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!

Humorist and Romantic Suspense Author, Suzanne Purewal

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I will be appearing at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 7th through Sunday, November 11th.

I am still amazed that I released three books last year – Mis-Matched to Miss Matched, Finally! An Unexpected Love Story, and Manifesting Destiny – the final book in the Destiny trilogy. And I’m thrilled that they have been well-received!

If you enjoyed my dating misadventures on my blog, you’ll love the book, Mis-Matched to Miss Matched. There were many stories I couldn’t post on my blog because I’m keeping my blog PG-rated. This book contains your favorite stories as well as the uncensored ones.

Finally! An Unexpected Love Story is the sequel to Mis-Matched to Miss Matched. It’s a “He Said/She Said” book that chronicles the offbeat and often challenging courtship between co-author, L. E. Hewitt, and me. I guarantee our quirky and sarcastic senses of humor will have you in stitches.


The Destiny trilogy is complete with Manifesting Destiny. The exciting adventure with some of your favorite characters – Sara Taylor, Joe Lazaro, and everyone’s favorite Italian mother, Rose Lazaro, concludes.

In the final novel in the series, Sara Taylor’s world is turned upside down again. While searching for clarity on a self-imposed sabbatical, Sara meets a handsome stranger, Phil Potter. He offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for adventure. With nothing left to lose, Sara jumps at the chance.

Through patience and perseverance, Phil tears down the walls Sara has built up. And with his guidance, she has an epiphany about her true calling and how she will make a difference in the world.

Sara realizes she must tie up loose ends, particularly with former lover, Joe Lazaro, before moving on. Joe Lazaro desperately clings to hope of repairing his relationship with Sara. He will do anything to regain her love and trust. However, there is unexpected turmoil concerning the Lazaro family that puts all of their lives in jeopardy.

Will the course of events compel Sara to return to her former life? Or will she ultimately choose the newly inspired path to pursue and achieve her dreams?

Now is the part where I tell you something about me. What should I write that you don’t already know? Oh, I’ve got it! If I had the money, I would spend the rest of my life hiking around National Parks. Some of my favorites are the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Arches, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Hawaii Volcanoes. Why? Because of their majesty and grandeur. Each is unique and inspiring. I am amazed at what water and wind have sculpted over time. It’s absolutely fascinating.

I have always appreciated the peace and tranquility of our parks. There’s nothing like the music that nature composes – a babbling brook, the breeze rustling leaves, birds twittering, harmonic sounds as the wind rips through canyons, and bubbling molten lava. Often times, it’s the silence. No cars, no planes, no motors of any kind. Just stillness.

I can hear some of you now, “Oh, geez. You’re a tree hugger.”

Guilty as charged. Although I think I’ve only literally hugged a tree once. Nevertheless, give me a mountain, a canyon, or a lake, and I’m a very happy girl. And that gives me an idea for a blog series and book. Hmm …

In addition to writing, 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.

Connect with me by following my blog or check out my website.

Click here to purchase my books from my website. I can sign and dedicate them prior to shipping. So, get those Christmas gift lists started!

Kindle versions of my books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo.

If you enjoy my books, please leave book reviews on one of the sites below or on your favorite reviewing site.

Amazon: Suzanne Purewal on Amazon
FB: Suzanne Purewal, Author Page
Goodreads: Suzanne Purewal on Goodreads

Meet YA Fiction Author, Kay Castaneda

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Kay Castaneda! She will be signing and selling her book at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Kay published a novel based on her experiences growing up in the Midwest, Emmie of Indianapolis. The novel takes place in 1963. A young teenage girl moves with her mother and sisters from the suburbs to the downtown of a Midwestern city after her parents get a divorce. Emmie, a naïve, curious and intelligent girl, wants the security of her suburban life but has always dreamed of adventure in faraway places. She must take risks, meet new people and become independent. The change is difficult for all because of her mother’s alcoholism and lack of a steady income. Girl reading on floor-1When Emmie’s mother takes a job, she cares for her sisters at night. In her new neighborhood, Emmie meets people from different cultures and who are both good and evil. She defends her sisters and herself each day by confronting the evil, thus awakening her courage and inner strength. But she never gives up.

