Last May on our Route 66 Road Trip halfway across America, we left the Mother Road to drive down to My Possibilities in Plano, Texas. MP serves folks with special needs and they arranged a cool car show for their Hipsters to introduce them to my car Hawk’s Ride! It’s a 1937 Ford Slant back
It's the unofficial kick off of summer! Kids are out of school, families are planning road trips, and many of us are enjoying the warmer weather throughout the United States. In celebration of this fun season, you can buy all FOUR of my 50s book series for only $32.00! My 1950s children's book, Sinister
On Day 6, here’s a really cool old Route 66 roadside attraction, the Leaning Water Tower in Groom, Texas. It leans at 10 degrees and though it looks like it’s leaning on two legs, the secret of the tower is that it’s really a tripod when you count the white pipe in the middle! Route
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 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!
If you were born after the 1950s, you may know little or nothing about the frightening epidemic that was part of just about everyone's lives back then. Polio outbreaks were frequent and not well understood. Although doctors, hospitals and health organizations tried to fight this crippling disease, it continued to spread and affect children throughout
Looking back over the past helps us learn about ourselves and our world, as well as revive thrilling, joyful, terrifying and heartbreaking memories. The decade of the 1950s conjures up images of the advent of rock and roll with Elvis Presley, the frightening polio outbreaks, the ominous Korean War and the fascinating introduction of the