Events

It would be great to meet everyone in person, stop by any open event if you can! ~Joe

 

 

Speaking Engagement, NARFE

October 21, 2019, 9 AM, Marina Gardens, Kenosha, Wisconsin

I will be speaking to the Kenosha chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees at their quarterly breakfast. I will also be signing copies of all of my books.

 

 

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Book Signing and Speaking Engagement

July 24, 2019, 5 – 7PM, American Legion Post 587, Toledo, Ohio

I will be speaking at the post on “Burger, Brat and Beer night to the American Legion Post and Legion Riders. I will be signing copies of all of my books.

 

 


 

Book Signing at the Moving Wall

May 16 – May 20th, 2019 – Pritchard Park, Racine, Wisconsin

The Moving Wall, the replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. will be at Pritchard Park in Racine Wisconsin in May of 2019. There will be many activities during the 4 day event.

I will be there signing copies of all of my books.

Had a very nice weekend at the Wall. There was a nice ceremony Friday evening and many fine events. Spoke with many people and signed many books.

 


 

 

Book Signing at Rhodes Center for the Arts

March 27, 2019 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Please stop by Rhodes Center for the Arts in Kenosha, Wisconsin on March 27,2019. There will be many excellent restaurants there featuring their finest soup.

I wll be there from 11 AM till 1 PM signing copies of all of my books.

Had an excellent day at the Rhodes with daughter JoAnn, meeting folks and signing books.

 


Guest Speaker at Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Wisconsin

January 24, 2019 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 I will be speaking to a youth group at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Wisconsin. I will speak to them about my experiences with the youth of Vietnam when I served there during the Vietnam War. I will also discuss the writing process with them.

I had an amazing afternoon with all the youngsters and staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha!

 

 

 


Book Signing at Hero’s Cafe, Festival Foods North

December 19, 2018 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On December 19, 2018 I will be at the Hero’s Cafe at Festival Foods North in Kenosha, Wisconsin signing copies of all of my books. Stop by!

Had a very enjoyable morning at the Hero’s Cafe!

 

 

 

 

 


Veterans Art Show, The Pollard Gallery

November 3rd, 2018 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, I will be at the Veterans Art Show at The Pollard Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Come enjoy all of the artwork submitted by local veterans! I will be signing copies of my books during the event.

There was great deal of nice artwork at the show, we had a good time meeting folks and signing books.

 

 


Veteran’s Radio

September 9th, 5 PM Eastern time, 4 PM Central time

On Sunday September 9th, 5 PM Eastern time, 4 PM Central time I will be on Veteran’s Radio speaking about The Kansas NCO Trilogy. Tune in if you can!

http://www.veteransradio.net/

I had a great time on Veteran’s radio today. Thanks much to Dale Thornberry and all the folks at the radio station.

 


Pollard Gallery

September 8th – Downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Saturday September 8th I will be at the Pollard Gallery in downtown Kenosha signing copies of my books during the Second Saturday events. I will be there from 6 PM to 9 PM.

 

Was accompanied by my daughter JoAnn, and we both had a great evening at the Pollard Gallery art show. Signed books and met many nice people!

 


Taking a brief pause from my schedule for summer activities with family. Thanks for all of the kind emails I have received for my new book Three Wars. ~Joe

 


Book Signing at the 8th Annual Run for Sam

July 14, 2018 – Princeton, Wisconsin

On Saturday July 14, 2018 I will be holding a book signing at the 8th Annual Run For Sam run/walk event at the VFW in Princeton, Wisconsin. The race starts at the post at 8 AM and race proceeds go to scholarships to young people in the are pursuing a medical career.

 

>Had a great day at Sam’s Marathon. Looking forward to it next year, July 13, 2019! All proceeds from today’s book sales went to the marathon cause of scholarships for local students in the health care field. Proud to be a part of this every year.

 


Book Signing at Hero’s Cafe, Festival Foods

June 22, 2018 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Friday June 22, 2018 I will be having a book signing at the Hero’s Cafe at Festival Foods in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I will have copies of my new book Three Wars, and also The Kansas NCO and Back to The World.

>I had an excellent day at the Hero’s Cafe. Many people visited and I signed many copies of all of my books.

 

 


Book Signing at Veteran Artists & Crafters Expo, Highground Memorial Park

June 16, 2018 – Neillsville, Wisconsin

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 I will be signing books at the Veteran Artists & Crafters Expo at The Highground Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin

>The ceremonies and expo was great at the Highground, I enjoyed signing books and talking with many others who visited.

 


Book Signing at 12th Annual Tactical Fighter Wing Reunion

April of 2018 – Tucson

In April of 2018 I will be in Tucson at the annual reunion of the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; the unit I served under during my tour of duty in Vietnam. I will also be signing books during the reunion.

>Had a great reunion and book signing tour; looking forward to the next one!

 


Guest Speaker at Kenosha Kiwanis Club Meeting

February 21, 2018 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On February 21, 2018 I have been invited to speak at the Kenosha Kiwanis Club meeting.

>Had a great time speaking and signing books; the Kiwanis club does much to benefit our community.

 


I was graciously invited to make a return trip to Vietnam in mid-February 2018 with Kenosha Area Vietnam Vets founder Pete R.

Due to prior commitments I will not be able to make the trip, however I am grateful for the wonderful invitation. Maybe next year, Pete!

 


Guest Speaker at the Veteran’s Homecoming, Rhodes Theater

November 18th, 2017 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Saturday Nov 18th, 2017 I have been invited to speak and hold a book signing at the Veteran’s Homecoming event at the Rhodes Theater in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

>Had a great day of speaking and signing books at the Rhodes Theater. Nice crowd and fun event

 


Book Signing at the Veteran’s Art Show, Pollard Gallery

November 11th, 2017 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

2nd Annual Veterans Art Show Opening and Reception

On Veteran’s Day Nov 11th, 2017 I have been invited to hold a book signing at the Veteran’s Art Show at The Pollard Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

>The Pollard Gallery Veteran’s Art show was fantastic. I signed many books and met many fine people and enjoyed all the very nice artwork.

