Mowday’s February events include stops in Avon Grove, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Ephrata and Coatesville

January 30, 2024

A marketing workshop and a Main Line Writers address

are part of the February events for author Bruce E. Mowday

Book signings in West Gove, Coatesville and Ephrata are on his appearance list


WEST CHESTER _ Author Bruce E. Mowday will begin his monthly events with a talk on Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs: The 1972 Sniper Slayings of Policemen William Davis and Richard Posey at the Avon Grove Library on February 1.

“The murders of the two policemen were such an unnecessary tragedy,” Mowday said. “The senseless killings signaled to the Chester County community that the area was not immune to the growing violence in the nation.”

Mowday’s talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Avon Grove Library, 117 Rosehill Avenue, West Grove. The event is free and open to the public. The book, published by Schiffer Publishing, is one of three true crime books Mowday authored on the infamous Johnston gang.

“I’m working on my next book for Schiffer Publishing,” Mowday said. “The book is on the escape of murderer Danilo Souza Cavalcante from Chester County Prison on August 31, 2023.”

On Saturday, February 3, Mowday will sign books at Looker Books, 228 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, from noon until 2:00 p.m. He will talk about his books and writing at 1:00 p.m.

Mowday will join Mechanicsburg author Mary Walsh for a book marketing workshop on Sunday, February 4 in Lancaster from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is being held at Reology Studio, 315 W. James Street, Lancaster, unit #105. The cost is $49 and some spaces are available. Contact Mowday at for reservations.

“Mary and I have been marketing books for more than 25 years we have a combined 40 books published,” Mowday said. “We’ve been asked to put on such a seminar. This is a unique opportunity for new and established writers looking to increase book sales.”

On February 6 at 7:00 p.m., Mowday will be at Screwballs Sports Bar & Grille, 216 Beidler Road, King of Prussia, to talk to the Main Line Writers group.

Lafayette and the battle of Brandywine will be Mowday’s topic when he gives a presentation at the Ephrata Cloisters, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, on February 8 at 10:45 a.m.

“In August, the bicentennial celebration of Lafayette being America’s guest begins,” Mowday said. “Lafayette deserved the 13 months of adulation he received in 1824 and 1825. The American Friends of Lafayette is scheduling many events to mark the American Hero’s return to America. I’ll be giving talks on my three books, Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero; Lafayette: America’s Young Hero and Guest and September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia.”

Mowday is chair of the Chester and Delaware counties Lafayette bicentennial committee. For more information on the celebration, see To schedule a presentation by Mowday, contact the author at Information on his books can be found at

Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 20 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including Counter Culture, a PBS Emmy-winning show, the Discovery ID channel, ReelZ network, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Our American Heritage, Whatcha Got, Journey into the Civil War, Chronicles of the American Civil War and local television and radio stations.

He was a guest on the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Revolution 250. He was twice featured in the Authors of the American Revolution Congress hosted by Nathan’s Papers. Bruce is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. The Congress of Civil War Round Tables has named Bruce a “5-Star” speaker.  Mowday has hosted his own radio shows, has been editor of magazines and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a former board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see

A member of the American Friends of Lafayette, Bruce is the Chester County Coordinator for the Lafayette Bicentennial Celebration in 2024 and 2025. He is also a member of the county’s 250th committee planning for a celebration of our nation’s founding.

Recent comment from a reader: “This man reigns from Chester County and always seemed to present a balanced view in his early career covering the Courts. I have watched him blossoming into a highly respected author and has not written a boring one yet. We now have another budding celebrity hailing from the region. If you are a book enthusiast, order his books. They are polished and interesting. I’m not usually a big history reader but I’ve enjoyed his work. They are interesting as well as informative His name is Bruce Mowday. I like Bruce because he is talented and a gentleman. I would not push his product if I did not believe it was good work.”