Roxie Yonkey

Roxie Yonkey has written about Kansas for decades, and has won numerous awards for her work. She loves to delve for the state’s little-known stories, the ones you never heard in history class. Even so, many of these stories surprised and delighted her. She writes extensively about the state on her website,, and on social media as @roxieontheroad.

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)

Condensing Kansas history into a few words can be tricky. Travel writer Roxie Yonkey, with 30 years of experience writing about Kansas, is up for the task. For her latest book, Historic Kansas Roadsides, she's focusing on the history of


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