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Blue Skies

Upcoming Speaking Engagements, and Book Signings

I have given about 400 talks and slide shows on a variety of my books. A partial list of the venues where I have spoken includes the following: American Museum of Natural History, Mystic Seaport, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mount Vernon, Mariner's Museum and Park, Tenement Museum, South Street Seaport, National Archives, Politics & Prose Bookstore, Gret Lives Lecture Series at the University of Mary Washington, Porter Square Bookstore, Harvard Bookstore, Concord Bookshop, Larchmont Yacht Club, Nantucket Whaling Museum, Mississippi Book Festival, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Cape Cod Natural History Museum, Nantucket Atheneum, Yale University, House of Seven Gables, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Public Library, Concord Festival of Writers, Town Hall Seattle, Darien Library, Miami Book Festival, Lemuria Bookstore, Stoneridge Independent Living, Newbridge on the Charles Independent Living, Fishers Island Museum, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Wayland Library, Jamestown Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, Eldredge Public Library, Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead Museum, Essex Meadows Independent Living, Darien Sail & Power Squadron, Bath Maritime Museum, Hyannis Yacht Club, and scores of other libraries, museums, historical societies, and independent living facilities throughout New England and beyond. 

If you are interested in having me as a speaker for any of my books, please contact me via the contact form on this website (see tab above).

June 2024

Copper Dog Books

Satruday, June 1

10-12 PM

272 Cabot St.

Beverly, MA

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Whitelam Books

Satruday, June 1

1-3 PM

610 Main St.

Reading, MA

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

The Bookstore of Gloucester

Satruday, June 1

4-6 PM

61 Main St.

Gloucester, MA

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Darien Public Library

And The Darien Sail & Power Squadron

Sunday, June 2

3 PM

1441 Post Rd.

Darien, CT

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Swampscott Public Library

Monday, June 3

7 PM

61 Burrill St.

Swampscott, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Lakeville Public Library

Tuesday, June 4

6:30 PM

4 Precinct Street

Lakeville, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

The Friends of the Hull Public Library (at the Nantasket Beach Resort),

and Buttonwood Books and Toys

Thursday, June 6

7 PM

45 Hull Shore Drive

Hull, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

The Bookshop of Beverly Farms

Friday, June 7

3 PM

40 West Street

Beverly, MA

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Bank Square Books

Sunday, June 9

11-1 PM

53 Main St.

Mystic, CT

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Charter Books

Sunday, June 9

3-5 PM

8 Broadway

Newport, RI

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Marblehead Museum

Thursday, June 13

7 PM

170 Washington Street

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Wellesley Books

Satruday, June 15

2-4 PM

82 Central St.

Wellesley, MA 

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Tales of Cape Cod

Monday, June 17

7 PM

304 Main St.

Barnstable, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Mashpee Public Library

Thursday, June 27

1 PM

64 Steeple St.

Mashpee, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Eldredge Public Library

Thursday, June 27

5 PM

564 Main St.

Chatham, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport and Museum

Saturday, June 29

10:30 AM

75 Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic, CT

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Mystic Seaport Gift Shop Signing

Saturday, June 29

1-3 PM

75 Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic, CT

I will be signing copies of Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World; and Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

July 2024

Marblehead Festival of the Arts

Saturday, July 6

2:30

Abbot Public Library

235 Pleasant St.

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Wakefield Books

Tuesday, July 16

6 PM

The Maury Loontjens Memorial Library
in Narragansett

25 Pier Marketplace

Narragansett, RI

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

The Commons in Lincoln

Thursday, July 18

11 AM

Private event 

Lincoln, MA 

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Brewster Book Store

Saturday, July 20

2-4 PM

2648 Main Street

Brewster, MA

BOOK SIGNING --  Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club

Tuesday, July 23

5:30 PM

Private event 

Boothbay, ME

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

September 2024

Waterstones at Wellesley

Tuesday, September 10

1:30 PM

27 Washington St.

Wellesley, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Mississippi Book Festival

Saturday, September 14

Time TBD

In conversation with Hampton Sides (The Wide, Wide Sea), with me talking about Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Danvers Historical Society &

Friends of the The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

Tuesday, September 17

7 PM

Location TBD

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Conant Public Library

Wednesday, September 18

6:30 PM

It will be held at the Sterling Senior Center

36 Muddy Pond Road

Sterling, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Jamestown Philomenian Library

Thursday, September 26

7  PM

26 North Rd.

Jamestown, RI

Talk on Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Wellesley Historical Society

Saturday, September 28

2 PM

Wellesley Free Public Library

530 Washington St.

Wellesley, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and

East Providence Public Library

Monday, September 30

6:30 PM

Talk will be at the Weaver Library

41 Grove Ave.

East Providence

Talk on Brilliant Beacons: History of the American Lighthouse

October 2024

Nantucket Historical Association (Whaling Museum)

Wednesday, October 9

6 PM

Whaling Museum

Nantucket, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

China Symposium at Governor's Academy

Monday, October 28,

Newburry, Massachusetts

Details to come

November 2024

Foxborough Historical Society

Tuesday, November 26

7 PM

McGinty Room

Foxborough Police Department

8 Chestnut St.

Foxborough, MA

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

December 2024

Society of Colonial Wars in Rhode Island

Tuesday, December 3

6:30 PM

Private Event

The Hope Club

Providence, RI

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

March 2025

Norwell Public Library

Wednesday, March 19, 2025

6:30 PM

Norwell Public Library

64 South Street

Norwell, MA 

Talk on Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

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