Articles written by Jan & Bill Lombardi

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  • Max Lostukoff to present new novel, 'Ruthie Fear' at AAI's Open Book Club

    Jan and Bill Lombardi|Apr 27, 2023

    From the beginning, Maxim Loskutoff's debut novel, Ruthie Fear, rings with foreboding. The protagonist, Ruthie, lives in a ramshackle trailer with her father, Rutherford, in Montana's Bitterroot Valley under the watchful eye of Trapper Peak, which is "hooked like a finger beckoning her above the treeline" and looks down on her like the missing mother she pines for. Cast adrift from the shuttered local lumber mill, Rutherford scrounges for odd construction jobs. He survives by hunting and... Full story

  • Thanks for lending a helping hand

    Jan and Bill Lombardi, Seeley Lake, Montana|Jan 13, 2022

    We were looking forward to welcoming 2022 with the last grouse hunt of the season. Instead, we got stuck in the snow and found the heartbeat of Seeley Lake. Here’s to a Happy New Year ahead, thanks to the kind family of snowmobilers that helped us get the car back on the road. Thank you, Seeley Lakers!...