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.
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.
When Tobacco Was King is happy to announce that we have added two more author talks and possibly a third talk in the months of February and March here in Florida. Discussions are underway with the Elks Club to do a luncheon talk and East Lake Landings is set for February 23 at 9.30 am and then March 29th, When Tobacco Was King will be part of the Spring Extravaganza at Holiday Springs Resort in Spring Hill at 9 am.
I’m thrilled to announce another WTWK Author Talk April 27th, 7pm in Norwich, Ontario at the Norwich and District Historical Society. Norwich is a quaint town of about 11,000 located near Tillsonburg and was founded by United Empire Loyalists, mostly Quakers from New York State. Norwich and area has a rich tobacco history and I look forward to sharing the story here.