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Fourteen Books for Teen and Middle Grade Readers Set in Indiana

Emily Rasmussen is the spring 2018 intern at the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, working primarily with the Indiana Authors Award. She is a marketing and international business major at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. In her spare time, Emily writes about young adult and middle grade literature on her book blog, Forever Literary, and talks about it on her podcast, A Novel Chat.  Continue reading...

James Alexander Thom selected as Lifetime Achievement Award honoree

Lifetime Achievement Award honoree chosen by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Continue reading...

2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Winners and Finalists - Approach to Writing

We asked each of our winners and finalists how they approached writing and their answers both surprised and excited us! We will be sharing their thoughts throughout the week of the Award Dinner.  Continue reading...

Storytelling Through Video

Ryan Noel is energized by generating and exchanging ideas. He joined Borshoff in 1999 and brings talent and a unique perspective to a variety of award-winning projects as their Creative Director, including branding, collateral, advertising and multimedia. He’s a graduate of Anderson University, and serves on the board of Historic Meridian Park. Here, Ryan shares how his work shares something in common with the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award - both are committed to storytelling. Continue reading...

Rediscovering Reading: The Secret Life of a Book Awards Judge

Florrie Binford Cooper is the current Chair of Board of Directors for The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. She founded and recently retired from Patria Press, Inc., which publishes the award-winning Young Patriots Series for children. A 25-year veteran of the publishing industry, Florrie has presented programs at more than 30 conferences and book festivals. Florrie was named by Book Business Magazine as one of the Top 50 Women in Book Publishing, and is the past Executive Director of IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association. She served on the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award panel from 2012 - 2014 and rediscovered her love of reading in the process. Continue reading...