ISALY'S Chipped Ham, Klondikes, and other Tales from Behind the Counter
* Coming Fall 2021
Building on my history of Isaly's and its Klondike Bar, we'll visit the dairy/deli stores and take a look at their popular products like chipped ham and ice cream bricks, all in full color.
SCOUTING THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY: ADVENTURES ON THE 1928 SAFETY TOUR IN AN REO SPEED WAGON
Four teenage Eagle Scouts had the adventure of a lifetime, giving safety demonstrations as they crossed the country. The trip also set the stage for the final marking of the Lincoln Highway with thousands of concrete posts. Diary stories and snapshots from the tour make for a fun trip.
BETTIS AIRPORT — with Sue Morris
Men and women risked (and sometimes lost) their lives in the 1920s to entertain crowds and push boundaries at a little airfield outside of Pittsburgh. Hop aboard for adventures from when aviation was still new and novel
KENNYWOOD: BEHIND THE SCREAMS, RIDE ALL DAY EDITION
* Coming maybe 2023
The ultimate coffee-table-style guide to Kennywood history, filled with vintage photos, conceptual drawings, maps, and blueprints.
My first novel ~ a historical mystery! The quarry has been the place to get away for generations, but work on a new expressway uncovers secrets that not everyone is ready to see revealed. Whether it's the 1890s or 1980s, the past comes back to haunt the present.
JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT MEMOIR
Frank went to Catholic School, enjoyed hiking and cowboy movies, lettered in tennis, and helped his parents run their hotel in Los Angeles. But after Pearl Harbor, this Japanese American family was sent to a desolate internment camp. I'm helping edit Frank's memoir — he was already an American citizen and went on to become a professor of American history, so his tale is at times funny, heartbreaking, and scholarly.
Photo: Washington State University Libraries.