Be careful what you wish for! From Ponce de León to Dorian Gray to Benjamin Button, the quest for eternal youth has been a recurring theme. Meet Diane Devlin, a modern women with an age-old longing to stop the hands of time.
Not long after her 65th birthday, Diane noticed subtle changes to her body. She seems to be growing younger. While she savors this unexpected rejuvenation — and all its implications — she worries about a dark side. Could the process suddenly reverse? Will it kill her. Could there be something worse?
This is author Bonnie Schroeder’s third novel. She also has published short stories and screenplays. Follow her on her website.
When America’s most-celebrated TV newscaster begins broadcasting the nightly network news not from a major city studio but from a ranch in Southwest Idaho, he jeopardizes his marriage, uncovers small town secrets, encounters dangers and discovers much about nature and about himself.
Filled with intriguing characters, philosophical observations, lyrical writing and humor, HOVER POINT raises the tantalizing questions:
This epic teen fantasy is the newest release from E. G. Moore (and is specially priced for the next few days).
Eragon meets The Forgetting in this powerful story about friendship, loyalty, and discovering that things aren’t always what they seem.
Sixteen-year-old Governor’s daughter Etoiny longs to throw off her upper-class responsibilities and become the first female scientist of Taachat. When she accidentally wounds a thought-extinct dragonfly, she must race to find a bygone cure in order to present it to the Science Society for admission.
She soon realizes two powerful people are on the hunt for the dragonfly and its healing ability. Just as Etoiny finds a way to save her dragonfly, she discovers horrors her father has allowed in the underbelly of Taachat and it makes her question who she wants to be.
Etoiny must decide whether to claim her place as a renowned scientist by offering the creature for experimentation or sacrifice her dream, team up with her animal friend, and fulfill their magical destiny.
You Are What You Eat. Laura Jenski has released her fourth Motorhome Murder Mystery, “The South Dakota Beech Diet.”
In this farcical novella, protagonists Wendy and Franklin Becker join the Black Hills Outdoor Club on a backpacking trip. When a hiker is murdered, the club members are only concerned about their upcoming dinner. Soon, the Beckers find themselves up to their bootlaces in trouble.
Learn more and read the first chapters of all the Motorhome Murder Mysteries at: snowboundstories.com.
This book, releasing tomorrow, has a story all its own.
First, the book: Paul has met Kate, and suddenly her life holds the key to his own. It might not be a perfect solution or a perfect life, but it far surpassed anything he had lived so far. Paul finds himself surrounded by a whole new world that his own innocence almost can’t handle.
Now, the story about the book: Boise author Lauren Tyler, who has published several of her own books, is also retelling a series of stories her grandfather had published as Max Collier back in the 1960s, and now published under the name W. B. Ford. Books that were then called “brown-bag stories”–definitely racy for the time.
The Treasure Valley writers’ community remember with sadness the loss of acclaimed YA author Lani Forbes in February 2022 at the age of 35. But here are two things to celebrate:
The Sun Still Rises, an anthology in memory of Lani Forbes, will release. (It’s available for Kindle preorder now.) This charity collection of YA fantasy stories celebrates the light found in dark places, just as Lani Forbes once embodied having hope in difficult times. Her spirit shines on through these beautiful, bittersweet tales full of fallen stars and fae princes, werewolves and magic wielders, samurai, and smoky skies.
Light shines brightest in dark places … A selfish empress slowly turns to gold. A highschooler’s hallucinations reveal a dangerous new world of Faerie. An outcast battles shadow demons to save her people from the plague.
With work from ten authors from around the valley and around the country.
Relish this: On a harsh frontier where good and evil contend for people’s minds, a young woman must fight for her true identity in this scintillating YA fantasy from the author of the award-winning Age of the Seventh Sun trilogy.
Once, Catriona Macgregor led a charmed life. Daughter of a wealthy rancher, pretty and educated, she looked forward to all the world had to offer—until fate took a turn. Now family, home, and even her name have been stripped away. As “Black Cat Whitfield,” adopted daughter of an outlaw, she’s wanted by the authorities. It certainly wasn’t the destiny she imagined—especially as one of the Blessed.
Rebecca Evans (whom we’ve interviewed) has recently released Tangled by Blood: A Memoir in Verse.
Unlike other memoirs, Tangled by Blood is not a tale of redemption, but one of hard-earned love and high stakes. Through a shifting POV, Tangled by Blood offers social commentary on abuse, sexual trauma, addiction, and suicide. The poems and prose in Tangled by Blood reflect, among many things, fractured intimacy. This fracturing influences every subsequent relationship—carrying scars and wounds throughout one’s life.
Evans is a memoirist, poet, and essayist. In addition to writing, she teaches Creative Nonfiction at Boise State University and mentors high school girls in the juvenile system. In her spare time, she co-hosts a radio program, Writer to Writer, offering a space for writers to offer tips on craft and life. She served eight years in the United States Air Force and is a decorated Gulf War veteran. She’s hosted and co-produced Our Voice and Idaho Living television shows, advocating personal stories.
She’s also disabled, a Veteran, a Jew, a gardener, a mother, a worrier, and more. She has a passion for sharing difficult stories about vulnerability woven with mysticism and hopes to inform, in a new way, what it means to navigate this world through a broken body and spirit.
A STAFF PICK at Treasure Valley’s Rediscovered Books bookshop, this debut novel by Betsy L. Ross released just a month ago.
Dates to note:
2 April – featured in Idaho Press Sunday edition
6 April – featured in Boise Weekly
13 April (4-5:30 MT) book signing at the downtown Boise Rediscovered Books
19 April book signing at The King’s English in Salt Lake City
Written with a trenchant humor, The Bones of the World asks who we become as a result of suffering. Like Jakob, desiring revenge? Like Sariah, seeking the salve of a community that accepts her? Or like Rachel, opening to the ancestral suffering that is her life’s clay, and her role in the swell of its story? A deeply spiritual book, The Bones of the World seeks to locate the place of suffering in a holy world and explores why we must tell these stories that are so often hard to hear.
This Idaho author whom we’ve previously profiled has just released The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future, a collection of her horror stories “by turns devastating, horrifying, and beyond beautiful,” and drawing references to ‘Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Shirley Jackson’s “The Renegade,” or Kelly Link’s “Stone Animals.”’ (Read more and choose your favorite book vendor.)
And then there’s the Bram Stoker Award® Nomination…
Superior Achievement in a First Novel – Beulah (Cemetery Gates Media, 2022)
Superior Achievement in an Anthology – with Willow Dawn Becker, Mother: Tales of Love and Terror (Weird Little Worlds, 2022)
Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including PseudoPod, Vastarien, Mooncalves, and Horror Library. Follow her at christinogle.com. Her collections Promise and One Eye Opened in That Other Place are coming from Flame Tree Press in 2023 and 2024.