The Strange Disappearance of Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been working on another project that I’m really excited about — a book about a 1901 court case. It was originally going to be a post on this blog but I kept digging and learning more interesting things about the story, so it’s going to be … More The Strange Disappearance of Judge Nathan Q. Tanquary

The Life of Happy

In May 1910, child welfare investigator Edward F. Brown carefully recorded the details he had gathered about the children selling papers on the streets of Wilmington, Delaware. One boy, in particular, had drawn his attention: 9-year-old paper boy Donald Mallick, nicknamed Happy. A¬†familiar face in the town, Happy¬†could be found out hustling at all hours … More The Life of Happy