 


Book Signing at the Blue Knights Annual Convention

July 17th, 2017 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On July 17 I will be signing books at the Blue Knights annual Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

www.blueknights.org/

>I had a great day signing books and meeting members of the Blue Knights. They are a great bunch!

 


Guest Speaker at The Pollard Gallery Bowls and Books

March 29, 2017 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Wednesday March 29, 2017 I will be discussing my writing and signing books at The Pollard Gallery Bowls and Books event in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin.

>Had a great time meeting folks and signing books at The Rhodes Center for the Arts. Great soup and great artwork!

 


Book Signing at the Annual Racine Gun Show

February 25th, 2017 – Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Saturday February 25th, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM I will be signing books at the annual Racine Gun Show in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. The show is at Fountain Banquet Hall.

>Had a fine time signing books and meeting folks at the show!

 


(Took a pause in my busy schedule to catch up on some writing projects; will resume speaking engagements and book signings come spring)

 


Book Signing at Tenuta’s Delicatessen

December 10th, 2016 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Saturday December 10th, 2016 I will be signing copies of The Kansas NCO and Back To the World at world famous Tenuta’s Delicatessen in Kenosha, WI 3203-52nd St. The event will take place from 10 AM to 2 Pm.

>Had a great day at Tenuta’s Deli signing copies of my books and meeting new readers.

 


Guest Speaker at the Exchange Club

November 15, 2016 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 I have been invited to speak to members of the Exchange Club of Kenosha, Wisconsin. I will be discussing my writing, as well as my experience in Vietnam while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

>Had a very nice evening with this fine group of people who do some very important work.

 


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My grandchildren, Lucy and John.

Guest Speaker at Grewenow Elementary School

Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Veterans Day I am privileged at having been invited to be a speaker at Grewenow Elementary school in Kenosha, Wisconsin for their morning Veteran’s Day program.

In the afternoon my grandson John invited me to attend a Veteran’s celebration at his school in Cedarburg, Wisconsin!

>Note: Had a fantastic time at both events!

 


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November 12th, 2016 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Saturday, November 12th, 2016 I will be signing copies of my books at The Pollard Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin from 5 – 9PM. It will be part of the 1st Annual Veterans Art Show.

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Judy and Pat from the Pollard Gallery

 

>Was a great event, thanks all who attended!

 

 

 

 

 


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November 5th, 2016 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Saturday, November 5th, 2016, I will be discussing the writing process at the Veterans Celebration at the Veterans office in Kenosha.

>Was a great day visiting and speaking with veterans.

 


Guest on The Empress of Biz Radio Show

August 31st, 10 AM Eastern time

I am delighted to be the scheduled guest on “The Empress of Biz” Radio Show, hosted by JoAnn Forrester. The show will be on Wednesday August 31st, 10 AM Eastern time.

>Enjoyed my time on JoAnn’s show very much!

 


Book Signing at the Annual Kenosha Area Vietnam Vets (KAVV) Fundraiser, Cheers Bar

August 13th, 2016 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

I will be signing books at the annual Kenosha Area Vietnam Vets (KAVV) fund raiser at Cheers Bar, in Kenosha, WI August 13th, 2016 noon – four.

>Was a great day at the fund raiser!

 


Book Signing the 2016 Wisconsin American Legion State Convention

July 15th and 16th, 2016 – Middleton, Wisconsin

I will be signing copies of my books at the 2016 Wisconsin American Legion State Convention in Middleton, WI July 15, and 16th.

>Great conference; met a lot of fine people and signed many copies of my books.

 


Book Signing at the Hero’s Cafe, Festival Foods

May 13th, 2016 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

I will be signing copies of “Back To The World” at the Hero’s Cafe, Festival Foods, 3201-80th St, in Kenosha, WI. May 13, 2016, 9 AM-Noon.

>As always, a great day at the Cafe. Thanks Mary, Angie, Laura!

 


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Miss Kenosha attended my book signing

Book Signing at the Veterans Day Celebration, American Legion Post 21

November 7, 2015 – Kenosha, Wisconsin

I will be signing copies of “The Kansas NCO” at the Veterans Day celebration at American Legion Post 21 in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

>A Rewarding day at the legion, visiting with folks and signing books.

 

 


Guest Speaker at the National Association of Retired Federal Employees

October 19th – Kenosha, Wisconsin

I will be speaking on and signing copies of my book, “The Kansas NCO” at the bi-monthly seminar of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees on October, 19th in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 


Book Signing at Corsicana Air Show

September 26, 2015 – Corsicana, Texas

Book signing for “The Kansas NCO” Saturday, September 26, 2015, Corsicana Air Show, Corsicana, Texas

 


Saturday, Sunday, June 20, 21, book signing at Benton Harbor, MI “Tribute to Vietnam Veterans”


Saturday, June 13, 6PM, book signing, The Pollard Art Gallery


Saturday, March 28, 2015, book signing at the Vietnam Veterans Day celebration in Eau Claire, WI


Saturday, Jan 31, 2015, book signing at The Brat Stop in Kenosha Wisconsin!

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With Miss Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014
I will have a book signing event at The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin from 4 PM – ?


Oct 5-7th, 2014 Writer’s Publishing Workshop, Hershey, Pa, speaker and author’s panel


Oct 16th 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, at Author’s Zone awards ceremony where The Kansas NCO is a finalist for historical fiction