Mike Bates

Remembering the Andover Tornado – and a Special Journalist

It’s been more than 30 years now, but every April 26 my mind turns to the massive tornado that struck Haysville, Wichita and Andover, killing 17 people – 13 of them in Andover. I reflect on those who died, the loved ones they left behind, and how that one storm led to such dramatic changes.

Recording session for "Fallen Trees"

At Long Last…

…work has resumed on the audiobook of Fallen Trees, and we’re excited about it. Recording actually started three years ago (three YEARS???), but was delayed first by a complete renovation of Shocker Studios, where we’re doing the book, and then by pandemic-driven shutdowns.

Author Stan Finger

Welcome to My New Blog!

Well, it’s not really a new blog – more a new home for my existing blog. “Scribbles From a Scribe” has been percolating (on low heat, to be fair) for a few years elsewhere on the web, but I didn’t post on there terribly often.