Kay Castaneda is retired from a career as a college writing instructor and special education tutor. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at Indiana University. Her publications include poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction in literary journals plus articles about education for reference books.

Kay attended writing seminars in Lithuania, Scotland, and Mexico. She dreams of going camping in Alaska someday and visiting Israel. Her hobbies include reading, especially Russian novels, biographies, watching crime shows on TV and genealogy. Kay’s talents include daydreaming, inventing characters for future writing and baking.

She is currently researching the history of Ireland for a novel based on her ancestors. Her work in progress is a mystery novel with an amateur female sleuth. Future plans include teaching online writing classes plus creating her home art studio. Her husband says that she is addicted to reading, and this is true. She loves to eat at Mom and Pop diners and browse in antique stores and flea markets. Kay lives in Indiana with her husband Tony, son Richard and dog Buddy.

Connect with Kay online:

Email: kay@whiteriverwriters.com

Amazon book page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1720155801/

Amazon author page:  https://www.amazon.com/Kay-Castaneda/e/B00U4JTN82/ref=dp_byline

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/EmmieofIndianapolis/  

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kay_castaneda 

Blog: https://bookplaces.wordpress.com

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13851635.Kay_Castaneda

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kay_castaneda/

Wattpad:  https://www.wattpad.com/user48763654

Introducing Romance Author, Sutton Bishop

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Sutton Bishop! She will be signing and selling her book at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Guatemala—a country rife with civil unrest, human and narco-trafficking, and looters of antiquity is the perfect backdrop for AFRAID TO FALL—a steamy story of romance, adventure, and suspense.

Needing a break from both her personal and professional life, forensic anthropologist Ariana Antony makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to join a research expedition in Guatemala’s Petén jungle.
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Haunted by guilt, Dr. Luca Fierro is still healing from a tragic accident. His life revolves around research, teaching, and triathlons.

Until…

Ari and Luca first meet. Their attraction is explosive. It is also off-limits.

Can Ari lower her defenses and let Luca in? Can Luca heal his deep wounds and explore new territory with Ari?

What begins as a scientific adventure turns into a life-and-death struggle for survival, forcing them to explore and confront their demons and desires.

*** For Mature Audiences Only ***

Sutton Bishop enjoys having a foot in both worlds—real and make-believe. She’s been writing stories since she was a little girl, her imagination inspired by the rural meadows and woods of her childhood and her travels and life experiences. She has degrees in forensics and anthropology and a minor in world history. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, their four kids, and a passel of pets.

Afraid to Fall is Sutton’s debut romance.

Find Sutton online at authorsuttonbishop.com and Author Sutton Bishop on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Social Media and other links:

Website: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com

Blog: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com/news-events

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2MwIAfH

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuttonBishop2  @suttonbishop2

IG: https://www.instagram.com/authorsuttonbishop/  @AuthorSuttonBishop

Personal Facebook Group: Author Sutton Bishop’s Posse http://bit.ly/2C8rjDb

Newsletter: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com

Master List: http://bit.ly/2Mu6RCR

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2CtmYuW

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2PedNBA

Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/suttonbishop

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/SuttonBishop  @SuttonBishop

Bookseller Links:

iBooks: https://apple.co/2NAWvga

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2PoiZCN

B&N: http://bit.ly/2EaitqS

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AmLLPl

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/bP5oxj

Cooking Up A Storm with Author, L. E. Hewitt

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, L. E. Hewitt! He will be signing and selling his 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.

L. E. Hewitt currently has eight books in publication. Most are collections of short stories of a humorous or nostalgic nature meant to put a smile on the face of the reader.

