Does your group or meeting or book club need a speaker or program? I am available to inform and entertain your group on a variety of topics. I do not charge a set fee, but will gladly accept any donation/payment for my time (suggested fee is $100.00 and traveling expenses are additional).
RESEARCH AND HISTORICAL FACTS
How do I do my research? What interesting true historical events/facts have I come across? What true facts inspired each of my books? One of my mottos is “You can’t make this stuff up!” How did I research my non-fiction books about Tipp City?
HISTORY OF TIPP CITY
My two non-fiction books are about the history of Tipp City and some legendary locals from the area. Each book has over two hundred antique photos, which I can show some of them on Power Point. The stories about the town are amazing.
The path to publication from idea to writing to editing to publishing to sales. Details of my journey and some advice for those starting out.
Things you never knew about the American Revolution and some you wouldn’t believe! Two things turned the tide in the colonists’ favor during the Revolution, and neither of them involved guns, battles, or generals!
THE TRUE STORIES FOUND IN MY BOOKS
The true stories about King James V of Scotland (a king held captive), Mary Queen of Scots as a child (a war fought over her refusal as a toddler to marry the English prince), the development of gunpowder (the Chinese first thought it was a life-extending elixir), and how spies won the American Revolution (Without the elaborate and secret spy network – not discovered until 1929 – the war would have been lost).
READING EXCERPTS FROM MY NOVELS
I will read excerpts from my books and take questions. I can also read excerpts from any of the books or topics of your choice discussed above.
I have Power Point presentations on flash drives for each topic that can be shown on a television or screen you provide. Each talk will last about 30 minutes and leave time for questions from the audience. I have spoken numerous times at the Tippecanoe Historical Society and the Miami County Historical Society, the schools, the Jaycees, and several book clubs. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting with your group.