How Do You Idaho?

Rick Just, Idaho historian and author of numerous books, has just released a definitive guide to How To Be An Idahoan — The Idaho Conversion Kit.

This is the second book in his Speaking of Idaho history series. The Idaho Conversion Kit is a tongue-in-cheek instruction manual on becoming an Idahoan in ten easy steps.

One step is a pronunciation guide to Idaho place names, the first of its kind since 1975. Readers will learn how Idaho got its shape, which Idahoans were notorious enough to have nicknames, the Idaho connections of famous people, and much more.

Oh, and you’ll never use the term “glove compartment” again.

Available on Amazon, or purchase a signed copy from the author (scroll down on this page).

Podcast: Murder in Idaho

It’s called “Ghosts and Garnets” and at last count there were forty-three episodes running mostly around forty minutes.

Who knew there was so much fertile ground for discussing murder in Idaho. But then, on the other hand…

Hat tip to the BSU/NPR newsletter for alerting us to this free podcast.

Photo by David von Diemar on Unsplash

Hover Point

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:

  • Where do you feel most at home?
  • And how well do you know your neighbors?

Hover Point is available at many of your favorite booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Rediscovered Books, and Apple Books.

Author Eric E. Wallace is an author and playwright, working in fiction, poetry, drama, humor, radio and television. Learn more on his website.

A Sagebrush Sea

RELEASED May 2022: Stormy Waters on the Sagebrush Sea

“Between the covers of this book are adventures, raw commentary, and humor that will entertain, educate, and move a reader to step outside and see the Northwest with fresh eyes.

“A native Idaho son, author Richard Howard takes us into the fields of fishing, falconry, and yoga. His “green tea revelations” reflect on a life filled with summits and sunsets, anguish and doubt, courage and adventure.

“Richard Howard has published scientific papers, short stories, essays, and poems. His first book, Never Give Up on the Sagebrush Sea, was published in 2014 by Elkstone Press. Many of his stories, essays, and poems were inspired by his extensive travels in Europe, Australia, South Africa, Central America, and Indonesia. The fictional short stories in Stormy Waters on the Sagebrush Sea are a deeper attempt at exploring current themes of the Northwest and our Nation.”

Mr. Howard’s books are available at multiple bookstores and online at Amazon.com.