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!

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

 

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 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.

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!

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

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/

 

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!

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:
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     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

Featuring Historic Fiction/Mystery Author, Madalyn S. Kinsey

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

     Author of the Vanessa Mystery Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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     Please friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prolific Science Fantasy Author, George Kramer

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, George Kramer! He will be signing and selling his books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Sunday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.
     George Kramer started writing early in his life. In fifth grade, he started dabbling with his pen and paper. It was instrumental since his writing would serve as a crucial outlet later in life. The venting allowed him to get a handle on his trials and tribulations in growing up with eight other siblings.

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     George spread his wings and embraced writing in all genres. As it stands, he has over one hundred and fifty articles published online for various websites. He has written two books of unconventional poetry, countless short stories, a medical thriller, and has entered the science fantasy arena with his sixth book of the Arcadis series.
     George was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, is one of nine children, and is a natural born triplet. He moved to Indiana in 1989. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana with his wife and precocious daughter.

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

Presenting Local Author, Floyd Simeon Root

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Floyd Simeon Root! He will be signing and selling his books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Saturday, November 12th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.
     Floyd Simeon Root has been enchanted with stories ever since his mother told him stories as a child. She also read the classics to him and his siblings.

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     He has two books published. Mystic Waters is an accumulation of Hoosier wit and ruminations, short stories, and a panoramic garden of verse. It is illustrated by Brown County artists Lynne Foster Fife and William Henry Root.

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     The Benefactor is a fast paced, psychological drama with political intrigue, an innocent love story, and massive betrayal. It is a huge themed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and forever change the way you view the world.

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     His third book, Timothy, Spot-on, and the Wolf, is an illustrated children’s book and should be available in time for the Indianapolis Christmas Gift & Hobby Show.
     To learn more about Floyd, check out his website: http://www.floydroot.com/

Featuring YA Romance and Paranormal 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 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 9th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.

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     D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli.
     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.

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     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, and helping beautify her kids’ school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. 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.

     Want to know about D.A. Roach’s books? Keep reading for each book’s synopsis. Or check her out on social media.

WEBSITE: http://daroachbooks.blogspot.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DARoachDA/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/daroach12books
BOOK GORILLA: http://www.bookgorilla.com/author/B00AQNBVH2/d-a-roach
AMAZON AUTHOR PG: http://www.amazon.com/author/daroach

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     Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama… As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy.
     Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him… A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl…Brogen.
     Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval.
     “Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name… Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straight to the top of the popularity charts—and she believes Jay belongs right there beside her. Accustomed to getting exactly what she wants, she launches a relentless mean-girl campaign to shake up Brogen and claim Jay for her own.
     Everything changes with a devastating diagnosis… When Jay learns he has a rare and potentially fatal disorder, he keeps it secret and begins to push Brogen away to spare her future pain—which is exactly the sort of opening Becca is waiting for.
     As Jay’s well-meaning deception unravels, Brogen realizes there is much more than her heart at stake… But how far is she willing to go to fight for someone she loves?

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Between the Bleeding Willows
Book 1 of the Demon Hunters Series

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     At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most…
     At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring.
     She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….
     A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.
     Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…
     When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.
     Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.
     And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.
     Tagline: When love takes the form of both hunter and demon, one girl is forced to choose…

Indiana’s Own Children’s Author, Cynthia Port

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     Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Cynthia Port! She will be signing and selling her books at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 12th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #303.
     Cynthia was born and raised right here in Indiana, and after living in Maryland and Minnesota for a few years, Indiana convinced her to come back. She now lives here with her husband, two daughters, and a head full of stories.

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     Her first book, Kibble Talk, won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Award and has close to 150 reviews on Amazon with a 4.8 average. Dog Goner has been equally well received.
     Children and adults love the series equally, especially if they have a soft spot in their hearts for dogs–and who doesn’t? With its humor, relatable characters and gentle messaging, the Kibble Talk series is a popular choice for teachers.
     Cynthia feels strongly about supporting teachers. She visits schools across Indianapolis to talk about her books and, through her free books to teachers program, visits schools all across America via Skype.
     In addition to writing novels and raising her kids, she is a scientific writer, school volunteer, crafter, cook and all around way too busy person.

     To learn more about Cynthia, check out her website: http://www.cynthiaportbooks.com/

Calling All Indiana Authors!

