7/14/2012 9 p.m. Coffee with a professor

Today I met UMSL History Professor Steven Rowan for the fourth time for coffee at Northwest Coffee in Clayton. Steve’s one of the foremost experts on Germans in St. Louis and has written, translated and edited numerous books on the subject. From the beginning, he’s been generous with his time and a wonderful source.  SteveContinue reading “7/14/2012 9 p.m. Coffee with a professor”


7/4/2012 10:44 a.m. A patriotic note

Yesterday I dropped the last of the first round of proofs off to my editor, Matt Heidenry. We talked about a number of things we had to do before the final product is etched in stone around July 18. That includes one more readthrough and some possible minor changes on the cover. It also may includeContinue reading “7/4/2012 10:44 a.m. A patriotic note”

6/27/2012 guten Tag

With this post, Heidi the Beer, Brats, and Baseball beer lady officially moves to a new web address I’ve been working on: stlouisgermans.com. I’ve posted at jimmerkelauthor.wordpress.com for several months but want to be at the new address before we publish the book. She’s also been on Facebook at the address Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans andContinue reading “6/27/2012 guten Tag”