Hewitt’s most recent release, Betty’s Best – A Cook’s Family Cookbook, is a bit different. It is a tribute to his late mother.
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The cookbook contains many of his mother’s favorite recipes, Appalachian comfort foods. The book is also interlaced with heartwarming stories and tidbits of his mother’s life. Released in June 2018, it has already become a treasured addition to kitchens all across America and the world.

Many of these recipes have been passed down through generations of country cooks and bakers and are now made available for you to try in your own kitchen.

Connect with L. E. online!

Website: https://www.lehewitt.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lehewitt/

Featuring Sci-Fi 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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., and Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, from 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

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.


In addition to her popular romance novels, Kenzie’s work appears in the recently released, Whispers Anthology. It’s a collection of fiction and poetry by authors from Vincennes, Indiana.

Connect with Kenzie online:

Blog:  https://mollydaniels.wordpress.com/
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Kenzie-Michaels/e/B004TYM7FE
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4636935.Kenzie_Michaels

 

Featuring Paranormal and True Crime Author, Nicole Kobrowski

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Nicole Kobrowski! She will be signing and selling her books at the 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and Sunday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

Nicole Kobrowski is the author of 17 books including paranormal, history, and textbooks. Her most recent book, “Betti Meets a Ghost” is a children’s book to be read with parents in order to start conversations with children experiencing paranormal activity.


Nicole began writing at 13 years old and has written in many areas including newspapers, magazines, and books. Her genres include academic, paranormal, history, and romance.

Nicole  Kobrowski is co-owner of Unseenpress.com, Inc. and gives ghost tours throughout Central Indiana.  She and her husband, Michael, started the business 18 years ago because of their interest in the paranormal and their love of history. Being a paranormal investigator for over 30 years, she has done investigation work in many areas including spirit photography, electronic voice phenomenon, and automatic writing. Currently, she lives in her “über haunted home” in Westfield, Indiana.

To learn more about Nicole, her books, and her ghost tours, connect with her:

FB Nicole: https://www.facebook.com/NicoleKobrowski/

FB Unseenpress: https://www.facebook.com/ghosttoursIN/

Instagram Unseenpress: ghosts_in

Instagram Nicole: nicikobrowski

Twitter Nicole: @geistmadl

Presenting Fantasy and Horror 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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M., and on Sunday, November 11th, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, booth #306.

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.

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, and seven books of the popular Arcadis fantasy series.

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Additionally, George has written a medical horror book, Blind to Blood, and its sequel, Blind to Blood 2: The End Game.


He has written a screenplay for both Blind to Blood and Arcadis: Prophecy. Additionally, he wrote a murder/mystery/love obsession book, To Some it’s Just a Rose.

He is currently writing book three in the Blind to Blood series. The eighth installment of the popular Arcadis series is also in the works.

George was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, is one of nine children, and is a natural born triplet. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana, with his wife and precocious daughter.

To learn more about George and his works, check him out online!

Website:
www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/george.kramer.50

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/gkramer86/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/gkramer86

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

 

Introducing Children’s Author, Robert Ross Hedges

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Robert Ross Hedges! He will be signing and selling his children’s book, The Key to Christmas, 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.

The Key to Christmas is set during the holiday season of the late 1970’s. A young boy named Toby stumbles upon the find of a lifetime. His discovery leads him on an adventure that he will never forget. Follow Toby as he goes on a toboggan run, flies in a hot air balloon, and meets Santa who helps him answer a very important Christmas question.
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Robert is happily married and has two children, Sophie and Cooper. He is a social studies teacher at SENSE Charter School in downtown Indianapolis and has been teaching for 16 years.

Robert will be signing copies of The Key to Christmas during the show. If you can’t make the Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, the book is also available on Amazon.

