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!

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!

Will You Be My Valentine?

download     Recently, my parents started cleaning out their basement. As a result, I received a few bags of what I will call “stuff.” In one of those bags, I found all sorts of treasures. No, nothing that would make me rich monetarily. However, they will provide a wealth of blog article topics.
     Appropriate for this time of year, I discovered stacks of Valentine’s Day cards. You know—the kind you trade as kids. They were from Kindergarten through 4th grade.20160208_104652
     And before you think this should be the beginning of a hoarding article, we are not hoarders. We are pack rats. There is a big difference. And our stuff fit neatly in the basement.
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     As I reflected on these tokens of friendship, I read the names on the back of each card. I tried to remember all of those friends. Some were from school or Brownies. Others were from my neighborhood.
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     I laughed at how the handwriting improved over the years too. Barely legible Kindergarten scrawl to 4th grade cursive writing. Thank you, Sister Mary Carmel, for teaching us to write in cursive.
     Sister Mary Carmel wore the complete habit. I clearly remember one June day when the boys were rolling up their long-sleeved shirts, due to the heat.
     Sister said, “If I can be dressed this way and tolerate the heat, so can you. Roll down those sleeves.”
     Amid theatrics and heavy sighs, all of the boys rolled down their sleeves.
     Okay, back to the Valentine’s Day cards. The girls tended to decorate the envelopes with hearts and smiling faces. The boys just stuck to names, plain and simple. I was amazed that there were not many duplicate card designs in a single year. Obviously, there were a couple. But overall, each card was unique.
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     One of my favorites was a paper doll that you cut out and dressed in paper clothes. Hey, don’t judge me. It was the 1970s. Times were simpler then.
     In addition to the discipline and guilt taught in Catholic grammar school, we were also taught the importance of including everyone, so no one was left out. During the year, some of the kids teased me and called me, “nerd” or “teacher’s pet.” However, I still received a Valentine from each and every one of those kids. At the end of the day, we were all still friends.
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     Once we entered our dating years, Valentine’s Day became less about friends, and more about the subjects of our romantic affection. Naturally.
     Fast forward to present day. Primarily, adults buy things for their significant others and their kids. Which reminds me—Thank you, Mom and Dad, for the Valentine’s Day card. I just got it in the mail. It’s very pretty. And I love you, too.
     The question I pose is this: Why don’t we acknowledge our friends on Valentine’s Day anymore?
     We have ample capacity to love our significant others, parents and children as well as our friends. So, why not share the love with our friends?
     We can partially blame advertisers who bombard us with ads urging us to buy gifts for our significant others. I have not seen a single ad telling me to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for my friends.
     Many unattached people dread Valentine’s Day. All of the fanfare and hoopla are huge “in your face” reminders of their single status. As if single people need a reminder. We do not need reminders, people. We know.
     Some lonely hearts resort to throwing anti-Valentine’s Day parties. I’ve seen invitations that declare, “Love Sucks,” “Love Bites,” and “Love Stinks, Let’s Drink.”
     Well, in my opinion, those parties just create a lot of negative energy. So, that’s not for me. Instead, I look forward to February 15th, when chocolate is half-price.

     What I am challenging you to do this year is to remember your friends on Valentine’s Day.

     I am not saying you have to run out and buy everyone flowers, candy or a card. Although those would be nice, and I would never turn them down. But a simple text, phone call or shout out on Facebook could really brighten someone’s day.

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     Be a good friend this Valentine’s Day, and share the love!

Copyright © 2016 by 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!

Cyber Monday Book Deals

     Happy Cyber Monday to you all! While you are browsing and purchasing gifts for your loved ones and yourself, remember not to break the bank. Shop smart!

cover_master_1 092810     In that spirit, I am offering the e-book version of my romantic suspense novel, Embracing Destiny, for only $0.99! Here’s the link: http://goo.gl/htnedN

     I am also offering the print copies of Embracing Destiny and my poetry book, From 14 to 41, for a combined total of $14!

     They make great personalized gifts because I can dedicate the books before I ship them. And to top it off, you get Free Shipping too! Here is that link: http://www.suzannepurewal.com/shop.html
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     Happy Cyber Shopping!

Local Authors Appearing at The 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

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     This is the signing schedule for the Local Authors’ Booth at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. The street address is: 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

     Our booth number is #310. We are located in the center aisle, across from Santa and his reindeer.

     I have attached a discount coupon for $3 off admission. It can be used any day of the show. And here is a link to the show’s website: http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/

     Please come out and support your local authors! Signed and dedicated books make great Christmas, birthday and other occasion gifts!

Wednesday, November 5th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal
Wednesday, November 5th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal

Thursday, November 6th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Tia Catalina, M. Katherine Clark, Jillian Jacobs, Suzanne Purewal
Thursday, November 6th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Molly Daniels, Suzanne Purewal

Friday, November 7th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Kermit N. Paddack, Suzanne Purewal
Friday, November 7th, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ruth Ann Hanley, Terry Hutchens, Suzanne Purewal, Phillip B. Wilson

Saturday, November 8th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Kristen Mott, Phillip B. Wilson
Saturday, November 8th, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ruth Ann Hanley, Suzanne Purewal, Phillip B. Wilson

Sunday, November 9th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal, Morgan K. Wyatt