Remembering Ivan

We’re so sad to see Ivan Doig pass on, however, it’s nice to remember and acknowledge his incredible craft. Cory Walsh of missoulian.com put together a nice article on the subject. Read it here.

“Friends, fellow writers and book lovers remembered award-winning author Ivan Doig as a gracious and kind person who loved both literature and diligent historical research.”

“‘He talks about words as though you could just put them in your hand and pet them,’ said Welch, a retired University of Montana English professor.”

“Lois Welch, a longtime family friend, described Doig as ‘alive to language,’ a trait that drew him toward fiction from his original career as a journalist.”

“The 75-year-old White Sulphur Springs native died at his home in Seattle. The cause was multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, from which he’d suffered for eight years, Riverhead Books wrote in a statement.”

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Leapfrog Press was created to search out, publish, and aggressively market books that tell a strong story. Leapfrog began its life in Wellfleet, Mass., at the outer end of Cape Cod, in 1993. In 2008 we migrated to Falmouth, Mass., and in 2012 we made the move to Fredonia, N.Y., a town with a rich creative history and an equally rich present in the arts and science. Our list is eclectic and includes quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; books that are described by the large commercial publishers as midlist, and which we regard as the heart and soul of literature.

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