Category Archives: Next Meeting

This month, come and hear guest speaker  Robin Lee Hatcher!

Mrs. Hatcher (astounding bio below) will be joining us to speak on “Marketing with Goodreads!

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She discovered her vocation after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles.

After fifteen years writing for the general fiction market and a change in her own heart, Robin began to write stories that included her Christian faith and values.

Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and many other awards, she is also a recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from both Romance Writers of American (2001) and American Christian Fiction Writers (2014). Robin is the author of over 70 novels and novellas.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

You can visit her website at

Our meeting will be held at Creekside Arbor in Meridian at 7pm!

Come join us for guest speakers, worship, good fellowship, and a writing exercise!

New Release!

Congratulations to Gwyneth Bledsoe on the release of her second novel, Death At The Races (part of the Inspector Lawrence Mystery series) released January 22!

New Release!

Three Cheers for Andrea Graham with her release of Creature Of The Web: Volume Three of The Web Surfer Series Released February 5th!

Releasing in March!

A hearty Huzzah to Angela Ruth Strong for the third instalment of her Fun4Hire series The Food Fight Professional! Due to release March 14–Pi Day!

Releasing in March!

Many Felicitations to Lisa Philips, Angela Ruth Strong, and Heather Woodhaven on the release of their first Team Love On The Run Anthology! Due to Release March 27th!


Meeting tonight 11-20-14

Since last week’s regularly scheduled meeting was canceled due to snow, we will meet tonight at the regular place and time: Creekside Arbour in Meridian from 7 – 8:30 p.m

Creekside Arbour is located at 1425 N.E. Fifth, Meridian, Idaho (see map)

Hope to see you there!

We are still meeting the second Thursday of the month

We had a great meeting last week on September 11. The next meeting will be October 9. See the monthly meeting page for time and place info.

In the meantime, many of us will be at the Stained Glass Coffee House and Book Cellar event Grander Re-Opening this weekend.

They are located at the Vineyard Church in Boise, 4950 N Bradley St, Boise, Idaho and the event will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.10646905_10152726321879446_5716617367231433059_n

Also, we will have our annual Wri-Treat on September 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel in Meridian, ID. You must RSVP by emailing

This information was in the September newsletter–where you will find updates and meeting details. In case you missed the last newsletter, here it is. You can also sign up for it in the column at right.


November’s Meeting Postponed

The November 8 Idahope meeting will be postponed one week because several Idahope members have submitted their novels to the Idaho Book Extravaganza “Top Idaho Author and Book Award.”

The award presentation is free, however you need a ticket. Here is a link to get your free Idaho Book Extravaganza ticket. If you are able to attend, Idahope authors would love to have your support.

The November meeting will take place on November 15, 2012. Details will follow in the newsletter.

Meeting this week

Idahope has exciting news about the 2013 conference to announce at the next meeting. We hope everyone who is able will attend.

Our hope for the annual conference is to provide a venue for education and networking to all Christian writers and authors in the Treasure Valley so costly travel is not mandatory for career advancement.

How you can help:

  1. Attend meetings regularly.
  2. Utilize your blog, twitter, facebook and the most beneficial means of advertisement — word of mouth to inform others about the conference.
  3. Consider a short term service such as hosting the coffee/cookie table at the conference or running for a minimal requirement position such as managing the Idahope Conference Prayer Email Loop.

See you on Thursday!