Official Site of Author, Journalist & Humorist
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Ednor is a writer, musician and graphic designer with deep Montana roots. His great-great-grandparents homesteaded on Douglas Creek in western Montana in the 1880s, and his father grew up in Missoula.
As Bob Wire, Ednor performs around the state and has released six albums of original music.
In 2007 he was named Missoula's Entertainer of the Year. Ednor lives in Missoula with his wife Shannon.
Big Sky, Big Parks
Available July 2023
Big Parks is a unique blend of history, culture, and local flavor that’s not just an entertaining travel companion, but a useful resource for those visiting the two national parks and the vast chunk of Montana that connects them.
Ednor Therriault shares his experiences on the road and in the parks with humor and insight in thirty stories that chronicle the triumphs and tragedies that make traveling between Glacier and Yellowstone such a rewarding endeavor.
Welcome to the United States of Montana.
It's been said that Montana is so huge and so diverse, it could be sliced up into at least half a dozen different states. Through interviews, photos, history and personal observations, Therriault profiles each region of Montana and in the process gives a more complete view of the state as a whole. Along the way we learn why some people choose to live where they do, how they view the rest of the state, and what some of the factors are that give each region its singularity.
The book also features nearly 100 stunning black and white images from a team of Montana photographers.
So you think you know all there is to know about Yellowstone?
Have you heard of the strange sounds that seem to emanate from Yellowstone Lake? Did you know that there was an Indian tribe, the Sheepeaters, who made their home in the Yellowstone area long before it was designated a national park? How about the poacher who was caught just before the last of the genetically pure Yellowstone bison herd was wiped out? These stories and more are examined in this thoroughly entertaining trip through the history of the world's first national park.
Here's the perfect travel companion for your next Montana road trip!
The second edition of Montana Curiosities is updated with many more of the oddball attractions, places, events and people that made the original the biggest seller in the Curiosities series! This off-the-wall travel guide features lots of humor, tons of great color photos, and so many interesting Montana curiosities that you won't want to leave home without it.
2016, Globe Pequot
Are ghosts real? You'll have to decide for yourself, but if you ask anyone who's had an encounter with some unexplained phantasm or specter, they'll all tell you the same thing: "I know what I saw!" This all-new collection of Montana ghost stories is gathered from interviews and news accounts from all over the state. From the Hanging Tree in Helena to the spirits of drowning victims in Brush Lake, the Treasure State has no shortage of spooky and chilling ghost stories.
2020, Globe Pequot
A Merman's Tale
Mountain Outlaw Magazine
In my first humor piece for Mountain Outlaw, I share my experience of swimming with the mermaids at the legendary Sip 'n Dip in Great Falls. Yes, I wore the mermaid tail. Yes, I nearly drowned. Yes, regrettably, there are photos.
Dye Hard: A Cracked Easter Egg Story
Mountain Outlaw Magazine
One of the official harbingers of spring is Easter, which means so many different things to all of us. If you’re Christian, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ three days after his crucifixion, as described in the New Testament, wrapping up a forty-day observance that begins with Lent. The Jewish faith celebrates Passover, which sometimes overlaps Easter, and commemorates the freeing of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. For us secular humanists, Easter means eggs are a buck a dozen at Albertsons.
Medicine Rocks is Worth the Drive
Distinctly Montana Magazine
Located in the extreme southeast corner of Montana, Medicine Rocks State Park is a little-visited gem of the treasure state. Its jaw-dropping natural sandstone sculptures, shaped by centuries of wind and weather, inspired Theodore Roosevelt to call it "as fantastically beautiful a place I have ever seen." Check out this account of my visit there one summer, when I had the whole place to myself.