BOOKS
     Fiction and Non-Fiction historical and travel books

   

      RANCHO LOS AMIGOS MEDICAL CENTER   

This project was a work-for-hire through the County of Los Angeles.  The book continues to be used as a resource for dissertations and masters' theses in medical and social sciences

This book was the result of a five-year project which entailed over 200 interviews and in depth research about a topic that had not been written about prior to the book's publication in 1990.  The 460 page coffee table book is a three-part history:  Part 1 chronicles Southern California's only County Poor Farm; Part 2 discusses the addition of a hospital for victims of the polio epidemic during the 1940s and 50s; and the last chapters deal with the beginnings of rehabilitation medicine.

Rancho Los Amigos eventually evolved into one of the world's best known, cutting-edge rehabilitation facilities.e courses.


          STORIES IN STONE : PARK CITY, UTAH

Always curious about the past, Colleen spent a great deal of time in Park City, Utah, researching the lives of some of Park City's former residents.  Using the headstones in the local cemeteries as a beginning point, she scraped away the layers of time to bring her readers more than 100 colorful stories about the miners, madams, merchants, and murderers who once resided in this famous mining town turned resort located in the beautiful mountains just outside of Salt Lake City.

 

 

 

 


          QUICK ESCAPES FROM ORANGE COUNTY

This is a book written for Globe Pequot Press who publish many Quick Escapes books around the country.  This was a real push to get done in 3 ~ 4 months from beginning to end.  With many trips around Southern California to do volumes of research, it was a monumental task. 

It will guide you to 24 ~ 48 hour "escapes" from Orange  County that are up to about 4 hours away at the most.  It includes lots of ideas for lodging, dining and entertainment in each of the areas.  Try them out and enjoy ! 

 

 


NEW BOOK RELEASE NOVEMBER 15, 2018 !

IN THE SHADOW OF WAR ; SPIES, LOVE & THE LUSITANIA

It's 1915 and Josette Rogers is the daughter of a rich businessman who must move his family away to London.  Curtis Carlson is a rising star at the House of Morgan on Wall Street.  They each have different opinions about whether or not America should enter the war. 

Curtis and Mr. Van Camp, a senior partner at Morgan's Manhattan offices, are sent to England to have $ 500 million loan documents signed that will help finance the nearly bankrupt British and French governments.  Josette and Curtis are both traveling to England on the ill-fated RMS Lusitania when Josette suspects there is a spy ring on board.  Were they sent to divulge the location of the RMS Lusitania, or to plant explosives on board ?

 

 


 

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