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Sandy Allen honored at Shelbyville High School Alumni Hall of Fame

By the author of our Hawthorne book World’s Tallest Woman: The Giantess of Shelbyville High, Rita Rose. Sandy Allen, of Shelbyville, Indiana, was the World’s Tallest Woman from 1976 to 2008, when she passed away in a Shelbyville nursing home.
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Writing Lessons: The Indianapolis News in the 1950s

At fifteen, I took up summer employment as the switchboard operator and cub reporter on the “Great Hoosier Daily,” the Indianapolis News. My father was a friend of Orien Fifer, the managing editor, and they must have been willing to
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The Boiler Room Reporters: A Hot Time in a writing career

At Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis in the 1950s, the only spot available for the school newspaper, the Riparian, was in the basement of the “Old Building,” next to the furnace. Here we huddled at ancient, beat-up desks, about twenty-five
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Steps in a Lifetime of Professional Writing: destiny, determination or hard work?

Number One: The Writing Tree We’ve featured on this blog site many of our successful Hoosier writers telling their stories from time to time and giving hints on how to succeed in a writing career. Now I think I’ll follow
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