It’s almost time for the Ohioana Book Festival. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Sheraton Columbus meeting 100 Ohio authors, who will be selling their books. I will be there, along with a number of other HISTORY PRESS/ARCADIA PUBLISHING authors. We will be signing copies of our books from 10:00 until 4:30. Hope to see you there on Saturday, April 25th.
I’ll be setting up a table at the Treasure Island Flea Market on Saturday, December 20, 2014, from 9:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m., so that anyone who has had trouble finding the book, will have a chance to purchase it. Come on out to the flea market and browse. Don’t forget to pick up your signed copy of “Mobsters, Madams and Murder in Steubenville, Ohio (The Story of Little Chicago).
Hope to see you at noon on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Weir Library in Weirton, West Virginia. I will be talking about my book, Mobsters, Madams and Murder in Steubenville, Ohio, and signing books afterward.
The 27th annual Buckeye Book Fair will be held on Saturday, November l, 2014 at Fisher Auditorium in Wooster, Ohio. I was honored with an invitation to attend this event and will be among one hundred Ohio authors, photographers and illustrators to do so. This is Ohio’s largest book fair and should be quite an experience.
IN 1922, JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO LED THE NATION IN PROHIBITION OFFICER MURDERS: MOST OF THEM STILL UNSOLVED
Gambling, prostitution and bootlegging have been going on in Steubenville for well over one hundred years. Its Water Street red-light district drew men from hundreds of miles away, as well as underage runaways. The white slave trade was rampant, and along with all the vice crimes, murders became a weekly occurrence. Law enforcement seemed to turn a blind eye, and cries of political corruption were heard in the state capital. This scenario replayed itself over and over again during the past century as mobsters and madams ruled and murders plagued the city and county at an alarming rate. Newspapers nationwide would come to nickname this mecca of murder “Little Chicago.”