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!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jay Leno's Garage Book Club!

I got a call a few weeks ago from my old friend Jay Leno, who I had met years ago when I was the co-editor of a little women's motorcycle magazine called, "Harley Women" magazine.

He loves my book and chose it to be included on his website Book Club. Very cool! I will be interviewed about the book in a few days and will post when the the segment appears on Jay's website.

Thanks Jay!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Daytona was COLD...

Daytona Bike was colder than I have ever remembered for Bike Week. I had a full schedule planned. Several book signings were on the agenda, starting in Eustis at the Antique Motorcycle Club meet, where I was signing at the National Motorcycle Museum booth. It was cold and rainy there... but I sold some books and enjoyed hanging out with Mark Mederski, from the museum and John Parham, who owns the museum. Both of these guys were helpful when I was doing research for the book.

My husband Pat was along to help and even found some parts for my cannonball bike.

Daytona was super busy all week. I had plans to be interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning for a segment on women motorcyclists. They were great and interviewed a few friends such as Karen Davidson, Gloria Traminton Struck and Kathy, from ROAR Motorcycles for women. The interview went well...

I had signings set up with Athena Ransom, from Vagabond Choppers, a great female mechanic and a good friend. She has a trailer set up for doing bike events this year on her, "Chicks Rule, Boys Drool Tour". Great lady and a talented bike builder.

I also did a signing at the JP Cycles store at Destination Daytona. (Thanks again to John Parham, who owns the place and his wife Jill... two great people!) While at the shop, the CBS crew came in and I did my interview with Rita Braver.

I love going to Bike events cause I get to see old friend and make some new ones too. This one was even more special because my husband was there with me. Our daughter Lindsey also flew down from NYC, where she is going to school. She's getting into bikes, pretty fun for me.

I am so thankful that people seem to really love my book. I am so proud these pioneering women and happy to share their stories with the world.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

CBS Sunday Morning

The segment I was interviewed for while in Daytona Beach for Bike Week aired this morning on CBS Sunday Morning. I thought they did a great job and it was really nice to see my good friend Gloria Tramontin Struck and her daughter Lori DeSilva on there too. Karen Davidson did a fantastic job, as well as Kathy from ROAR Motorcycles for women. I never met the woman racer, but I'm sure we'll be hearing more about her. Very cool to see her racing!

Thanks CBS!