Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho was created in 2003 by author Elaine Ambrose.
The company facilitates fee-based book publication and marketing for local authors
and organizes writer's retreats.

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  • Elaine Ambrose Mill Park Publishing Closes Final Chapter
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
     

    Mill Park Publishing Closes Final Chapter

    Released May 2, 2018 by Mill Park Publishing, Eagle, Idaho

    Mill Park Publishing of Eagle will sponsor the reception for the Idaho Writers Guild Conference on Friday, May 4. The event will be the final official event for the business. After 10 years, 16 books, 15 writing retreats, multiple national and local awards, and thousands of dollars donated to local charities, owner Elaine Ambrose says she’s ready for another chapter in her life.

    Ambrose created the publishing company as a way to survive the winter when she lived in the mountain town of McCall. She named the company after Mill Park, a community park in front of her home on the lake. She moved the company to Eagle in 2008.

    The Books

    A list of books issued by Mill Park Publishing and can be found online and on Ambrose’s author page. For information about books by other authors published by the company, click on the links. Gretchen AndersonAnne BardsleyPatti Murphy, and Judith McConnell Steele.

    Anthony Doerr and Alan Heathcock speak at the Write by the River retreat.

     

    Write by the River Retreats

    In 2008, Ambrose offered the first writing retreat at her cabin in Garden Valley. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Basye Sander spoke about the publishing world. Subsequent retreats included speakers Anthony Doerr, Whiting Award winner Alan HeathcockNew York Times bestselling author AK Turner, and acclaimed writer and filmmaker Ken Rodgers. Other speakers included social media expert Christy Hovey, wellness coach Emily Nielsen, and international marketing executive Stephanie Worrell.

    Ruth Knox and Christy Hovey discuss writing goals.   
    Emily Nielsen and Elaine Ambrose created the Wellness and Writing Retreats.
     
    Donna Beckman Tagliaferri and Anne Bardsley enjoy serious discussions before the writing retreat.
     

    Support for Local Authors and Artists

    Alan Heathcock and Elaine Ambrose were named two of the Top Ten Authors in Idaho.
     

    Mill Park Publishing maintains a strong advocate for local writers. Ambrose is a founding member of the Idaho Writers Guild and is an annual sponsor of the conference. She hosted Alan Heathcock in her home for the official release of his award-winning book VOLT, and hosted Ken and Betty Rodgers when they premiered their documentary, Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor.

    Ambrose also produced and funded a musical CD for student Andrew Coba and hired him to perform at several events at her home.

    Mill Park Publishing created a fun writing experience with cowboy poet and performer Ernie Sites. The company produced four live comedy shows titled “Life Sucks Laugh Hard” and included funny women AK TurnerJen Mann, Laurie Notaro, and Stacy Dymalski.

     

    Mill Park Publishing donated proceeds from book sales to various local charities and civic organizations, including $2,000 to the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights so 200 area school students would see the documentary He Named Me Malala.

     

    Other donations were awarded to the Women’s & Children’s Alliance, the Cabin’s Writers in the School Program, and Dress for Success. Last New Year’s Eve, Mill Park Publishing created a writing challenge and gave cash awards for students in conjunction with the Idaho Potato Drop.

    Ambrose has been a keynote speaker at several national conferences and often shares her publishing knowledge. At the prestigious Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, she spoke about how writers can turn their blogs into books.

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    Though Mill Park Publishing is closing, Ambrose will continue to sell the remaining books through online and local sources. For future plans, Ambrose will focus on her new charity, Cycling Without Age, develop the Ambrose Storytelling Endowment at the University of Idaho, and prepare promotional events for her memoir, Frozen Dinners, to be released in the fall by Brown Books Publishing. She can be found playing with her delightful grandkids, traveling on creative adventures, and romping with her sweetheart Studley.

