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Bestselling Author Coming to Osawatomie for Signing


Best-selling author to autograph books at two KC Metro area locations

Author Roxie Yonkey will be autographing her best-selling book 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 18 at No. 81, Mahaffie Stage Stop and Farm in Olathe. The book signing will be free to attend. The book features numerous other Northeast Kansas attractions, and Northeast Kansas Tourism professionals will be at Mahaffie as well. Learn more about all Northeast Kansas has to offer and register for a gift basket. Buy a book at the stage stop or ahead of time at

On March 19, Yonkey will autograph books at the Osawatomie Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I am so excited to be working side by side with my friends in the Kansas tourism industry at Mahaffie,” Yonkey said. “Their help has made writing and promoting my book and the destinations within it much easier. I appreciate every one of them.”

When Yonkey made her 100 Things list, Mahaffie and Osawatomie were easy choices. “The Santa Fe Trail was integral to the state’s development, and we are still the Breadbasket of the Nation,” Yonkey stated. “At Mahaffie, guests can learn what early Kansas agriculture and transportation was like, and hopefully better appreciate our founding fathers and mothers,” she said.

“Furthermore, writing about Kansas without including John Brown is impossible,” she said. “Brown was adamant in defense of freedom, and delivered his own brand of justice during the Bleeding Kansas period. I am looking forward to walking in Brown’s footsteps in Osawatomie.”

In December 2021, Yonkey’s publisher asked her to write the book “Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure .” It will come out in the spring of 2023. Yonkey will visit the Johnson County Museum while she’s in Olathe, and hopes to research at least one more Johnson County location.

Yonkey has been writing about Kansas for over 30 years. One Hundred Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die is her second book. In 2020, she co-authored the book Midwest Road Trip Adventures. That book includes road trip guides for all
12 Midwest states. Yonkey wrote the Kansas chapter and the Black Hills section of the South Dakota chapter. Yonkey and the other road trip book’s authors are preparing for a second edition.

Yonkey has scheduled more signings throughout the state. Check the schedule at

We hope to see you at Mahaffie Stage Stop and Farm on March 18 and at the Osawatomie Public Library on the 19th.

Roxie Yonkey
Author, Travel Writer, Public Speaker
1203 Caldwell Ave., Goodland, KS 67735
785-821-2086 • [email protected]