Come Hear Me Speak!

The following list shows places I'm speaking, although some are for private groups or clubs.  If you know someone in one of the clubs, you can probably ask about being a guest.  Keep watching for updates!  I'll also post updates as they come up on the page "A Rare Titanic Family" on Facebook.  In the following list, speeches in Bold are for A Rare Titanic Family.  Speeches in Italics are for my book Wings of Opportunity:  The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.

ALL NEW!!!  I now appear as Sylvia Caldwell, who tells the Titanic story as though it's summer, 1912.  This 50-minute one-woman show was developed for the Florida Chautauqua and has been shown in many other venues as well.  I have to admit, it's a LOT of fun.  Ask me about it!  (That's me in costume as Sylvia, at left.)  NOTE:  I appear in costume at both types of Titanic shows (traditional or Sylvia show).

Those wishing to hear about the Titanic may select either the traditional PowerPoint show based on the stories of the Titanic my great-uncle told me, or they may choose to have me perform as Sylvia.

I also speak on:

 *History of the Mass Media  

 *Carrie Ingalls, Frontier Journalist (You may remember Carrie from Little House on the Prairie)            

 *Non-fiction writing

Unless noted, all times are in Central Time (US).  I'll always bring my book for sale and will take cash, checks, or credit cards.  In Alabama, the price with tax is $23.  The price varies in each state according to the state sales tax.

If you have a group you'd like me to speak to, do contact me through my publisher, NewSouth Books:, or 334-834-3556.

Reschedules pending:  2015

THE CLUB HAS HAD TO CANCEL ITS AUGUST MEETING, SO THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.  Thursday, August 20 -- I'll speak about the Wright Brothers' time in Alabama for the Post Card Club, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1400 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL, 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 14 -- I'll show my traditional Titanic PowerPoint show to the cadets at Lyman Ward Military Academy, Camp Hill, AL, at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29 -- I'll represent my great-uncle Albert Caldwell and his first wife, Sylvia, Titanic survivors, as they are inducted into the Missouri Walk of Fame in Marshfield, Mo., 1 p.m., at the Marshfield Assembly of God Church.  Albert and Sylvia met in Parkville, Mo., where Sylvia spent her high school and college years.  Albert went to college there.  He lived in Breckenridge, Mo., in his high school years, and his father was a pastor in Marceline, Mo.  The ceremony is part of the delightful annual Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival.  Two years ago, the Festival awarded A Rare Titanic Family the Ella Dickey Literacy Award for preserving history.

Thursday, July 21 -- I'll speak at Hickmans Crossroads Library, Calabash, NC, at 3 p.m. Eastern time.  The address is 1040 Calabash Road, NW, Calabash, NC  28467, phone 910-575-0173. I will perform as Sylvia here.  Come see my show and then enjoy a terrific seafood dinner in the famous seafood capital of the world!


Tuesday, January 10 -- Riverchase United Methodist Church Seniors group, Wright Brothers' time in Alabama.  Further details to follow.

Monday, April 17 -- Vestavia Hills Historical Society, Wright Brothers' time in Alabama.  Further details to follow.

Possible in the future:

Titanic Museum Germany, Dortmund, Germany, at a convention that happens around the third week in September each year.  So far we haven't been able to arrange this, but it's always a hope!