    Written on Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:56 in Elaine's Blog Read 227 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Winners announced for the Idaho® Potato Drop Children’s Writing Challenge
    Written by Elaine Ambrose

     

     

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    Mill Park Publishing of Eagle sponsored the Children’s Writing Challenge in conjunction with the 5th Annual Idaho® Potato Drop on December 31, 2017. The judges chose the top ten winners after reading more than 100 clever and creative entries from local children. The original essays included robot potatoes, spuds with glitter and unicorns, fighting bakers that shoot French fries from their eyes, and tubers from outer space.

    First Place - Megan B., age 10, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Potato Invasion" - Reads at 3:45 pm

    Second Place - Belle T., age 11, Crimson Point Elementary, Kuna, for "A Potato Named Jeff" - (Can't attend)

    Third Place - Alexis W., age 8, Riverside Elementary, Boise, for "The Magic Flying Potato" - Reads at 3:00 pm

    Fourth Place - Noah C., age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Cat and Bunny in the Potato Patch" - Reads at1:46 pm

    Fifth Place - Noah W., age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Jerry and Barry" 

    Sixth Place - Josie R., age 10, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "The Potato Story"

    Seventh Place - Evelyn A., age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "The Invasion of Potatoes"

    Eighth Place - Adelie C., age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Runaway Potatoes"

    Ninth Place - Jeremiah P., age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Me the Potato"

    Tenth Place - Paia C., age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "The Long Journey"

     

    The top 10 entries each will receive a certificate, $25 from Mill Park Publishing, and a copy of the award-winning book Gators & Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories and The Magic Potato – La Papa Mágica. The top 10 winners will be introduced during a special program on the Main Stage at on December 31.

     

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    The top four winners will read their winning entries at a special ceremony on the Main Stage in front of the Capitol on December 31.

    The Idaho® Potato Drop is a free and charitable community event that supports local arts, business, and charities. Activities feature a fireworks show, a Family Tent, Rail Jam, and live music at the state capitol for New Year's Eve. The "drop" of the gigantic, lighted potato at midnight is now a worldwide attraction.

    Mill  Park Publishing is an official vendor for the event. The company was created by bestselling author Elaine Ambrose to promote and publish books for all ages, create motivating writing retreats, and sponsor writing challenges.

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    Written on Friday, 15 December 2017 14:46 in Elaine's Blog Read 1784 times
  • Elaine Ambrose 5 Years, 14 Books, 16 Awards
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  • Elaine Ambrose One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
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    Written on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:11 in Elaine's Blog Read 821 times
  • Elaine Ambrose One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!

     

     

    Bestselling author Elaine Ambrose offers two new children’s books featuring Idaho potatoes, creative stories, and vibrant illustrations.

     

     

    Gators & Taters is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook as read by the author. The week of bedtime stories features seven original stories with four in prose and three in metered rhyming poetry. The book is one of 50 children’s books selected for Bowker’s National Recommended Reading list.

    The Magic Potato is available in paperback and eBook. The book is a creative, educational, bilingual story book that was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the statewide curriculum. The read-out-loud story describes in English and Spanish the adventures of children who ride around Idaho on a magic flying potato.

    Purchase online, from local book stores, or from the author.

    Written on Monday, 13 November 2017 22:14 in Elaine's Blog Read 730 times
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 14:56

Mill Park Publishing

 

Mill Park Publishing - Sassy but Classy Reading and Writing

  1. Facilitates fee-based book publication and marketing for local authors
  2. Organizes writer's retreats
  3. Sponsors a television talk show

Mill Park Publishing of Eagle Idaho was created in 2003 by author Elaine Ambrose.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:35

Elaine's Top Five Tips for Writers

1. Write what you know. I couldn’t write well about a vegetarian, Socialist, nuclear physicist who sleeps with his/her dog and listens to rap music. Can’t do it. But, I thoroughly enjoyed writing Menopause Sucks because I’ve been there and it does! And, I laughed every time I wrote a sentence such as, “Let me tell you why you sneeze, fart, and wet your pants at the same time.” And, my fingers literally flew over the keyboard as I wrote about hairy toes, night sweats, and recommended sex toys. Yes, write what you know!

