A. J. Zissler

AJ Irving

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I work in: Children's fiction

I spent my childhood in Boise, Idaho, catching grasshoppers and writing stories. My biggest dream in the whole world was to be a writer. I never gave up on my dream. My first children’s picture book, Mama’s Purse, has won six local and national awards. I have received excellent reviews from The Idaho Statesman and popular websites, such as Mother Daughter Book Reviews and The Positive Mom. My work has also appeared in the magazine Midwifery Today. I love attending writing workshops and traveling around Idaho to participate in book signings and readings. I am an active member of the SCBWI, Idaho Writers Guild, and Idaho Authors’ Community. I received a B.A. in journalism and women’s and gender studies from the University of Oregon. When I’m not writing, I enjoy camping, fishing, and canoeing with my husband, two children, and our Weimaraner, Charlie Blue. You can learn more about my work at ajsbooksllc.com.
Alvin Greenberg

Alyson Brown

Amanda Turner

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I work in: Humor

Amanda Turner writes both fiction and nonfiction as A.K. Turner. She is a coauthor, along with Elaine Ambrose, of DRINKING WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS and DRINKING WITH DEAD DRUNKS. Her Tales of Imperfection Series includes THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO THE LIQUOR STORE, MOMMY HAD A LITTLE FLASK, and the forthcoming HAIR OF THE CORN DOG. She created "The Writers' Block" on Radio Boise, was Writer-in-Residence for the Boise Department of Arts & History, and has been published in Artocratic, Cloudbank, Folio Literary Magazine, Idaho Magazine, and Travelers' Tales anthologies, among others.

Amy Cook

Andrew Baron

Andrew Baron

Anne Alenskis

Anne Briggs-Buzzini

I work in: Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy

Araminta Self

Arianna Jarvis

Arlene Davidson

Aspen Morrow

Audrey Plott

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I have general business, marketing, e-business, social media, Internet, and computer information technology skills. I have been responsible for the creation, and maintenance of a number of Websites to help market and advertise businesses. Took part in developing social media marketing and newspaper advertisement campaigns to promote and create awareness for both new and existing businesses. I have co-owned and managed a home furniture and accessories consignment business, from start up procedures and advertising to every day business sales. Managed in the development, promotion and execution of large scale in store events.
Barbara Brown

Barbara Hofeldt

Barbara Kennedy

Barbara Olic-Hamilton

I work in: literary science fiction, short stories, personal essays, poetry

Becky Revak

I work in: comedy, family, adventure, fantasy

I have worked in the film business since my junior year in college. That makes it... a long time. With a degree in Journalism and English literature I would call myself a writer. I love story telling whether it is in a script (my favorite), on stage or the pages of a book. The world that is created is always a wonderment. For food, I've come up through the ranks as a camera assistant working on films, television, commercials and more recently, corporate. Making words come to life on the screen is a gift to be a part of. I love living in Sandpoint and being surrounded by the beauty every day. The more often I get to work close to home the happier I am.
Beth Markley

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I work in: humor, nonfiction, young adult fiction

I am a 40-something fundraising consultant who lives in Boise with my delightfully funny husband and two sons. I blog to preserve my sanity and entertain relatives. I love to read – even if it’s junk. I’ll watch a really bad movie more than once only if it’s science fiction. I wish I could travel more. I exercise only because I love good food and craft beer to excess and want more of both than I should have. I’m also picky, judgmental, and self absorbed. I’m unafraid to embarrass myself for a good laugh. I’m a Virgo but I’d rather be a Leo. My worst fear is that one day everyone will one day find out what a huge narcissist I am. And I’ve died my hair red. Twice. It wasn’t a good look on me, but I had to be sure.
Betty Rodgers

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Bonnie Dodge

Bradley Guire

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I work in: horror fiction, non-fiction, sports, journalism

I am a 32-year-old former journalist trying to figure out how to keep writing in my life and career outside of a dying print news industry. I have recently launched a writing/editing freelance business named The Write Mechanic. My first project was copy editing a medieval military fantasy epic called "A Simple Soldier" by first-time author Dick Denny of Auburn, Ala. I am an alumnus of The University of Alabama and ardent fan of the Crimson Tide. I moved to Idaho in 2004. Among my favorite writers are Rick Bragg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King.
Brandi Burns

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I work in: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

I'm a public historian working in Boise, Idaho. I've always loved to write, and enjoy both fiction and non-fiction.
Bruce Daybell

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Bruce Delaney

Carla Jensen

Carol Stilz

I work in: children's books and memoir

Carolyn Morrill

Carrie Morgan

Carrie Morgan

Casey O'Leary

Catherine Kyle

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I work in: poetry, fiction, graphic narrative, comics

I'm a Ph.D. student in English through Western Michigan University, though I live for most of the year with my husband and cats in Boise. I teach writing at the College of Western Idaho and, when in Michigan, classes on American literature. My hybrid-genre chapbook, "Feral Domesticity," is available through Robocup Press.
Catherine Valenti

Chandra Mayer

I work in: Picture Books, Fiction

Charissa Stastny

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I work in: romance

Charissa Stastny hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, but has never pulled a handle of a slot machine and can't shuffle cards to save her life. Her hobbies include writing, reading, blogging, hiking, and savoring good food (especially sushi and chocolate...but not together). She resides in Idaho's Treasure Valley with her husband, children, and lazy Golden Retriever (where shuffling isn't required, thank goodness). She has written three suspenseful, clean romance books.
Cheri Ure

