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Making Time to Read—From the Experts!

Do you love reading but feel like you never have enough time to pick up a book? You’re not alone—with so many distractions (from work to television to Twitter) competing for our free time, it can be difficult to read as much as much as we would like. Continue reading...

Defining Self-Publishing: Why the Indiana Authors Award Asks for Self-Published Writing Samples

During Indiana Authors Award nominations season, some of the questions the Library Foundation and the Award panel hear most frequently are, “How can I tell if a book is self-published?” and “Why do nominations for self-published authors have to include a two-chapter writing sample?”  Today, we aim to answer those questions, starting with “what, exactly, is self-publishing?” Continue reading...

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...

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...