Thursday, February 11, 2016

At the Top of My Most-Wanted Reading List: "Legendary Locals of St. Charles" by Don and Dianna Graveman

I love reading about regional history. So it comes as no surprise that the latest book from my good friend Dianna Graveman and her wonderful husband Don is at the top of my most-wanted reading list.

Don and Dianna's "Legendary Locals of St. Charles" has recently been released from Arcadia Publishing and the History Press.

In my opinion, the Gravemans themselves are local writing legends, having published four previous books about local history.

Don is a former St. Charles County Historical Society board member, and Dianna's writing is solid gold. She is an award-winning author, an editor, and an amazing public speaker. Both are passionate and knowledgeable about the topic, so I know the book will be great.

I was also thrilled to learn that "Legendary Locals of St. Charles" is included as one of five recommended reads for February in Alive magazine, which features "the latest in St. Louis arts, culture, and community happenings."

Check back later this month for my interview with the Gravemans and a review of "Legendary Locals of St. Charles."

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Donna, and for offering to host the upcoming interview. You're so kind. :) Can't wait to see what you think of the book!

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    1. I can't wait to interview you and read your latest book! You guys are amazing!

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  2. Well, yay! Can't wait to see the interview as well!

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    1. Hi Cathy,
      Thanks. I hope you're staying warm.

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    2. Thanks, Cathy! I thought I responded to this yesterday when I first saw it, but somehow my comment didn't go through.

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  3. Donna--It sounds like a "must read" since Dianna (and her husband) are involved. I have the utmost respect for ANYthing Dianna does...

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    1. Hi Sioux,
      You are right about that. Hope you are doing well.

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    2. Well, aren't you just so sweet, Sioux! (And don't I sound southern? I can almost hear a southern accent in that comment, lol.) I hope you're doing great.

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  4. Can't wait to see the book. As a life-long St. Charles resident, I may know a few of those "legendary locals"!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi, Pat! I'm sure you probably will recognize a bunch. We did put some surprises (I hope) in there. :)

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  5. I'm catching up on blog reading - and what a surprise to see that Dianna and Don have a book out! YAY! Looks like I'm out of the loop in a lot of things! It'll go on my to-read list. I liked your "word" for the year. My niece wrote me about that very thing.

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  6. Thanks for the comment, Lynn! I hope you're staying warm this winter. I still haven't come up with my "word"; maybe it should be "toasty." Have a great weekend!

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  7. Congrats to Dianna and Don. I know this latest project is well done and worth the reading. Professional and fun too.

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  8. Thanks, Marcia! I hope you're doing well.

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  9. Thanks, Marcia! I hope you're doing well.

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