Cheryl Flinn

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Unpublished author in the suspense realm. Regular blogger. Designer of websites and book interiors and covers.
Cheryl Maude

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I work in: supernatural

Christine Echeverria Bender

Christine Wilcox

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I work in: business, poetry, short story

Word herder, people watcher and perpetual student of life on this rock.
Christy Hovey

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I work in: Contemporary fiction

I write for The Urban Liaison magazine and I am the Idaho coordinator for National Novel Writing Month. I am a board member of the IWG and I love helping others learn how to write and market their books. I am passionate about teaching women how to find their voice and how to overcome limiting beliefs. Email me anytime!
Claire Fenton

Clay Morgan

Colette Dilworth

Colleen Gardner

Colleen Story

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I work in: Literary, Fantasy

Colleen M. Story is a northwestern writer of imaginative fiction as well as a freelance writer and editor. She writes speculative fiction in both the young adult and adult literary genres. Her fantasy novel, "Rise of the Sidenah" (under the pen name C. Shay Ryander), is forthcoming in 2014 from Jupiter Gardens Press. Her literary novel, "Loreena’s Gift," has been recognized in three national literary contests, and is forthcoming in August 2015 from Dzanc Books. Colleen maintains a robust informational blog on all things Writing and Wellness (www.writingandwellness.com), covering topics like staying healthy while writing, finding your own voice, developing the imagination, and the value of persistence when the going gets tough. The blog regularly features other authors talking about how they meet both the physical and emotional challenges of the writer’s life. She lives in Idaho Falls.
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Conda Douglas

Craig Boyack

Craig Kulchak

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I work in: non fiction

I have been an Idaho native since 1973. I am a project manager and owner of rck consultants specializing in heavy civil, commercial and residential development. I have been writing since the publishing of my first book, The Creeks ~ an upland adventure, in 1996. Since that time I have written for the Grouse Point Almanac, The Upland Almanac, Pointing Dog Journal, Wing and Shot, Sporting Clasics, and Phesants Forever Journal. In addition, my second book, My Mountain Grouse, has the foreword written by John Gosselin, the publisher of the Upland Almanac and is due to be released the end of October, 2013.
Cynthia Fackrell

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Dalan Smith

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I work in: Non-fiction, historical fiction

Grew up in SE Idaho. BS, University of Utah. Retired real estate broker and general contractor.
Dana Lane Montgomery

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I work in: Women's Fiction, Adult Romance

Blog writer, published author. Thrifty Mom In Boise - blog. Walk Among Us - adult romance novel. I've lived in Boise most of my life and love to call it home.
Dana Marsh

Dave Greegor, Jr.

David Cuoio

I have been in the communications business for almost 40 years and have experience in print journalism, creative writing, and film and video production.
David Ogle

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I work in: Poetry and Fiction

During the past ten years I have completed one book of short stories (Wilderness Tales recently published and available on Amazon) one book of poetry, one novella and two novels all of which I plan on publishing in the next year or so. Refer to my web site for descriptions and details about these works.
David Triggs

Debey Sklenar

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I work in: Fairy Tales and Middle Grade Fiction

Once upon a time, Debey Sklenar dreamed of writing fairy tales. But an Evil Queen named Life put a curse on her. And so, for most of her life, Debey was distracted with other things, not to mention the fact that she eventually had to get a "real" job and start paying the bills. Until one day when Prince Charming came along and inspired her to follow her dreams. She wrote a fairy tale of her own and thus the curse was broken! Although that Evil Queen still tries to interfere, Debey continues to write whenever she can find time.
Debra Anne Bishop

Dede Ryan

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I work in: fiction, business, humor

Dede Ryan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and lived there until moving to Washington, D.C., with her family in 1961. In 1974, armed with a degree in Journalism and a love of writing, Ms. Ryan began professional life as a reporter on Capitol Hill. She held reporting and editorial positions at U.S. News & World Report and Business Publishers, Inc., for more than a decade. She was editor of two newsletters, American Marketplace and Public Transit Report; wrote a series of related monographs; and contributed feature stories to Mass Transit Magazine. In 1990, Ms. Ryan moved to Boise, Idaho. She was Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Trus Joist, Public Relations Manager for Morrison Knudsen, and Strategic Marketing Manager for Weyerhaeuser. Ms. Ryan created award-wining annual reports, newsletters, websites and marketing campaigns. At the same time, she continued her fiction and essay writing, and was a regular contributor to Boise Magazine, McCall Magazine and Boise Weekly. In 2013, Ms. Ryan’s essay “Coffee to Go” was published in Boise City’s 150 anthology, and her short story, “Circus Man” was published in Brief Grislys the Apocryphile Press in Berkeley, California. “Martini with a Twist,” a philosophical essay, was published October 2001 by Henry Holt and Co. in a collection of short stories edited by Paul Auster in association with National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Her novel, Takeover, was published in 2007. Both are available on amazon.com.
Dena Duke

Dené Breakfield

Diane Myerson

Diane Raptosh

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Diane Ronayne

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I work in: Nonfiction, journalism, photojournalism, graphic design, public relations and technical writing/editing

