Looking for a new way to explore the St. Louis region? Join author and tour guide Dea Hoover to get an insight on hidden treasures in St. Louis as she talks about her best-selling book STL Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for St. Louis’s Hidden Treasures. Hoover is the owner of two St. Louis tour companies and used her 16 years of knowledge and experience to create this fun-for-the-whole-family STL Scavenger. Want to enjoy a taste of the fun? Upon arrival you will have the opportunity to get a taste of the book with a scavenger hunt designed by the author within the O'Fallon Library.


When: 6:30pm Monday, August 29

Who: This event is intended for adults. You do not need a library card to attend this free event.

Where: First-floor community room, O'Fallon Public Library


Author, tour company operator and lifelong Missouri native Dea Hoover has spent more than 20 years exploring and sharing the world with others. In her new book, “STL Scavenger,” (Reedy Press, 2021) she has gathered and gamified her extensive local knowledge to provide an entertaining and educational means of interacting with local sites, history and little-known facts about the area. Dea is the owner and operator of two well-known local tour companies (Discover St. Louis and Are We There Yet?). She has been featured in newspaper, radio, magazine and on television, including The History Channel’s “The States.” She is past President of the St. Louis Professional Tour Guide Association and also served on the tour guide certification committee for the PTGA. Dea is currently a board member and Vice-President of The Hill Business Association and Secretary of the County Credit Union Board. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in English from Washington University in St. Louis and completed the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking course at 16. Her childhood was spent in her parents’ Main Street Firestone Tire and Appliance business. Her pride and joy as a teenager was her 1965 Limited Edition Mustang and for Firestone fans she says she is gum-dipped. Today Dea resides in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, considered America’s last Little Italy, with her husband and partner in tourism and rhyme, Declan. They have visited 6 continents with Antarctica next on the itinerary!

Any questions about this event, please contact Heidi at [email protected] or 618-206-4344

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