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A story about a vanished civilization. . .

The time is 1987. The place: Indianapolis. At several places in the city, there are vibrant, well attended stores which have attractive books on display. A sign outside says Waldenbooks. They are the cornerstones for a business selling best-sellers, classics
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James Alexander Thom meets summer readers at White River State Park

I have been involved in leading a workshop for the Summer Reading Program for the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, representing the Indiana Writers’ Center. Jim Thom is regarded as one of America’s best historical novelists and is a New
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Old Guy Writes! Speaks! Blogs! Author Dan Wakefield Here

Whenever I meet people who I don’t know, but have heard that I am a writer, or have read Going All The Way, their first question is “Are you still writing?” I answer “Why would I stop?” I want to
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What does make a good small store book event?

A bright October day, a small store in an historic town which looks like Williamburg, lots of before-even publicity—and a big black dog at the door of Black Dog Books in Zionsville. This was an event for Under the Apple
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