Diane has been a full-time freelance writer/editor/photographer based in Boise, Idaho, since 1998. The latest of more than a dozen nonfiction books under her editing belt is "Boise Pops: A Century of Music for the People of Boise" (55 Productions, 2013). Her bio also includes 15 years as editor/art director of Idaho Wildlife magazine, a 13-year stint as a weekly columnist for the Idaho Statesman, and numerous articles and photographs published in local, regional and national magazines, including Sunset, UI Programs & People, Boise Magazine, Idaho Private 75, Boise Journal, Horizon Magazine, Black Canyon Quarterly, Idaho Wildlife, Idaho Conservationist and others. She also co-authored "Destination: Excellence--The Journey of SkyWest Airlines" (Go! Publications, 2002). She holds a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University. As an artist, Diane's passion is photography. She shows her work with the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance and in occasional one- or two-person shows. In 2004, she received the city's first Public Art Commission in Photography for "WaterWorks" and "H2O from Zero to 1 Million," on display at the Boise WaterShed Education Building. Her photographs also grace the IWG website. Diane and her husband, Gary Richardson, share their home in the lower Foothills with their three cats, Edison, Tesla and Archimedes, and an ever-morphing ménage of activists, artists, journalists and other n'er-do-wells.
Diane Smith

Diane Smith

Donna Cook

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I work in: Fantasy

Donna Cook is a book editor and author. Her fantasy novel, GIFT OF THE PHOENIX, won several awards, including Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Awards, Notable Read in the Shelf Unbound/Half Price Books Indie Book of the Year competition, and several Idaho awards including Top 10 Fiction and Best New Idaho Author. Her literary short story, "The Chocolate Shoe," won Honorable Mention in the IDAHO Magazine Short Story Competition. She is a founding member of the Idaho Editors Association, along with fellow editors Stacy Ennis, Kim Foster, and Mary McColl. Donna is an Arizona native who moved to Boise in 2011; she fell in love with the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the people. She especially loves the local writing community and working with fellow writers. She and her husband (artist Kevin McCain) spend their days managing their businesses and their children. She brought three boys to the marriage; he, three girls. If you're thinking about the Brady Bunch, they only need a maid named Alice to make the picture complete. Currently taking applications.
Donna Fletcher Crow

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I work in: history and mystery

Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 40 books, mostly novels of British history. The award-winning Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England, an epic covering 15 centuries of English history, is her best-known work. She is also the author of The Monastery Murders: A Very Private Grave, A Darkly Hidden Truth and An Unholy Communion as well as the Lord Danvers series of Victorian true-crime novels and the literary suspense series The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries. Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren. She is an enthusiastic gardener.
Doug Copsey

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I work in: ficton, non-fiction

Doug Copsey has served as President of the Idaho Writers Guild since its inception in 2009. In addition to writing locally for Boise and McCall magazines for more than a decade, he is the author of With Our Good Will – 30 Years of Shakespeare In Idaho (Caxton Press, 2006), and recently completed a series of historical essays for a new book, Snake River Discovered (Kirk Anderson Photography), which will be out in November 2013. He is currently working on his second novel and marketing his latest screenplay. In 2010 he and partner Jim Lane, founded Writers, Ink., offering freelance writing services to a variety of corporate and business clients including Idaho Power and the Idaho National Laboratory. Doug is the Founding Producer of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, having produced the initial six seasons, serving as Artistic Director for three of them. In addition to numerous acting and directing credits, he was named President of the first Board of Trustees, on which he served through the tenth season. He currently serves on the Festival’s Advisory Board. He is also member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actor’s Equity Association with extensive credentials over more than 30 years. He has also worked as a writer/director/producer in film and video for over 30 years. Along with a wide range of wildlife, environmental and corporate documentaries, he is most notably associated with Jalbert Productions of New York. In 1986, he and Mr. Jalbert created a package of nationally syndicated outdoor sports television shows that ran for almost 20 years. He was Co-Producer, Director and Writer for One Light One World - Official Film of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, which was nominated for an Emmy and won a silver medal at the New York International Film Festival.
E. F. Cussins

Ed Marohn

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Elaine Ambrose

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I work in: Non-fiction

Elaine Ambrose is a founding member of the Idaho Writers Guild, and she is an award-winning author of nine books, including the bestseller Menopause Sucks. She founded and owns Mill Park Publishing, a recent IPPY winner, and organizes writing workshops and retreats. Her blog "Midlife Cabernet" is published on seven blog sites.Her author website is www.ElaineAmbrose.com, and her business website is www.MillParkPublishing.com.
Elaine Bedigian

Elena Tomorowitz

Elizabeth Fredericksen

I work in: political thriller

Elizabeth Fredericksen is a professor of public policy at Boise State. Her nonfiction books and articles focus on personnel management in the public and nonprofit sectors, but her heart lies in fiction – especially political thrillers with unexpected villains. She draws upon her knowledge of federal agencies, law enforcement, and politics to explore plots with the striking, sometimes misguided, characters who dwell in today’s most contentious public debates. In her recent manuscript, the good Sisters of the Council of Ruth, church ladies on the surface and domestic terrorists to the bone, target high profile feminists to draw attention to their demand that society destroy its ‘unholy fascination with immorality’. The public executions gain the attention of Homeland's top investigator. She wants justice whether the murderer is a sociopath or political opportunist. A not so mild-mannered history teacher holds critical information . . . too bad his missing twin sister is a suspect.
Eric E Wallace

