5 Historic Monterey Crimes and Criminals

It’s not easy to dwell on Monterey California’s criminal underbelly when picturing the angelic shoreline found along the Central Coast, but even windswept beauty has its ugly side. As a reporter I learned this firsthand when I worked the crime beat in Sedona, Arizona. Never trust the postcard. Monterey has had its share of interestingContinue reading “5 Historic Monterey Crimes and Criminals”

Top 5 Haunted Monterey County – Surprises

There’s definitely a top five when it comes to the most haunted spots in Monterey County, but that’s not what I’m writing about today. Instead, I’m going to get a little personal. I’m going to delve into my thoughts on banging out my upcoming book, Haunted Monterey County (coming October 2019 from The History Press).Continue reading “Top 5 Haunted Monterey County – Surprises”

Dietrich Kalteis on Poughkeepsie Shuffle

“Poughkeepsie Shuffle weaves a violent tale about banged up people with hearts full of rust. Crossing the border between bleak and bleaker, Kalteis effortlessly shifts gears from broken dreams to petty schemes with a rhythmic voice that’s all his own. If you read one book about gun smuggling, used car sales and hair restoration thisContinue reading “Dietrich Kalteis on Poughkeepsie Shuffle”

Haunted Monterey County to be published in 2019

What happens to us when we die? That’s the big question. Some of us, many believe, might stick around after we die. Some of us might become the next generation of ghosts! When that happens, some of us will find a place to haunt, be it a favorite home, an old workplace, or possibly aContinue reading “Haunted Monterey County to be published in 2019”

Museum book featured in Carmel Magazine

  The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History book, which Arcadia Publishing released earlier this year, got a nice write-up in Carmel Magazine. Thank you to writer Renee Brincks and photographer Kelli Uldall for making it so easy! You two rock! Read the story here!

Book Launch April 26th

An official launch for the Arcadia Images of America book, The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on Thursday, April 26th, starting at 5:30 p.m.  with a booksigning and copies for sale in the Museum Store. More details here.

5 tips for non-fiction, photographic histories

  There are plenty of paths to success when on deadline. Some prefer to wait until the last minute, as pressure makes them produce. Others prefer the slow boil, working at a snail’s pace until it all comes to a head, but only one of these techniques helps when it comes to historical non-fiction, particularlyContinue reading “5 tips for non-fiction, photographic histories”

COMING IN 2018: The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Imagine the world before the Internet, before modern medicine and modern science as we know it today; pre-cars, pre-phones, pre-fast food, and you’ve got the world that saw one of the first natural history museums on the California coast. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been a part of the Monterey Peninsula sinceContinue reading “COMING IN 2018: The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History”