Monday, August 30, 2010

Davenport here I come!

I'll be stopping off on my way to Kitty Hawk, NC to ride in the Motorcycle Cannonball, to sign books at the Davenport, Iowa Antique Motorcycle Club meet. Lok for me there at GT Books!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Sturgis Bound!

If you'd like to buy my book and have me sign it... I will be in Sturgis all week and have the following book signings planned:

Monday, Aug. 9th: Legends Ride Registration, Deadwood, SD 10:30 am
Tues, Aug 10th: Borders in Rapid City, SD 10:00 - 12:00.
WEd. Aug 11th: Sturgis Museum and Hall of Fame, 1:00-3:00pm
Thurs, Aug. 12th JP Cycles, Downtown Sturgis, 12:00-3:00pm

Come and check out the book, or just say Hi.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks for making my book the #1 motorcycle book in the country again this week!


Ride safe,


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gloria is awesome!

More photos

Busy, busy

Sorry for the delay in posting updates about my book. It's been a crazy, busy time for me!

The book is doing really well... almost sold out of it's 2nd printing. I believe the CBS Sunday Morning show re-aired today sending the book sales up to #237 of ALL books in the country right now. Pretty cool! It's the #! Motorcycle picture book, #1, motorcycle History book and #1 transportation book today too! Wowee...

Let's see, to backtrack, May was lots of fun. I was invited to be a guest speaker at the Harley-Davidson Museum. They held their Women Riders Weekend. It was so much fun. I was interviewed in front of the audience by HD Museum Curator Jim Fricke and old friend Karen Davidson, (who wrote the forward for my book.). I did a book signing before and after and presented my Power Point Slide Show too. Fun stuff.

In June I attended JP Cycles Open House and New Museum Opening in Anamosa, IA. I curated a new exhibit for them on Women Thrill Riders. I was "thrilled" to be asked and it came out great. I also did a book signing there and met some nice people. Hung out with old friends Mike and Margaret Wilson. Margaret is a long time Motor Maid and is featured in my book too. They are both 90 years old and still attend lots of motorcycle events.

A few weeks ago I flew out to South Dakota and met up with my new friend Laura Klock. She invited me to ride with her and Athena Ransom ( Vagabond Chopper's bike builder Chickie) to Cody, WY to the Motor Maids Convention. It was the first convention for the 3 of us and we had a wonderful ride there. Laura loaned me a brand spanking new Harley 110 Ci soft tail that rode like a dream. I signed some books there too. Sold all 24 I shipped there in like 5 minutes! Everyone was so nice and we really had fun. On the way back to Mitchell, SD we rode the whole day (700 miles) with 85 year old Gloria Tramontin Struck and her daughter Lori. Gloria is also featured in my and what a rider she still is! Fun stuff... I am so lucky to be friends with such wonderful women..

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jay Leno's Garage Visit!

Pat and I paid a visit to Jay Leno's Garage after he invited me to come and be interviewed for a "Book Club" feature on his website.

We got there a few minutes early and Jay wasn't there yet. Bernard, his mechanic greeted us and told us it was okay to look around. The place was amazing to say the least. There were a few different buildings jammed packed with old cars of every kind and some nice motorcycles too.

Jay arrived and was really nice. He showed us around for a few minutes before we went into the "library" where he films the interviews. He was actually excited about my book and seemed to really like it. We chatted for a bit and did the interview. He even had me sign the picture of my cannonball bike, Effie for him.
After, he showed us some more cool stuff. We stayed for a bit and kicked a few more tires with him and took off for the airport for our flight home.

It was a great experience and I hope to be able to go back and take a closer look at some of his cars. Great that he's "one of us".

Friday, April 2, 2010

Book is selling like crazzyyy....

After the CBS Sunday Morning show aired the morning of March 28th, my books sales jumped! It is still the #1 motorcycle book on On Monday, March 29th, it shot up to #156 of ALL books! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!