Lake Pend Oreille book enters second printing
Author signings, speaking engagements scheduled throughout summer
SANDPOINT, IDAHO–Just seven months after its release, the Keokee guidebook “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille” is entering its second printing, and author Jane Fritz is filling her calendar with book signings and speaker engagements throughout the summer.
“After spending so many years writing and editing, it is so gratifying to hear from so many people of all ages that they are really enjoying the book, especially the stories featuring people, culture, history and wildlife,” said Fritz. “Even folks who say they don’t normally read books are reading it, and cover to cover!”
In addition to 13 dates coming up in June and July for book events, Fritz will be preparing for a speaking tour sponsored by Kootenai-Shoshone Area Libraries at library branches and care facilities in the two counties it serves, beginning in August. See the calendar below for a schedule of events planned in June and July.
Called a “bible” for Lake Pend Oreille, the guidebook is rich with sketches about biology and botany, fascinating historical lore, stories about the indigenous Kalispel Indians and modern-day residents, and abundantly illustrated. The 450-page book contains 266 photos, including two photo sections – color plates and black-and-white Ross Hall images – and a foldout lake map.
Included in “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille” are comprehensive guides to all the lake’s public recreation sites; paddle routes; resources and advice for boaters and sailors; and chapters devoted to the lake’s 30-plus hiking trails and its fish and fisheries.
The book includes a special foreword by the late Hazel Hall, an introduction by Francis Cullooyah of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and selections written by several local writers. To learn more contact publisher Keokee Books at 208-263-3573 or look up www.KeokeeBooks.com.
Events calendar for “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille”
June 18, 5:30-7 p.m., signing during ArtWalk I at Great Stuff, 313 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-265-5060
June 19, noon to 5 p.m., signing during “Local Author Day” at Borders, 9980 N. Newport Highway, Spokane, Wash., 509-466-2231
June 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., signing during Father’s Day at the Floating Restaurant on Lake Pend Oreille, Highway 200 at Hope Marine, Hope, Idaho, 208-264-5311
June 25, 2-5:30 p.m., signing during opening day and Tailgate Sale at Hope Farmers Market, at Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., Hope, Idaho, 208-264-5481
June 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., signing during Schweitzer Summer Celebration, at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-263-9555
June 27, 4-6 p.m., signing during live music at Old Icehouse Pizzeria & Bakery, 140 W. Main St., Hope, Idaho, 208-264-5555
July 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., signing during Bayview Daze in downtown Bayview, Idaho, 208-683-1859
July 4, 1-3 p.m., signing during Sunday Concerts-on-the-Lawn at the Dover Bay Marina in Dover, Idaho, with Coeurimba performing, 208-265-1597
July 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., signing during Wooden Boat Show at The Old Power House in downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-255-1876
July 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., signing during The Great Sandpoint Flat Water Regatta, at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-255-7558
July 16, 3-5:30 p.m., signing during Hope Farmers Market, at Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., Hope, Idaho, 208-264-5481
July 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., signing during Dover Bay Days, at Dover Bay in Dover, Idaho, 208-265-1597
July 18, 1-5 p.m., signing during live music event at Beyond Hope Resort, 1267 Peninsula Rd., Hope, Idaho, 208-264-5221