Idaho Authors Spotlight

September 1, 2013 

‘Lioness of Idaho’ by Mike Bullard (Coeur d’Alene); The Samuel Dow ($34.95)

“Lioness of Idaho” goes behind the sweet little lady to document how a fast-driving, horseback-riding pre-Depression-era farm girl took good sense and a high school diploma to the capitols of state and nation. As Idaho’s secretary of commerce, Louise Shadduck led the state into the 10 best economic years in its modern history. She ran the offices of two governors, a U.S. senator and a congressman, started careers, wrote legislation and did it all by being nice to one human at a time.

‘Race to the Portal’ (Timekeepers series: Book 2) by Jennifer Fowler and Carrie Wahl (Idaho); Inc. ($17.95)

Jennifer Fowler and Carrie Wahl have released their sequel to “Pieces of the Puzzle.” Their eBook is a finalist of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in action/adventure. They and their families live in North-central Idaho, where they enjoy studying ancient civilizations.

‘Lands Never Trodden’ by John J. O’Hagan; Caxton Press ($18.95)

“Lands Never Trodden” brings to the general public the fullest examination to date of the institutions of the Franciscan missions in California and of the stories hidden in these monuments. Franciscan priests, Spanish officials and Native Americans all have their stories faithfully reported in this volume. Each mission carries with it tales of unremitting labor, sacrifice, love, intrigue, passion, violence and death. This volume treats the familiar stories of the missionaries as well as the previously untold stories of the Native Americans with equal candor. With more than 60 photographs, and based on exhaustive research and historical documents, “Lands Never Trodden” is an entertaining, educational and readable presentation of the 21 California missions.

‘I Know a Little Hebrew (and His Name is David’ by Linda Going Varnes (Idaho); UPS Store 3067 ($13.20)

Linda Going Varnes, art instructor at the Treasure Valley Community College Caldwell Center, has authored and illustrated her newest children’s book, “I Know a Little Hebrew (and His Name is David).” The story of David, a shepherd boy who tries to teach his flock, includes 100 basic Hebrew words used in the Psalms.

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