To learn more about Robert or to purchase copies of his children’s book, The Key to Christmas, check him out on social media.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/robert.hedges.3766

Amazon Link to book:

https://www.amazon.com/Key-Christmas-Robert-Ross-Hedges/dp/0692115781/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538653821&sr=8-3&keywords=the+key+to+christmas&dpID=51u6HSSY-rL&preST=_SX258_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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 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.

Meet Ray E. Boomhower, History and Military History Author

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet local author, Ray E. Boomhower! He will be signing and selling his 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.

Ray E. Boomhower is senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he is also responsible for the quarterly popular history magazine Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. Boomhower has been with the Society since 1987, beginning work for the statewide, nonprofit organization as its public relations coordinator.

A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Boomhower graduated from Indiana University in 1982 with degrees in journalism and political science. He received his master’s degree in U.S. history from Indiana University, Indianapolis, in 1995. Before joining the Society staff, he worked in public relations for the Indiana State Museum and as a reporter for two Indiana daily newspapers, the Rensselaer Republican and the Anderson Herald.

In 1998, he received the Hoosier Historian award from the Indiana Historical Society, and in 2010, he was named winner of the Regional Author Award in the annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. In 2009, his book Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary was selected as the winner in the historical nonfiction category of the annual Best Books of Indiana contest sponsored by the Indiana Center for the Book. His books have also been finalists and received honors in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association and Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards.

Along with numerous articles for Traces, the Indiana Magazine of History, Outdoor Indiana, and other history periodicals, Boomhower is the author of the books Jacob Piatt Dunn, Jr.: A Life in History and Politics, 1855-1924 (Indiana Historical Society, 1997); The Country Contributor: The Life and Times of Juliet V. Strauss (Guild Press of Indiana, 1998); Destination Indiana: Travels through Hoosier History (IHS, 2000); “But I Do Clamor”: May Wright Sewall, A Life, 1844–1920 (Guild Press, 2001); “One Shot”: The World War II Photography of John A. Bushemi (IHS Press, 2004);   Gus Grissom: The Lost Astronaut (IHS Press, 2004); The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace (IHS Press, 2005); The Soldier’s Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle (IHS Press,  2006); Fighting for Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall (IHS Press, 2007); Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary (Indiana University Press, 2008); Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu (IHS Press, 2010); The People’s Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana (IHS Press, 2012); John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog (IU Press, 2015); and Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod (IU Press, 2017).

Boomhower’s next projects includes two books set for publication in 2018: Mr. President: A Life of Benjamin Harrison, a youth biography of the twenty-third president, and Indiana Originals: Hoosier Heroes & Heroines, a collection of his work over the past thirty years.

Connect with Ray on social media:

Twitter: @RayBoomhower

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rboomhower?ref=bookmarks

 

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.

Find Strength and Inspiration with Local Author, Lisa Anne Duda

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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 69th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, on Friday, November 9th, from 10:00 A. 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.

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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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.

To learn more about Lisa Anne and her book, connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaithfulSunshine2016/

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!

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/

 

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

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
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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.
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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?
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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:
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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

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/

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.

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

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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
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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

Spotlight on YA Mystery and Romance Author, Madalyn S. Kinsey

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Madalyn 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, 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

The Ghost of Cheeney Creek
For eighth-grader Vanessa the easy-going life of summer vacation stretches before her in all its glory. Her visions of sleeping late every morning and watching as much television as possible evaporate quickly, though. Her mother has arranged for her to spend two weeks with her aunt, uncle, and cousins she barely knows on a farm! Making matters worse, the farm is haunted by a Civil War ghost reisiding in a cemetery only steps from the house. This is definitely not the plan she had in mind for her summer of 1967.

