Randy Stapilus

Randy Stapilus - Editor

Carlton, OR, USA

I write and sometimes publish books about a range of non-fiction subjects - and I enjoy helping other authors do the same.

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Overview

I'm a writer, editor, and publisher based in the Northwest. My background includes years as a newspaper reporter and editor, author of more than a dozen books (some published by national publishers, others by own company), and editor of more than two dozen more. I'm also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
History
Law
Politics & Current Affairs
Publishing

Work experience

Publisher

Self-employed
April, 1988 – Present (over 31 years)

At Ridenbaugh Press, I write, edit and publish a variety of books, primarily but not exclusively about the Northwest, and primarily but not exclusively non-fiction. I also provide editing and publishing services outside the books I publish.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Camping Idaho: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds (A Falcon Guide Camping)

Randy Stapilus

Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Camping Idaho will take you there.This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 300 public campgrounds throughout Idaho's widely varied scenery. These are campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks; the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management; and the Idaho Power Company. They're in t... read more

Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Camping Idaho will take you there.This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 300 public campgrounds throughout Idaho's widely varied scenery. These are campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks; the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management; and the Idaho Power Company. They're in t... read more

Outlaw Tales of Idaho: True Stories Of The Gem State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, And Cutthroats

Randy Stapilus

The frontier towns of Idaho were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Serial killer Lyda Lewis poisoned her unsuspecting husbands to cash in on their life insurance. The Eddy and Splawn families created counterfeit U.S. gold pieces. And "Diamondfield" Jack Davis, a notorious killer, even shot a child's dog. From Butch Cassidy to George Levy, Harry Orchar... read more

The frontier towns of Idaho were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Serial killer Lyda Lewis poisoned her unsuspecting husbands to cash in on their life insurance. The Eddy and Splawn families created counterfeit U.S. gold pieces. And "Diamondfield" Jack Davis, a notorious killer, even shot a child's dog. From Butch Cassidy to George Levy, Harry Orchar... read more

Governing Idaho: Politics, People, and Power

James B. Weatherby , Randy Stapilus

Governing Idaho: Politics, People and Power, details the history, geography and demographics that make the political structure of this western state a fascinating study.

Governing Idaho: Politics, People and Power, details the history, geography and demographics that make the political structure of this western state a fascinating study.

Idaho 100

Martin Peterson, Randy Stapilus

How did Idaho get this way? There's no one reason, and historical trends have swept across Idaho like everywhere else, but the details easily might have been different. This book is about 100 people who, for better or worse, made Idaho much of what it is today.In Idaho 100, Martin Peterson and Randy Stapilus, who between them have been studying Idaho history for close to a century, unearth the... read more

How did Idaho get this way? There's no one reason, and historical trends have swept across Idaho like everywhere else, but the details easily might have been different. This book is about 100 people who, for better or worse, made Idaho much of what it is today.In Idaho 100, Martin Peterson and Randy Stapilus, who between them have been studying Idaho history for close to a century, unearth the... read more

New Editions: The Northwest's Newspapers as They Were, Are, and Will Be

Steve Bagwell, Randy Stapilus

Newspapers are going through changes. But that's nothing new: From their beginnings they have evolved in more significant and surprising ways than most people know. New Editions shows how time has shaped the newspapers of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, what they're like today, and where they're going. Which may not be where you think. New Editions: The Northwest's Newspapers as they were, are a... read more

Newspapers are going through changes. But that's nothing new: From their beginnings they have evolved in more significant and surprising ways than most people know. New Editions shows how time has shaped the newspapers of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, what they're like today, and where they're going. Which may not be where you think. New Editions: The Northwest's Newspapers as they were, are a... read more

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History (Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Histo)

Randy Stapilus

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History features fourteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Gem State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Idaho’s past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through. They ... read more

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History features fourteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Gem State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Idaho’s past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through. They ... read more

