Adventures in writing (and promoting) "Beer, Brats and Baseball: St. Louis Germans," the definitive book about the Gateway City's Germans. Come to my release party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Feasting Fox, 4200 S. Grand in St. Louis
Title: reporter, Suburban Journals, St. Louis
Resume: Self-published "Majestic Lights: the Apostle Islands Lighthouses," 2001; Reedy Press published his book "Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side," 2010. Won St. Louis Book Award from Historical Society of Saint Louis County, Oct. 27, 2011. Writing book on St. Louis's German-American Community, for release in September 2012.
Family: Lives in Bevo Mill neighborhood of St. Louis with wife Lorraine.
Education: Bachelor of Journalism degree, University of Missouri, 1973, Graduated from Webster Groves High School, 1969.