FORKS — Forks author Lonnie Archibald recently interviewed an Aberdeen trucker who knew every driver featured in his previous book, “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers.”
Camaraderie, Archibald discovered in the writing of his latest book, characterizes the relationships between truck drivers.
The man was one of 25 truck drivers Archibald interviewed in the Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, Aberdeen and Quinault areas for “Keep on Truckin.’ ”
“They are one big family — these truckers are,” said Archibald, whose 210-page book hit store shelves Wednesday.
Archibald will hold book signings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 110 S. Spartan Ave. in Forks, and noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at First Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave. in Forks, during the West End Historical Society meeting.
The books, ranging in price from $18 to $22, are sold in Forks, Joyce, Port Angeles and Sequim.
The stores include Thriftway, 950 S. Forks Ave. in Forks; Leppell’s Flowers and Gifts, 130 Spartan Ave. in Forks; Chinook Pharmacy & Variety, 11 S. Forks Ave. in Forks; Joyce General Store, 50893 Highway 112 in Port Angeles; Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St. in Port Angeles; Port Book and News, 104 E. 1st St. in Port Angeles; Jim’s Pharmacy & Home Health, 424 E. 2nd St. in Port Angeles; Sequim Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St, and 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101 in Sequim.
“Keep on Truckin’ ” explores the diverse yet common experiences of Olympic Peninsula truckers.
Archibald is also the author of “There Was a Day, Stories of the Pioneers,” “Here on the Home Front — WWII in Clallam County” and “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers.”
His photographs have appeared in the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.
In November, he was presented with the Forks Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award for almost 50 years of photographing youth sporting events.