Wow! A wonderful lecture. You made a very well prepared and dynamic presentation that was enjoyed by everyone in the room. As you were speaking, I said to myself that man is a "wordsmith," written and verbal. Thanks so much for the time and effort you gave to the review. - Roy Hazelwood, noted FBI profiler, author and leader of the Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church's Adult Ministry

2009 Event Schedule (updated monthly)

For complete speaking transcripts, event recaps, photos and presentations visit the Bookings page on this website.

January 20, 2009 Maury Commons Heritage Center
30+ min. talk to the ladies of Kappa Delta Gamma (Beta Eta Chapter), a sorority of retired educators, on my process for historical research and writing.

March 11, 2009 Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church (Christian Classics)
This 60-minute talk on the book "Christ In The Camp" by Rev. J. William Jones details the role that religion played in the Army of Northern Virginia. From the establishment of chaplains in the Confederate army to the 'Great Revival,' Jones' recollections show how faith can aid us in times of war.

March 20, 2009 Manassas Museum (Friday Evening Talk)
This 60-minute talk discussed the split between the whites and blacks attending Fredericksburg Baptist, resulting in Shiloh Baptist (Old Site), as well as the denominational split between the Methodist church over the issue of slavery.

September 12, 2009 Pittsburgh Writer's Project
This 2-hour lecture presented an overview of how I researched materials for my book on Fredericksburg's historical churches and ten tips for conducting effective research and applying it to any genre.

POSTPONED Stafford County Courthouse Administration Center
30+ min. presentation to the Stafford Historical Society on the experiences of Stafford County's churches during the Civil War.

March 21, 2010 Hospitality House (VA Farm Bureau Women’s Conf.)
Titled “The Mother of the Father of Our Country,” this 30-min. devotional tells the life-story of Mary Ball Washington and her tumultuous legacy as the mother of George Washington.

June 19, 2010 Annual CWHC Muster (Banquet Dinner)
"Jackson's Journey: Stonewall in the Valley" will present a look at a brilliant military campaign that forged the legacy of a lion.

More to come




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