Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Two Book Signing Events this Week!

IMAG2620-1-1untitledThere are two Idaho Authors’ Community (IAC) events this week. The Mama’s Purse Book Tour heads to the Mountain Home Air Force Base on Friday, March 15th in Elmore County and to Buzz Coffee Café and Wine on Saturday, March 16th in Ada County. The IAC will do book signing events in all 44 Idaho counties in 2013. Check out the map of Idaho to see our progress.

Go on a magical rhyming adventure with award-winning children’s author AJ Irving as she travels around Idaho sharing the super silly surprises in Mama’s Purse!

Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Letter from AJ

IMG_20130223_203901Idaho Book Signing MapLast weekend I traveled to Weiser for my first book signing with the Idaho Authors’ Community. An IAC member recently commented about how our group was so much different from other writers’ groups. “We have heart,” she said. I really saw this in action in Weiser. There was no sense of competition. We encouraged each other and promoted each other’s books. We made sales for authors who couldn’t be present at the signing and had engaging conversations with locals. It was truly a community effort with a whole lot of heart.

A bit about Weiser:

Weiser is a rural community with a population of a little over 5,500 located in southwest Idaho. This small town in Washington County (shaded purple on the map) takes pride in their sense of community. The Welcome to Weiser Sign says, “We love our kids, our community, and our country.” Weiser is the home of the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest and Festival. Visit the website to listen to some fantastic fiddling, read about the history of fiddling in the US, and get ticket information. The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest and Festival is always the third full week of June.

I look forward to visiting Weiser again. I had the best french dip I’ve ever had at the Homestead Café. I also bought fudge at Weiser Classic Candy, but my husband ate it all before I had a chance! I think another trip is in order. This time I will go during the fiddle festival and be sure to eat my sweets while I’m there.

The next IAC event/stop on the Mama’s Purse Book Tour is at the Lizard Butte Public Library from 1-4 pm in Marsing in Owyhee County (shaded yellow on the map).

Read today and every day to come because reading is so much fun!

Best wishes,


Idaho Authors' Community · Mama's Purse Book Tour

Idaho Authors’ Community

Idaho Authors' Community LogoAJ is a member of the Idaho Authors’ Community. The Idaho Authors’ Community (IAC) is a statewide organization that is dedicated to bringing Idaho readers and writers together.

In 2013, the IAC will hold book signings in all 44 Idaho counties. If you know of potential locations for IAC events or are interested in joining the IAC, contact the IAC at You can also check out the IAC online bookstore at