stephen and janet bly

With a very short growing season where Stephen and Janet Bly live, petunias are one of the few hardy flowers they can count on lasting through summer until the first snows hit. The rest of the year they enjoy about 60 ponderosa pines that surround their home. A Christy Award winner for westerns, Stephen has authored and co-authored (with wife Janet Chester Bly) 101 fiction and nonfiction books, including historical and contemporary westerns. Steve is a retired mayor and present pastor of Winchester (ID) Community Church. They live in northern Idaho at 4,000 ft. elev., on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. A third generation westerner, Stephen spent 30 years working his father's farm and his uncle's ranch in central California. He collects and restores antique Winchesters, studies history of the Old West, and has constructed Broken Arrow Crossing, a false front western village next to his home. He also plays a par game of golf. Janet's hobbies include decorating her home in “country clutter,” shopping for a touch of bling and dressy denim, making wreaths for friends and family, and reading and reviewing all genres of fiction. You can find Steve and Janet's books on the Web at
On a sad note: Stephen Arthur Bly, 66, of Winchester, Idaho, passed away June 9, 2011, after a five-year battle with cancer.

The Bly office in Idaho.

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