Watermark is excited to host local Wichita travel writer Vanessa Whiteside! Vanessa will be here for her new book Secret Wichita: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. Which details many interesting and unique locations in Wichita that not many people probably know about. Vanessa is a travel writer who previously wrote 100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die. She will be at Watermark Books and Café on Saturday, September 16th at 1 pm. She will be doing a book signing and meeting with people who come up and want to get a copy of the book. You can RSVP on Eventbrite by using the button below.
About the Book:
Where in the city can you find an underground troll, an alley crawling with spiders, or a bar hidden behind a bookcase? Secret Wichita: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure takes you on an adventure to find the city's interesting places and artifacts, unveiling the stories of people that make it unique. Discover a warehouse of military tanks and a room of ancient coffins. Find out where to conduct a paranormal investigation, follow the yellow brick road, and view an extensive collection of sewing machines. Locals probably remember Joyland amusement park, but do they know the story of the Giant Thriller rollercoaster once located on an island in the middle of the city? How about the electric guitar's debut in Wichita? Or Pizza Hut's sauce recipe written on a napkin? Learn the stories of people who left their mark, like mischief-maker Carry Nation, the original Buffalo Bill, and aviation pioneer Olive Ann Beech. Which man is responsible for establishing the city and naming it? Crack the spine of the book to find out. Wichita native Vanessa Whiteside is your storytelling guide to off-beat locations and tucked-away treasures. Whether you're a Wichitan or a tourist exploring the city for the first time, you'll get to know a different side of the Doo-Dah.
About the Author:
Vanessa Whiteside is a native Wichitan whose curiosity keeps her looking for new places to discover. She is a travel writer who seeks Midwest adventures and dining destinations to feature on her blog, onedelightfullife.com, which earned her Midwest Travel Network's 2022 Blogger of the Year. Her articles have appeared in Midwest Living, AAA Explorer, Kansas Living, Travel Kansas, Salina Journal, and The Hutchinson News. The author of 100 Things to Do In Wichita Before You Die, Vanessa avidly supports all things local.