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Favorite recipes and their stories highlight new book

Family Recipes from the Snake River Plain

A grandmother’s special treat. Gingersnaps made for weary travelers by a generous pioneer woman. A cake from home that comforted a soldier during World War II.
These are only some of the recipes found in FAMILY RECIPES FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN, which brings together favored dishes from people who call Idaho home.
There’s even an ode to fry sauce.
What makes this collection so unique is the stories about the recipes. How potato pancakes got people through tough times. Two sisters’ Milk Toast. A grandmother’s special yellow bowl. The Great Zucchini Wars. How onions saved a family in times of hardship.
Heartwarming and entertaining, these family recipes and the stories behind them show what makes the Snake River Plain so special.
The book features the work of 27 regional writers.

On sale now at Amazon.com for $9.99.
http://www.amazon.com/Family-Recipes-Snake-River-Plain/dp/0692429085/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434248867&sr=1-1&keywords=Family+recipes+from+the+Snake+River+Plain

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‘Billie Neville’ donation part of national Kiwanis project

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Revis Turner, Utah Idaho Kiwanis Governor, donated BILLIE NEVILLE TAKES A LEAP to a book project at the national Kiwanis gathering in Detroit earlier this year.
Revis said the project was to donate 100,000 children’s books to the Detroit area schools and libraries. Each district governor was asked to bring a book that represented their district.
“I thought yours would be very interesting read. We included bookmarks and book labels with the books,” he said.
The young adult book, written by Bonnie Dodge and Patricia Santos Marcantonio, is about a girl who dreams of being a daredevil during the excitement of the Evel Knievel jump over the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. The book also received an Idaho Author Award in 2015.

Photo courtesy of Revis Turner

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Family Recipes from the Snake River Plain launches June 13

Family Recipes from the Snake River Plain

Recipes passed down through generations. Dishes served at local restaurants or by pioneers.
A new book, FAMILY RECIPES FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN not only features family recipes, but their stories, which were contributed by 27 regional writers.
The public is invited to a book launch and signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13 in the First Federal Conference room of the new Twin Falls Visitor’s Center.
The event will include readings, giveaways, and samples of some of the recipes from the book.
Published by River St. Press, the book uniquely brings life to the recipes with the stories behind them. The stories include how pioneer Lucy Stricker made gingersnap cookies and griddle cakes for weary travelers, what a cake from home meant to a soldier during World War II, reflections on a grandmother’s lime green Jell-O dessert, the sweetness of Idaho potato candy, and how onions helped a family survive rough times. There is even an ode to fry sauce.
Based in the Magic Valley, River St. Press publishes regional books including the ghost story anthology “Hauntings from the Snake River Plain,” and the award-winning children’s book, “Billie Neville Takes a Leap.”
The book is available at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/185-2663065-9319537?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Family+Recipes+from+the+Snake+river+plain

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Find River St. Press books at two new locations

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River St. Press books are now available at two new locations.
You’ll find a display at the Mountain View Barn event center and coffee shop, 392 E. 300 South, Jerome, Idaho.

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The award-winning YA book, BILLIE NEVILLE TAKES A LEAP can also be found at the new and beautiful Buzz Langdon Visitors Center off of the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.

You can also find River St. Press books at Barnes & Noble in Twin Falls.

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New from River St. Press

Family Recipes from the Snake River Plain

FAMILY RECIPES FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN

A grandmother’s special treat. A pioneer woman’s gingersnaps made for weary travelers. A cake from home comforting a soldier during World War II.
This collection is more than just a cookbook. It shares the stories behind the recipes. A family enduring washday and making soap. The wonder of lime Jell-O. How onions sustained a struggling family in Transylvania. There’s even an ode to fry sauce.
Heartwarming and entertaining, FAMILY RECIPES FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN shows what makes the Snake River Plain so special.
Watch for more details.

