Wednesday, December 30, 2015

News On Jake Berger And January 23rd Show At The Double Door Inn

Hello everyone-

As you may know, my friend and NC 1960s book co-author Jake Berger has hurt pretty bad in an accident two weeks ago. Jake and the Mannish Boys had a show planned at The Double Door Inn on January 23rd with Crisis. Randy Franklin has generously decided to make this a benefit show for Jake, featuring many of the folks that Jake has played with over his 50 year career. Spread the word, this one's gonna Rock. Get well soon, Jake, and see you all in 2016.
December 30, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hello All-

On behalf of everyone here at Fort Canoga Press, Merry Christmas, and stay tuned for news for new adventures in 2016. Best wishes and safe travels,
December 21, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

South End Bazaar This Saturday


I'll be selling some fine Fort Canoga Press books, and prints at the South End Bazaar, at 2525 Distribution St. Charlotte, NC 28203, this Saturday, November 21st. The event starts at 11am, and goes until 8pm. I'll be there after noon, and there until 6:30pm. 
Hope to see you there,
November 21, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Tomorrow Night! The NC 1960s Book Authors Take To A Very Big Stage!

Hope to see you all there. Free admission! The Mannish Boys are on at 6:30pm, and the Spongetones will follow at 8pm. Let's Rock,
September 25, 2015

Thank You

Hello All-

Thank you to all of you that came out for Jan Crane Barley's book talk in Perrysburg, Ohio yesterday. You all were a part of a wonderful afternoon, and we hope to see you out again at further events with Ms. Barley.

Stay tuned for further events.
September 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Podcast Of My Recent Appearance ON WNCW, Talking About There Was A Time

August 4, 2015

Jan Crane Barley Book Talk And Signing!

Hello All-

Our own Jane Crane Barley will be doing her first talk about her new book, A StoryTourist In Britain, at the Way Library in Perrysburg, Ohio on the evening of September 24th. Contact the Way Library through their website,, for more information. You may even meet other Fort Canoga Press authors at her talk!

Spread the word, and safe travels,
August 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Fort Canoga Press Is On The Road

Hello all-

If you're in Winston-Salem, NC tomorrow (July 4th), come by the Mast General Store. Fort Canoga Press and I will be there for a special pop-up event from 11am to 4pm, with all of our FCP books in stock. Hope to see you there,
July 3, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A New Press Release About A Story Tourist In Britain

Announcing Fort Canoga Press’s newest publication -- A Story Tourist in Britain; With Glimpses of Harry Potter, Beatrix Potter, Jane Austen and Many Others. written by Janet Crane Barley. Her first book, Winter in July: Visits With Children’s Authors Down Under, was published by Scarecrow Press. 
A Story Tourist in Britain contains six journals from Story Tours organized by and led by Dr. Mary Lou White, professor of international children’s literature and head of Book Adventures Travel.  
The author, a professional writer, strives to tell interesting, insightful stories about her travels. Bill Bryson is her role model. 
Copies of A Story Tourist in Britain are available from for less than the cover price of $15. (Price varies slightly from day to day.) Amazon offers a peek inside to give readers a taste of the book’s style.
A Story Tourist in Britain describes people and places from the following tours:

1990: A Storybook Journey: London, Welwyn Garden City, St. Albans, Cambridge, Ely, Nottingham, Upwell, Swaffham, Norwich, Canterbury, Dover, Brighton, Chichester, London
1995: Scotland Forever and a bit of northern England: Glasgow, Robert Burns Country, Skye, Inverness, Deeside, Edinburgh, Hadrian’s Wall, York, Haworth, Keswick
1996: In the Footsteps of Jane Austen and Mary Lou White: Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Chawton, Steventon, Lyme Regis, Bath, Avebury, Seven Oaks, London
1999: Scotland: Scenes and Stories: Glasgow, Dollar, Edinburgh, Abbotsford, Melrose, Stirling, Pitlochry, Skye, Kilmartin, Oban, Mull, Iona, Glasgow
2002: Wizards, Witches, and Wondrous Worlds
A Story Tour of British Children’s Fantasy Literature, Featuring Harry Potter:
 Newcastle to Hadrian’s Wall, Durham, Alnwick, Whitby, Goathland, Birmingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Chipping Sodbury, Lacock, Bourton-on-Water, Broadway, London
2004: Myths, Moors and Mountains, Scotland with Orkney and Northern England: Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Stromness, Orkney, Edinburgh, Roslin, Dunfermline, Falkland, St. Andrews, Peebles, Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys, Yorkshire, Thirsk, Harrogate, Haworth

Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcoming Book Talks And Events

Hello All-

My first book talk of the summer will be this Wednesday, June 17th, at the North County Library in Huntersville. I will be talking about There Was A Time, as well as my North Carolina Musicians book. All of our Fort Canoga Press books will be available at the talk.

