Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the writer - nora spitznogle

Nora Leona Spitznogle is a Hoosier born writer, growing up on a working farm in Boone County. She survived her teenage summers of pulling weeds in the soybean fields by daydreaming of where the beans would ultimately wind up and how they would be used. 

Nora is an Indiana State Fair junkie. She attended every single day of the Fair for the last several years and blogged about her experiences for NUVO newsweekly. Her favorite Fair food is the Pork Producers pork chop sandwich.

Nora Leona is named for both of her Cass County grandmothers and has inherited their farm woman sensibilities and connection to the land. Her Grandma Nora kept a daily journal recording the vegetables she grew and the number of quarts she canned to help feed their nine children. Just a county road over, Grandma Leona raised their six children on one of the largest farms in the county and was a great storyteller.

She is a long-time columnist for the Broad Ripple Gazette and a freelance writer for NUVO newsweekly and the print magazine, Ghettoblaster. Her blog can be found by clicking here.

Nora is the Director of Operations for Second Helpings, a food rescue, job training and hunger relief organization. Second Helpings rescues over one million pounds of food and prepares and delivers over 600,000 meals each year. 

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