Day 3 on our fabulous Route 66 Road Trip! What a great adventure we’re having! Here I am with my classic car and my book series with the car in them! Here’s my car called Hawk’s Ride right before it’s getting loaded into the trailer for the rest of the Route 66 Road Trip! Drove
Stopped in Victorville, California, for a Route 66 visit! I’m outside the California Route 66 Museum in Old Town Victorville and what a cool place! One whole side of the museum is a giant mural with the Route 66 California cities. Since I grew up in California this was especially cool for me to see!
My Route 66 Road Trip 2019 “kicks” off at the End of the Trail where Route 66 ends on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. Here’s the Santa Monica Pier in the distance with the Pacific Ocean in the background. I took this photo from the bluff overlooking the Pier and beyond. At
On Sunday May 5th, I’m getting ready to go on a partial Route 66 Road Trip starting Monday May 6. I’m driving with my sister and friends half way across the country to take my classic car, Hawk’s Ride that I wrote about in my 4 books, to its new home at in Plano, Texas.
I love the Fifties. That's probably why I've written a series of four books, The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann, set in the fabulous fifties in El Monte, California, for grade school chapter-book readers. Kids of that era grew up in a different way than they do today. Not better, not worse, just…different
I have a real thing for the 1950s. I lived through this golden era and remember the poodle skirts, tail fin American cars…and Elvis. Especially Elvis. It's my love of everything about the decade that motivated me to write The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann. This is a chapter book series for middle-grade
In the 1950s, two words could strike terror into the hearts and minds of parents and kids alike: polio season. Polio, short for poliomyelitis, was an infectious viral disease. The virus could settle in the brains or spinal cords of victims and bring on partial or total paralysis and even death. Until a vaccine was
In 1959, phone booth cramming became a thing. It hit America after 25 South African students managed to stuff themselves into one earlier in the year. Today's college students would be mystified. Not just at the idea of trying to squeeze a couple of dozen people into a too-small space without dying -- but at
There's nothing better than being a grandparent -- most of the time. However, birthdays and holidays can be challenging times when it comes to shopping for them. If you don't live with your grandkids or see them on a regular basis, it's hard to know what gifts they've grown into...or out of. Just make it
Every decade has its good times and bad, but if you grew up in the 1950s, you might argue that those were the best of days. If you're looking for a way to pass along your 1950s memories to the future generations, consider checking out a new series of children's books by CA Hartnell. You