I am an author and historian from Eastern Iowa. I have a degree in History from Iowa State University, and am the co-author of “Scott County Cemeteries,” and the author of “Murder and Mayhem in Scott County, Iowa.”
I enjoy sharing local Midwest history with just about anyone who will listen. To that end, I write a regular column about Clinton County, Iowa history called “Brassard’s Attic” for the DeWitt Observer, and have been named as a Contributing Writer for my stories about historical happenings from Scott County, Iowa for the multi-award winning North Scott Press.
In the summer of 2017, I was granted permission to research and share some of the historical stories of the Corning Opera House in Corning, Iowa. I’ve also written about some of the residents and major events of that regions history. Those works can be found not only on this website, but also at www.corningoperahouse.com, the home page for the Corning Opera House.
My work has also been featured in the Quad City Times, the Catholic Messenger, and the Iowa History Journal. I have also worked with the Central Community Historical Museum, Catholic Historical Center, and the Clinton County Pioneer Cemetery Association in Clinton County, Iowa