages families to start a new tradition of leaving pizza for Santa on Christmas eve and features extras like a song, a game, and recipe to make the experience even better.

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     You can find John’s published work at his website, http://www.FIGIDPress.com, along with information about his elementary school presentation program about creating characters, and his special comic creation service for local organizations.

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     John also feels strongly about helping new creators reach their goals, so please stop by and ask him how to make your book or comic project a reality. Through his desire to help others, John created a local yearly event called The INDYpendent Show. http://www.INDYpendentShow.com
     This free event happens each Spring and gives new creators a chance to learn from talented people in a variety of creative fields. Visit the website for more information.

Join Me In the Effort to Battle Post-Traumatic Stress

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     This November, I am doing something special. To honor our active duty military members, veterans and first responders, I will be donating a portion of my book sales’ proceeds to the Save a Warrior program. This unique program helps people struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress. Continue reading

Presenting Local Cozy Mystery Authors, M K Scott

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

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     M K Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities.
     The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog.
     Murder Mansion is the first book in The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries.
     To learn more about M K Scott, visit http://morgankwyatt.com

Shining the Spotlight on Science Fiction Romance Author, Kenzie Michaels

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Kenzie Michaels! 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 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., and 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.
     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.
     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.

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     Teaser for Heart’s Last Chance:
     Everyone has an imaginary friend at one time or another, right? What if yours turned out to be real?
     Tricia Alexander’s dreams are haunted by a mystery lover. When she discovers the man she met in a nightclub knows more about her childhood than she does, panic sets in. Especially after he tells her he’s from another planet.
     Brock was young Tricia’s imaginary friend and confidant, and watched her grow up over the years. After gaining permission from the leaders of his planet, he sought to bond with her twice before, but with little results. When he’s given a final chance, will he succeed? Or will a family crisis prove too much?
     According to the Bonding statutes of Brock’s home world, any TriJupian who desires to mate outside his species must undergo a Bond Test, uniquely designed for each couple. But the one designed for Brock and Tricia involves two of Brock’s siblings. Have the Elders of his planet gone too far?
     Heart’s Last Chance is available now at Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Last-Chance-Chosen-Book-ebook/dp/B015HHH3NC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474919530&sr=8-1&keywords=heart%27s+last+chance+kenzie+michaels

     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