Hello! My name is Jennifer Sopko and I’m a Pittsburgh-based writer with a love of local history.
I have worked as a professional writer and historian in western Pennsylvania for more than 16 years. Since 2003, I have written about the Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County and Western Pennsylvania for several regional publications.
I am the author of two local history books published by The History Press:
Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park (2018)
Ligonier Valley Vignettes: Tales from the Laurel Highlands (2013)
COMING SOON! I am currently working on a new book on lost amusement parks across Western Pennsylvania, slated for publication in 2021. CAN YOU HELP? Contact me to share your photographs, stories and memories!