Route 66 in Kansas book release/first book signing at Catsup Bottle Festival!

Monday, July 4, was the official release date from Arcadia Publishing of Route 66 in Kansas,  when it became available from Amazon, Arcadia, and other book sellers.

Route 66 in Kansas is the second book collaboration between Joe and me, the first being Route 66 in Illinois, which was released in 2014. The Kansas book is my sixth book for Arcadia, and Joe's bazillionth...or maybe ninth or tenth. Joe and I worked hard on this project, enjoyed every trip to this special 13.2-mile stretch of Route 66, and sincerely hope you like the book!

Our first signing for the new book is Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the 18th Annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival at Woodland Park in Collinsville, Illinois. We hope a lot of friends in the Edwardsville - Collinsville - St. Louis area can stop by! We are really looking forward to sharing the new book, AND, you'll have a ton of fun at the Catsup Bottle Festival. Think car show, tater tots with catsup, and vendors! 

I know, it's not Kansas, but our first event is here in Illinois for several reasons. #1:  I'm representing Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Sunday, so besides getting your very own signed copy of our new book, you can pick up (for free) a copy of the Illinois Route 66 Visitors Guide. (Sorry, I am all out of the famous Route 66 Scenic Byway flashing stickers. I'm down to my last one or two, which we just might wear.) #2:  We each live nearby. #3:  We think some of our Illinois friends will want a copy! #4:  The festival is fun!

As for Kansas book events, I am setting up book signings in the Tri-State/Kansas area. Confirmed events are Saturday afternoon, July 23, at the Galena Mining and Historical Museum in Galena, KS, and Sunday afternoon, July 24, at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum in Baxter Springs, KS. Times to be announced but both are afternoon. Arcadia Publishing is setting up a couple additional events that weekend at book stores in the Tri-State area. I'll have the info on those early next week.

Meanwhile, Joe and I hope to see you Sunday at the Catsup Bottle Festival!


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