Patricia Santos Marcantonio comes from a family of storytellers.
They tell stories about their own past and traditions, tales about people they have met and things they have done, and all in a way that makes you want to keep listening and beg for more. That’s where she got her desire to write and tell stories of her own.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in mass communications from the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University-Pueblo). She is an award-winning journalist and served as a Newspaper Association of America New Media Fellow.
Sunbury Press released her horror thriller, “The Weeping Woman.”
Her children’s book, “Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos,” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) won an Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award; and earned several recommendations including: Commended Title – Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Starred review–American Library Association; Best Collections to Share – Wilde Awards; and recommendations from Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. The book was also ranked among Amazon.com Latino children’s books best sellers.
She also co-authored “Voices From the Snake River Plain” and contributed to and edited “Hauntings From the Snake River Plain.”
Her screenplays have won, placed or hit the top percentage in several contests, including MORE Women in Film, Screenwriting Expo 5, Women in Film Las Vegas, the Phoenix Film Festival contest, Reel Women of the West, Idaho Writers Guild and Cinestory.
Bonnie Dodge was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. She is the author of “Waiting,” published by Booktrope. She also wrote “Miracles in the Desert,” a book of essays about Twin Falls, Idaho, and for six years wrote Life in this Magic Valley, a weekly column for AG WEEKLY, a supplement to The Times-News. An award-winning writer, her work has appeared in Idaho Magazine, Sun Valley Magazine, Rawhide & Lace and Calico Trails. Co-author of “Voices from the Snake River Plain” and “Hauntings from the Snake River Plain,” Bonnie has an avid interest in Idaho history and historical preservation. She is the winner of numerous awards, including 3rd place in the 2013 Willamette Writers Kay Snow Award for fiction. 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 on her 10-acre farm near Jerome.
Links to stories about River St. Press (formerly Other Bunch Press)
Review of HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN in Boise Weekly Oct. 31, 2012 issue