Greetings Fellow Indiana Authors!

I am the coordinator for the Local Authors Booth at the 67th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Wednesday, November 9th – Sunday, November 13th, 2016. We still have author slots available.

The show will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

This venue has been very successful over the years for local authors to sell their books.

You may sign up for as many time slots as you wish. The prices are: $75 per author, per time slot. The fee includes a linen-covered 5 ft table, one chair, storage space, the website feature, an author’s badge, an exhibitor helper’s badge, a parking pass, and two tickets for friends/family. The badges and parking pass are good for free entry for the entire five days of the show. If you need an extra chair, there is a one-time $10 charge.

If you are interested in participating in this event, email me at purewalpublishing@gmail.com, and I will send you the application form.

Although I will accommodate as many authors as possible, there is limited space.

I look forward to working with you! If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you!

Suzanne Purewal

My Cyber Monday Deal

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

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

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

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

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

     Happy Cyber Shopping!

Children’s Author and Illustrator – Julee Sims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Cy Wyss Offers Up Mystery, Thrills and Suspense

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

Cy Wyss lives and writes in the Indianapolis area. After earning a PhD in Computer Science in 2002 and teaching and researching for seven years, she returned to the childhood dream of becoming an author. As Cy says, “I better do it now because I won’t get a third life.”

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

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

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

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

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

Morgan K. Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.

At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.

Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.

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The Inheritance
http://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-Rooming-Enemy-Morgan-Wyatt-ebook/dp/B014YGJHYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442330809&sr=8-1&keywords=morgan+k+wyatt

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

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

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Author, Hans Cummings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jillian Jacobs Will Keep You On the Edge of Your Seat

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

Jillian Jacobs is a: Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose.

The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.

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

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

“I killed you.”

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

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

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

Working together to uncover the facts, they falter when the game turns deadly. Nothing is as it seems and they must fight to unearth the truth buried under past deceptions and lies.
Bronco and Rachel survive personal attacks and shocking revelations only to discover that the answers they sought have created a new path…but will they endure the journey together or falter under the truth?
http://bit.ly/AMZRGOLine

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The Elementals Series, Book: 1 Water’s Threshold
What happens when a lonely water-girl finally finds her shore?

In a tourist town at the base of the Tetons, Maya Conway, a mythical being known as an Elemental, stands at a crossroads. On her current path, she is content using her life force—water—to protect humans and the environment. Her direction is altered when Mother Nature taps her to guide Terran Forrester, an analytical scientist, on his journey to become the next Elemental—Earth. If Maya crosses into his world, will her lonely heart find a partner or will his rational mind reject her otherworldly existence? When an ancient evil evolved from dark matter shadows their steps, which path will they choose—logic or love?

Buy Links:
http://amzn.to/1wOqeXg
http://bit.ly/WatersThresholdBN
http://bit.ly/WatersThresholdARE
http://bit.ly/WatersThresholdKobo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buy links:
http://bit.ly/EmbersCenteriBooks
http://bit.ly/EmbersCenterARE
http://bit.ly/EmbersCenterAMZ
http://bit.ly/EmbersCenterBNNook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debra Knapp – Muscle Re-Education Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

Debra Knapp
CPT, ACE, AFAA, Certified Egoscue Posture Alignment & Pain Management Specialist
Master Trainer & Muscle Re-Education Specialist
Clinical Education Director for the Indiana Parkinson Foundation
http://www.mypoweroverpain.com
deb@mypoweroverpain.com
Health, wellness, pain management, exercise therapy

Spotlight on Contemporary Romance Author, A.D. Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links:
Amazon author page bit.ly/AmazonADEllis
Website adellisauthor.webs.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/adellisauthor
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ADEllisAuthor

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If you are receiving an ARC/winner’s copy from A.D. Ellis, upon acceptance of the ARC/winner’s copy, you are not permitted to and under NO condition will you sell, trade, copy, cause to copy, pirate, or cause to pirate, scan, or otherwise replicate or cause to replicate any portion of this title.

Terry Hutchens, An IU Sportswriter For the Ages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spotlight on Urban Fantasy Author, Francesca Quarto

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Bear with Kris Ball

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

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

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

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

Angela Nuttle – The Corporate Talent Expert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featuring Paranormal Enthusiast and Author, Nicole Kobrowski

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

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

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

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

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

Website: http://www.unseenpress.com

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

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