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Yonkey Book Signing This Saturday in Coolidge

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Best-selling Kansas author to speak in Coolidge May 13
Roxie Yonkey, former Syracuse Journal editor and best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, from 5 to 7 PM, Saturday, May 13, at the Coolidge City Hall, Elm and Wheeler.
Trail City Bed & Breakfast, 111 Elm, Coolidge, is the host of the event, which includes book signings. Patrons may buy a copy that day to read along with her, or in advance from RoxieontheRoad.com/Shop.
The song “Home on the Range” is 150 years old this year, so the presentation begins with its story.
After “Home on the Range, she will discuss the sordid history of early Trail City, Kansas, including the murder of cattle baron I.P. “Print” Olive; Sheridan, the end-of-track Logan County town that served up a “dead man for breakfast;” and the 1927 Fleagle Gang robbery of the First National Bank of Lamar and how a related murder in southwest Kansas became a forensic science milestone.
How well do you know Kansas? Two rounds of Kansas trivia will show what you know. The winner will receive a pack of naturally filtered Longford Water.
The book tour is also a research opportunity for Yonkey’s upcoming books, Historic Kansas Roadsides and Amazing Kansas. The author is also preparing another book featuring famous Kansas women. During the presentation, patrons may advise her who she should include.
Secret Kansas is Yonkey’s third published book. She wrote the best-seller 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die and the Kansas section of the Midwest Road Trip Adventures book. Yonkey and the other road trip book authors are writing Midwest State Park Adventures for a summer release date. She has written about Kansas for over 30 years and amassed numerous awards.
She has set additional book events throughout the state. Find them at RoxieontheRoad.com/Schedule.
We hope to see you in Coolidge May 13.

 

 

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