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Indiana Historical Society’s Popular Holiday Author Fair Features More than 60 Authors

November 21, 2023

Are you ready for the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS) favorite book event of the year? The annual Holiday Author Fair, presented by Printing Partners, is just the place to find the perfect read for you!

This year, Author Fair attendees can mix and mingle with more than 60 authors of books about everything from sports and biographies to fiction, children’s books and politics, along with — of course — a lot of Indiana history.

The Holiday Author Fair takes place Saturday, December 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The event is included with general admission.

Also included is the Educator Lounge on the fourth floor during Author Fair. Inside the Lounge, educators have access to classroom resources and the opportunity to speak with museum educators about incorporating primary sources, museum resources, IHS press books and more into the classroom. Educators will also have the opportunity to build their own swag bags filled with goodies, books and fidgets — materials will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

IHS members will receive 10% off their entire Basile History Market purchase. The History Center’s Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the Author Fair taking place from 12 to 4 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase their admission tickets in advance in case capacity restrictions become necessary.

Admission includes IHS’s Festival of Trees holiday exhibit, with 78 elaborate trees decorating the building. Reserve your tickets here:

Authors scheduled to appear (subject to change):


Ray Boomhower, “North Country: Essays on the Upper Midwest and Regional Identity”

Annette Bochenek, “Hometowns to Hollywood, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2”

Wes Gehring, “Sydney Pollack: A Subliminal Existentialist”

Norbert Krapf, “Homecoming”

Jim Fadely, “Thomas Taggart”

Kathy Finley, “My One-Eyed, Three-Legged Therapist: How My Cat Clio…”

Barbara Olenyik Morrow, “Army Guy, Red Cross Gal”

Dr. Nancy L. Segal, “Gay Fathers, Twin Sons: The Citizenship Case That Captured the World”

Richard Feldman, “What Our Patients Have Taught Us”

Rick Albertson and Robert “Bob” Sexton (MD), “Brown County Folks: a mingling of rustics and artists”

Antonia (Tuni) Deignan, “Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing”

Ellen Munds and Celestine Bloomfield, “If These Walls Could Talk”


Children/Young Author

Donna Griffin, “Super Cities! Indianapolis”

Chris Edwards, “All About the Moon Landing”

Troy Cummings, “Otto the Ornament”

Rebecca Mullin, “Purple Carrot”

Todd Outcalt, “All About Martin Luther King”

Jenny Svendsen, “My Mountain”

Joey Lax Salinas, “Good Night, Indiana University”

Kimberly Howard, “Grace and Box”

Kimberly Hoffman, “I Llama Ewe”

Victoria Griswald, “The Garden Symphony”

Bryan Ballinger, “The Big Wig Parade”

Marya Patrice Sherron, “Time to Dance”

Michele Wood, “Box”

Rob Harrell, “BatPig: Go Pig or Go Home”

Randall Wisehart, “Families of Two Fires: Forging America’s Frontier, 1776-1832”


MB (Michael) Dabney, “A Deadly Game”

Candice Sue Patterson, “The Keys to Gramercy Park”

David Marsh, “Waterborne: Chronicle of the Clan of Noah”

Larry Sweazy, “A Cow Hunter’s Lament and other Stories”

*Michael Koryta, “An Honest Man”

Anna Lee Huber, “A Fatal Illusion, Lady Darby Book 11”

Timothy Byers, “The Order of the Red Lion”

Bill Kenley, “Tiny Running Shorts”

Bruce Cashbaugh, “None So Blind”

Abe Aamidor, “Don’t Go”

Sarah Layden, “Imagine Your Life Like This”

Emily Bleeker, “When We Were Enemies”

Joyce Brinkman, “The Polaris Trilogy: Poems for the Moon”


Chris Flook, “Indianapolis Graverobbing”

David Humphrey and W. Evan Humphrey, “Abandoned Central Indiana”

Edward Fujawa, “Vanished Indianapolis”

Ronald May, “WWII Indiana Landmarks”

Donald Hickey, “Tecumseh’s War”

Eilene Lyon, “Fortunes Frenzy: A California Gold Rush Odyssey”

David Sears, “Duel in the Deep: The Hunters, The Hunted and a High Seas fight to the Finish”

Dawn Bakken, “Hoosiers on the Home Front”

Michael Keller, “Graham-Bradley Tractor – A History”

Angie Klink, “WBAA: 100 Years as the Voice of Purdue”

Michael Murphy, “Kimberlins go to War”

Kevin Tower, “Twisting the Tiger’s Tail: Illegal Gambling French Lick”

Patricia Kock and Jane Ammeson, “Santa’s Daughter”


Brent Bill, “Amity: Stories from the Heartland”

Morgan K. Wyatt (publishing as MK Scott) and Scott Stamm, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dog Lessons”

Alexandra Hudson, “The Soul of Civility”

Kathy Poole, “Indiana Dining Guide”

Roderick Wheeler, “Stand in Solidarity”

Julia Whitehead, “Breaking Down Vonnegut”

Jeff Smulyan, “Never Ride a Roller Coaster Upside Down”


Lew Freedman, “Tales From the Clubhouse”

Graham Honaker and Jerry Logan, “Unbracketed: Big-Time College Basketball Done The Right Way”

Ron Newland, “Legacy & Legend: The History and Mythology of Basketball in Indiana”

**Paul Page, “Hi, I’m Paul Page – It’s Race Day in Indianapolis!”

John Oreovicz, “Indy Split: the Big Money Battle that Nearly Destroyed Indy Racing”

*Michael Koryta will appear from Noon-1 p.m.
**Paul Page will appear from 2:30-4 p.m.

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