She made my day

I had all kinds of fun signing books and hanging out in the German Cultural Tent of the family-friendly St. Charles Oktoberfest Saturday afternoon. But my biggest treat was 9-year-old Susanna King, shown behind me with a copy of the second edition of my book. Beer, Brats, and Baseball: German-Americans in St. Louis. While IContinue reading “She made my day”


Doing a favorite thing in my favorite place

Last week my wife and I traveled to our favorite vacation place, Bayfield, Wisconsin, to enjoy the water and the cool breezes and to sell my novel, The Lighthouse on Devils Island.  Set in 1928, the novel tells the story of the redemption of a bitter old lighthouse keeper who believes he’s wasted his life asContinue reading “Doing a favorite thing in my favorite place”