Las Vegas author C.A. Hartnell is full of stories from her childhood, growing up in El Monte, California, about 15 miles outside of Los Angeles. This year she re-released her four-book children’s series containing stories from her childhood; next she plans on writing a “grown-up” book about Las Vegas, what she calls a “cozy
Day 5 and back on Route 66 doing our road trip through New Mexico in a surprise snowstorm! So from California to New Mexico we’ve gone from sunshine to snow! Things have gotten really wild on Route 66! Snow Day!!!❄️ More Day 5 on our Route 66 Road Trip in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, at
Day 4 of our Route 66 Road Trip finds us in Kingman, Arizona, at Mr. D’s, a super cool, retro diner! I had to take a photo at the entrance of such pink and turquoise cuteness!!! Route 66 has a bounty of really special places like this one! Inside Mr. D’s is a totally traditional
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!
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