Indiana History Center Book Fair

Author Paul Wonning Will be in attendance at the Indiana History Center Author Book Fair

December 3, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The author’s featured book is Indiana’s Role in the Civil War

Other books at the event include:

Short History of Basketball – Indiana Edition

The Story of the Indiana Constitution

Short Indiana Road Trips

Indiana Historical Society’s Popular Holiday Author Fair Features More than 60 Authors

Favorite book event of the year takes place December 3 from 12-4 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 23, 2022) — Are you ready for the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS) favorite book event of the year? The annual Holiday Author Fair, presented by Printing Partners, is just the place to find the perfect read for you!

This year, Author Fair attendees can mix and mingle with more than 60 authors of books about everything from sports and biographies to fiction, children’s books and politics, along with — of course — a lot of Indiana history.

The Holiday Author Fair takes place Saturday, December 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The event is included with general admission.

IHS members will receive 10% off their entire Basile History Market purchase. The History Center’s Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the Author Fair taking place from 12 to 4 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase their admission tickets in advance in case capacity restrictions become necessary.

Admission includes IHS’s Festival of Trees holiday exhibit, with 75 elaborate trees decorating the building. Reserve your tickets here:

Featured authors include*:


Douglas Dixon, “Beyond Truman: Robert H. Ferrell and Crafting the Past”

Greta Fisher, “So Much Bad in the Best of Us: The Salacious and Audacious Life of John W. Talbot”

Wes Gehring, “Sydney Pollack”

Fred Glass, “Making Your Own Luck: From a Skid Row Bar to Rebuilding Indiana University Athletics”

Kimberly Hoffman, “The Red Coat: Giving and Gratitude During the Great Depression”

David Humphrey and W. Evan Humphrey, “He Never Complained: Stories of an Everyday Man”

Rita Rose and Patty Spitler, “The Dog Who Saved My Life”

Rudy Schouten, “Linda – A Full, Happy Life”

Dan Cleary, “Wright Brothers: Then and Now”

Ted and Becky Lilly, “Three Generations of Lilly Family in Indiana”

Jane Ammeson, “America’s Femme Fatale”

Children/Young Adult

Rob Harrell, “Too Pig to Fail: A Batpig Book”

Cynthia Argentine, “Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature”

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, “The Good for Nothing Tree”

Jen Tousey, “Sarah had a Little Plan”

Charlotte L. Brown, “My Body is My Body: I Have Rules”

Helen Frost, “Wait and See”

Donna Griffin, “Kindred Spirits”

Denisa Nickell Hanania, “Me and That Baby!”

M.A. Koontz and Hailey Landreth, “Something’s Strange at Camp Wonder Woods”

Janna Matthies, “Here We Come!”

Jenny Medenwald, “Battle of the Queens: The Hellbound Trilogy #3”

Talitha Shipman, “Astrid the Astronaut: The Astronomically Grand Plan”

Troy Cummings, “Is This Your Class Pet?”


Diana Catt, “Death Map”

Michael Maurer, “The Methuselah Gene”

DJ O’Toole, “Tidings: The Absolutely True Story of Christmas”

Candice Sue Patterson, “Saving Mrs. Roosevelt”

Scott Russell Sanders, “Small Marvels: Stories”

Morgan K. Wyatt (publishing as MK Scott) and Scott Stamm, “Late for the Wedding”

Eric Yancy, “Cottonmouth”

James Alexander Thom, “Fire on the Water”

Dark Rain Thom, “Warrior Woman”

Norman Minnick, “The Lost Etheridge: Uncollected Poems by Etheridge Knight”


Steve R. Barnett, “Walking in the Founder’s Footsteps: Sigma Gamma Rho in Indianapolis”

Ray Boomhower, “Indiana’s African American History: More Black History News and Notes”

David Heighway, “The Hidden History of Hamilton County”

W.C. Madden, “Ghosts of North Central Indiana”

Ronald May, “Our Service, Our Stories, Vol. 3”

Stewart Rafert, “Miami Indians of Indiana” (25th ann. of publication)

Janis Thornton, “The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana”

Kevin Tower, “Early French Lick West Baden Valley Hotels, Clubs and Boarding Houses”

Ken Turchi, “Looking Forward, Giving Back: The Jewish Merchants of Downtown Indianapolis”

Paul Wonnings, “Indiana’s Role in the Civil War”

Linda Gugin and James E. St. Clair, “Indiana Court of Appeals”

William Ringinberg, “New History of Taylor University”

Daniel Gonzalez and Nicole Martinez, “Hoosier Latinos”

Lisa Hendrickson, “Burning the Breeze: Three Generations of Women in the American West”

Kenneth Schoon, “Pullman”

Amy Beers, “Indianapolis Beer Stories”

Joseph Pete, “Secret Northwest Indiana”

Non-fiction, Sports, Nature

Ellen Munds and Beth Millet, “From Stage to Page”

Dan Canon, “Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class”

Nathanael Pilla and Scott Namestnik, “Wildflowers of the Indiana Dunes National Park”

Julia Whitehead, “Breaking Down Vonnegut”

Carroll (Man) Ritter, “Magnificent Trees of Indiana”

Michael Homoya and Scott Namestnik, “Wildflowers of the Midwest”

Tim Mulherin, “Sand, Stars, Wind, & Water: Field Notes from Up North”

Missy Haston and Steve Haston, “From Capes to Aprons”

Sigur Whitaker, “Racing with Roger Penske: A History of a Motorsports Legend”

David Woods, “Indiana University Olympians”

*Schedule subject to change

For more information about IHS’s offerings, call (317) 232-1882 or visit

About the Indiana Historical Society (IHS)

The Indiana Historical Society collects and preserves Indiana’s unique stories; brings Hoosiers together in remembering and sharing the past; and inspires a future grounded in our state’s uniting values and principles. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.



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