Michael Corrigan

Michael Corrigan was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He holds an MA in English from San Francisco State and attended the American Film Institute to study screenwriting. He was nominated for a Pushcart prize for the short story, “Free Fall.” He often draws upon his Irish heritage in his works, which include:

  • Mulligan: A Celtic Romance
  • In the River Bottoms
  • Brewer’s Odyssey
  • A Year and a Day
  • Confessions of a Shanty Irishman
  • Down the Highway
  • These Precious Hours

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I usually write in the morning at a quiet computer lab at the university. I like having that silent space to write, which includes articles for the local paper.

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Margo Kelly

Looking for a gripping YA thriller delving into the tricky area of trust? Margo Kelly has you covered with her books:

  • Who R U Really?
  • Unlocked

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I typically do freelance editing in the morning, then my own writing and revising in the afternoon. My favorite place to write is in my office next to my window, which looks out into my garden full of berries: raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.

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Bonnie Dodge

Author of several novels, a book of essays, co-author of two anthologies and a children’s book, Bonnie’s titles include:

  • Goldie’s Daughter
  • Waiting
  • Hauntings from the Snake River Plain (written with Patricia Santos Marcantonio)

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I have a corner office in my home and write there but I have a laptop computer so I can write anywhere and have often. I don’t have a set schedule any more, I used to, but now I write whenever I can get a chance to sit down. I try to write something every day.

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Donna Fletcher Crow

How could you not be enthralled by meticulously researched, entertaining novels of romance, history and mystery in an engaging you-are-there style that lets you live the history? Writing in several genres, her titles include:

Historical fiction:

  • Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England – her best-known work
  • The Daughters of Courage family saga trilogy: Katherine, Days of Struggle and Triumph; Elizabeth, Days of Loss and Hope; and Stephanie, Days of Turmoil and Victory

Mystery:

  • A series, The Monastery Murders, which includes: A Very Private Grave; A Darkly Hidden Truth; An Unholy Communion; A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary; An All-Consuming Fire; and Against All Fierce Hostility
  • Another series, Lord Danvers Investigates: A Most Inconvenient Death; Grave Matters; To Dust You Shall Return; A Tincture of Murder; and A Lethal Spectre
  • And the Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense series: The Flame Ignites; The Shadow of Reality; A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare; A Jane Austen Encounter; and A Most Singular Venture

Historical Romance:

  • The Where There is Love series: Where Love Begins; Where Love Illumines; Where Love Triumphs; Where Love Restores; Where Love Shines; and Where Love Calls

Short Story Collection

  • A Lighted Lamp

The word “prolific” comes to mind!

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I write in my office, upstairs in our home, Monday-Friday, from mid-morning till 3:00. Then we stop for afternoon tea. After that I like to read or garden.

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Stacey Guill

Ms. Guill writes of our past: Idaho’s history. Her work includes:

  • The House in the Cañon: Mary Hallock Foote and A Vision of Home in the West
  • Numerous articles in the scholarly journal, “The Hemingway Reader”
  • Contributed a chapter to Ernest Hemingway in Context (Literature in Context)

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I write best at my office at my desk. This is where I can get into my “work/concentration mode.”  I like to start early (by 8 a.m.) and stop around 2 or 3 p.m.

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Mary Ann Fraser

A recipient of many awards for her books — including Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers “Pick of the List” — Ms. Fraser has written and/or illustrated over seventy fiction and nonfiction books for children.

Her most recent title is her young adult (YA) debut, Mortal Remains.

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

 I am definitely a morning person, so I do my best to get an early start on my writing. In the case of my last novel, that meant as early as four in the morning sometimes. If I’m on a roll, I will continue working late into the night.

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Kelly Jones

Author of six published books, Kelly Jones grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. She attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in English and an art minor. Her first novel was released in 2005.

Her titles are:

  • The Seventh Unicorn
  • The Lost Madonna
  • The Woman Who Heard Color
  • Lost and Found in Prague*
  • Bloodline and Wine*
  • Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon
  • (Angel Boy is the third in a mystery series* and will be released in late 2021)

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

When I first started writing with the goal of publication, I was admittedly much more disciplined, but I still find mornings are the best for creativity and first drafts, afternoons for revisions. I’m definitely not a night writer. I’m lucky to have a home office where I do most of my writing, though, like most writers, I’m always writing in my head wherever I am.

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Rick Just

You’ll find Mr. Just’s books spread throughout several sections of your local bookstore. A prolific writer, his titles include:

  • Young adult
    • Wizard Chase
    • Wizard Girl
    • Wizards’ End
    • Ghost Writer
  • Adult
    • Keeping Private Idaho
    • Anjel (science fiction/fantasy)
  • Idaho history
    • Idaho Snapshots
    • A Kid’s Guide to Boise
    • Fearless — Faris Lind, the Man Behind the Skunk
    • Images of America, Idaho’s State Parks
    • Symbols, Signs, and Songs (book one of the Speaking of Idaho series)
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Robin Lee Hatcher

A tremendously prolific and well-known writer, Ms. Hatcher says: “I write women’s fiction, both contemporary and historical, and romance, both contemporary and historical. I love to combine two time periods and have written a number of dual-time novels as well. I wrote 30 books for the general mass market, but for the past 22 years I’ve written for the Christian fiction market. I just finished writing what will be my 84th release.”

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Laurie Buchanan

Having published two well-received nonfiction books, Laurie has a new fiction book is set to launch shortly.

  • Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth
  • The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace
  • Indelible: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book One (launching April 6, 2021)

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I write Tuesday through Friday, usually between 10am and 3pm. I’m fortunate to have a small writing studio with five large windows. It’s perfect for stirring creativity.

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