Marci McGuinness

Marci McGuinness

Shore Publications
Author and Screenwriter

Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

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May 2015
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About Marci

Marci Lynn McGuinness is the author of 36 books, story teller extraordinaire, screenwriter, and southwestern Pennsylvanian historian.

She is the expert on 1913 – 1922 Summit Mountain Hill Climb and Uniontown Speedway board track history, and the auto pioneers who backed the big races. (Chevrolets, Duesenbergs, Oldfield, Universal Film President) McGuinness' screenplay, Speed King, log line:
“Pre NASCAR men raced on boards, vying and dying for the Universal Film Trophy.”

McGuinness' third novel, “Murder in the Vineyard” was released in May 2014. Meet the lingering spirits of Senator Crow, Congressman Andrew Stewart and George Titlow. Crow haunts today's Chiristian Klay Winery in Chalk Hill, PA. Visit him in the tasting room!

McGuinness has instigated an annual Summit Mountain Hill Climb to celebrate 100 years of racing history. See the June 14, 2014 hill climb video on her youtube channel, The Marci McGuinness Show! McGuinness' Uniontown Speedway and hill climb photo collection is second to none – over 250 photos and climbing.

Of her 34 books, over half are on SW PA history and legends, many are on Ohiopyle. She has also ghostwritten over a dozen books and memoirs and assists authors in taking their work from manuscript to book.

McGuinness is presently turning several of her books into screenplays.

A prolific author, she writes in a wide range of genres. In addition to history and mysteries, she has written and published children's books, haunted books, e books, tourism and outdoor sports books, guidebooks and cookbooks.

She is presently working to develop her Speed Kings film, a series of e stories, and Laurel Highland Legends, Volume II.

Books, Blogs Bio and,
: Documentary: Experience, “40 to Farmington”

Unique traits: Marci McGuinness owns the rights to many true stories. Her screenplay, Speed King!, is based on early board track racing and two of her books.


  • Speed King

    Speed King Historical Jack Rayson convinces Universal Films and auto moguls to back America's fastest track in a Pennsylvania coal boom town. He fights to keep the high rolling races going through fatal wrecks, war, storms, prohibition and lost love, then runs to Cuba with their money.

  • Night Agent

    Night Agent Thriller The hotel burnt Friday, November 13, 1964. They said no one was to blame, but Len and I knew better. We followed the night agent again.

  • Speed King!

    Speed King! Historical Gone with the Wind at the Races, WWI... Sea Biscuit in a Packard.


  • Murder in the Vineyard

    Murder in the Vineyard (2015)
    Print by Shore Publications Author/Historian

  • Third Annual Summit Mountain Hillclimb

    Third Annual Summit Mountain Hillclimb (2015)
    Hosting by Shore Publications Presenter

  • Murder in the Vineyard

    Murder in the Vineyard (2014)
    Video by Shore Publications Narrator/Producer

  • Second Annual Summit Mountain Hill Climb

    Second Annual Summit Mountain Hill Climb (2014)
    Video by Shore Publications Narrator/Producer

  • 40 to Farmington

    40 to Farmington (2012)
    Documentary by WQED Historian/Actor

  • Speedway Kings

    Speedway Kings (2011)
    Print by Shore Publications Author

  • Yesteryear at the Uniontown Speedwa

    Yesteryear at the Uniontown Speedwa (1996)
    Print by Marci McGuinness Author Silent film star, Vivian Prescott and her auto, film and steel mogul friends build a wooden race track in 1916, breaking speed records and keeping their town from going bankrupt until...

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