With 11 days left before my release-signing party, I got a call from KMOX reporter Kevin Killeen. He wanted to meet with me for an interview about Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans for his regular feature “Whole ‘nother Story.”
Kevin had interviewed me about my first book, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side,” so I e-mailed him about the second one. We talked on Broadway south of the Old Courthouse, near where my great-great grandfather had a piano shop. (I talk about him in the preface.) I’ll let you know when it’s scheduled. It’ll be before the party, set for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis.
Besides my great-great grandfather, Kevin asked my about the lingering effects of the German character on St. Louis today. He’s a sharp reporter. I’d hate to be a politician hiding something when Kevin shows up.