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About fromthesnakeriverplain

The Other Bunch is comprised of three award-winning writers, Dixie Thomas Reale, Patricia Santos Marcantonio, and Bonnie Dodge. They are the authors of an anthology of short stories called Voices from the Snake River Plain. They are available to speak on the various elements of writing and publishing, and welcome your questions and comments.

Boise Weekly reviews Hauntings from the Snake River Plain

Check out this review in Boise Weekly. You can find it in this issue, page 22.

“HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN

Ghost stories seem most abundant in the backcountry, places already physically haunted by derelict farm machinery and the skeletal remains of residences past. Those structures radiate the energy of what once was, firing the imagination about what may remain. Idaho, a reserve of derelict mining camps and pioneer ghost towns, is the perfect setting for such stories, and a recently published book, Hauntings From the Snake River Plain, collects original stories, essays and poetry about those places in one volume. Released in August by Twin Falls-based The Other Bunch Press, the collection anthologizes 27 Idaho writers such as Elaine Ambrose, Bonnie Dodge and Boise Weekly’s Bill Cope. As with many things hyper-local, objective quality sometimes takes a backseat to regional celebration. Some stories could definitely have used that time-tested editor’s note: show, don’t tell. A story called “Lost Souls of the Lost Cave,” by Andrew W. Black, takes readers through an exploration of a cave, narrated with the verbose and melodramatic literary stylings of Kipling or Poe. “These pages cannot adequately express the horror,” Black writes, as the shadows bear down on his narrator. But there are some strong and concise depictions of place, as well. Patricia Santos Marcantonio uses Idaho’s supply of petroglyphs to craft a creeptacular, ghost-in-the-machine-style story rich with native imagery. Cope explores a family’s supernatural visit to a highway rest stop, while Dodge tells the story of a woman purchasing her dream house, which, of course, was on the market after being the scene of a mysterious death, something any movie-goer can tell you rarely works out. The anthology isn’t big on richly worded depictions of what the censors refer to as “graphic content.” For some horror fans, that might be a disappointment. For others, it is simply a choice to focus on more artful creeping senses of foreboding instead of ham-fisted blood and gore. As with all anthologies, readers will find some stories more to their liking than others. But it may also give some good reason to keep driving past that creepy roadside landmark they always wanted to stop at. —Josh Gross”

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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in reviews

 

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‘Hauntings from the Snake River Plain’ now on Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/Hauntings-Snake-River-Plain-ebook/dp/B00A3FNIHO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352744349&sr=8-2&keywords=Hauntings+from+the+Snake+River+Plain

The Kindle version sells for $6.99

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

‘Hauntings from the Snake River Plain’ now on Kindle

The ghost anthology featuring the works of 27 Idaho authors is now on Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/Hauntings-Snake-River-Plain-ebook/dp/B00A3FNIHO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352412161&sr=8-2&keywords=hauntings+from+the+snake+river+plain

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Book Trailer and book signing


A book signing will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30) at Hastings Books, Music and Video on Blue Lakes in Twin Falls.
Come meet some of the authors.

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Book signings coming up this month

Two book signings for HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN are coming up this month.

From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, there will be a book party at the Rediscovered Bookstore, 180 North 8th Street in Boise.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, a book signing will be held at Hastings Books Music & Video, 870 Blue Lakes Boulevard North, in Twin Falls. We hope some authors will do readings.

Hope to see you there.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN is here

The Other Bunch Press is proud to announce the ghost anthology, HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN.

The book features fiction, nonfiction, poetry and essays written by 27 Idaho writers.

Click on the above pages to see where to buy the book and about book parties.

The book is 272 pages and retails for $16.95.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Hauntings From the Snake River Plain

 

A lost cave, a possessed canyon, and a visit from mysterious strangers are only some of the
stories you will find in this anthology by Idaho writers. Lock the door, turn on the lights, and
enjoy these haunted tales.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Uncategorized