Feb. 9, 2019

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. 

Jan. 16, 2019

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. 

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.

Dec. 5, 2018

Things are still rolling along for my book,When Tobacco Was King. The presentations at various venues in North Carolina went well and I have made good contacts for more author talks in North Carolina in the month of April. I’m excited to announce that I am speaking at the East Regional Library in Durham Dec.17th and then on the 18th at the Casswell Library in Rocky Mount,NC.

I attended the Ybor City Cigar Festival in Tampa Dec. 2nd and was very happy that several exhibitors and a couple of cigar manufacturers are interested in my book. I’m hoping for a few speaking engagements through these contact.

Happy to report that sales on Amazon are brisk.

Sep. 3, 2018

SEPT. 3, 2018

LOOK at this great flyer from the Norfolk Historical Society for my presentation at the Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre, Sept. 13th at 7 pm.