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September 2018

History Book Festival: Save the Date!

September 28 - September 29

I'm pleased and honored to have been selected as one of 20 authors to speak at the second annual History Book Festival, in Lewes, Delaware on Sept. 28-29, 2018.  I will be discussing FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army. My third and newest book will be published this spring and has already garnered advance praise. Details for Lewes will be posted soon. For information about the 2017 event, click here.

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October 2018

Book talk and signing, Woodstock, N.Y.

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE

I'll be signing and speaking about my new book Five for Freedom: The African Americans in John Brown's Army at Golden Notebook, an indie bookstore in Woodstock, New York.   

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Montgomery County Civil War Round Table

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg,Maryland20877
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$25

I will be discussing FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army at the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table on Thursday evening, October 11.  The public is invited. $25 includes dinner (reservation required), $5 donation if attending meeting only.  Dinner at 7. Program starts at 8. For reservation, email [email protected] Meyer takes us 60 miles upriver from DC to the former arsenal town at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, and flanked by high…

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Harpers Ferry Weekend

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Harpers Ferry,WV25425United States + Google Map
Free

I will be signing my book FIVE FOR FREEDOM and speaking about the five African Americans with John Brown during the raid on Oct. 16-17, 1859 -- the world into which they were born and grew up, how they came to join him at this fateful time and place, the aftermath of the abortive effort to incite a slave insurrection, the raiders' descendants and how this story from the past continues to resonate in the present.  It is an American…

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Five for Freedom comes to Potomac!

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Potomac MD + Google Map

I will be speaking to friends of friends in Potomac on Sunday evening, Oct. 14, about FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army.  While this is a closed event, I welcome the opportunity to speak to similar small groups in the weeks and months ahead about this important part of our history, a story from the past that rresonates in the present.  Feel free to contact me through this website.

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November 2018

National Press Club Book Fair

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

I'm honored to be joining a list of distinguished authors at the 41st annual National Press Club Book Fair.  I'll be there to chat and sign FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army.  This is my third time at the NPC book fair.  Last time was 2015 with Chesapeake Country (Second Edition) with such notables as David Maraniss, Barry Syrluga, Paul Dickson, Nora Poullin and many others. Its interactive structure has attracted other well-known authors such as…

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D.C. History Conference: Talk and Book Signing

November 3 @ 12:00 pm

I'll be discussing the research that went into Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army on Saturday, Nov. 3, from around noon to 1:30, exact time and other details to come soon.    I will also be signing my book, which will be available for sale.  This annual event is being held on upper Connecticut Avenue NW in the District.

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Beth El Men’s Club

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Looking forward to sharing the story of FIVE FOR FREEDOM with Men's Club of Congregation Beth El, in Bethesda, Md.

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FIVE FOR FREEDOM Comes to Pamplin Historical Park and Museum of the Civil War Soldier

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Rd,
Petersburg,VA23803
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I will be speaking Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. -- about FIVE FOR FREEDOM -- at Pamplin Historical Park and Museum of the Civil War Soldier, in Petersburg, Va.  For more information about this event, click here.  Or read below: Slavery & Freedom: Lectures & Book Signing November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm “Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to…

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University Club Meet the Authors Night

November 28 @ 5:30 pm
University Club of Washington, D.C., 1135 16th St. NW
Washington,DC
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I will be signing books at the 29th annual University Club Meet the Authors Night in Washington, D.C.  More than 500 attendees, including University Club members, guests and the general public will discuss, buy and have books personalized by some of the nation's leading authors. Last year a record number of books were signed and sold. It's a perfect holiday gift-giving opportunity! The University Club's Meet the Authors Night and Book Fair is a chance to spend an evening pursuing a…

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