I work in: fiction, drama, humor

Eric's work has appeared in many periodicals, including 'Alaska Magazine', 'Alaska Quarterly Review' and 'Writers Digest'. His work is in five literary anthologies, including The Cabin's 'Writers in the Attic' series. His stories have appeared online at WritersWeekly, where he has won the 24-hour short story competition multiple times. His story "Jericho" won first place in the 2012 IWG Rendezvous short story competition, and his story"Cell Block" took first place in the 2013 "Idaho Magazine" fiction contest. His full-length play 'Syd' was produced in several Alaskan towns and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His shorter plays have received readings in Anchorage, Petaluma, Denver, Olympia, Seattle, Valdez and Vancouver.
Eric Shira

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I work in: non-fiction

Eric Shira was born in Burns, Oregon, and lived most of his life bouncing between eastern Oregon and Boise, Idaho. He currently lives with in Hailey, Idaho where he enjoys writing, making music and the outdoors.
Erin Anchustegui

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I work in: YA fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, philosophy, ethics, environmental ethics

I have teach philosophy at Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho. My BA and MA in philosophy are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and PhD is from Wayne State University. I recently completed a YA fantasy novel and am working on a non-fiction book on American narcissism.
Evonne Biggins

I work in: Adult, Teen, Mid-grade, Children fiction.

In February, 2013 my husband and I moved from Burley, Idaho to Nampa. I belong to the IWL and the Idaho Writer's Guild. Since 2008, many of my entries have placed in every Idaho Writer's League conference contest, including 2012's 2nd place for The First Chapter of a Novel contest. That was a fat, sparkly ray of writer-wannabe hope. I know I'll learn from the members of the IWG and hope to help other's. :-}
F. A. Loomis

Frank Lester

Gabriel Cardoso

Garth Wright

GiGi Rena

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I work in: Fantasy

Glida Bothwell

I work in: fiction

Actor, director, researcher, screenwriter, political activist
Gretchen Mullins

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I work in: Non-fiction; short stories; family stories

Grove Koger

I work in: Short story, Nonfiction

Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure, and more than one thousand articles and reviews. He was a regular contributor to Boise and McCall magazines, and has published speculative fiction in a number of journals. Besides belonging to the Guild, he is a member of the John O’Hara Society, the Friends of Arthur Machen, and the International Lawrence Durrell Society.
Gypsy Hall

Heather Dyer

Heather Warfield

Heidi Breton

Helinka Papison

Holand Peterson

James Harshfield

James Lambert

Jamie Talan

Jan Alden

Jan Lake

Jan Sommer

Jana Kemp

Jana Mackin

Jane Bibeault

Janet Edwards

Janice Hildreth

Jean Terra

Jeanette Andersen

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I work in: varies

Married with four boys. I want to make people laugh, cry, shout, smile, frown, and overall...enjoy themselves in reading.
jeannine Smith

Jennie Withers

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Jennifer Gariepy

Jennifer Jackson

I work in: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Jennifer Ness

Jim Brockett

Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Jim Moore

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I work in: fiction

After more than 15 years writing and rewriting his novel, Jim Moore released The Six Trillion Dollar Man, the first of The Stuart-Bruce Books series. Moore is a native of northwest Missouri where he “enjoyed” growing up with a loving, close-knit extended family. After living in Arizona, California, Texas and New York, he now calls Idaho home with his wife Kathi and their dog Lucy. A productive and interesting career in the medical device industry gave Moore a chance to travel extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Mexico and South Africa. When not writing, Jim enjoys photography particularly of family and friends, fishing in the streams and lakes around Idaho, and taking trips to new places. Moore is busy working on his next novel The Camel Conspiracy, an intriguing story about a secret, clever, and devious plan conceived at a remote oasis in the Arabian desert to create a cruel, unprecedented and crippling constitutional crisis in the US many decades later.
Jim Munkres

Joanne Pence

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I work in: Mystery, Suspense, Romance

Joanne Pence is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling author of twenty-one novels, two novellas, and short stories, including the Angie Amalfi mystery series, historical fiction, romance, suspense, and fantasy. The books have won or been nominated for the Willa Cather Literary Award for Best Historical, Top 10 Idaho Book Award, Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in Mystery, plus many others. They present a variety of times, places, and reading experiences from mysterious to thrilling, emotional to humorous, and powerful tales of times long past.
Joel Lund

Johanna Harness

John O'Hagan

Judie Dietzler

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Judie Dietzler is an entrepreneur, trainer, public speaker and Certified Hypnotherapist specializing in pain control and toxic chemical exposure. Twenty-three years ago she was exposed to a toxic chemicals, losing her career, income and nearly her life in the process. This experience has led her to strive to provide clients with the tools needed to toxin-proof their environment and improve their quality of life. She is the author of "My Toxic Enemy," from harm to healing that will be released December 2013 in bookstores nationwide and on amazon. She speaks to groups and organizations on the subject of toxic chemicals and the devastating health problems that can develop from using ordinary household cleaners, body care, hair care, skin care and cosmetics. Her story could be your story! A must read for anyone that works from home or spends more than 20% of their time at home.
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Judy Ware

