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Local author to sign first book Dec. 18

Author of "When the Lion Roars," Inis T. Fal

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Author of "When the Lion Roars," Inis T. Fal

— A young local author will be featured at the Village Shoppe Friday, Dec. 18, 1-3 p.m.

Inis L. Fal of White Bird will be signing her first book, “When the Lion Roars.”

“I’m pretty excited,” smiled the 22-year-old who said it took her about three years to pen the adventure story.

The book depicts the explorations of four teens from a backwoodsy setting who embark on a secret mission and run into a clandestine military base. They time travel to ancient Judea and pursue a variety of quests. The work of fiction is a Christian historical novel and Fal Is already working on a sequel.

“I do a lot of reading so the references are historically accurate even though it’s a work of fiction,” she explained.

Raised in White Bird as an only child, Fal has been homeschooled her entire life. This has afforded her the opportunity to pursue a variety of interests she may not have otherwise been exposed to.

“My mom would give me lists of vocabulary words at a very young age and I would write stories using these,” she said.

When the Lion Roars was self-published by Outskirts Press and is available for $18.95 ($22 shipped) from an assortment of sources including the Village Shoppe at 158 East Main Street (across from Ace Home Center) in Grangeville, His Story Christian Book Store in Lewiston,, and Copies are also available for checkout from the Grangeville Centennial and Lewiston libraries.

Fal has worked a variety of summer jobs and internships including outdoors working on defensible spaces and traditional skills through organizations such as Framing Our Community. She also makes pine needle baskets and jewelry.

“I like to have a wide array of projects,” she said. She also helps with her family’s sheep and makes Viking drinking horns from sheep horns. She likes to spin and tan hides as well. She is also teaching herself to play the ancient Armenian duduk which is a flute-like instrument made of apricot wood.

“I have also taught myself several languages,” she said, including Russian and Chinese as well as Gaelic and Icelandic vernacular.

Fal said her love of history and archaeology led her to write When the Lion Roars.

“I have been excited to incorporate what I love and my knowledge into the first book, and I am excited about working on the sequel,” Fal said.

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