The World’s Busiest Airport

Do you want to learn more about the world’s busiest airport in an entertaining and FUN way!  Well I have good news for you!

I am a distant relative of former Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield and I wrote a book on the world’s busiest airport.  I also speak at businesses, churches, civic groups and schools with an entertaining, upbeat, fun speech entitled “What’s In A Name.”  That is also the title of my book that has a sub-title of:  “A Historical Perspective of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.”  WOW, what a Long name!!!

How did the airport in Atlanta Georgia become the world’s busiest?   Who was this Hartsfield guy?  How about Jackson?  Why does the airport have a hyphenated name?  These are the questions that my book and my speech answer!

Other little known facts about this GREAT airport are that it has had FIVE official names in less than 100 years.  The airport began in 1925.  Coca-Cola and the Atlanta airport have many connections.  (We’ll discuss that in the speech or you can read about it in my book)!

It is a fascinating story that very few people know.   I am keenly aware that some people….OK, maybe a lot of people don’t care.  If more people cared, I would have sold even more books than I have.   The book has done pretty well selling over 750 to date.  It is available from me, (see my web site;  or my Face book page, Hartsfield International Speakers or even call me at 678-773-4047).  The book is also available on Amazon, on Barnes and, and as a Kindle version.

As a part time professional speaker, I also can come to your group in the Atlanta area to speak to you about the airport and my book.  My speech, “What’s in a Name” is very interesting and FUN!

Back to the busiest airport in the world!!!  Every day someone asks me why is the airport named for Hartsfield and who was he.  As noted, Hartsfield was a Mayor of Atlanta.  Not just any Mayor.  He served 6 terms …and is Atlanta’s longest serving Mayor.  Jackson was Atlanta’s first African American mayor and served 3 terms himself.  There are chapters on each of these men in the book.

How did the airport become the world’s busiest?  Well, there are multiple answers to this question.

Get my book, or contact me and let’s talk about how I can deliver this or other speeches for your group!  Thanks for reading my boast about the airport and me!  Have a phenomenal day!


First Blog


Have you ever though about writing a book?   I had not. But, sometimes things happen in our lives that lead us to do things that we had never planned.  Well, now I have written a book.  Now it’s time to take the book sales to the next level.

With an iconic name like Hartsfield, living in the Atlanta area…well the rest is history!

Now I  have my website at a point where it can probably help sell books and get me some speaking engagements.   I am one of those weird people that has always liked getting up in front of people.  Admittedly, I am not “the world’s GREATEST speaker.”  But, I am OK and have a very interesting story to tell.

Actually I am a pretty decent speaker / teacher. Sometimes!  Ha!  And, if it is something you enjoy doing, you work at it.  I have been working at the speaking and the book is done after over six years of working on it.  I didn’t write the book all by myself.  I had a lot of help.  The most help came from my editor and the lady who did the layout, Donna Leonard.

The book has done pretty well, I guess.  To date I have sold about 700 copies and it is also now available as a Kindle version.  Truthfully, because it is the busiest airport in the world, I thought I would have sold more.

Now I want to take it to the next level by speaking more and of course selling the book at the speaking engagements.  Please help me spread the word by pointing people to my website, or my new face book page Hartsfield International Speakers.  Heck, I am even on Twitter now!

If you are in the Atlanta area and need a speaker for any occasion, please consider me.  Please tell Churches, Businesses, Schools and Civic Clubs about me.  I really enjoy speaking and have a pretty neat story to tell about how an old dilapidated race track became the busiest airport in the world!  And yes, I want to sell you a copy of my book after the speech.  But then, you expected that didn’t you?