March 20, 2023
Spring book events for author Bruce E. Mowday
include signings at Chester County Library and events
in New Jersey, Lancaster County and Washington’s Crossing
Mowday tapes a show for PA Books on Pennsylvania Cable Network
WEST CHESTER _ Author Bruce E. Mowday’s Spring book schedule includes a variety of events, beginning tonight with “An Evening of History and True Crime” at the Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook.
“I’m so pleased that many different organizations have requested my appearance for worthwhile events, including a fundraiser for cancer research and being a panel member for Nation’s Papers’ Author Congress on the American Revolution,” Mowday said. “I’m especially pleased that the Chester County Library has agreed to present three of my talks on different book subjects.”
Mowday’s talk tonight at Tel Hai was requested by residents on his three true crime books on the Johnston gang, Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murders to Justice; Stealing Wyeth and his latest book, Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs. Other residents requested he talk about his history books, including Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center and is open to the public.
Mowday is also addressing students of American Government and Understanding the Law at Bayard Rustin High School, West Chester, on March 31.
What’s spring without baseball? Mowday is talking about his book on Phillies great Richie Ashburn at the Hershey’s Mill Sport Memorabilia meeting on March 23 at 2:00 p.m. Hershey’s Mill is located in East Goshen.
Mowday’s first April event is at the studios of Pennsylvania Cable Network where he will tape a show for PCN’s PA Books. The taping is April 6. The dates the show will air has not been determined.
For the second straight year, Nathan’s Papers has invited Mowday to sign books and take part in a panel discussion at its Author’s Congress on the American Revolution. The event is Saturday, April 15 at Washington’s Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA. Mowday will join other members of the American Friends of Lafayette to talk about Lafayette. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-revolution-authors-congress-at-washingtons-crossing-tickets-575798537927.
The Business Side of Writing is Mowday’s topic for the April 18 meeting of the Brandywine Valley Writers Group at 7:00 p.m. at Ryan’s Pub, 124 West Gay Street, West Chester. Mowday is a founding member of the group.
Mowday’s final April event that is scheduled is April 20 at the Cape May County New Jersey Civil War Round Table at 7:00 p.m. at the historic courthouse. The subject is Three Views of Gettysburg from his three books, Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story, J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg and Emotional Gettysburg.
Emotional Gettysburg combined Mowday’s essays with paintings by Chadds Ford artist Karl J. Kuerner. Mowday and Kuerner will talk about the book on May 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the 40th anniversary celebration of Sunset Hill Jewelers and Fine Arts Gallery, 23 North High Street, West Chester.
The first of three talks at the Chester County Library, Exton branch, will take place on May 8 at 6:00 p.m. Mowday will speak on his three true crime books, Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murders to Justice; Stealing Wyeth and his latest book, Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs.
Mowday will part of a fundraising event, Fashion for the Cure, on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Penn Oaks Country Club.
The remainder of his May events include a book signing at Hershey’s ArtFest on May 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; a talk on Lafayette before the Mount Joy Area Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. on May 15; a book signing at the Solanco Historical Society Civil War event from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on May 20; a Lafayette talk before the Downingtown Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. on May 23; a talk on Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs on May 24 at 2:00 pm. And a Stealing Wyeth talk at Garden Spot Retirement Community on May 25 at 7:00 p.m.