2. Take advantage of, no… exploit, the serendipity of your life.· Develop fascinating characters modeled after your belching piano teacher, or your uncle who refuses to discuss his war wounds but smashes beer cans against his forehead, or the passenger in the airplane seat next to you who laughs in her sleep, or your child who cries when the Disneyland Nightlight Parade stops. You are surrounded by writing prompts.

3. Read your work out loud. You will discover sentences, paragraphs and even pages that no one will understand or ever read again. You’ll find that preposition lounging at the end of a sentence that screams: I’M A HORRIBLE WRITER! READ NO FURTHER!

4. Believe that all the words tumbling around in your brain MUST get out or you will explode! Yes, you hear voices, but it’s your characters demanding that you set them free. If you’re fiddling with non-fiction, then quick, spew forth those creative ideas on napkins, notebooks, old envelopes, typewriters (I still have some), and even a computer. Write. Write. Write. You’ve read plenty of crap that others have written, which is proof that your work will be OK.

5. Continue to read and learn. Emulate your favorite authors. Janet Evanovich makes me howl with laughter and want to read more. On the other hand, Elizabeth Gilbert causes me to wish I were a vegetarian, Socialist, nuclear physicist who sleeps with my dog and listens to rap music. Get a grip, woman! Part Two of this comment is to encourage you to attend writing workshops, join literary groups, go on writing retreats, mingle with other authors, and find a space to write. And, say out loud every day, “I am a writer.”

Elaine Ambrose is the author of six books, the co-author of two books, and the owner of Mill Park Publishing. She organizes the annual “Write by the River” Writer’s Retreat in Garden Valley and enjoys being a carnivorous, capitalistic writer who has no pets and listens to jazz.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011 21:46

Perk Up Idaho Television Talk Show

MB_3Shot_Promo-FullEdit-web-web_smallerSomething sassy is brewing!  Three Idaho women, Elaine Ambrose, Gretchen Anderson, and Amanda Turner, are collaborating to host a morning television talk show called Perk Up Idaho.  The weekly 30-minute-program is targeted at women and promises to provide entertaining,enlightening guests and timely topics.  Be prepared for spontaneous erruptions of humor.

The show is divided into four segments.  "Extra Bold" features prominent, successful women in the area.  "Market Spice" features advice on issues that impact women's lives, such as budgeting and parenting.  "The Buzz" focuses on social media, networking, and all the "hip" realities of the day.  Finally, the "Percolator" segment will showcase emerging talent or a call to action to a particular project.

Two programs have been filmed, and the featured guests are:

Karen Meyer, president, Great American Appetizer, introduces a Nampa business that markets products internationally, with heavy success in China.

Jennifer Deroin, Intermountain Community Bank, will discuss women and money with emphasis on how to reduce personal debt and how to prepare for retirement.

Rhea Allen, president of Peppershock Media, will explain the importance of social media opportunities through Facebook and Twitter.

Sandy Rubio, a Zumba Certified Instructor, will have us dancing all over the studio.

Michael Boss, media manager for the Boise Co-op, brings organic foods and explains the advantages of purchasing products from local organic growers.

14-year-old Andrew Coba, a student at Arts West Performing Arts School in Eagle, wows us with his "old soul" music as he plays piano and sings jazz.

Stay tuned for channel listings and show times.  Mill Park Publishing is the executive producer of the program.

Monday, 07 March 2011 23:30

My Friend Gracie

My_Friend_Gracie_coverAuthor Anne Mackenzie Dixon wrote this book as a class project during her undergraduate studies as she worked for a Master of Social Work degree.  The book now is used as a therapy tool to help children become more passionate toward their peers with Autism.   

This limited edition book is available for $22.00 from Mill Park Publishing.

 

 

Monday, 07 March 2011 22:25

Waiting For The Harvest

waiting-for-the-harvestThis book provides a delightful romp through the adventures and growing pains of a young girl in southern Idaho during the 1960s.  Set against the backdrop of a volatile potato harvest, the story tells of waiting for water, waiting for maturity, and waiting for answers to some of life's toughest questions.