I work in: Travel memoir, Memoir, Nonfiction Narrative

Julee Hunt

Julie Fogerson

Julie Weston

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I work in: Nonfiction, fiction, short stories, essays

My memoir of place, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2009 and was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2009 Idaho Book Award. I was interviewed for C-Span2/BookTV in Dec. 2013. My stories and essays have been published in The Threepenny Review, River Styx, Clackamas Literary Review, IDAHO Magazine, Our Working Lives (an anthology), and other publicatons. Both a short story and an essay have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. I grew up in Kellogg, Idaho, practiced law in Seattle for over 30 years and now live in Hailey, Idaho.
K C Bjornsen

Karen Dougal

Karen Finnigan

Karen Glennon

Kate Riley

Kathleen Fitzgerald

I work in: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Photojournalism

Kathleen Taylor

Kathy Hieb

I work in: Science Fiction Romance

I am queen in my family of engineers. Most of my work has been in the environmental arena. I have produced hundred of pages of technical reports, brochures, guidelines, procedures, etc. Now I want to write about characters facing their own fears while dealing with pesky life details like DNA tinkering and brain synapse altering.
Kathy McDonough

I work in: Historical Fiction and Christian Fiction

Kathy McIntosh

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I work in: Non-fiction, humorous suspense

When she’s not penning humorous suspense novels, Kathy McIntosh helps others make their words work. She is an editor, and a columnist and speaker about words and writing. She lives in Boise with two hairy cats, one large, lazy dog and a husband who most of the time is neither hairy nor lazy. Kathy loves spending time in the mountains of Idaho, hiking, snowshoeing and figuring out how to stay warm. She’s an expert on long johns! She lived for eight years five miles up a dirt road, emphasis on the up. When not enjoying Idaho outdoors or cozied up reading, she loves to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines. She’s happiest combining that traveling with speaking about words and writing. Kathy’s stories and essays have appeared in Futures Mystery Magazine, Hauntings from the Snake River Plain, and An Eclectic Collage -- Creative Works by the Women of the Pixie Chicks' Writers Group. Kathy is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. She co-founded the popular mystery lovers’ conference, Murder in the Grove. MUSTARD’S LAST STAND was inspired by her love of the outdoors and her hope that we will save it.
Kay Dougall

Kaylan Viapando

Keith Ridler

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Kelly Brannock

Kelly Jones

Kenneth Jorgensen

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I work in: Speculative fiction/fantasy

Kenneth Rodgers

Kerry Lindorfer

Kim Foster

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I work in: nonfiction, dissertations

I'm a freelance editor, and I work mostly with nonfiction. I'm currently working with a cohort of doctoral students from NNU as they complete their dissertations. I have experience working with new authors--from the early stages of their manuscripts through publication.
Lance Gines

Larry Harrelson

Larry White

Laura Abbruzzese

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I work in: Children's, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, essays

I hold a master’s degree in Education, Literacy with an undergrad in English. I’ve been an elite gymnast, weekend warrior triathlete, and professional cyclist. I am a writer, teacher, educator, creator, ideas person, literacy coach, sports coach, reading specialist and program director for Read Idaho Read! A grassroots awareness campaign to help Idaho children read above grade level. I attempt to write everyday - working on children books, finishing and editing my first novel, all while working and playing with my 3 year old daughter, my supportive husband and try, try, trying to run the dog!
Laura Wolstenholme

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I work in: non-fiction articles, literary non-fiction

I’ve been writing professionally for seven years. Four of those years I devoted to editing and writing for the Idaho Women’s Journal, a publication I co-founded to focus on the concerns and goals of women in Idaho. I’m currently writing for Idaho publications including Edible Idaho Southwest, Greenbelt Magazine, and Eagle Magazine. In 2006, I earned a Masters of Arts degree in English Literature from Boise State University. Overall, I prize the written word from both sides of engagement—as a reader, and a writer!
Leilani Jones

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I work in: fiction, non-fition, screenplays

After university, I became a copywriter and jingle writer for J. Walter Thompson, (ad and marketing agency), then became a singer, private investigator, writer, producer, director , ending up owning and operating a recording studio, specializing in spoken word. After that, got into more motion picture and finally ended up owning and operating my own motion picture and sound company. I still write for magazines and write voiceovers for other filmmakers and ad agencies. Married , I live along the day stretch of the Salmon River, just downriver from Stanley, Idaho and give workshops to authors on how to prepare yourself and your manuscript for audio recording. Also just gave first workshop on writing action for novels.
Leland Spencer

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I work in: Memoir Humor

I am retired from a lifetime of various jobs. Most of my working career was spent being involved with insurance in some way. I enjoy humor and mostly write a humorous memoir style. I believe that slapstick comedy should be a religion, and I love to laugh. I am the father of five children all who have fled the nest looking for sanity. They deny any responsibility for my actions and admit no fault for the way I am. My lovely wife, Pearl, accepts me just as I am.
Leon Powers

Linda Kahn

Linda Paul

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I work in: technical writing, book design, non fiction, editing

Originally from Wyoming, Linda has lived in Boise for nearly 40 years. For many of those years she was a letter carrier for USPS. In May 2009 Linda graduated from BSU with a BA in English, emphasis in technical communication. She has since enjoyed the richly rewarding experience of helping local authors birth their books. This is an exciting and humbling process. The thrill of holding a newborn book is beyond anything she could have imagined.
Lisa Moser

