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Author Susie Duncan Sexton Tours for First Book

Columbia City, Indiana

 Earlier this month publisher Open Books released a paperback edition of Hoosier author Susie Duncan Sexton’s first book, Secrets of an Old Typewriter (ISBN 9781452414003). The prior year, the book was released in a digital edition for all eReaders including Kindle and Nook. To celebrate the paperback release, Sexton will be making several appearances throughout Indiana.

September 29 – Noon to 4 pm – Sexton will be signing her book at the James Dean Gallery during the James Dean Festival (http://jamesdeangallery.com/)

October 6 - 2-7 pm - Sexton will participate in South Whitley Cleveland Township Library’s “Souper Stompin’ Saturday” (http://www.swhitley.libguides.com/home)

October 25 – 10 am – Sexton will be doing a reading at the Churubusco Public Library (http://www.churubusco.net/library.htm)

November 3 – 5 pm – Sexton will be in the Community Room of Columbia City’s Peabody Public Library for a reading/signing. (http://ppl.lib.in.us/)

Currently, the paperback edition is being carried by the James Dean Gallery in Fairmount, Indiana and Literary Bookpost in Salisbury, North Carolina (http://www.literarybookpost.com/). Autographed copies of the book also will be available for purchase at the Whitley County Historical Museum (http://whitleygov.com/department/?fDD=27-0). The Whitley County Historical Society is planning an author event in the first quarter of 2013.

Secrets of an Old Typewriter is also available to order at www.open-bks.com, www.amazon.com, and www.susieduncansexton.com.

Sexton remarked, “I thought it was exciting to see my writing collected in book form, first digitally and then in paperback, but this response from Indiana, my home state, and North Carolina, the birthplace of my mother, has just been astounding. I feel so gratified and humbled by these opportunities. I look forward to meeting my current and, hopefully, future readers out there!”

Open Books publisher David Ross noted, “As I read a few of Susie’s stories when we started work on this book, I became hooked on the author's unique and out-front perspective on everyday events as well as 'big' issues. Susie Sexton makes no apologies for having been 'around the block' and draws from her experiences over six decades to color in the chiaroscuro of the American Experience….I am now a big fan of Susie Duncan Sexton and hope to see more of her down-to-earth writing in the future.”

Please contact Sexton at info@susieduncansexton.com if you would like to schedule her for an appearance.

Find out more about Susie Duncan Sexton and her writing at www.susieduncansexton.com

[Photos attached include a candid portrait of the author and the Secrets book cover]

Topics in the book include: small town America, Midwest, classic film, literature, politics, religion, animal rights, animal rescue, vegetarianism, veganism, nostalgia, theatre, Baby Boomers, 1950s/60s, celebrities


About the Author: Susie Duncan Sexton grew up in Columbia City, Indiana (CCJHS 1964). After graduating twelfth in her class at Ball State University (winning the first ever John R. Emens award for “most outstanding senior”), she returned to Columbia City where she has worked as a teacher, a museum curator, a publicist and a health lecturer.

She currently writes monthly columns Old Type Writer for local blog Talk of the Town and Homeward Angle for the Columbia City Post and Mail newspaper. She has contributed to the literary journal Moronic Ox, and her poetry was selected by Wayne State professor M.L. Liebler to be featured in Poetic Resonance Imaging: Behind the Door. She also has been featured in Writing Raw and InD'tale magazines. Her first book Secrets of an Old Typewriter (ISBN 9781452414003) was released as an ebook by Open Books (www.open-bks.com) in September 2011, and the book has now been issued in paperback (September 2012).

About her work, Sexton remarked, “I willingly share nostalgic trips to the past as I have now achieved such an old age that no one remains who can question the authenticity of my memory of places, people and events that were very much never what they were cracked up to be.... I have searched for the 'We of Me' since toddler days and have always come up wanting, though I trust that in my next life I shall finally have figured out how to make this world a better place full of tolerance and inclusiveness and understanding for all forms of life

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