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Bestselling author, Allison Bruning, has had a passion for writing since childhood. Allison is the author of numerous historical fiction novels. Her educational background includes a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Anthropology, a Texas Elementary Teaching certificate and a MFA in Creative Writing. She holds graduate hours in Cultural Anthropology and Education.

 

Allison owns Mountain Springs House, a publishing company, and Mountain Springs Graphics, a social media/graphics company, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She likes to blog about historical topics and encourage creative artist on her blog, Inside the Secret World of Allison Bruning. She also has a website and is a reporter for CNN iReports.

 

When she is not writing, Allison enjoys spending time with her family. Her other interests include Ohio Valley history, anthropology, travel, culture, history, camping, hiking, backpacking, spending time with her family, and genealogy.


The Art Lab: Taking the Arts To the Public

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Art education has always been a hot topic of debate in the educational system. Every time the United States is faced with a recession or depression the topic of cutting funding for the arts is the first to be revisited. Every artist who decides to turn their craft into a trade must accept the reality […]

Local Band Draws Big Crowds

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One of the best things about living in Indianapolis is the cultural experiences you can have on a daily basis. Indianapolis is home to many Indie musicians and artists. The city warmly encourages artists to express their creativity with a wide range of opportunities and Indies love it. You might be asking yourself with is […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Indianapolis: The Mecca of Great Graphic Designers

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Indianapolis is a mecca for all sorts of artists. From musicians to graphic artists, you are bound to find someone in the city who is an artist. Being an artist is hard work. Some artists can use their artistic talents as a career while others have to work a day job to pay the bills […]

Come One, Come All To The Bigger Picture Show!

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The Bigger Picture Show Silent Auction finally arrived to Indianapolis! Art and film enthusiasts gathered at the Speak Easy on May 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 for the annual Bigger Picture Show Silent Auction. The Bigger Picture Show is an annual event that celebrates five decades of filmmaking. Each year, The Indianapolis Film Festival with Lodge […]

Have Fun at the White River State Park

White River State Park is an unique Indiana State Park that within the heart of Downtown Indianapolis and is the nation’s only state park that lies in an urban area. The 250 acres park hosts many of Indianapolis’ special events. It’s considered one of the six cultural districts in the downtown area. There is so […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

Indianapolis Earth Day Festival 2014

Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

Save the Farmer: Buy Locally at the Farmers Market

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Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to hit the local farmer markets. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and it’s easy to forget the importance farming has upon the lives of Indiana residents. Like all Midwest states, Indiana has a long, well established, farming heritage. Settlers were attracted to Indiana […]

Bosma Enterprises Gives Hope to the Blind

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Over 10 million people in the United States are legally blind or blind. When most people hear that someone is blind they generally have pity on them and think the person can’t live an independent life. Americans have always been headstrong. We don’t like to be told we can’t do something and when faced with […]

Cultural Diversity in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Welcomes Immigration

    One of the reasons I love living in Indianapolis is the cultural diversity found within the city. Cultural diversity is nothing new to Indianapolis. A mixed population of Native Americans, Scots-Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch and people from Ohio founded the city in 1821. During the middle of the 19th century, Indianapolis had tried to establish […]

Indianapolis Indies

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Home to the fastest growing independent film industry, Indianapolis draws artists from all over the world who strive to make a name for themselves. Screenwriters, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and other artists are all necessary for any production company to make a movie. Most artists begin their career as an indie. An indie is someone who […]

Super Savings On the Southside

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Some of the first things I look for when I’m new to an area are the consignment shops, yard sales, and thrift stores. I’ve learned over the years that your family and your home can look it’s best without items at brand name prices. It’s easy to shop for name brand items at greatly reduced […]

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

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My dog is more than a pet to me. She’s a member of our family. My husband and I have had Lakota Sioux, aka: Khoda, for seven years. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted in Texas when she was only a few weeks old. Last August, when we moved to Indianapolis, she needed […]

Dancing with Dolphins – Indianapolis Zoo

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  My husband has always loved dolphins so when we learned that the Indianapolis Zoo had a dolphin show we had to check it out. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to a pod of eight Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Kimo (M), Ripley (F), Nova (F), and China (F) were the first dolphins acquired by the Indianapolis […]

A Wilderness Paradise – Eagle Creek Park

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the nation’s largest municipal park? My husband and I discovered Eagle Creek Park a few months after we moved to the city last year. We had wanted to go on a picnic but didn’t want to stray too far from the city because neither of us is […]