I’ve been a featured speaker on historic topics at national conferences such as the annual meeting of the Abraham Lincoln Presenters Association, Women in the Civil War, and Celebrate History!, and I’ve taught Writing for Publication classes at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee, and seminars at writers conferences and elsewhere.
National Conference of Association of Lincoln Presenters, Spencer County, Ind. “‘That Damned Scoundrel’: Lincoln and his brother-in-law George Rogers Clark Todd”
Women in the Civil War Conference, Winchester, Va. “Lincoln’s Beloved Rebel Sister-in-Law Emilie Todd Helm”
Celebrate History Conference, San Francisco, Ca. “Getting Published in History”
Polk’s America lecture series sponsored by James K. Polk Ancestral Home, Columbia, Tenn. “The 3rd Kentucky Regiment and Lincoln’s Brother-in-Law David Todd in the Mexican War”
Teaching American History (TAH) conference, Bridgeport, W.Va. “A Modest Proposal to Preserve the Union and Protect Slavery: Declare War on Britain”; “The Black Hand and the Mafia in West Virginia”
Stonewall Jackson Civil War Roundtable, Clarksburg, W. Va. “Lincoln’s Brother-in-Law, Confederate General Benjamin Hardin Helm”
University School of Nashville, continuing education program, “How to Write History that Doesn’t Put People to Sleep”
Goldenrod Writers Conference, Morgantown, W. Va. “Researching and Writing the Civil War”
Goldenrod Writers Conference, Morgantown, W. Va. “Writing and Marketing the Civil War”
Goldenrod Writers’ Conference, West Virginia University Campus, Morgantown, W. Va. “Writing For Publication” and “Book Marketing” seminars
Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tenn. Taught 10-week course, “Writing for Publication,” for two years; later taught same course in Harrison and Marion counties, West Virginia
Please use the Contact page for inquiries concerning speaking engagements.