Lisa Thorne

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Lisa Whitaker

Loren D. "Zeke" Corder

Native Idahoan. Asst. Editor, Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly. Columnist for Kuna-Melba News.
Lorraine Fortunati

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I work in: non-fiction/self-help

Authored my first book entitled When Your Honey-Do Done Gone...Endings and Beginnings. Self-published through Createspace and launched in May 2013. Nurse Practitioner and Division Manager at local health dept.
Lorrie Panzeri

Louise Berlin

Louise Munio

Margaret Fuller

Margaret Koger

Margie Plott

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Margaret Plott grew up in the 1960’s just like her Abby character. She now lives in beautiful Boise, Idaho with her husband John, daughter Audrey and two very special shelter puppies. She always loved reading mysteries and enjoyed solving a few along with her friends as she was growing up. After sharing her childhood stories with her daughter and friends, she was encourage to share them with other mystery lovers.
Margo Kelly

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I work in: Thrillers (for the young adult audience)

Margo Kelly loves to be scared … when she’s reading a good book, watching a good movie, or suffering from the hiccups. She loves writing thrillers for young adults and hopes her stories give you the goose bumps or the itchies or the desire to rethink everyday things. Margo is represented by the not-so-scary, but totally awesome, Brianne Johnson of Writers House.
Marilee Donivan

Marilou Blair

Mark Smith

Mark Stinson

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I work in: business

Marlene Samuels

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I work in: female

I'm a writer, independent research sociologist, and instructor. I earned both my Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from University of Chicago and a B.S. in clinical educational psychology. My sociological research focuses upon problems in contemporary American culture such as the changing American family, the role of adoption in creating families, and currently about women's midlife regrets and their subsequent decision-making strategies. When not conducting and writing about research, I write short stories and essays, many of which draw upon my background as both the daughter of Holocaust survivors and as an immigrant. My essays, articles and short stories have been published in Lilith Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, ReadyMade Magazine, University of Iowa Summer Writing Anthology, Story Circle Anthology, LA Literary Review, and others. I'm co-author and editor of the Holocaust memoir, The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival (Penguin-Berkley Books) and most recently, a reference guide for writers students and teachers entitled, When Digital Isn't Real: Fact Finding Offline for Serious Writers (CreateSpace and Kindle). I'm a collaborator in AROHO Foundation's Writer-To-Writer Interview Project, conduct workshops on research methods for writers, plus classes about memoir writing strategies. I divide my time between Chicago and Sun Valley.
Marlie Harris

Mary Ann Cherry

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Mary Kelly McColl

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I work in: Book Editor: nonfiction, memoir, fiction, fantasy, young adult; Short feature editor: journal articles, short stories, and essays

I am the owner of Editors2.com and a freelance writer and editor. Prior to starting my own business, I specialized in medical writing and editing. In a former life, I managed various nonprofit organizations in the fields of conservation and women's issues. Current personal writing projects include a biography of an Idaho environmental pioneer and a novel about Viet Nam.
Mary Lou Danielson


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I work in: poems and short stories

Born in Caldwell,Idaho, raised mostly in Wilder . Single Mother of 5 ,all grown and gone except one , My youngest Daughter born with Cerebral palsy. Inspired to write by life events, and my disabled daughter.
Maryanna Young

Maureen Harty

Mauro Hendrix

Maxine McCoy

Maxine McCoy

Melanie Mendenhall

Melissa Rupp

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I work in: Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Merilee Marsh

Merri Halma

Merri Melde

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Horses pretty much says it all: horse photographer, writer, photojournalist, artist, horse packer, plus a little spotted owl hooter, wildlife technician, trail builder, carriage driver, sound engineer, theatre techie, world traveler, former racetrack groom, rabid obsessed endurance rider, Tevis Cup finisher. But not all at the same time.
Michael Kroth

Michael R. Collings

Michael Wheiler

Molly Loomis

Nancy Oppenheimer

Nancy Teune

Nicole Green

Nikki Leonard

Noreen Brisson

Pat Walch

Patricia Marcantonio

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I work in: adult and children's fiction, horror, crime,

Patricia Santos Marcantonio comes from a family of storytellers. They tell stories about their own past and traditions, tales about people they have met and things they have done, and all in a way that makes you want to keep listening and beg for more. That’s where she got her desire to write and tell stories of her own. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in mass communications from the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University-Pueblo). She has taught continuing education creative writing courses, and is an award-winning journalist and short story writer. Sunbury Press released her horror thriller, “The Weeping Woman.” Her children’s book, “Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos,” (Macmillan) won the 2007 Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award; and earned several recommendations including: Commended Title – Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 2005; Starred review–American Library Association; Best Collections to Share–2005 Wilde Awards and recommendations from Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. Her screenplays have won, placed or hit the top percentage in several contests, including MORE Women in Film, Screenwriting Expo 5, Women in Film Las Vegas and the Phoenix Film Festival contest, Reel Women of the West, Idaho Writers Guild and Cinestory. She also attend several screenwriting workshops, including the Hollywood Film Institute 2-day Film School, and Robert McKee’s Thriller/Comedy Genre seminar
Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee's new book "Kickers: a novel of the Secret War" was published January 16, 2014. It is the story of the CIA's use of Idaho smokejumpers to fight a secret war in Laos. The war lasted thirteen years, ten smokejumpers died in it, and three U.S. presidents denied it ever happened. The book's website is http://www.kickersthenovel.com.
Patti Berg

