Author Taps Into Her Hoosier Roots For Debut Novel

Jul 12, 2017

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."

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

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.