About the author:
Bonnie Dodge was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. She is the author of Miracles in the Desert, a book of essays, 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, and Rawhide & Lace. She resides in southern Idaho and has an avid interest in Idaho history and historical preservation.
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:
Third Place in the Willamette Writers 2013 Kay Snow Award for fiction.
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?