The addition of The Lighthouse on Devils Island to the selection on my table at local farmers’ markets brings the number of books on that table to four. In this photo taken at the very busy Tower Grove Farmers Market Saturday, I’m holding my new novel. The novel sells for $17.25 (including tax) at those fairs, while Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side, Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, and The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch each sell for $21.50.
You can buy autographed copies of those books on Saturday at my table at the Ferguson Farmers Market. Or you can send a check for $18.50 for the novel and $21.50 for each of the other books to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, Mo. 63116. Make the check out to Jim Merkel. You’ll receive your signed copy by mail. They’re also available from Amazon, but why would you want to pay more?