By James Feichtner
With eBooks and websites offering books without leaving the house, it’s no wonder so many physical bookstore businesses have closed up shop. But there’s one thing that those eEnterprises can’t offer, and that’s book signings. Coming to Barnes and Noble in Carmel this May is the Teen Book Author-Palooza, featuring a book signing with several authors with Indiana ties. One such author is local resident Lisa Aldin.
Author of her recently published book “One of the Guys,” Aldin is a 2002 Westfield High School grad and current resident of Fishers.
“I grew up in Carmel/Westfield and I went to Westfield’s high school, and it was a pretty small school back at that time and I liked it,” Aldin said. “I still am friends with a lot of friends/people I went to school with.”
Aldin first found her appetite for writing while taking a theater class in high school.
“I think I probably first started in high school,” she said. “I remember I took a theater class where we had to write a play. I think that’s when I really first realized that this was something fun to do.”
After graduating from Purdue with a degree in English, Aldin worked in the publishing business. In 2011, she began writing her fictional teen romance “One of the Guys,” a story of a tomboy named Toni who finds she may be falling for one of her childhood, guy best friends after being sent to an all-girls high school her senior year.
“I think it’s a fun light read,” Aldin said. “It’s cute, maybe a bit silly. I think it would probably be a good summer read or quick, weekend read. So if you’re just looking for something fun you would like my book.”
Aldin will be signing her new book at Barnes and Noble in Carmel on May 1 at 7 p.m.
“I’ll be signing with three other authors,” Aldin said. “They also have Indiana ties in one way or another. We’re going to have a panel discussion and I just think it will be fun.”
For more info, visit http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4841058