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

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.

9781512737691_COVER.inddAbout the Book, Faithful Sunshine:

Some of us tend to struggle with blind faith. We don’t always see God’s messages or instead we fluff them off as simple coincidences. Some remain trapped in the past, continually punishing themselves or others for mistakes, never learning to forgive. Faithful Sunshine encompasses a variety of emotions and states – bitterness, worry, regret, selfishness, fear, pain, mortality, forgiveness, faith, and love.

Faithful Sunshine is a true account of how the author unexpectedly attempts to help her mother face mortality while juggling her own emotions and unintentionally making peace with the past. Along the way, God’s messages cannot be denied.  He provides strength beyond words. As the story unfolds, God’s Grace shines through. God’s blessings cannot be denied. Faced with humility and reality, the author comes to the realization that blind faith, and a little forgiveness along the way, is all we need.

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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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!