 

This limited edition book was written by Elaine Ambrose and originally published by Legendary Publishing of Boise, Idaho, and is available from Mill Park Publishing for $6.99.  Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Monday, 07 March 2011 21:55

Mill Park Publishing – A Brief History


After my children grew up to become wonderful adults, I decided to leave Boise and move to the mountains to write.  In 1996, I built a cabin on the east shore of Payette Lake in McCall.  The location was over the former site of a lumber mill, and near the house was a small area called Mill Park.  (That’s a clue.)

I loved to sit on my deck and watch weddings at the park and hear the laughter from the playground.  And, walking through the park was the shortest distance to Bistro 45 Wine Bar.  Life was grand for those first few years.  Then the winters seem to get longer, and the snow piled up six feet high on my roof, and I feared that I was turning into the female version of Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.  I would sit at my computer trying to write when all I could imagine was an ax smashing through the door.  It was time to save my sanity.

In the winter of 2003, I decided to create a publishing company – something I could do without leaving my home but that would still require brain activity.  What to call my company?  I was gazing out the window at the frozen lake and saw a brave little sign peeking out of the snow:  Mill Park.  That’s when Mill Park Publishing was born.

I wrote and published two books in 2003 and one in 2004.  Through these books and by attending writer’s conferences in McCall, I was able to sign with an agent who helped me get a national contract to write Menopause Sucks for Adams Media. I moved back to Eagle in 2006, leaving Mill Park but not the company.  Mill Park Publishing is still going strong – Daily Erotica and Gracie were published in 2010, and The Backyard Chicken Fight and Mother Knows Best appeared in 2011. The company also organizes an annual writer’s retreat in Garden Valley.

Mill Park Publishing has been a grand adventure in turning words into books.  And, that’s so much better than turning me into a hermit.

  September 17 – 19, 2010  -  Garden Valley, Idaho 
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Writers are encouraged to register now for limited spaces available at the third annual “Write by the River” Writer’s Retreat in Garden Valley, only one hour north of Boise.

Speakers include:

  • Anthony Doerr, internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author and former Writer-in-Residence for the State of Idaho
  • Alan Heathcock, author, BSU fiction instructor and recipient of the 2010 Literature Fellowship
  • Gretchen Anderson, award-winning humor columnist, media reporter, and co-author
  • Amanda Turner, radio producer and host, writer, and social network expert
  • Elaine Ambrose, award-winning author and owner of Mill Park Publishing

Cost:  $125.00
$100 for members of the Idaho Writer’s Guild

Sponsored by
Mill Park Publishing
Eagle, ID
Or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a brochure

Retreat activities will be at the cabin of Elaine Ambrose in Southfork Landing next to the river in Garden Valley. Directions:  Drive north of Boise on Highway 55.  Turn right at Banks onto State Highway 21.  Go about 12 miles, turn right at Alder Creek Road and go over the bridge.  Turn right on Freedom Ranch Road into Southfork Landing.  Turn right on Southfork Lane.

Friday, Sept. 17 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Informal wine and cheese reception. Mingle with some of the speakers and other writers.  Participants can volunteer to read their work.

Saturday, Sept. 18

9:00 a.m. – Registration

Coffee, light breakfast

9:30 – Welcome – Elaine Ambrose

9:45 – “How and Why I Write”

anthony-doerrAnthony Doerris the author of four books: Memory Wall, The Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome.  Doerr’s fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction.  His work has been translated into eleven languages and has won awards including the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ohioana Book Award twice. He was the State’s Writer-in-Residence.

10:30 – Q & A with Anthony Doerr

11:15 – Break

11:30 – Lunch – Book Signing

12:30 – “How to Build on Writer’s Blocks”

turnerAmanda Turner, a writer from Boise, is the producer and host of The Writer’s Block on Boise Community Radio.  She is active with the Idaho Writer’s Guild and manages several Internet sites, including www.RadioWritersBlock.com.

