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Author Taps Into Her Hoosier Roots For Debut Novel

Deborah Kennedy, a Fort Wayne native, now residing in the Portland, Oregon area, is an author whose unique Hoosier perspective is captured in her brand new debut novel, "Tornado Weather."

Credit Courtesy/Deborah Kennedy
Kennedy's "Tornado Weather" is published in hardback, by Flatiron Books.

Though the story itself takes place in the fictional town of Colliersville, its surroundings are very real locations in Northeast Indiana, from neighboring Spencerville, to Fort Wayne, itself, and figure prominently in the story line.

Kennedy will be here in town this Sunday, at Barnes & Noble, as part of her book signing tour, and earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek contacted her by telephone, to discuss the author's motivations for the story's Indiana setting, Hoosier authors that have influenced her own writing style, and the success "Tornado Weather" is already enjoying.

Event Information:

Author Meet & Greet, Book Reading & Signing
@Barnes & Noble in Jefferson Pointe, Fort Wayne
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
2:00 p.m.

You can find out more about "Tornado Country," and Deborah's Book Signing tour at her Author's Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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