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Devri Walls

Comic Con is a multi-day event that will bring thousands of fans to San Diego this week. To be asked to be a speaker is a high honor and this year Treasure Valley author Devri Walls has been asked to talk about how she creates fantastic villains in her books. Idaho Matters talks to Devri about Comic Con and about how her fantasy book characters deal with real-life problems.

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Author Ridley Pearson has built a career on writing suspense novels for young adult readers. His latest project is writing a comic book portraying the children of Superman and Batman for DC Comics. In his spare time he jams in a band with fellow writers Scott Turrow, Amy Tan and Dave Berry. Pearson is currently on the creative writing staff at Boise State University and he will talk about his writing on the upcoming season of the PBS television series, Kid Stew, featured on Idaho Public Television. Pearson joins Idaho Matters to talk about his work and what inspires his writing.

Author J. Reuben Appelman's breadth of writing spans from true crime to UFC coverage to poetry. His latest book, The Kill Jar, chronicles the hunt for a serial killer who haunted his Detroit neighborhood in the 1970s. Appelman joins Idaho Matters to talk about the book.

"Me Too" has taken the world by storm, toppling movie stars and CEO's. Now an Idaho woman's "Me Too" experience has led her to write a children's book about the movement. We talk to Patty Costello about her book "Catalina and the King's Wall."

  • "Me Too" - now in a children's book.
  • The first artist in residence at the James Castle House.

She's a former journalist, who wrote books on the side, until she took the plunge to become a full-time writer in 2015. Now Brenda Stanley is an author with eight books to her credit. When her novel, "The Color of Snow" did well, she decided to quit her job in journalism and focus on writing. Her latest book, "The Treasure of Cedar Creek" is a mystery/thriller, set in the Idaho wilderness.

On The Monday, July 30, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jul 27, 2018

  • Idaho Matters looks at why the Gem State leads the nation in surrogacy.
  • Idaho author Brenda Stanley's fiction reflects the character of the Northwest.