November 4th, 2013

Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights

Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights for sale at the Brick Ark Inn

            In addition to being available for sale at the Albion New Era office on South Main Street and from the fire department, Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So With the Albion Fire Department is also for sale at the Brick Ark Inn, on North Orange Street.

            The Brick Ark Inn is a bed and breakfast owned by my high school classmate, Tammy Luce, and it’s developed a reputation for comfort and hospitality. She agreed to sell the book there mostly for her guests, but I’m sure anyone could drop by to get a copy (and try some of the honey for sale there), and to check the place out. Here’s her website:

            Smoky Days is about Albion’s fire history, and Tammy is set up in an 1880’s brick home just a block from the Noble County Courthouse Square, which figures prominently in the book. In fact, her home is next to the former location of the Worden House, which is mentioned in the book’s opening chapter as the scene of one of Albion’s earliest fire related injuries. On the same block is the Albion Opera House, which has its own segment in the book.

            Of course, you can order any of my books from the website at But if you happen to be visiting Albion you owe it to yourself to check out the Brick Ark Inn, one of our jewels run by a jewel of a person.