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Still time to submit recipe, story for anthology

Feb. 28 is the deadline to submit recipes and their stories to a new anthology by River St. Press.
Submission Guidelines:
For fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry – a story up to 500 words. Recipes are not included in the word count.
You may submit more than one recipe. There is no entry fee. You retain all rights and may republish your story and recipe after the book has been released.
Use standard manuscript format—double-spaced, 12pt serif font Times, Times New Roman, or Courier New with one-inch margins. Poetry may be single-spaced. Please incorporate your submission into the body of an email or attach entry as a PDF file. No other attachments will be opened.
Include your name, address, email address, phone number and word count with your submission.
Submission deadline is February 28, 2015. We plan to release the anthology in the spring of 2015. Please send submissions to riverstpress@outlook.com. Please put the words “recipe anthology submission” in the subject line. We will accept email entries only. You can submit your entry here.
If your story is accepted, you will receive one printed copy of the book and special ebook offers for your family and friends.

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Old State Pen makes list as most haunted place in USA

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The historical Idaho State Penitentiary was named one of the Most Haunted Places in the USA on the Places You’ll See site. A story about the penitentiary is featured in River St. Press’ book, HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN. In its second printing, the book will soon be available as an ebook on Amazon.com.

Check it out at

http://www.placesyoullsee.com/the-most-haunted-place-in-each-of-the-50-states/

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At last, Billie Neville receives her award

Award for Billie Neville Takes a Leap

Award for Billie Neville Takes a Leap

Authors Bonnie Dodge and Patricia Santos Marcantonio were snowed in on the day the Idaho Author Awards were handed out, but friends picked up the award for their young adult book BILLIE NEVILLE TAKES A LEAP.
Thanks again to the Idaho Author Awards.

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Call for stories and recipes

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Do you have a favorite recipe handed down through generations? One with a story behind it?
We’re seeking recipes and the stories behind them for a new Snake River Plain series anthology. The stories may be fiction, non-fiction, poetry or essays related to the recipe. The anthology is planned to be released in time for Mother’s Day 2015. Contributing authors will receive one free book and the opportunity to offer ebook specials to their family and friends from time to time. Submission deadline is February 28, 2015.

This will be a collection of great Idaho recipes and stories. This is your opportunity to share your family’s favorite recipe with others as well as see some of your work in print.

Submission Guidelines:

 1) The following word limits will be considered: For fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry – a story up to 500 words. Recipes are not included in the word count.

 2) You may submit more than one recipe. There is no entry fee. You retain all rights and may republish your story and recipe after the book has been released.

 3) Preference will be given to Idaho writers and/or recipes relating to Idaho.

 4) Use standard manuscript format—double-spaced, 12pt serif font Times, Times New Roman, or Courier New with one-inch margins. Poetry may be single-spaced. Please incorporate your submission into the body of an email or attach entry as a PDF file. No other attachments will be opened.

 5) Include your name, address, email address, phone number and word count with your submission.

 6) Submission deadline is February 28, 2015. We plan to release the anthology in the spring of 2015. Please send submissions to riverstpress@outlook.com. Please put the words “recipe anthology submission” in the subject line. We will accept email entries only. You can submit your entry here.

 7) If your story is accepted, you will receive one printed copy of the book and special ebook offers for your family and friends.

For inspiration check out Dixie Reale’s story and recipe Celebrate harvest bounty with fresh fruit printed in the Ag Weekly on August 29, 2009.

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Dodge, Marcantonio win Idaho Author Awards

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Bonnie Dodge and Patricia Santos Marcantonio have been honored as Idaho Author Award winners presented by the Idaho Book Extravaganza.
Dodge’s book, “Waiting” was named one of the Top Ten Fiction books. The novel is about three generations of Idaho women.
“Billie Neville Takes a Leap,” co-written by Dodge and Marcantonio and published by River St. Press, earned second place in the young adult category. The book is about a girl who dreams of being a daredevil amidst the excitement of Evel Knievel’s jump over the Snake River.

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