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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Crime Writer’s Week (19 April…)

Free! Slaughter, Gardner, Rankin, Hillier, and more Their first ever Crime Writer’s Week is jam-packed with events for crime and thriller authors….[click heading to read post]

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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Conference 24 April – May 1

Northern Colorado Writers are presenting a hybrid (in-person plus online) conference … soon!

The in-person slots are filled, but you can attend remotely and benefit from a stellar lineup of LIVE virtual sessions presented by professional authors, editors, and agents. Attendees will also have access to networking events, readings, expert panels, keynote addresses, agent pitch session, an exhibitor fair, and more!

Learn more about the conference! Sign up today!

Jayne Allen and Teresa Funke are our keynotes at the 2021 NCW Conference! 

The NCW Conference caters to a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. This year, we’ve adopted a hybrid model in response to the current pandemic conditions. The conference will be split into two parts. 

Our online conference will feature a wide array of sessions, presented via Zoom and with state-of-the-art interactivity and networking tools by Whova. The in-person component will include hands-on workshopping with top-notch author presenters and industry professionals. 

Garden City Public Library

Today we hope to launch a new series, highlighting some of the many things — beyond miles of aisles of books — you might find at your local library.

Libraries are the beating heart of any city or town, an information hub like no other and with an agile flexibility that has weathered even our current COVID-19 pandemic, as the header image indicates: you can drive up and pick up your books — though many libraries are now open for browsing now as well.

The Garden City Public Library is located on Glenwood, near the Boise River. Their web address says it all: notaquietlibrary.org … they offer all those traditional stories and reference materials (physical as well as digital), but also a computer lab and meeting facilities.

And activities! Subscribe to their newsletter or follow their Facebook page to learn about a truly mesmerizing array of both:

Celebrate your local library today. If you’d like to see your library highlighted on our pages,  contact the IWU website editor.