This past weekend I attended a Route 66 conference in Edwardsville, Illinois. The 3 day event featured panel discussions and workshops related to topics from historic preservation to marketing of Route 66. A section of the facility at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville was set up for authors, artists, and other groups and their displays. It was there where I met Karen West and Susan Ford-West.
Karen and Susan were there promoting their new book that’s due for release late this month or early in December. The book, titled Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, chronicles this past May’s 2400 plus mile journey down Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica by the women’s outdoor adventure group, Sisters on the Fly. The group consisted of over 300 “sisters” and their vintage trailers.
courtesy Karen West Photography
I looked through the advanced copy they had at the conference. The 144 page book will include 5o0 color photographs as well as stories from some of the participants. You can pre-order the book through Amazon at this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1591521645/ref=rdr_ext_tmb