About Jo Deurbrouck

Award winning author Jo Deurbrouck is a former whitewater raft guide and a frequent wanderer down the rivers, up the mountains, and through the deserts, forests, and canyons of the West. She co-authored one previous nonfiction book, authored its revision, and has contributed to the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Paddler Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, The Spokesman-Review and other publications. She holds a M.A. in English from Boise State University. She lives in Idaho with her husband and two dogs.

About this website

Jo’s website currently focuses on her latest book, Anything Worth Doing. On the Anything Worth Doing page you can learn more about the book, and read the preface (or download it for free). Use the 'Buy  Now‘ button to purchase a signed copy or follow the links to one of your favorite online booksellers. On the Presskit page, journalists and book reviewers will find useful information and downloadable art.

Do check back often. Other projects will be showcased as they come together. Currently in the works are highlights from local poetry slam performances and an anthology of Twitter essays.

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  • Jo Deurbrouck soaking in natural hot spring pool
  • Close-up photo of grizzly bear in stream by Jo Deurbrouck
  • Owyhee canyonlands scenery
  • Action shot of Jo Deurbrouck raft guiding on the Lochsa River
  • Jo Deurbrouck having fun with cutthroat trout while fly fishing
  • Artistic photo of duck on water by Jo Deurbrouck
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  • Feet and flowers with raft on Salmon River
  • Mountain sunset photo by Jo Deurbrouck
  • Jo Deurbrouck gets a face licking from her dog Bonny
  • Jo Deurbrouck whitewater kayaking on the Salmon River
  • Jo Deurbrouck jumping from raft for laughs on Salmon River
  • Jo Deurbrouck with giant fly fishing rod
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  • Rafts and beach on Idaho's Main Salmon River
  • Jo Deurbrouck kayaking alone on the Salmon River
  • Jo Deurbrouck hugs Great Basin Wild Rye in canyon country
  • Jo Deurbrouck and her husband jumping from rocks on Salmon River
  • Jo Deurbrouck in whitewater kayak
  • Jo Deurbrouck takes a nap in canyon country
  • Jo Deurbrouck in slot canyon
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  • Jo Deurbrouck running Lava rapid on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
  • Jo Deurbrouck sunset silhouette
  • Jo Deurbrouck and her dog Radar take a break from fishing
  • Jo Deurbrouck showers under natural desert canyon spring
  • flower macro photo by Jo Deurbrouck
This is the front cover of Anything Worth Doing by Jo Deurbrouck- cool huh?


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