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Hawthorne editor Allen Boyer has a personal new book about World War II: here’s how it came about. . .

When my father talked about the war, it was at night, on an empty highway.  We lived in Mississippi, all our relatives lived in Indiana, and we made that long round-trip twice a year.  After dark, hours behind us, hours
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The Little Bookstore That Could: Bookmamas in Irvington Survives and Prospers in an Age Where “It can’t be done.”

Bookmamas, the little Bookstore in the Historic Irvington section of Indianapolis, has been compared to the classic story of The Little Engine That Could. In that story, a train loaded with toys needs an engine to pull it over the
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Writing for small-town newspapers: instant credentials

I am offering a workshop at the Indiana Writers’ Center on “stringing,” writing for all kinds of small-town and local residential papers in our state. Tim Timmons of the Crawfordsville The Paper of Montgomery County has co-hosted these workshops. His
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If I don’t like the characters in these “thrillers” I should stop reading them?

I admit that this year above all other reading I enjoy mysteries, certain types. I am not attracted to former FBI agents now living on Martha’s Vineyard, nor CIA operatives who have retired to some remote town in Oregon to
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