After settling in, however, new worlds open up as Vanessa gets to know her relatives and their different way of life. After initiating their “city slicker” cousin to life on the farm, Emma, Luke, Daniel and their friend Jim introduce her to adventures she never dreamed she’d encounter. When the kids share the legend of a Civil War era ghost who haunts the area, and they become deeply entangled with the mysteries of an old, abandoned house, their exploits set them on a perilous path-a path that their curiosity and family loyalty dictate that they must follow. As the kids rush headlong into deeper danger, they develop deeper friendships-ones that will help them emerge from their exploits in one piece. Tag along with Vanessa, Emma, Luke, Daniel, and Jim as they forge bonds that will endure beyond their unforgettable summer!

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Madalyn Kinsey was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has lived and worked as a corporate attorney in Indianapolis, Chicago, and San Francisco. Searching for inspiration for her writing, she called upon fond memories of frequent childhood visits with cousins on the family farm near Fishers, Indiana, where abandoned buildings, a Civil War-era graveyard only steps from the house (rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier), a mysterious creek running through the property, and a nearby municipal airport, made her real-life visits fascinating and full of adventure.

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Those memories have inspired the plots of her Vanessa Mysteries series, the first of which was The Ghost of Cheeney Creek, and its sequel, The Mystery of Gatewood Airport. In each book, her main character, 14-year old Vanessa, and her cousins and their friend, Jim, are swept into new and different adventures requiring courage and commitment to friendship and family.

When not writing, Madalyn practices corporate law with an Indianapolis law firm, and enjoys classic movies and TV, ghost hunting, and flying.

Connect with Madalyn via her webpage: http://www.ghostofcheeneycreek.com, and blog: http://www.ghostofcheeneycreek.com/wordpress.

Kenzie Michaels – Spicing Up Outer Space

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Kenzie 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., and 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/

The Best of Both Worlds
No stranger to controversy, SaLie SiLah is offered a position on the newly opened Tri-Xa space station. Expecting to further her relationship with the father of her child, SaLie learns she will be working closely with her childhood sweetheart. Will her eyes be opened to the fact love has been within her reach this entire time?

Dr. JeTil PaHej thought SaLie was his Chosen when they were seniors at the Academy, but he hadn’t counted on her infatuation with the Xaxonian commander of the new space station. When he learns SaLie will be joining him on the medical team, he forms an unlikely alliance with DuKah, in order to win his woman back. Will the ploy work, or will the deception turn her against both men?

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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.

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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. (LOL)

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

George Kramer—Prolific Poet, Story Teller, and Science Fantasy Author

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George 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 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/

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 fourth book of the Arcadis series.

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George was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, and moved to Indiana in 1989. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana with his wife and precocious daughter.

Want to connect with George? Use these links:

http://www.amazon.com/author/georgekramer
http://www.facebook.com/Arcadisthesorcerer
http://www.georgekramer.blogspot.com
http://www.authorsden.com/georgekramer

M. Katherine Clark – A Bit of Suspense

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Katherine 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 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., Friday, November 13th, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., and 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/

M. Katherine Clark is a Butler University graduate with five novels currently published. She writes suspense with subgenres of Mystery, Thriller, Romantic, Sherlock Holmes and Paranormal. Her newest release is book one in The Wolf’s Bane Saga: Wolf’s Bane.

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Some of her other works:
Soundless Silence, a Sherlock Holmes novel
The Greene and Shields Files
Love Among the Shamrocks Collection
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

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To learn more about Katherine and her books, click on these links:

Website: http://www.mkatherineclark.net
http://www.facebook.com/mkatherineclark

Sarah E. Morin – What if Sleeping Beauty Refused To Wake Up?

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Sarah will be signing and selling her book at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion, on Wednesday, November 11th from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, November 14th, 3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., in the Local Authors’ Booth #303. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/portfolio/authors-schedule/

Lose yourself in Sarah E. Morin’s twisted fairy tale, Waking Beauty.

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This rescue isn’t going at all how he planned. Secondhand hero Prince Arpien intends to gain a throne and the Sleeping Beauty’s heart with a single kiss when he wakes her from the evil fairy’s curse. But kissing the princess is only the beginning of a series of unforeseen obstacles: man-eating bugs, deadly spindles, talking lapdogs, and fiery pickles. The Sleeping Beauty is the biggest complication of all.

