Mark’s first book, Home Town Revelation State by State: How America’s Cities, Towns and States Acquired Their Names, is a comprehensive book where you can find details on major cities along with stories for those unique town names -- from Chicken, Alaska to Toad Suck, Arkansas. In addition, you will find out how your state acquired its name.   Included are some of the monikers these hometowns boast today.  You may find the “Largest Catsup Bottle”, the “Home of Superman”, or the “World Capital of Spinach” is just ahead!  Hometown Revelations is a great road companion when traveling to your next destination. 

After publishing Hometown Revelations, Mark went on to pen:

  • Hometown Declarations-America’s World Capitals
  • Hometown Celebrations-Your Town’s Claim to Fame
  • The Big Book of Hometown Trivia
  • Hometown Revelations-2nd Edition.

Mark and his wife Jennifer call Garfield, Arkansas home. Where is Garfield? Garfield is about 25 miles north of Hogeye and 20 miles west of Blue Eye.  Drop by to explore the unusual names from communities across the map!

Books will be available for sale and signing after his presentation.


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