1:30 – “Story and the Art of Relevance”

 

Alan Heathcock’s new book VOLT will be published in March.  His stories have been published in Zoetrope; All-Story, VQR, and Best American Mystery Stories among others, and he won the National Magazine Award in Fiction.  He’s currently a Fiction Fellow as appointed by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. 

2:30 – Break

3:00 – “Seriously Writing with Humor”

andersonGretchen  Anderson writes award-winning humorous columns in several newspapers and is the co-author of Daily Erotica. A former television news reporter, she is owns a PR firm called Communication Outsource.  Her blog is www.therealgretchenanderson.blogspot.com

4:00 – “Keep Writing or Your Head will Explode”  

ambroseElaine Ambrose is the author of 100 magazine articles, four books and the co-author of two books, including Menopause Sucks.  She has several national writing awards, including a national humor award from Foreword Magazine for her golf book titled The Red Tease. She owns Mill Park Publishing.  Her public speaking topics are listed on www.elaineambrose.com

 

 

5:00 – Break – Book Signing

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 9:30 - Break for individual writing or informal group discussions

Sunday, Sept. 19

Take time for individual writing around the area or enjoy informal discussions at Elaine’s cabin.  Light breakfast provided.  Retreat ends at noon.

Commute or stay?  It’s a one-hour scenic drive from Boise.  The Garden Valley Inn, (208) 462-2911, has limited overnight accommodations, or preview www.inidaho.com. Camping also is available.

“Write by the River”
Registration Form Due Sept. 5
Space is Limited

 

Name________________________________________   Address_____________________________________

City ________________________________________    State, Zip ___________________________________

Email________________________________________   Vegetarian meals preferred?  Circle Yes  or  No

Complete, copy and send with check payable to Mill Park Publishing to:

Mill Park Publishing
981 W Cherry Bello Dr.
Eagle, ID 83616

Cost of $125 covers speakers, materials, reception, light breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  $100 for members of Idaho Writer’s Guild.  No refunds after Sept. 10.

Questions?  Call Elaine at (208) 890-8122 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Remember to bring samples of your writing.  Reading is voluntary.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 04:14

About Elaine

elaine-ambroseElaine Ambrose is an award-winning author and public speaker who created Mill Park Publishing in 2003. She grew up on an isolated potato farm in southern Idaho, left home with just a suitcase full of high hopes and tall tales, and graduated from college with Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honors. She became a manager in a Fortune 100 corporation where she discovered that it was more exciting to fly around the country in a corporate jet than to drive a tractor through a spud field.
Elaine’s thirty year business resume includes jobs as Idaho's first female television news reporter and talk show hostess, bank officer, magazine editor, manager at Boise Cascade Corporation, and the author of nine books.  She has traveled to 30 countries around the world but always comes back home to Idaho. 

Author

  • Midlife Cabernet
  • Drinking with Dead Women Writers
  • Drinking with Dead Drunks
  • Little White Dress
  • Menopause Sucks – What to Do When Hot Flashes Make You and Everyone Else Miserable
  • The Red Tease – A Woman’s Adventure in Golf
  • Gators & Taters – A Week of Bedtime Stories
  • The Magic Potato – La Papa Mágica – A Story and Coloring Book in English and Spanish
  • Waiting for the Harvest – A Novel of a Farm Girl

Co-Author

  • Daily Erotica – 366 Poems of Passion

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Highlights of World Travels to 30 Countries

  • Cruised down the Nile and explored ancient pyramids in Egypt
  • Visited the Taj Mahal in India
  • Rode a bull elephant in Napal and witnessed a tiger kill a bison
  • Saw the Jade Buddha in Thailand
  • Hiked across the Haleakala Crater in Maui, Hawaii
  • Cried at Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany
  • Dined on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  • Bought wooden shoes in Holland
  • Sang in a choir for the Ambassador of Luxembourg
  • Snorkeled at night in the ocean near the British Virgin Islands
  • Watched a leopard drag a deer up a tree while on safari in South Africa
  • Hiked to the top of the dome at the Vatican in Rome, Italy
  • Ate bird’s nest soup in Hong Kong
  • Wrote and publically recited a poem in Ireland
  • Rode in a train across Canada with my mother and daughter
  • Floundered on chocolate in Switzerland
  • Found a haunted pub in London before seeing “Le Miserables” on stage
  • Camped along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho
  • Drove with my daughter through Spain to the Mediterranean Coast
  • Hiked along the Cinque Terre trails in Italy
  • Stood in Mass for two hours at the Duomo in Florence, Italy
  • Rode a zip line through the jungle in Costa Rica
  • Drove a snowmobile to the top of a mountain in Idaho
  • Completed cooking courses in Italy and South Africa
  • Got married on the Greek Island of Paros

