#AuthorInterview: Bruce Ballenger

Next up in my year-long series of interviews with Idaho authors is Bruce Ballenger. It’s safe to say I would have never had the confidence to become an English teacher had I not been exposed to the teaching methods utilized by the writing program at Boise State University. Once upon a time, I also took a class on the history of the personal essay from Professor Ballenger. After years of hedging, I’m finally answering the...

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#AuthorInterview: AK Turner
Feb27

#AuthorInterview: AK Turner

My year-long series of interviews with Idaho authors continues this month with New York Times bestselling author AK Turner. I became acquainted with AK when she gave a talk for the Nonfiction Authors Association at Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise. Her personality matches the humorous content of her books, and the covers and titles speak for themselves.    Official Bio: AK Turner is the New York Times bestselling author of...

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#AuthorInterview: Colleen M. Story
Jan30

#AuthorInterview: Colleen M. Story

This interview with Colleen M. Story kicks off a special year-long focus in that every author featured will be from Idaho. This idea came to me when I served as a judge for the Idaho Author Awards and Colleen recognized me from Twitter at the awards ceremony in Boise. I fall more in love with my home state every year, and this series of interviews is one way to bring readers a slice of what makes Idaho great. There’s a lot more...

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#AuthorInterview: Craig A. Hart
Nov28

#AuthorInterview: Craig A. Hart

This author interview with Craig A. Hart is a great way to wrap up 2016’s monthly author interviews here on the Word Bank blog. Craig represents a truly multi-faceted writer who wears his writer’s hat in a handful of genres as well as dabbling in both traditional and independent publishing. He’s cool in the best of bookish ways. Trust me. As for next year, stay tuned for author interviews with Idaho authors all year...

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#AuthorInterview: Tantra Benskso
Oct31

#AuthorInterview: Tantra Benskso

Tantra Bensko has a lot of irons in the writing fire, and she also writes in one of my all-time favorite genres. Psychological suspense is one of the trickier genres to fully classify, though I gave it a shot back in the day when I was still toying with writing a novel of my own. In any case, capturing the mind at work on the page is a beautiful thing.   Official Bio: Tantra Bensko teaches fiction writing online with UCLA...

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