Glida Bothwell’s debut novel is a sumptuous journey, following Abbey from contemporary Seattle, where her life can’t seem to get much worse, to — initially — an extended stay with a widowed mother suffering mental decline.
Sorting through an attic of forgotten keepsakes, she finds herself transported to a westward-traveling wagon train in 1852.
How did she get there? How will a young woman from the twenty-first century survive the hardships and tragedies — and will she eventually find a long trail home?
Available on Amazon in ebook and print.
The USA Today bestselling novelist and winner of the Anthony Award, Simon Wood, will speak on “Understanding the All-Important and Sometimes Elusive POV” courtesy of the Grand Canyon chapter of Sisters In Crime (SinC).
This free presentation, via Zoom, will begin at 10:30 a.m. (MT) on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Registration is required.
Topics Simon will cover include:
- How to decide which character is the best to tell your story
- Identifying the worst mistakes authors make with POV, and how to avoid them
- When you should use multiple POVs
- Creating a hierarchy for POV characters
Again, this is a free presentation courtesy of the Grand Canyon Writers (SinC).
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22 January. Registration required. You love to write. You love to play games. Find out how to write for games — both video and tabletop — in this overview from author Lucy A. Snyder, whose science fiction, fantasy, and horror books and gaming experience led her into writing for games and media tie-ins.
Participants will learn about the special concerns of game writing and about how to get started in the industry. You’ll come away with useful resources and practical writing tips.
Learn more and register for this free virtual event.
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The Cabin (Boise) has released their January and February 2022 workshops. There appears to be something for everyone, genre- and interest-wise. In addition, there’s a mix of online and in-person opportunities, depending upon your location and pandemic concerns.
Here’s a quick list. Visit their website for more details. Scholarships available.
- Tues., 18 Jan. – online – Excavation, with C L Young
- Thurs., 20 Jan. – onsite – The Tools of Creative Writing, with Daniel Stewart (6-week workshop)
- Tues., 25 Jan. – online – The Art of Dread: Crafting Contemporary Horror, with Christi Nogle (6-week workshop)
- Tues., 1 Feb. – online – Writing Workshop, with Daniel Stewart
- Wed., 9 Feb. – onsite – Refilling Your Creative Well, with Heidi Kraay (6-week workshop)
Boise Weekly’s annual contest runs through 31 December. Winners will be published in the 27 January issue. Submission fee $15.
Read more about it on their site, and check out last year’s winners.
The Cabin has arranged its first in-person “Readings & Conversations” in nearly two years, and the author is none other than Anthony Doerr.
The tickets gain you access to either an in-person seat at the Morrison Center in Boise, or you can choose to live-stream it. Mark your calendar for Thursday, 13 January 2022. More details on The Cabin’s website, including a ticket sales link.
Long ago, Pandora’s box opened to reveal a multitude of evils. Only hope was left behind. Her name was Elpis.
Visit the publisher’s website to learn more about this collection — released 10 December 2021, and available on Amazon — including work by:
- JoAnn Koozer of Nampa
- Margaret Koger of Boise
- Eileen Earhart Oldag of Boise
Bringing together poetry, short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and more from self-identifying women worldwide…
Idaho magazine has announced a call for “imaginative, well-developed stories … with a distinctly Idaho flavor.”
There’s a very modest entry fee. The deadline for submissions (and they must be MAILED) is 31 January 2022.
Read all the details on their website.
WritersCache are open to submissions through 30 Dec. 2021 on the theme of “second chance at love.”
Read more details on their website
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The Cabin are accepting submissions through 7 March 2022 for their Writers in the Attic edition “loosely themed”: moon.
There is a modest entry fee, and submissions (stories or poems) must not exceed 1500 words.
Read more about it on their site, and enter!