Patti Knox

Patti Murphy

Patti Murphy

Paul Rocchio

Philip Gutzman

I work in: Non-Fiction, Military, Science Fiction

I grew up in Salmon, Idaho received a BS/BA from the University of Arizona and a Master's of Public Administratin from the University of Oklahoma. I spent 27 years in the military then 11 years working as an Operations and International Program Manager for General Dynamics. Following that I worked for Shipley Associates as a proposal consultant and capture manager with contracts in the Defense (primarily aerospace and naval) and Energy sectors. I have published three books, "A Dictionary of Military, Defense Contractor and Troop Slang Acronyms", "Vietnam: A Visual Encyclopedia" and "Vietnam: Naval and Riverine Weapons". I have also been published in a number of magazines such as National Defense, National Guardsman, American Legion, Vietnam and others. I served as a Director at Large for the International Society of Logistics Engineers and have spoken at a number of symposia on subjects as diverse as the Nuclear Hardening of the M-1 Tank and Quality Control in Egyptian Feeder Industries. I currently live in Middleton, Idaho and am working on a massive bibliographic research database on the Vietnam War containing nearly 10,000 entries. (I also fish a lot as time permits.)
Phillip Obenchain

Priya Kanaparti

Rachel Gilbert

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I work in: Sci-fi/Fantasy

Rae Ann Norell

Randy Willert

Reese Tulk

Renee Settle

Rich Howard

One of the true native sons of Idaho, I was raised in Pocatello under the influence of my father, a medical doctor and my mother who was a nurse. Both were graduates of Johns Hopkins University. Writing and poetry, became a passion for me after having both a poem and short story published within two weeks of each other. I was 19 at the time and committed to mountain climbing, skiing, fishing and falconry...and any other activity that would keep me outside and not in a classroom. Eventually, my academic mind took over and I graduated with degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Wildlife Biology (MS). Had a 28 year career path that took me on many tangents in both disciplines where I excelled at writing scientific papers. The creative mind took over about 25 years later. Now I'm sitting on 32 short stories and 19 poems which I intend to publish. Just finished a 270 page social media "Legacy Project" with Roy Heberger about Stacey Gebhardts, a well-known fishery biologist who worked in Idaho.
Richard Chamberlin

Richard Earl Rice


Richard McCrea

I work in: non-fiction

- Consultant in Wildland Fire and Forestry - Currently writing a book about the 1994 Wildland Fire Season
Rick Just

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I work in: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, General Fiction, Idaho History

Rick Just is a writer, editor and artist who lives in Boise, Idaho. His books include the award winning Idaho Snapshots, Keeping Private Idaho, Blood Anjels, Wizard Chase, Wizard Girl, and Wizards' End. Rick has served as the editor of the national award winning literary magazine cold-drill. He was co-editor of the fourth edition of Letters of Long Ago, about the travails of a pioneer woman in the West (his great grandmother). Rick served as editor of 100 Years, Idaho and its Parks, the centennial history of Idaho's state parks
Rita Rodriguez

Robert A. Hannon

Robert Bushnell

Robert Lytle

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I work in: Historical Fiction American Civil War

Robert K. Lytle is a 30 year veteran of the United States Army. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he received his Bachelor of Arts, English Literature at The Military College of South Carolina and was commissioned as an Armor officer in 1982. He is a veteran of the Cold War in Europe, the First Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Robert has spent a lifetime as a student of military history. He has begun work on a fictional American Civil War series titled "Shot and Shell." This series details the campaigns of a Union Artillery battery throughout the war. Books 1 and 2 are available on Amazon as e-books and in print. Book 3 of the series should be published in December 2013.
Robert McAndrew

Robert Sand

Robin Bagent

Robin Bird

Ronald Bruce

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I work in: Memoir, horror, essay

A semi-retired lawyer, former magistrate, former Idaho District Judge, former journalist (The Salt Lake Tribute).
Ronald Kern

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Royce Williams

Russ Joki

Sam Matisse

Sandra Lord

Sandra Scott

Sara Welch

Sarah Bratley

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I work in: science fiction; love story

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Sarah Tregay

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I work in: Young adult, middle grade, children's

When she isn’t jotting down poems at stoplights, YA verse novel author, Sarah Tregay can be found hanging out with her “little sister” from Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has an MFA in graphic design, complete with an obsession with typography and layout. LOVE AND LEFTOVERS, was named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults title, and Sarah's second book, FAN ART, is coming in June 2014. She lives in Eagle, Idaho with her husband, two Bostons, and an appaloosa named Mr. Pots.
Scottie Bruck

Sharon Brown

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Sharon Larson

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I am a sound engineer who records audio books.
Sharon Thatcher

Sheila Robertson

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I work in: poetry, articles, short story

Sheila Robertson is a writer and photographer who grew up on the Oregon coast. She now tromps through the sagebrush of Idaho and is most happy in the canyons of Owyhee County. Many of her articles, poems and short stories have been published in local, regional and national publications.
Sherri George

Sherry Briscoe

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I work in: short story, supernatural thrillers

Author and presenter, I teach writing workshops and do writing life coaching. In my spare time I am a professional photographer, and I offer a great deal for book cover portraits!
Sherry Horton

