10 Travel Books I Like

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 172019
 

There is more to RVing than just driving down the highway from one campground to another. America has many delightful and fascinating treasures that people drive by every day, never even knowing they exist. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here are some favorite travel guides that I refer to often. 50 States, 5,000 […]

A Dandy With A Sixgun

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. The Indians called him the Iron Man because it seemed like their arrows and bullets could not hurt him. The boys at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Holbrook, Arizona called him a dandy because of his long flowing hair and […]

Feb 232019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Alongside a back road a few miles west of Boone, Iowa we found the lonely grave of a young pioneer boy who met a tragic death, only the first in a violent series of atrocities that stretched over five years and […]

“Mad” Anne Bailey

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II, available on Amazon. In the charming little town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, located on the bank of the wide Ohio River, we discovered the story of pioneer heroine Ann Bailey, whose life and adventures have become a part of the […]

Jun 262018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Just steps away from the Mayflower II on the Plymouth, Massachusetts waterfront can be found an immortal icon to American history. Plymouth Rock has been a symbol of the pioneer spirit and the potential America holds for all who come here. […]

The Little Drummer Boy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 172017
 

Note: This story about the youngest Civil War soldier in the Union Army is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. When President Abraham Lincoln called for 100,000 volunteers to fill the ranks of the Union Army in 1861, long lines of men and boys streamed into recruiting centers across the nation. Local […]

Apr 052017
 

I worked late on Tuesday night, trying to get as much done in my new book as I could. Of course, when I work that late I can’t just flip a switch and turn it off and fall asleep. It takes a while for my mind to unwind and relax. So it was sometime after […]

Invaded Again

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242017
 

We are being invaded again. I’m not sure how much more of this we can take. When will it ever end? Our little corner of the world is usually pretty quiet, and even this time year, with all the snowbirds around, it’s not too bad. Sure, you have to wait a little bit longer in […]

Thelma Gets Me

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172017
 

We have had a cold snap here in central Florida. Wednesday the high was only 59° and it got down to 39° overnight, and yesterday it warmed all the way up to a high of 60° and overnight it dropped down to 40°. Now, compared to what the folks in the Midwest and New England […]

Winners And Losers

 Posted by at 3:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 112014
 

I apologize for forgetting to announce the winner of last week’s drawing for an audiobook of Jason Deas’ Birdsongs. We had 161 entries and John Huber was the lucky winner. Congratulations John, enjoy your audiobook. Stay tuned, because another contest starts tomorrow. I guess for every winner, life gives us some losers too. In Sunday’s […]