American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, 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…

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American History, Libraries & Archives, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, 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!

Libraries/Museums/Archives, 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, Local History, 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”

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

The Ligonier Echo celebrates 125 years in print!

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the Ligonier Echo - the Ligonier Valley's hometown newspaper! The weekly newspaper was first published on September 5, 1888.  It wasn’t the first newspaper in Ligonier (four others preceded it), but it’s been the longest running of those publications. The location of the office has changed over the years, and… Continue reading The Ligonier Echo celebrates 125 years in print!