Signe Sather-Blair

Siouxze Essence

Siva Laughlin

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Skip Knox

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I work in: historical fantasy

I was trained as a historian but wound up spending most of my professional career as a computer tech. I combined both by developing online courses through Boise State University. I retired in 2013 and have devoted much of my time to writing since then.
Stacy Ennis

Stephen Bushi

Steven L. Hawk

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I work in: Science Fiction, Horror

Steven L. Hawk is the author of four books, including the popular Peace Warrior Trilogy, which has sold more than 100k copies. He has traveled extensively across the United States and, at various times, has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Massachusetts, California and Idaho. Steve and his wife, Juanita, currently reside in Boise, Idaho. Together, they have a blended family of five sons... and two chihuahuas. Steve spent six years as a Military Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division before joining the ranks of corporate America. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Western Governor's University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Summer Bell

Susan Glave

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I work in: creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry

I am a life long resident of the Treasure Valley in Idaho, with roots that go deep into the clay and caliche soils. A 2002 graduate of Boise State with a BA in English/writing emphasis, I have essays in "Forged in Fire" and "Borne on Air." As a world class introvert, I am especially fond of animals and all other things concerned with the natural world.
Susan Lamberson

Susan Ozimkiewicz

Susan Reuling Furness

Susan Richardson

Susan Stacy

Swenson Wallace J

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I work in: Historical Western, Light Humor, Young Adult, Action/Adventure, Mainstream

I'm an Idaho native, born and breed, who married his boyhood sweetheart. Together we spent twenty years serving our country in the military, raising two children in the process before returning to Idaho. After twenty-seven more years in a second careeer working for the Department of Energy, we retired a second time. I took up writing to occupy myself and discovered there weren't as many hours in the day as there were before I retired. I've been scrambling ever since trying to get down on paper all the stories that swirl in my head. Author of one traditionally published book, "Morgan's Pasture," I've finished a dozen others all the while forming new plotlines in my head. As a long time member of the Idaho Writer's League, I've learned the value of participating in and supporting organizations like it and the IWG. I contribute regularly to Idaho Magazine. I am a contented man.
Sylissa Franklin

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I work in: fiction, mystery w/ adventure and a little romance

Teri Schladensky

I work in: fiction

Thomas York

Tim Rierden

Tim Suchla

Tina O'Rourke

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I work in: Editing, Nonfiction, Copy Writing, Blog Writing, Newsletter Writing

I moved to the Boise area from Florida less than two years ago. While in Florida, I'd done quite a bit of freelance writing and had started a few books, but I was primarily a 20+ year veteran English teacher. While freelancing in Florida, I wrote for HowWiki, ad copy for a sell it yourself real estate company called BuyOwner, pub style trivia games and resumes. I also edited and formatted resumes at one point for Monster.com. Upon moving to Idaho, I decided to branch out. I am now an editor and in the process of writing my 2nd book. I am also a content writer for social media, blogs and newsletters and anything else that comes my way. I have two active blogs: idahoswamprat.tumblr.com and thisissocialwrites@wordpress.com
Travis Hill

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I work in: Science Fiction / Horror / Adult Fiction / Humor / Nonsense

I'm just a writer from Boise, Idaho. Writes: Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror / Drama / Humor / Whatever I Feel Like. I write stories that are considered LGBT Friendly - though generally not LGBT-centric, my stories have what I hope are realistic characters from all races, cultures, religions, and sexualities. I have many LGBT friends and family members in my daily life, so I include LGBT characters in my stories. I do not use my stories as a soapbox for an agenda...I simply write stories. I do not write erotica or porn.
Trisha Nelson

I work in: poetry, spiritual poetry

Troy Lambert

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I work in: Suspense/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Troy began his writing life at a very young age, penning the as yet unpublished George and the Giant Castle at age six. He grew up in Southern Idaho, and after many adventures including a short stint in the US Army and a diverse education, Troy returned to Idaho, and currently resides in Boise. Troy works as a freelance writer, researcher, and editor. He writes historical site characterization reports for those performing remediation on former resource extraction sites, software instruction and help guides, and edits the research of others as well. His true passion is writing dark, psychological thrillers. His work includes Broken Bones, a collection of his short stories, Redemption the first in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Temptation the sequel to Redemption, along with the horror Satanarium, co-authored with Poppet, a brilliant author from South Africa and published by Wild Wolf Publishing. Stray Ally, was published March 4th by Tirgearr Publishing. The final in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Confession will be published May 1st. Troy lives with his wife of twelve years, two of his five children and two very talented dogs. He is a skier, cyclist, hiker, fisherman, hunter, and a terrible beginning golfer.
Valerie Robertson

Wendy Green

I work in: Nonfiction; copywriting, news releases & business communications

After a thirty-year career in marketing and communications, including radio broadcasting, Wendy Green has enjoyed the past ten years as a free-lance writer. She has written magazine and newspaper articles, essays, and book reviews, plus reports and other business communications. Her successful years in radio have made her a skilled public speaker. She earned her BA in English, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is pursuing a master's in English at Boise State University. Since coming home to Idaho in 2000, Wendy has been active in community affairs in Adams County, focusing primarily on natural resource issues. For relaxation, she spends time with her black Labs, reading poetry, and hiking in the woods.
Wendy Sand

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