My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Pittsburgh History, Western Pennsylvania Amusement Parks, Western Pennsylvania history, Western Pennsylvania Lost Amusement Parks, Westmoreland County history

Seeking Stories & Photos for New Book on Western Pennsylvania’s Lost Amusement Parks!

I'm pleased to announce my next book project! I am seeking stories, documents and photographs for a forthcoming book from The History Press that will share the histories of the lost and forgotten amusement parks that once brought communities together across Western Pennsylvania. Tentatively titled Lost Amusement Parks of Western Pennsylvania and slated for publication… Continue reading Seeking Stories & Photos for New Book on Western Pennsylvania’s Lost Amusement Parks!

American History, Idlewild, Ligonier Valley History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Westmoreland County history

Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park – Available Now!

I’m thrilled to announce that my most recent book, Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park is now available from The History Press! Idlewild is available at local stores and Idlewild Park gift shops, as well as through online outlets, including Arcadia Publishing/The History Press, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. I'll also have copies available during… Continue reading Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park – Available Now!

American History, Idlewild, Ligonier Valley History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Westmoreland County history

Seeking Stories & Photos for New Idlewild Park Book!

The next year is going to be pretty busy! I'm pleased to announce that I have started working on my second book for The History Press, which will tell the story of Idlewild Park, Pennsylvania's oldest amusement park! I need your help! I'm seeking never-before-heard stories and rare photographs from past and present visitors, employees… Continue reading Seeking Stories & Photos for New Idlewild Park Book!

Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Travel, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Book Brainstorming

Hello friends and happy fall! I can't believe we are on the cusp of a new season. Where did all of the time go? It was a very busy summer for me between writing projects, musical gigs and traveling... and I'm still behind in everything I wanted to accomplish! I've also been lax in blogging,… Continue reading Book Brainstorming

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, My Travel, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

What I’ve been up to…

Greetings friends! I can't believe it's May already and we are a third of the way through 2014. Where has the time gone?! I've managed to stay quite busy over the last few months, once I thawed out from this monstrous winter.  Still, I have many more projects planned and even more ideas swirling around… Continue reading What I’ve been up to…

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Uncategorized

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for following me here over the past year. I really appreciate everyone's support and friendship. The holidays are here, the year is winding down and it's time for some reflection on this past year before making plans and goals for the next one. 2013 was… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

“Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Fall Wrap-Up

As I look back on this year and the time that has passed since my book came out, I can't believe some of the events that I have been a part of during my marketing campaign. I've participated in several book sales and signings and given two presentations. For someone who is a very nervous… Continue reading “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Fall Wrap-Up

My Writing

My 10th Anniversary

I would be remiss if I let October pass by without acknowledging the fact that this month officially marks ten years since I became a professional writer. It all started because of a daily newspaper in Latrobe! During my senior year at Saint Vincent College the Latrobe Bulletin's editorial director, Steve Kittey, contacted me about… Continue reading My 10th Anniversary

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Huzzah! “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Hits Fort Days!

Compared to the madness that descended upon the valley during the annual Fort Ligonier Days festival this past weekend, Ligonier sure looked like a ghost town when I drove up to cover back-to-back meetings in the township on Tuesday night. Despite the rain on Friday, I had a fantastic time promoting Ligonier Valley Vignettes all… Continue reading Huzzah! “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Hits Fort Days!

Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing

October Events for “Ligonier Valley Vignettes”

Happy Fall! Between promoting Ligonier Valley Vignettes, traveling to Bedford, PA along the Lincoln Highway, vacationing in various national parks in southwestern Utah, and my usual extracurricular activities, it was quite a busy summer!  I expect the upcoming fall season to be just as busy, but I hope to continue promoting my book, work on… Continue reading October Events for “Ligonier Valley Vignettes”