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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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Limited Edition Just in time for Christmas

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What child wouldn’t want to read about being a daredevil and accomplishing their dreams? This limited edition package includes an 8 inch Billie Doll, a Follow Your Dream Bookmark, and the 219 page book, Billie Neville Takes a Leap, ISBN 978-0-69220-884-7. This would make a perfect gift for the young reader in your home. Cost is $30, which includes sales tax and shipping & handling. Quantities are limited so don’t delay. You can order here.

Ten-year-old Billie wants to be a daredevil, just like her hero Evel Knievel. She also wants a best friend. Riding “the best bike in the whole world,” Billie’s desperate to enter a bike jumping contest with three boys named The Meanies and show them her cool skills. When Evel comes to town to jump the Snake River Canyon, Billie learns she has to be a friend to make friends and that not all heroes have to soar over canyons.

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Deadline approaching for essay contest

Magic Valley kids entering the 6th grade this fall listen up. Aug. 15 is the deadline for our “What is a Hero?” essay contest. The winner will receive $50!

There is no entry fee. The contest is sponsored by River St. Press in conjunction with the release of its new children’s book, “Billie Neville Takes a Leap” by Bonnie Dodge and Patricia Santos Marcantonio. The book, which will be released in May, is about friendship and heroes.

Ten-year-old Billie wants to be a daredevil, just like her hero Evel Knievel. She also wants a best friend. Riding “the best bike in the whole world,” Billie’s desperate to enter a bike jumping contest with three boys named The Meanies and show them her cool skills. In the meantime, she also enters an essay contest in hopes of meeting Knievel. When the famous daredevil comes to Twin Falls to jump the Snake River Canyon, Billie learns she has to be a friend to make friends and that not all heroes have to soar over canyons.

The River St. Press contest is open to any student who will be in the sixth grade by September 2014. Essays must be typed or printed, and no longer than 400 words. They must include the entrant’s name and telephone number, and the name of the school the writer attends. The entry deadline is Aug. 15. Entrants can email their essays to riverstpress@outlook.com or mail them to River St. Press, P.O. Box 5073, Twin Falls, ID 83303.

The winner will be announced at a book party in Twin Falls. The winning essay will be printed on the River St. Press website, riverstpress.com.

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Say Hello to River St. Press

 

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You’ve noticed we’ve made changes.

Bonnie Dodge and Patricia Santos Marcantonio announce the formation of River St. Press and exciting new projects are on the way.

Coming soon is “BILLIE NEVILLE TAKES A LEAP,” a new children’s book about a girl who dreams of becoming a daredevil like her hero Evel Knievel, who’s coming to town to jump the Snake River Canyon.

Be sure to watch our website, Riverstpress.com for new blogs on the writing life. And check our out Facebook page, River St. Press and Writing Resource at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/River-St-Press-and-Writing-Resource/130894866962318 for more writing resources.

Join us on a new journey.

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Sit down and write. Isn’t this the darn truth?

“The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.”
– William Goldman, Academy Award Winning Writer of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “All the President’s Men”

This quote was sent to me in a newsletter and it is so very true.

Now we have to do the hard thing — and sit down and write.

–Patricia Santos Marcantonio

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Bonnie Dodge awarded 2010 Writer of the Year Award

At the state conference held in September 2010 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, the Idaho Writer’s League named Bonnie Dodge 2010 Writer of the Year. Dodge earned the award for the significant body of work she published in 2009 consisting of articles for newsletters and websites, and as co-author and graphic designer of the anthology, Voices from the Snake River Plain.

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How to tackle the writing of subtext

How do you write words that say one thing, but are really saying something else?

This is an excellent article on that subject.

http://www.screenwritingu.com/screenwriting-articles/36-general-articles/64-the-mystery-of-subtext

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