Roxie Yonkey

Historic Kansas Roadsides is Roxie Yonkey’s third book about Kansas. She researched the state by driving all the current Kansas byways, plus more roads that should be byways. She planned to write most of the stories in this book, but some were unexpected treasures along the way. The “what is that?” stories are the ones she cherishes the most. Roxie lives in Goodland, Kansas, and writes more on her blog,, and as @roxieontheroad on social media. She’s married to lifelong Kansan Eric Yonkey, and they have an orange Persian cat named Dalbie.

Ever wonder if the books you like are the same ones others are reading? The Wichita Public Library shared its list of the 10 most borrowed books of 2023. The list covers fiction, nonfiction, children, and electronic and audiobooks. 7. (tie)

Print Nonfiction 7. (tie) Secret Kansas: a Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure by Roxie Yonkey (90 checkouts); The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann (90 checkouts)


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