Jan. 8, 2019


I‘m pleased to announce more speaking engagements in 2019. I kick the new year off with an Author Talk at the Brooksville Main Branch Library Jan. 24th at 4 pm near my winter home, Spring Hill. I’m hoping a lot of snowbirds from both the US and Canada will attend and enjoy the story.

When Tobacco Was King will be making appearances in North Carolina and Virginia on the way home to Ottawa. A talk in Fayetteville, NC is in the works for April 14th but is not yet confirmed but the Heritage Square Historical Society and Anstead’s Tobacco Company seem quite interested in having me make a talk. 

April 15th is scheduled in Henderson, NC at the Perry Library. I might do another talk on the same day with the Ben Franklin Society or they might combine and join at the library. Henderson natives, the Parhams, were tobacco pioneers and it will be great to tell their stories in this town.

April 16th, I head a couple of hours north from Henderson to Chatham, Virginia to speak to the Rotary Club at noon. Chatham is near Danville, VA. Actually, the next day April 17th, I will be at Karen’s Hallmark Store in Danville between 4-7 pm to do a book signing. Karen is stocking When Tobacco Was King books and has graciously extended this invitation to meet people and help promote the book.

April 18th, I‘m speaking at the North Branch of the Durham, NC Library and then start the final leg driving back to Ottawa the next day.