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Book Signings This Weekend!

I have two big, multi-author book signings this weekend in Indianapolis if you are in the area. I also have some free tickets to the Indiana Historical Society Fair! While supplies last. Email or message me with IHS Tickets in the subject line. James Alexander Thom is going to be there (author of Long Knife which I read while researching Wind Dancer).  I am so thrilled to get to meet him!

Indiana Historical Society Holiday Author Fair

December 3rd

Eli Lilly Hall, History Center
Noon to 4 p.m.Meet more than 60 Indiana authors at the Ninth Annual Holiday Author Fair at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Filmmaker Angelo Pizzo, Chef Daniel Orr and local media personalities Howard Caldwell, Dick Wolfsie and Lou Harry are signing books along with bestselling authors James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom and 2009 Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf.Author Fair is a great chance to do holiday shopping for the best in fiction, nonfiction, history, gardening, cooking, poetry and children’s books.Select authors are presenting in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater throughout the day, and we’ll offer special activities for kids.

Free with admission to the Indiana Experience.

Book Mammas

Hoosier Author Extravaganza!
9 S. Johnson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219


October 24, 2011, Indianapolis — Just in time for the gift season, the Indy Writers Group (IWG) is hosting the Indy Writers’ Group Holiday Extravaganza at Book Mama’s  on December 4th from 1-4pm. IWG will also welcome Indiana Horror and Indiana Sci-fi authors at the event. All authors will be on hand to personalize their books & DVD’s for extra special holiday gifts.

IWG Authors include:

Ellen Tevault [editor/Children’s Books] – The Quacker Caper Ellen Tevault is a team leader for the Indy Writers Group. She is a freelance writer and editor. She has had stories published in the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis and many other publications. She has edited for several publishers and individual authors.


Kate Chaplin – [Gift Books/Screenwriter] – The Belief Test: Questions to Ask Yourself on the Journey of Life, and The Celebration Diet: Ways to Celebrate That Don’t Revolve Around Food. [DVD] First They Came For, The Karmic Courage Short Film Collection, and Leah Not Leia. Multi-Award winner including the INDY Award and the Gold Award. Kate Chaplin was named a  “Naptown notable resident” by InTake, “A Powerful Woman” by the Indy Star, and one of the “most talented writers around today” by the Writer’s Page. Chaplin is a filmmaker, author, and public speaker. She has produced 12 films with Karmic Courage and is the author of The Belief Test and The Celebration Diet. Chaplin dreams of working with Johnny Depp, getting a hug from Nathan Fillion and being drunk in Ireland.


Debra A. Kemp – [Historical Fiction] The House of Pendragon 1: The Firebrand, The House of Pendragon 2: The Recruit. Multi-Award winner and nominated author including the Eppie Award. Debra A. Kemp is the author of the historical/fantasy series The House of Pendragon because King Arthur commanded her to: “don’t let it be forgot”.  She was a teenager and impressionable.  Ms. Kemp is now the author of the multi-award nominated The House of Pendragon I: The Firebrand and Book 2 The Recruit from Amber Quill Press.  She is currently writing book three.


Robby Slaughter – [Non-Fiction] Failure: The Secret to Success. Robby Slaughter might seem like a perfectly capable guy, but the truth is he’s made tons of mistakes. In fact, he continues to screw up on a daily basis, and shows no signs of stopping. Robby runs a productivity consulting firm devoted to helping stakeholders recognize that part of working smarter is embracing dumb decisions. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Kathy and their border terrier puppy dog.


Jamie Carie – [Romance] – Snow Angel, Wind Dancer, The Snowflake, Pirate of My Heart and Guardian Duke (Feb. 2012). Revealing secrets of the Kingdom, one story at a time… Jamie Carie is an inspirational novelist.  She is the author of Snow Angel, a USA News Book winner for Best Romance, a ForeWord Magazine award winner and a RITA Awards® finalist. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, was a 2010 Indiana State Library Best Books of Indiana finalist. Jamie lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and three boys.


Jackie O’ Dierno – [Paranormal Fantasy] – Sleep Stalkers Jackie O’ Dierno grew up in Orchard’s Park, NY with a reading difficulty. With help of special programs she began to devouring whole books in a day’s time. She also began to write short stories. Thus began her love affair with reading.
C.L. Shore – [Mystery] – Seeker of Truth. C.L. Shore began reading full length juvenile mysteries in the second grade, working her way through Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys series. Among her grade school fiction works were two puppet shows featuring Pocahontas and Copernicus, historical figures who took a stand against the dominant worldviews of the cultures they inhabited.  She continues to write stories that encourage close examination of preconceptions. Seeker of Truth is her first novel.



Founded in 2004 by Kate Chaplin, the Indy Writers’ Group is a supportive community of published and pre-published writers of all genres. IWG offers workshops, signings, and bi-monthly meetings for critique and support. IWG is a diverse group with strengths in various areas, such as self-publishing, e-publishing, small presses, freelance writing, technical writing, editing, etc. Within the network of in person events and online you’ll find a community of writers with various backgrounds and experiences that understand the pitfalls and success that plague writers today.



We are a used and new bookstore nestled in the heart of historic Irvington, on the east side of Indianapolis. We’d like you to feel free to grab a cup of coffee from Lazy Daze, (right across the avenue) and come in to browse our eclectic collection of books and other literary notions.  In addition to the general fare of most stores, we are proud to carry a great many new and used Indiana titles in our inventory.  These include books about Indiana, by Indiana authors or both.


Indy Writers’ Author Extravaganza will take place at Book Mamas, 9 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219 from 1pm-4pm.  Check out for more info. To schedule an interview with any of our authors contact, IWG Event Manager, Ellen Tevault at


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