Indiana Authors Award

“Dude, why do you live in Indiana?”

I’m repeatedly asked that question, and this week I answered it over at the Indiana Authors Award Blog.

I’m honored to be one of three finalists for this year’s Emerging Author Award. The banquet is sold out, but the award-winning and nominated authors will participate in a book signing and Q&A event at the Indianapolis Central Library on October 26.

Here are the details:

Meet the Authors
Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Sit down with the winners and finalists of the 2013 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award as they discuss their writing and connections to Indiana. Book sales and signings will follow. Featured will be National Award winner Michael Martone, Regional Award winner James H. Madison, and Emerging Author finalists Tricia Fields, Mike Mullin and Kelsey Timmerman.

Indy Author Fair: Meet Indiana Authors!
Simon Reading Room and R.B. Annis West Reading Room
12 noon – 2 p.m.
Network with more than 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors who represent a variety of writing styles and genres. Book sales and signings will be included. For a list of participating authors, visit

If you live in the Indy area, I’d love to see you there. I believe I’m the only underwear journalist nominated this year, so it’s always awkward being around actual writers.

Mark Lee says:

“Dude, why do you live in Indiana” is an awesome blog! You are definitely someone I am hoping to meet and talk with at the Indy Author Fair tomorrow!

This is the perfect webpage for anyone who wants to find out about this topic.

You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa).
You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that’s been written about for ages.
Great stuff, just excellent!

Let your voice be heard!