 

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Highlights of Professional Career

  • Idaho’s first female television news reporter and talk show hostess at age 21
  • The first female assistant director of school services at the University of Utah
  • At age 24, wrote a promotional campaign that won first place in a national competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Received the award at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Editor of McCall Magazine, Associate Editor of Boise Magazine, Associate Editor of Magic Valley Magazine
  • Received several writing awards from Idaho Press Club
  • Received writing award from Writer’s Digest International
  • Received national humor award as author of The Red Tease
  • Named “Outstanding Citizen” by The Idaho Statesman
  • Received volunteer and civic awards from University of Idaho, Horizon Reading Council, YWCA Twin Program, Delta Gamma Fraternity, Log Cabin Literacy Center
  • Currently on the Governing Board of the Idaho Writers Guild
  • Past president of Ada County Delta Gamma Alumni Association
  • Past National President of the University of Idaho Alumni Association
  • Commence Speaker, University of Idaho
  • Manager in Communications Department for Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Completed Management Excellence Program
  • Created and implemented a nationwide literacy program
  • Organized a corporate media event in New York City
  • Founded and currently own Mill Park Publishing
  • Created and organize annual "Write by the River" Writer's Retreats
  • "Laugh-out-loud funny" - Publishers Weekly 

 

 

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 00:21

Backyard Chicken Fight

back-yard-chicken-fightThe Backyard Chicken Fight - How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard is Ruffing Feathers Across the Nation and A Beginner's Guide to Hen Keeping is the book you need if you want to raise chickens.  Author Gretchen Anderson chronicles the stories of people who are fighting City Hall for the right to own chickens at home.  Also, she explains how to raise a healthy flock of free-range chickens in your own backyard.  With the growing emphasis on the importance of buying local, organic food, why not do it yourself? 

Find answers to these important questions:

"How do I build an atractive but efficient chicken coop?"

"What temperature is best for baby chicks?"

"Can I have free-range chickens and dogs?"

"How many eggs does a hen lay each week?" 

 

Gretchen Anderson is an award-winning humor columnist, author and former television news anchor/reporter.  Her news stories have been carried on NBC, ABC and CNN around the globe.  Gretchen has been published in various magazines and newspapers, and in 2010 she collaborated on a published book of poetry.  Her five children and one husband keep her going six different directions.

The book is available for $9.99 (plus Idaho sales tax) from the author, and at Boise and Eagle Zamzow's stores. The book is available on Amazon.com and at local Barnes and Noble bookstores.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 00:18

Mother Knows Best

mother-knows-bestWe remember with fondness the sweet advice of our dear mothers:

"Haste makes waste."

"Don't make me stop this car!"

"You're running away?  Let me help you pack!"

"Just because Grandma farts at the table doesn't mean you can, too!"

Mother Knows Best - Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone as several Idaho women and men recall words of advice they heard from their mothers.  Proceeds from this book will benefit the Women's and Children's Allliance in Boise in celebration of 100 years of public service for women and men escaping domestic abuse and sexual assault.  Quotes were compiled and edited by Patti Murphy.

Patti Murphy, an award-winning writer, is the author of more than 100 newspaper and magazine articles.  Her feature story, "Memories of Minidoka," about Idaho's WWII Japanese internment camp, has received statewide and national awards.  She owns Murphy Media Services, a public relations and freelance writing agency in Boise.

Purchase each book for $8.99 (plus Idaho sales tax) from the author. 

 

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