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.


Wolf Master of Iron Mountain
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

 

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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.