We’re headed for Chicago this afternoon to start our train tour along the original Santa Fe route, 11 cities in 17 days from Chicago to LA! Follow the trip on my FB author page, or here on the blog. And hope to see new friends and old in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Topeka, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Williams, Grand Canyon, Winslow and LA. Back in time for April 21 appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Whoo whoo!

And here’s a photo from the collection of a great friend of the book, Gordon Chappell, to start the trip:

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Here’s a link to my Parade cover story on America’s Greatest Train Rides, inspired by our upcoming One Nation Under Fred train tour!

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Starting April 5 in Chicago, I will be traveling along the original Santa Fe route by train to promote Appetite for America, and meet Fred Harvey fans old and new. I’ll also be blogging from the train, as my wife, Diane, and I take in Fred Harvey’s America (as we did several years ago, by train, when researching the book.) You can meet us along the way in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Topeka, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Winslow, Grand Canyon and Los Angeles–updated schedules and information are here, or at my facebook author page where I’d be pleased to have you as a fan.

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