Radio Podcast

Jan. 17, 2020

How much fun was it to do a When Tobacco Was King radio interview? Lots of fun. Tune in!

The “When Tobacco Was King“ Pipes Radio Podcast interview is available by going to and scrolling down to Radio Show. Look for Episode #382. I think you will enjoy the interview.

Dec. 24, 2019

Tobacco Business Magazine, a large trade magazine, and the Town of Tillsonburg’s Tourism Magazine both wrote wonderful articles about the book. Thanks so much for the exposure.

Dec. 23, 2019


Feb.     29  Wayne County Museum Goldsboro, North Carolina Time 10 am

April     16. Eastern Carolina Village and Tobacco Museum Greenville, NC 6.30 pm

April     18  Smithfield Library Smithfield, North Carolina 7 pm


Nov. 8, 2019

I just returned from a trip to Italy with my son Dean and the Maggiano's Restaurant group. It's now Nov. 8th and it's time to head south for the winter. I'll leave Nov.10th and get to Danville for two author talks Nov. 12th. Then visiting and staying with my cousin Mike Allen, I'll use Creedmoor,NC as a base to do a When Tobacco Was King talk in Kinston, NC and then a return to Danville for a meet and greet at Karen's Hallmark Shop at the Danville Mall. Looking forward to telling the story and meeting the fine people in these two tobacco towns. 

Oct. 22, 2019

I'm happy to report that I will be making two book talks in Danville, Virginia Nov. 12th, 2019. I'm speaking at the Danville Rotary Club at their noon hour meeting and then at 6 pm at the Danville After Hours Rotary Club. The evening talk is open to the public and everyone is invited.  Danville was a major tobacco Market and their radio station WBTB uses this call sign as a reference to the city's rich tobacco History ....World's Best Tobacco Market.

When Tobacco Was King also is scheduled Nov. 14th at the Kinston-Lenoir Library for a presentation in Kinston, NC at 6.30 pm.