Local Authors at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

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     This year, we will be showcasing the most diverse group of local authors to ever be featured at the 66th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show! Our authors are offering everything from children’s books to fantasy, faith-based non-fiction, historical fiction, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, sports, suspense, and more!

     And in a show first—authors will be reading excerpts from their books each and every day of the show. So not only will you be able to buy personalized, autographed books, but you will be experiencing the authors’ works, and in many instances, their characters, in the authors’ own voices!

     The show runs from Wednesday, November 11th – Sunday, November 15th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion.

     Here’s a link to check out the show times and show features. http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/

     I will be posting articles on all of the authors this week. So, check back often to learn more about the authors and the exciting books they will have for sale.

     Here are the authors who will be appearing at this year’s show:

     Max Bear with Kris Ball
     Joel P. Blum – The Screbus, A Master of Disguise
     Tia Catalina
     M. Katherine Clark
     Hans Cummings
     A.D. Ellis
     Terry Hutchens
     Jillian Jacobs
     Madalyn S. Kinsey
     Nicole Kobrowski
     George Kramer
     Debra Knapp – Muscle Re-Education Specialist
     Kurt A. Meyer
     Kenzie Michaels
     Roxy Morgan
     Sarah E. Morin
     Angela Nuttle – The Corporate Talent Expert
     Cynthia Port
     Suzanne Purewal
     Francesca Quarto
     Shawn Reilly
     Denise M. Rezsonya
     Kate SeRine
     Julee Sims
     Morgan K. Wyatt and Rayna Noire
     Cy Wyss

     Celebrate the creativity of your community, and support your local authors at Booth #303!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featuring Romance Author, Poet and Humorist, Suzanne Purewal

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     Yes, I am featuring myself. I have featured all of my fellow authors. Why leave myself out?

     I will be appearing at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. I will be signing books every day of the show, running from Wednesday, November 5th through Sunday, November 9th.

     The Local Authors’ Booth is Booth #310. It is located in the center aisle, across from Santa and his reindeer. The complete signing schedule will be posted on this blog later today.

     I am an author, poet, humorist and motivational speaker. Battling cancer, being downsized and enduring an unexpected divorce have provided ample fuel for my work. You can not control what happens in life, but keeping a healthy outlook is the most important thing you can do for yourself, no matter what the challenge.

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     My romance 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. Although written as a stand-alone novel, the feedback from readers is compelling me to write a sequel. Look for Challenging Destiny to be released in 2015.

     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.

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     My blog, the one you are currently reading, Pursuing My Passion, features original work as well as material from guest bloggers following their passions.

     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. Although I am getting a lot of entertaining and humorous material, I would rather find a decent man!

     My work has appeared in The Polk Street Review and in An Evening with the Writing Muse. I was featured as the Author of the Month in the September/October 2011 issue of Pen It! Magazine.

     I have also been making the rounds on the speaking and lecture circuit. I was the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 LadiesEveningOut Event in Indianapolis. I have been the Featured Author and Speaker at several events in the Indianapolis area, most notably, the 2012 and 2013 Writers’ Conferences. In my spare time, I also conduct various writing and poetry workshops.

     I am a member of The International Women’s Writing Guild, The Writers’ Center of Indiana, The Noble Writers’ Group, The Noble Poets Group and Friends of the Hamilton East and North Public Libraries. For the past twenty-one years, I have resided in Noblesville, IN.

Featuring Local Sports Author Kermit N. Paddack

kermitpaddack     Today’s featured author, Kermit N. Paddack, has written two books about local Indiana sports teams, including his alma mater, Sheridan High School. He will be signing books at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show on Friday, November 5th, from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

     Kermit N. Paddack grew up near Sheridan, Indiana and graduated from Sheridan High School in 2002. As a third generation Sheridan football player, he developed a keen interest in the history of high school sports programs, an interest that has led to much research and many projects (past and future).

     After high school, Kermit attended Purdue University where he majored in history. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University.

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     In 2012, he published his first book, Sheridan High School Football, History and Tradition. In 2013, he published, Tiger Basketball, A Lebanon Passion.

