Skull and Sidecar Kristen Hall-Geisler

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Book Ordering Info

  • 252 pages
  • Paperback $14.95, 5" x 8", ISBN 978-0-9893658-8-8
  • Ebook $2.99, ISBN 978-0-9893658-9-5
  • Publisher: Practical Fox LLC
  • Published June 16, 2018
  • Distribution: Ingram
  • Contact: info@practicalfox.com
  • Twitter: @practicalfox

About the Book

It's 1926, and Nell Kelly has a couple of things to prove. First, that the skull recently found in Oregon is indeed the oldest in North America, and second that women should be taken seriously as academics. The first is confounded by a man in a literal black hat who steals the artifact at gunpoint. The second is confounded by a cultural anthropologist and notorious flapper named Gunn Flagley.

In order to get the skull back and prove that herself and her science are legitimate, Nell has to climb into the sidecar of Gunn's Harley-Davidson and ride across Oregon in pursuit of the man in the black hat. Along the way, she meets cowboys, Chinese doctors, native tribes, a religious cult, and loggers who are not afraid to cause a little chaos when the opportunity presents itself. All Nell wants is a laboratory and that skull. Is that so much for a woman to ask?

Kristen Hall-Geisler is a freelance automotive writer, book editor, and small-press publisher. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Popular Science, Tech Crunch, and more. She lives in Oregon, but she had to sell her 50-cc scooter when it became apparent that her dog hated it. A lot.


Really enjoyed reading this and definitely recommend. The characters are strong feminist women and they are a lot of fun.—reader review, Amazon

Author Info

Kristen Hall-Geisler is a freelance writer and book editor living in Oregon. She's honed her research and interviewing skills with the New York Times, TechCrunch, How Stuff Works, Popular Science, US News & World Report, and more. She loves falling down the rabbit hole of research and emerging with a book or article that others find useful and—she hopes—entertaining while still being based on solid sources. She is the author of the historical novel Skull and Sidecar as well as the nonfiction books Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self and Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories.

  • Contact: khg@kristenhallgeisler.com
  • Twitter: @kristenhg
  • Instagram: @kristen_hg
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