Featuring Children’s Author, Kimberly Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

“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.

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/

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/

Roxy Morgan Delights Children With Colorful Characters

Roxy 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., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Roxy Morgan’s children’s books are enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

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The Adventures of Mr. Blue Fish – A new book about friendship and adventure, Mr. Blue Fish comes to the rescue of his friend, Melvin the Moose.

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The Lobster Klobster Family Adventures at the Farm – While playing on the beach, Lucy Lobster Klobster discovers a treasure leading the entire family on an exciting adventure.

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George – A snowman brings delight to children. George isn’t just any snowman… he is special, he is real. He is alive and has feelings just like you and me. In this story, learn along with George that helping others brings purpose to life. Using pen and paper, popular children’s author Roxy Morgan, has built a snowman that will captivate your heart, as only a snowman can do.

Roxy Morgan received a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Butler University and taught in the Carmel, Indiana school system.

Together with her husband, Chuck, she helped start the family business as they raised their three children. Roxy’s children are grown and married. They have blessed her and her husband with eight wonderful grandchildren, who have become an inspiration to her.

After a career of encouraging and motivating elementary students in a classroom environment, Roxy now uses pen and paper to bring to life stories for children stressing the values of family and friendship.

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Check out these and other children’s stories Roxy has written on her website: http://www.roxymorgan.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.