Two IAC Book Signing Events this Week!

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map-idaho-countiesThe Idaho Authors’ Community has two book signings this week. On Friday, April 19th the IAC travels to Twin Falls County to sign books from 10-6 at the Lynwood Shopping Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. On Saturday, April 20th the IAC heads to Jefferson County to sign books from 11:30-3:30 at Idaho Inklings in Rigby, Idaho.

I will not attend these events this weekend because we are celebrating our daughter’s first birthday. However, there will be signed copies of Mama’s Purse available at both locations. Stop by Twin Falls and Rigby to meet IAC members and check out all our fabulous books!

The IAC is a statewide organization of authors committed to our own success as well as the success of other authors. With over 60 books written by IAC members, readers who attend these events will have a wide variety of books from which to choose. The books also come from a wide variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, children’s, historical, outdoor, Idaho, memoir, romance, and the list goes on and on. . .

In 2013, the IAC will hold book signings in all 44 Idaho counties. If you know of potential locations for IAC events or are interested in joining the IAC, contact Jane Freund or Wynette Mellen at idahoauthorscommunity@gmail.com or 208-407-7457 (Jane). You can also check out the IAC online bookstore at http://www.etsy.com/shop/idahoauthorcommunity.

April 19, 2013 at 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lynwood Shopping Center
156B Blue Lakes Blvd N.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

April 20, 2013 at 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Idaho Inklings
432 Farnsworth Way, #6
Rigby, ID 83442

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Letter from AJ

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IMAG2833-1IMAG2830-1-1Last 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

Two Book Signing Events this Week!

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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!

Letter from AJ

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IMG_20130223_203901Idaho Book Signing MapLast weekend I traveled to Weiser for my first book signing with the Idaho Authors’ Community. An IAC member recently commented about how our group was so much different from other writers’ groups. “We have heart,” she said. I really saw this in action in Weiser. There was no sense of competition. We encouraged each other and promoted each other’s books. We made sales for authors who couldn’t be present at the signing and had engaging conversations with locals. It was truly a community effort with a whole lot of heart.

A bit about Weiser:

Weiser is a rural community with a population of a little over 5,500 located in southwest Idaho. This small town in Washington County (shaded purple on the map) takes pride in their sense of community. The Welcome to Weiser Sign says, “We love our kids, our community, and our country.” Weiser is the home of the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest and Festival. Visit the website to listen to some fantastic fiddling, read about the history of fiddling in the US, and get ticket information. The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest and Festival is always the third full week of June. http://www.fiddlecontest.org/

I look forward to visiting Weiser again. I had the best french dip I’ve ever had at the Homestead Café. I also bought fudge at Weiser Classic Candy, but my husband ate it all before I had a chance! I think another trip is in order. This time I will go during the fiddle festival and be sure to eat my sweets while I’m there.

The next IAC event/stop on the Mama’s Purse Book Tour is at the Lizard Butte Public Library from 1-4 pm in Marsing in Owyhee County (shaded yellow on the map).

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

Best wishes,

AJ

Idaho Authors’ Community

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Idaho Authors' Community LogoAJ is a member of the Idaho Authors’ Community. The Idaho Authors’ Community (IAC) is a statewide organization that is dedicated to bringing Idaho readers and writers together.

In 2013, the IAC will hold book signings in all 44 Idaho counties. If you know of potential locations for IAC events or are interested in joining the IAC, contact the IAC at idahoauthorscommunity@gmail.com. You can also check out the IAC online bookstore at http://www.etsy.com/shop/idahoauthorcommunity