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

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

Suzanne Purewal – Using Adversity To Fuel My Passion

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     I will be appearing at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 11th through Sunday, November 15th. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

     I have been called a survivor. While that is true, more importantly, I thrive in the face of adversity. Every author and artist knows that adversity is a necessary evil to the creative process. Our greatest works emanate from the depths within, where the raw emotions reside. I often joke that my autobiography should be entitled, My Life is a Country Song. Defeating cancer, being downsized, and enduring an unexpected divorce were the catalysts that put me on my current path.

     For me, change and major upheaval unleash a wealth of emotions. Granted, darkness rules some writing days. And sometimes characters in my books must die as a result. But if you ask me if a certain character is based on someone I know, I will kindly refer you to the disclaimer on the Copyright Page. You know, where it clearly states:

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

     But I digress…

     However, when dealing with major upheaval, I am also blessed with an awakening that allows a fire to burn within me. It fuels my humorous, sarcastic and unique storytelling style. Simply put, adversity is a gift and a curse.

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     Last month, 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 on Match.com. I have been credited with saving several marriages. Readers confessed that they returned to counseling after reading my blog. I am happy that my life experiences entertain and have a positive impact as well.

     My work has appeared in The Polk Street Review and in An Evening with the Writing Muse.

     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.

     My website was recently updated, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can do it now! http://www.suzannepurewal.com

You can also connect with me and leave book reviews on:
FB: Suzanne Purewal, Author Page
Goodreads: Suzanne Purewal on Goodreads

Here is the link to purchase my books: http://www.suzannepurewal.com/books.html

Kindle versions of Embracing Destiny and Challenging Destiny are available on Amazon

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

Denise M. Rezsonya – A Guiding Light For Today’s Youth and Their Families

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Denise 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. and 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/

Denise’s Be The Light devotional series is meant for teens and tweens (ages 9-16). The books are devotional resources designed to develop faith in a way that is easy to understand and is applicable to the lives of today’s youth. These faith-based books are designed for children ages 9-16 but may also appeal to other youth based on their level of maturity. Each book contains 24 points with two relevant Bible verses, three discussion questions, and journal space provided. They can be used individually or in group discussion settings.

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Her books are an ideal resource for Christian/Catholic schools, Vacation Bible Schools, Christian camps, discussion groups, Sunday School, youth in hospitals, foster care, detention centers, and homeless shelters, and they make a wonderful gift for Communion and Confirmation students. They are also ideal for evangelism and missionary work.

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Denise Rezsonya is an inspirational speaker, author, blogger, and host of the Be The Light Show on Hamilton County Television. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for 15 years and has two children. Denise writes and speaks on her faith, as well as issues pertinent to teens and families. Denise strives to help today’s teens realize their potential, and to succeed and to thrive.

Use this link to learn more about Denise and her inspirational work: http://denisemrezsonya.com/

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.
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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.

The Spotlight is on Paranormal/Fantasy/Suspense/Romance Author, Shawn Reilly

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Shawn 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/

Shawn Reilly writes Paranormal/fantasy/suspense/romance (Clean) novels for adults and Young Adults.

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Call of the Raven is the first book in her adult series.

Bug is the first book in her YA trilogy.

Shawn Reilly lives in the small town of Mt. Comfort Indiana with her husband, three daughters, and far too many pets.

She grew up in the era of Star Trek and Star Wars. On Friday nights she watched Sammy Terry—a fictional vampire host of a local television station that played old monster flicks. The black and whites were her favorite.

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Eventually she began to write in the genres she loved: science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy.

She is the author of the Union Series, and the YA, Children of the Alliance Trilogy, Bug, Spun, and Thread.

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Thread will be coming out late October/2015 and the last two in the Union series on the banner at the top of this article will be coming out 2016.

Check out all of Shawn’s books on her website: http://shawnreilly.wix.com/shawnreilly