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Letter from AJ

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Last Saturday I celebrated the one year anniversary of my first book, Mama’s Purse, at the one year anniversary of the Idaho Authors’ Community. We had a canned food drive and a drawing for autographed copies of IAC books.

It has been incredible to watch the IAC grow. I am thankful for all that I have learned and I take pride in being able to help new members. I look forward to another year of writing, traveling around Idaho, and meeting new faces.

Read today and every day to come because reading is so much fun!

Best wishes,

AJ

Book Signing · Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Letter from AJ

I had a fantastic time at Frontier Days in Idaho City. I met a lot of friendly folks, talked about books, and enjoyed fresh squeezed lemonade. It was a very hot day, but that didn’t stop people from dressing up and participating in the festivities.
IMAG4288IMAG4299-1Frontier Days included a lot of fun activities for children such as making butter and watching chicken poop bingo! My son enjoyed the scavenger hunt. He learned fun facts about the historic buildings in Idaho City and seemed especially interested in the local newspaper building. He loved looking at the old cannons and pretending that he was sheriff for the day.
IMAG4306-1My daughter practiced her walking skills and discovered that she likes ice cream…a lot.
IMAG4301IMAG4289My little family had a blast at Frontier Days, but the fun didn’t stop there. We decided to stay in Idaho City to cool off in the creek and camp.
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I went to Idaho City when I was a little girl, but I forgot how much fun it was. Being a member of the Idaho Authors’ Community has been a wonderful experience so far. I look forward to traveling more of my home state and connecting even more to my roots.

Read today and every day to come because reading is so much fun!

Best wishes,

AJ

Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Letter from AJ

The Idaho Authors’ Community had a fabulous day at the Idaho Aquarium! If you are in the Boise area you have to check it out. The offer tours and host birthday parties. They also have a variety of events the kiddos will enjoy such as a chance to meet Mermaid Lady and listen to deep sea divers describe their diving excursions. http://www.idahoaquarium.net/
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IMAG3759 The next stop on the Mama’s Purse book tour is Boise Avenue Hastings from 3-7 pm on Saturday, May 11th. Hope to see you there!

Read today and every day to come because reading is so much fun!

Best wishes,

AJ

Book Signing · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Letter from AJ

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480760_10200807191803150_807515815_nMy book signing last Saturday was my most memorable one yet. Family that I hadn’t seen for years came to the signing and gifted me a very special pen. I met a lot of amazing kiddos and a sweet little old lady named Catherine. She gave me a beautiful blue clasp pocketbook that she’s had for years. We chatted for quite some time about ideas for future books. She had boat loads of them! All of her ideas included magic and mystery and fun, which are all great ingredients to get children excited about reading. My goal is that all of my books inspire children to use their mighty imaginations. Mama’s Purse does just that, and I am excited about getting some new ideas onto paper and eventually into the hands of eager little readers.

Read today and every day to come because reading is so much fun!

Best wishes,

AJ

Charlie Blue · Mama's Purse Book Tour · Weimaraner

Featured Weimaraner — Charlie Blue

We have been very busy welcoming the newest member of our family–little miss Charlie Blue! I do have several book signing events coming up. In fact, there is one tomorrow (Saturday, April 6th) at the Fairview & Cole Hastings in Boise. I will be signing copies of Mama’s Purse from 4-8 pm. Come down and color a Mama’s Purse coloring sheet with me! I also have free bookmarks and maroon balloons for the kiddos 🙂 Hope to see you there!

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Charlie Blue is doing better than we expected!

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Charlie Blue loves her human siblings!

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Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Letter from AJ

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Last weekend I went on a road trip to Marsing with my dad. Dad and I spent a lot of our time together driving in the pickup when I was a little girl, but I didn’t notice Chicken Dinner Road or pay attention to driving through Idaho wine country. I didn’t know the name of Lizard Butte or that there was an Easter service at the top of the butte every year. It was great to spend time with Dad and learn new things about my home state. I am excited about traveling to every county in Idaho this year. The Gem State has so much to offer and I can’t wait to share my journey with you!

The book signing event at the Lizard Butte Library was a great experience. I met a lot of kiddos and got to know my fellow IAC members. I even got my picture taken with Shea McClellin..sort of. https://www.facebook.com/SheaMcClellin

If you are ever in Marsing, Idaho, you have to visit the library, eat lunch at Alejandra’s Mexican Restaurant (they have the best guacamole in the world), check out the giant poster of Shea McClellin, and watch some sprint boat races.

Read today and every day to come because reading is so much fun!

Best wishes,

AJ

Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Two Book Signing Events this Week!

IMAG2620-1-1untitledThere are two Idaho Authors’ Community (IAC) events this week. The Mama’s Purse Book Tour heads to the Mountain Home Air Force Base on Friday, March 15th in Elmore County and to Buzz Coffee Café and Wine on Saturday, March 16th in Ada County. The IAC will do book signing events in all 44 Idaho counties in 2013. Check out the map of Idaho to see our progress.

Go on a magical rhyming adventure with award-winning children’s author AJ Irving as she travels around Idaho sharing the super silly surprises in Mama’s Purse!