MY VIEWS

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.

Sep. 19, 2019
Happy to announce another When Tobacco Was King Author Talk......7 p.m. October 9 for the Waterford and Townsend Historical Society The event will take place at the Waterford Old Town Hall 76 Main Street South, Waterford, Ontario .....spread the word ðŸ˜€ If you are close by, glad to have you attend.
Sep. 10, 2019

Well time flies since my last blog posting but that’s not to say things have slowed down for When Tobacco Was King. I have some proverbial “irons in the fire” and waiting for somethings to materialize. I have the possibility of a speaking engagement in southwestern Ontario in October and hopefully a few events in Charlotte, NC and maybe one talk in Smithfield, NC on the way to Florida in November. April may be a busy month too as there are some hopes to do talks in Rocky Mount, NC, South Boston,VA and back to Milton, NC.

One date that is confirmed is May 9th when I will speak to the Probus organization in Kanata.

It looks like there will be a nice article on When Tobacco Was King soon to be published in Tobacco Business Magazine. Tobacco Business magazine has a huge readership and getting some notice for the book is really quite wonderful. I’m hoping, of course, for increased sales after the article appears and wouldn’t it be nice to pick up some big speaking engagements too. Will advise when the article appears.

Feb. 20, 2019

Received a phone call last night from Karen at Karen’s Hallmark Shop in Danville,Virginia and she has asked me to do another book signing at her store in the Danville Mall,April 17th. I’m there on the 16th between 4-7 and Karen will advise the time she has reserve for me on the 17th. I speak at 7pm with the Virginia Preservation Society so, my meet the author and book signing event at Karen’s most likely will be in the afternoon. So,thankful for Karen’s interest and assistance to promote When Tobacco Was King.