Buxton, Iowa — a 1900s coal mining town of 5,000 in which blacks and whites lived and worked side by side and blacks received equal pay and thrived — is an amazing story of inclusion and equality. I’m doing my
I first discovered Buxton, Iowa in 2008. My publisher invited me to share the reason why I couldn't stop thinking about it and decided to write about this amazing town.Read the story here: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Navigation/Community/Arcadia-and-THP-Blog/March-2017/The-Inspiration-Behind-Lost-Buxton.
When I finished writing LOST BUXTON, I felt a sense of panic. Sort of a but-this-can’t-be-the-end feeling because I’d barely scratched the surface. There was so much history left untold. So much more to be researched. So many unanswered questions
While researching LOST BUXTON, I discovered intriguing bits of history that I couldn't fit in the book or topics I knew little about but wanted to explore more. Plus, as I travel around Iowa, attendees at my events and those
While many online retailers carry LOST BUXTON, below are the locations that I know of with copies on their shelves. I will update this list as I discover more – please let me know if you find it somewhere not