Excerpts from my 2006 diary
about Thunder From a Clear
Sky: Stovepipe Johnson's Confederate raid on Newburgh,
February 10 * iUniverse notification that Thunder From a Clear Sky has been accepted in to the Star Book program.
February 26 * A short, positive book review of Thunder From a Clear Sky appears in the Evansville Courier & Press Book Review section of the Sunday newspaper.
Thursday, March 23 * Guest Speaker- Mollie Morehead Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Calhoun, KY, 6:00 PM
March 30 * An article appears in the Evansville Courier & Press about the Southwest Indiana Book Expo on April 1. The article features Thunder From a Clear Sky.
Saturday, April 1 * Book Vendor- Southwest Indiana Book Expo, Scales Lake Pavillion, Boonville, IN, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, April 3 * Private appearance with the Turning Pointe Book Club, Evansville, IN, 12 Noon.
Tuesday, April 11 * Guest Speaker- Tri-State Genealogical Society's Annual Dinner Meeting, Sirloin Stockade, Evansville, IN, 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 19 * Guest Speaker- "A Reading Life" Program, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN, 12 Noon
Saturday, April 29 * Book Vendor- Barnes & Noble Author's Fair, Evansville, IN
Sunday, May 7 * Guest Speaker- Preservation Month Presentations, Presented by Historic Newburgh, Inc., La Veranda, Newburgh, IN, 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 7 * I am the recipient of the 2006 Historic Preservation Week Award presented by the Newburgh, Indiana, Town Council.
Monday, May 8 * I receive short mention on the WIKY morning radio show in Evansville. A short excerpt from my speech is played on the air.
Saturday, May 20 * Book Vendor- Battle of Sacramento Re-enactment, Sacramento, KY, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 23 * Guest Speaker- West Central Indiana Civil War Roundtable's Annual Dinner Meeting, Greencastle, IN 6:00 PM
June 1 * A short, positive book review is printed in the June/July issue of Evansville Living Magazine.
June 6 * A short article appears in the Decatur, Illinois, Herald Review about my upcoming appearance at the Military History Education Conference on June 10. The article discusses Thunder From a Clear Sky.
Saturday, June 10 * Guest Speaker- 8th Annual Military History Education Conference, Arthur, IL
Thursday, June 15 * Guest Speaker- St. Benedict's Cathedral Silver Club, Evansville, IN 11:00 AM
July 1 * A long, positive book review of Thunder From a Clear Sky is published in the Summer issue of Bluegrass Roots, the Quarterly Journal of the Kentucky Genealogical Society.
Thursday, July 6 * I receive short mention in the Evansville Courier & Press regarding my upcoming appearance at the Newburgh Central Library.
Sunday, July 9 * Guest Appearance- Newburgh Library Sunday Book Discussion Group, Newburgh, IN
Wednesday, July 19 * Book Presentation to representatives of Newburgh, Indiana's sister city from Newburgh, England.
Saturday, August 5 -APPEARANCE CANCELLED- Book Vendor- Kentucky Genealogical Society's Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY (all day)
Wednesday, August 16 * iUniverse launches the Star Book Edition (second edition) of Thunder From a Clear Sky.
Sunday, August 20 * Several newspaper articles appear in the VIncennes Sun-Commercial announcing my appearance at the Northwest Territory Genealogical Society Meeting
Monday, August 21 * Guest Speaker- Northwest Territory (Vincennes) Genealogical Society Meeting, Vincennes, IN, 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 9 * Book Vendor- Vincennes Civil War Days, Vincennes, IN (all day)
Friday, September 29 * A feature newspaper article in the Madisonville Messenger titled "When Cannons Roared" discusses the Battle of Browning Springs in Madisonville, Adam Johnson's Partisan Rangers, Thunder From a Clear Sky, and yours truly. I was one of the sources for the article as Don Perryman interviewed me by phone for 30 minutes a week earlier. It is a very nicely done piece. Don used the same imagery to invoke the Browning Springs battle that appears in Thunder.
Thursday, October 12 * Private program for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.
Thursday, October 19 * Guest Speaker- Clarksville Civil War Roundtable, Clarksville, TN
Saturday, October 28 * Book Vendor- 3rd Annual Western Kentucky Book Expo, John A. Arnold Convention Center, Sturgis, KY (all day)
Saturday, November 11 * Book Vendor- The Kentucky Book Fair, Lexington, KY (all day)
Wednesday, November 29 * Guest Speaker- Evansville Kiwanis at the Cullen Avenue Church, Evansville, IN 7:30 AM
Saturday, December 2 * Book Vendor- 20th Annual Middle Tennessee Civil War Show & Sale, Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN (all day)
Saturday, December 16 * Book Signing- Barnes & Noble, Evansville, IN, 12 noon - 4:00 PM