I'll also be on WNCW next Wednesday, June 24th, at noon. I'll be spinning records with Joe Kendrick, and talking about North (and South) Carolina Garage Rock. Tune in!

Look for further press about the show, and look for the Mod VI this Friday night at 8:45pm, as they'll appear on WBTV's news show on their Bounce channel, talking about our June 27th show.

See you soon,
June 16, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Updated Book Talk And Signing Schedule

As I gear up for the Charlotte 60s Rock & Roll Reunion show at Neighborhood Theatre​ on June 27th, I've got a number of talks on my books coming up, as well as book signings for my NC Musicians book at a number of Mast General Stores. All of these events, apart from The Wrecking Crew​ documentary, are free. Spread the work, and see you on the road. Columnated ruins domino....

NC Musicians and NC 1960s Rock & Roll book talks-
June 17th, North County Regional Library, Huntersville, 6pm 
June 30th, South County Region Library, 6pm 
July 13th, Plaza Midwood Library 6pm 

Book signings for NC Musicians book-
June 13th, Hendersonville, 11am-3pm
June 19th, Boone, noon-4pm
July 10th, Boone, 1 to 5pm 
July 11th, Valle Crusis, 11am to 3pm

I’ll also be speaking after the Charlotte screening of The Wrecking Crew documentary, at Theatre Charlotte on June 6th. 
May 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here's Some News On The Next CLT 60s/There Was A Time Concert

Hello All. Here's the venue page for our annual Charlotte 60s Rock & Roll Reunion, happening this year at the Neighborhood Theatre on June 27th. We've got the Bondsmen, featuring Phil Lee, reuniting for the first time since 1970, and the Mod VI, playing their first Charlotte show since 1969. We've also got the fabulous Mannish Boys, and one more killer band that we hope to announce shortly. Spread the word.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WBT Briarhoppers book on News14 Carolina

Hello All-

My thanks to all of you that saw me yesterday on News14 Carolina, talking about my book on the WBT Briarhoppers. You can check out the book on Amazon here-

You can find all of our books on Fort Canoga Press, by simply Googling my name, Daniel Coston. Thanks,
February 15, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Press Release For A Story Tourist In Britain

Fort Canoga Press is proud to announce the release of their newest book, “A Story Tourist In Britain” by Janet Crane Barley. The travel book allows the reader to tag along with Barley as she explores England and Scotland, and looks into the rich literary history of these countries alongside many of their heralded authors, and artists. Visit the homes of many of their greatest authors, and where they were inspired to create their best-known works, and meet the best and brightest writers and artists that Britain has to offer. 

“‘A Story Tourist In Britain' is six journals from my travels to England and Scotland with Book Adventures, an organization whose tours featured visits with authors telling stories behind their books as well as visits to settings of many books and other places tourists often miss,” says Barley. "One tour followed the trail of Jane Austen. We visited places important in her life and met specialists who have studied her life and times. Another tour tracked Harry Potter from Platform 9 3/4 to the Quidditch field. We met a childhood friend of J. K. Rowling’s as well as her only authorized “biographer”. Bill Bryson is my role model -- a keen observer who picks up interesting details others miss and tells stories with a sense of perspective and a keen sense of humor. I’ve tried also to collect interesting stories and to tell them well in my own voice."

Janet Crane Barley began her professional career as the women’s editor of a daily newspaper. She became an information services officer in the US Air Force, then continued her writing career with organizations in government contracting and health care, including hospice. Scarecrow Press published her book, Winter in July: Visits with Children’s Authors Down Under, in 1996. Last year, Scottish Life magazine published her story about the week she and her granddaughter spent at Aigas Wildlife Conservation Centre in the Scottish Highlands. She lives in Perrysburg, Ohio. 

Based in Charlotte, NC, Fort Canoga Press offers a wide selection of books that focus on the arts, photography and travel. If you would like to receive a review copy, set up an interview with Ms. Barley, or request copies for your bookstore or library, please email us at the contract information below.

Fort Canoga Press
Daniel Coston

Friday, January 9, 2015

A New Book From Fort Canoga Press!

Hello All-

A Story Tourist In Britain is the newest book from FCP! Ohio-based author Janet Crane Barley offers her stories about traveling England and Scotland, seeing the places that inspired some of the greatest works in literary history, and meeting some of the best writers and authors that these countries have to offer. This is Ms Barley's second book, and we're proud to have her be part of the FCP family. You can purchase her book here-

My sincere thanks to Sandra Barley for her help in putting this book together. Spread the word, and I'll post info soon about this book, as well as other FCP projects. Best wishes,
January 9, 2014