Through the Waters: An Oral History of the Snake River Basin Adjudication

Idaho State Bar Water Law Section

It was a task many critics said could not be done – and it almost came undone at many turning points. But after 27 years the Snake River Basin Adjudication stands not only as one of the largest legal cases in American history but as a massive achievement in organizing Idaho’s most precious natural resoource – it water – and setting a framework for its management for many decades to come. That ... read more

It was a task many critics said could not be done – and it almost came undone at many turning points. But after 27 years the Snake River Basin Adjudication stands not only as one of the largest legal cases in American history but as a massive achievement in organizing Idaho’s most precious natural resoource – it water – and setting a framework for its management for many decades to come. That ... read more

Journey West: A Memoir of Journalism and Politics

Stephen Hartgen

A memoir of a newspaper editor and publisher who grew up in Maine and came to settle in Idaho, and made other journeys along the way as well. Stephen Hartgen now is a state legislator from Twin Falls.

A memoir of a newspaper editor and publisher who grew up in Maine and came to settle in Idaho, and made other journeys along the way as well. Stephen Hartgen now is a state legislator from Twin Falls.

Idaho's 200 Cities - the Southwest (Volume 2)

Association Idaho Cities

Idaho’s 200 Cities: Their Past...Their Present… and Their Future. 3 volumes: North, Southwest, East. A special publication of The Association of Idaho Cities. Proceeds from the sale of Idaho’s 200 Cities will finance the not-for-profit efforts of The Association of Idaho Cities.

Idaho’s 200 Cities: Their Past...Their Present… and Their Future. 3 volumes: North, Southwest, East. A special publication of The Association of Idaho Cities. Proceeds from the sale of Idaho’s 200 Cities will finance the not-for-profit efforts of The Association of Idaho Cities.

Mediation Mechanisms: Distributive Negotiation in Litigation

Duff McKee

This book is about the process of settling civil lawsuits for money through negotiation. It’s about tactics and strategies collected by me in over fifty years of practice, including more than thirty years on the bench and in a limited private practice, working to assist in the settlement of cases throughout Idaho and the surrounding states. Although centered on the process of settling civil la... read more

This book is about the process of settling civil lawsuits for money through negotiation. It’s about tactics and strategies collected by me in over fifty years of practice, including more than thirty years on the bench and in a limited private practice, working to assist in the settlement of cases throughout Idaho and the surrounding states. Although centered on the process of settling civil la... read more

Vietnam ... Can't Get You Out of My Mind

Jim Jones

When President John Kennedy challenged young people to help their country, Jim Jones decided on a career of public service: With the Army in Vietnam, as a U.S. Senate staffer, Idaho Attorney General and on the Idaho Supreme Court. This book chronicles Jim’s tour in Vietnam--living and working with South Vietnamese forces, helping an orphanage, serving as an aerial artillery spotter, and gettin... read more

When President John Kennedy challenged young people to help their country, Jim Jones decided on a career of public service: With the Army in Vietnam, as a U.S. Senate staffer, Idaho Attorney General and on the Idaho Supreme Court. This book chronicles Jim’s tour in Vietnam--living and working with South Vietnamese forces, helping an orphanage, serving as an aerial artillery spotter, and gettin... read more

Diamondfield: Finding the Real Jack Davis

Max Black

The Old West yielded few murder trials more spectacular ­ or more misunderstood ­ than that of "Diamondfield" Jack Davis. After near brushes with the noose and after years of legal maneuvering, Davis was pardoned ­ though many people continued to believe him guilty. Max Black has spent years researching the Diamondfield saga and found startling new evidence never before uncovered ­ including t... read more

The Old West yielded few murder trials more spectacular ­ or more misunderstood ­ than that of "Diamondfield" Jack Davis. After near brushes with the noose and after years of legal maneuvering, Davis was pardoned ­ though many people continued to believe him guilty. Max Black has spent years researching the Diamondfield saga and found startling new evidence never before uncovered ­ including t... read more

The Oregon Political Field Guide 2014

Randy Stapilus, Hannah Hoffman

The detailed guide to electoral politics in Oregon in 2014.

The detailed guide to electoral politics in Oregon in 2014.

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