Princess Brierly is Beautiful and fairy-Gifted, but also…daft. After one hundred years of sleep imprisonment, Brierly refuses to believe this rescue is anything more than a tantalizing but doomed dream.

Arpien is drawn to the vibrancy beneath Brierly’s indifferent exterior. Can they reclaim her kingdom? Do they dare trust in the Prince of the old tales to help them battle the evil fairy who cursed Brierly? What is the price of waking beauty?

This is not the story of an innocent damsel-in-distress or her cardboard rescuer. It is a full coming-of-age struggle in a world where truth shifts as often as dreams.

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Sarah E. Morin serves as kid wrangler at an interactive history park. Her 100 youth volunteers are her best consultants in the fields of humor, teenage angst, and spinning wheels, which, they assure her, are not hazardous to anyone but Sleeping Beauty.

She is actively involved in the local writing community and is cofounder of NICE, which encourages artists to connect to classic literature. Waking Beauty is her first novel. It earned her a spot as finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest.

Her dramatic works range from a musical about Susan B. Anthony to fairy tale poetry. She enjoys giving writing workshops and performing her work, especially pieces that allow her to dress up in her queen costume. When she grows up she wants to be a child prodigy.

Use these links to learn more about Sarah and her fairy tale world:

http://www.sarahemorin.com
https://www.facebook.com/sarahemorinauthor?ref=bookmarks

Kate SeRine – Turning Up the Heat With Her Protect and Serve Series

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Kate 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/

Kate’s Protect and Serve romantic suspense series features Dawson brothers Tom, Gabe, Joe, and Kyle. The Dawson family has a long, legendary history in law enforcement and each of the brothers feels he must live up to that legacy while also finding his own way in life and in love…

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Featuring: Kyle Dawson and Abby Morrow

When a high-profile investigation goes wrong, FBI Agent Kyle Dawson is transferred back home where he is forced to confront his demons…and the only woman he ever loved. Three years ago, Kyle and Abby Morrow shared a wild, passionate summer—then Abby broke his heart. Now she needs his help.

Kyle never stopped loving Abby. So when Abby uncovers evidence of a human-trafficking ring, leading to her sister’s kidnapping, he swears he’ll stop at nothing to bring her sister home and keep Abby safe. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse and blindsided by their own explosive desires, they must set aside the past before it’s too late.

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Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) is a hopeless romantic who firmly believes in true love that lasts forever. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after.

Kate is the author of the award-winning Transplanted Tales paranormal romance series and soon will be releasing two new romantic suspense series: Protect and Serve (November 2015) and Dark Alliance (July 2016). You can also find her novella “Torn”, a prequel to her Protect and Serve series, in Way of the Warrior, a military romance anthology that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

Kate lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project—probably while consuming way too much coffee.

Coming soon…
Protect & Serve series (November 2015)
Dark Alliance series (July 2016)

Please visit her at http://www.kateserine.com, http://www.Facebook.com/kateserine, or on Twitter @KateSeRine.

Joel P. Blum – The Screbus, A Master of Disguise

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Joel will be signing and selling his book 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/

The story about the Screbus is Joel P. Blum’s first children’s book.

Very few people have ever heard about a Screbus or even seen one. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

In Search of the Elusive Screbus is about two sisters and their wonderful summer at a magical lake where children gather for summer adventures.

When we are young, our minds are open and welcome the enchantment and magic of something we’re not sure exists, but can believe in. The Screbus is just such a thing.

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Joel P. Blum was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Cincinnati and was an architect and partner at the firm of InterDesign in Indianapolis. He recently retired and enjoys time with family, live theatre at Indiana Repertory Theater, fishing, golf and gardening.

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To jump into the magical world of the Screbus, or learn more about Joel, check out his website: http://www.screbus.com