Bonnie Dodge was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. An award-winning writer Dodge is author of the women’s contemporary novel WAITING; co-author of the anthologies HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN, and VOICES FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN; author of the essay collection MIRACLES IN THE DESERT about Twin Falls, Idaho, and author of the newly released coming-of-age novel, GOLDIE’S DAUGHTER. She is the winner of numerous awards, including first place in the 2005 IWL novel contest for her novel, The Bones of Pele. Many of her short stories, poems, and essays have won awards, but her passion is women’s fiction. When she isn’t writing, she is reading or working in her garden near the Oregon coast.
MIRACLES IN THE DESERT by Bonnie Dodge
Read about the village of Twin Falls and what it looked like in 1904, how Shoshone Falls got its name, and take a trip to Lucy Stricker’s Old Rock Creek Store and Stage Stop. These are only some of the stories you will read in this collection of twelve essays celebrating Twin Falls, Idaho, and 100 years on a high desert plain. The book contains 88 pages. To order, contact Bonnie. Price is $14.50 which includes shipping and postage.
Awards and achievements:
Her short story, Lost in Atlanta, won third place in Idaho Magazine’s Adult Fiction contest 2016.
Waiting was named one of the 2014 Top Ten Fiction books by Idaho Book Awards, Boise, Idaho.
Billie Neville Takes a Leap co-wrote with Patricia Santos Marcantonio won second place in the 2014 young adult category Idaho Book Awards, Boise, Idaho.
Third place in the 2013 Kay Snow Fiction Writing Contest at the Willamette Writers Conference for her novel, The Bones of Pele.
2010 Idaho Writer’s League Writer of the Year
Third place in the 2009 Idaho Writers League Writing assigned theme or title for teen fiction contest with her short story, The Pleasure of his Company.
First place in the 2008 Idaho Writers League Writing assigned theme or title for teen fiction contest with her short story, Missing Josh.
First honorable mention in the 2008 Idaho Writers League novel contest with her novel, Sarah’s Daughter.
First place in the 2006 Idaho Writers League novel contest with her novel, The Bones of Pele.
First place in the 2006 Idaho Writers League open title contest for her essay, Controlling the Flame.
Second honorable mention in the 2006 Idaho Writers League open title contest for her article, Working from Home: Is it for You?