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Marci Lynn McGuinness
 
 
 
Marci Lynn McGuinness is a high-energy book publisher whose niche is preserving the remarkable and unique history and legends of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since 1981, she has written, released, and promoted 25 books of her own, and dozens for other authors. To research her popular 6-book Yesteryear series, she interviewed the culturally rich mountain region's eldest people, recording their memories. The pictorial books relay these stories and those of the thousands of vintage photographs she has collected.
McGuinness' work has led her to uncover untold stories of national significance. Three of her books, Message of the Sacred Buffalo, Yesteryear at the Uniontown Speedway, and Gone to Ohiopyle, are incredible, exciting true stories she is working to adapt to the big screen.

From George Washington to Vivian Prescott, Barney Oldfield, Henry Ford and Frank Lloyd Wright, Ghostbusting, early wooden Boardtrack Racing and Sacred Buffalo, the characters and subjects of McGuinness', work have created in her, an expert on the history and legends of southwestern Pennsylvania.
The author/publisher is the mother of grown twin daughters and lives along the Mon River with her wily Jack Russell Terrier, Jake.
A member of the New York Center for Independent Publishing, Ink Tip, the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, and the Fayette County Chamber of commerce, the author lives her work, promoting through television, radio, events, print, web and her tourism map, Around Ohiopyle. She strives to share SW PA history's incredible stories and her original fiction.
Book List:
 
Message of the Sacred Buffalo (June 2010)
Hauntings Of Pittsburgh & the Laurel Highalnds (October 2009)
Gone to Ohiopyle (September 2009)
Murder in Ohiopyle & Other Incidents (Summer 2009)
Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ Cookbook, (Spring 2009)
Yesteryear in Ohiopyle and Surrounding Communities, Volume III (2008)
How to be a Working Author/Writer (2005; 2nd Edition, Fall 2008)
Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs (2004)
In it to Win It (2001)
The Explorer's Guide to the Youghiogheny River, Ohiopyle and SW PA Villages (2000)
Along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, from Cumberland to Uniontown (1998)
Stone House Legends & Lore (1998)
Yesteryear at the Uniontown Speedway (1996, 2nd Edition 1997, 3rd Edition 2008)
Official Program U.S.A. Speedway, 1916 Reprint (1996, 2nd Edition 2009)
Yesteryear in Smithfield (1996)
Yesteryear in Masontown (1994)
Yesteryear in Ohiopyle and Surrounding Communities, Volume II (1994)
Yesteryear in Ohiopyle and Surrounding Communities, Volume I (1993)
No Outlet! (1993)
Incidents (1992)
Nanny's Kitchen Cookbook (1991)
Natural Remedies, Recipes & Realities (1986)
The Deerhunter's Guide to Success...from the woods to the skillet (1985)
Natural Remedies (1984)
Unforgettable Poems for Everyday People (1984)
What's Happenin' Around Ohiopyle (1981)
More Publications by McGuinness
Around Ohiopyle Map & News July 2009-present (annual)
Around Ohiopyle Magazine (2008)
Tying the Knot Magazine (2007)
St. Michaels/Tilghman Coupon Booklet (2003)
Yesteryear Calendar series (1990's)
Yesteryear Press (Magazine) 1992 - 2002
Speak Easy Digest (Early 1990's)
Naturally Yours Newsletter (1980's)
Movies/Scripts
Yesteryear in Ohiopyle - The Movie (1990's)
Speed Kings screenplay based on Yesteryear at the Uniontown Speedway
Murder in St. Michaels screenplay based on unpublished mystery, Murder in St. Michaels