The Kingdom of Amarugia Coming Soon

Fifty miles south of Kansas City lies a rural community whose history makes it different than any other in the United States. The residents of this small Missouri hamlet were once ruled by a king.
The Kingdom of Amarugia: The True Story of Missouri’s Country Kings, tells the strange story of a monarchy beginning with the early white settlers of western Missouri in the mid-1800s. The book chronicles the origin of the kingdom, the lineage of the kings, and what life may have been like for its subjects during its existence into the early 1900s.
This is the unbelievable true story of backwoods neighbors and how they managed the trials and tribulations of building a functioning society on the western frontier.

 Battle for the Harrisonville Square

In the spring of 1972, the small, Missouri town of Harrisonville found itself with a hippie problem. Hippies had settled into the town square surrounding the county courthouse. City leaders needed to act. But how? Three murders and one suicide later, the situation was still not resolved. Tiring of the situation, Harrisonville citizens formed a vigilante group to drive the hippies off the square.

Through extensive research, Hippie War: Battle for the Harrisonville Square takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey through the genesis of the problem, the murders, and what steps were taken attempting to bring the two sides together.

Now Available! An American’s Guide to European Travel

“An American’s Guide to European Travel” is a must read for anyone traveling to Europe, thinking about planning a trip, or anyone who just wants to dream about what it would be like to travel around the European continent. An American’s Guide to European Travel is a small (70 pages) and inexpensive paperback that can easily be stuffed in a purse or backpack for easy access while traveling.

The book covers topics such as: booking your trip, hotels, modes of transportation, currency exchange, tipping, dress codes, restaurants, and other topics.

Now Available! Border War Tour

I am excited to announce the release of my second book, Border War Tour.   Like my previous book, Moonlit Mayhem, Border War Tour contains a large number of color maps and photos to bring Civil War historic locations on the Missouri/Kansas to life.  

The book is available in paperback, Kindle and Epub formats on all platforms.  Click the “Buy Now” button to the left to purchase a signed copy directly from the author. 


I am excited to announce the release of my first book, Moonlit Mayhem:  Quantrill’s Raid of Olathe, Kansas.   This book, complete with over 100 color images and maps tells the story of the Missouri/Kansas Border War with particular emphasis on the Raid of Olathe which occurred in September of 1862.  

The book is available from this site, Amazon and your local bookstore.  Click here to purchase the Kindle version.  Click the “Buy Now” button to the left to purchase a signed copy directly from the author. 

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