Dust, Rust & Saw Dust!
is it? It's my first book! Actually, it is my good friend
Van Wagner's first book!
approached me about a year ago about putting together
this book for him. It's a collection of his essays and
songs on a variety of subjects including Pennsylvania
history and environmental heritage, logging, coal mining,
charcoal making, iron foundries and more! Van asked
me to lay out the book and include some of my ghost
town photos that would tie in. I also created the cover
which is based on actual photos of the log raft re-enactment
story, included in the book.
months of toiling with Adobe InDesign (and 252 Photoshop
layers later, for the cover), the book is ready for
sale! It is available for purchase from Van's website,
The book comes with a 2 CD set with the 28 songs included
in the book.
had an official book release party at Brews
N' Bytes Coffee Shop in Danville, PA on April 25th,