     An organization that he works with, and that is near and dear to his heart, is the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society. Found at http://www.indianabasketballhistory.com.

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     Kermit lives with his wife and their daughter in Lebanon and works at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville. He also maintains that although both of his brothers had more successful athletic careers, he is still the most handsome of the three brothers.

     To learn more about Kermit N. Paddack and his work, check out the links to his websites:

http://www.tigerbasketballbook.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tigerbasketballalebanonpassion
https://www.facebook.com/SHSfootballhistoryandtradition

Spotlight on Children’s Author Kristen Mott

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     Today’s spotlight is shining on children’s author, Kristen Mott. She will be signing books at The 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show on Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

     Here is Kristen’s story in her own words.

     I’m Kristen Mott, children’s book author, wife, mother, animal caretaker and animal welfare advocate. I knew that I wanted to write children’s picture books ever since I was first able to read them myself. I was finally able to make it happen twenty years later. I believe that children’s books are the only genre that can be enjoyed for multiple lifetimes. You enjoy these books as a child, then inevitably come back to the same stories and read them to your own children years later.

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     I’m very proud of the work that I have done with the first two books in the Odie the Stray Kitten Series.

     Odie the Stray Kitten is a true story about how one brave stray kitten found his way to my farm and into my heart. It received the 2014 Children’s Literary Classics’ Seal of Approval, it won a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award as well as a 2014 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention.

     Odie’s Best Friend was originally written as a response piece to an article I read about the devastating statistics of animal life and death in local shelters. That response was spun down and edited into a story suitable for children. I then combined it with a story I created about how Odie’s best friend Bandit came to live on my farm.  This book has received multiple five star reviews. The third and final book in the series should be available in 2015.Odie_and_Bandit

     I currently live on a small farm in Indiana with my husband and son where I care for Odie and Bandit, the cats who inspired my books, as well as horses and a growing feline family. I strive for my writing to encourage children to read, to write their own stories, and to have compassion for animals.

Learn even more about Kristen Mott and her work through her websites:

http://www.kristenmott.com
http://www.animalstoriesforchildren.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/odiethestraykittenphoto_(5) Kristen

Featuring Local Author Molly Daniels

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     Molly Daniels is one of the talented local romance authors who will be appearing at this year’s 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show. The show runs from Wednesday, November 5th through Sunday, November 9th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
     Molly will be signing books on Thursday, November 6th from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
     She 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 Michaels 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.HeartsLastChance_Draft2

You can learn more about Molly Daniels, her alter ego, Kenzie Michaels, and her books by checking out her Websites:

http://www.mollydaniels.wordpress.com
http://www.mjdaniels.blogspot.com
http://kenziemichaels.blogspot.com

Local Authors at the 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

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     I am pleased to announce the awesome lineup of local authors at this year’s show. The 65th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show runs from Wednesday, November 5th through Sunday, November 9th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. The Local Authors’ Booth is Booth #310. It is located in the center aisle, across from Santa and his reindeer.
     I will be featuring each of the local authors this week right here on my blog. So, check back every day to read more about our fantastic local talent! You will be glad you did.
     Here is the signing schedule. Don’t miss out on meeting and supporting your favorite authors!

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

     Thursday, November 6th
     10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
     M. Katherine Clark, Suzanne Purewal

     Thursday, November 6th
     3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
     Molly Daniels, Suzanne Purewal

     Friday, November 7th
     10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
     Kermit N. Paddack, Suzanne Purewal

     Friday, November 7th
     3:30 PM – 9:00 PM
     Ruth Ann Hanley, Suzanne Purewal, Phillip B. Wilson

     Saturday, November 8th
     10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
     M. Katherine Clark, Kristen Mott, Phillip B. Wilson

     Saturday, November 8th
     3:30 PM – 9:00 PM
     Ruth Ann Hanley, Suzanne Purewal, Phillip B. Wilson

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

     For more information on the show, including how to purchase tickets, click on the link http://hsishows.com/wp/christmasgiftandhobbyshow/

Copyright © 2014 by Suzanne Purewal