I stopped booking speaking engagements to work
on my non-fiction manuscript.
However, if your organisation would like me to present my
HMS Resolute lecture please get in touch.
I will be happy to accommodate you.
These the highlights of the events related to
the maritime historical fiction version of Resolute’s story
which I published in 2007:
From the Canadian Arctic to the President’s Desk
And How She Prevented a War
Book Launch, Reading & Book-signing: Friends Bookshop, London, UK
Local Authors’ Night, Waterstones Bookstore, Chiswick, London, UK
Television Interview: Regarding HMS RESOLUTE, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Book signing: Epilogue Bookstore, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Lecture & Book Signing: Cultural Legacy Bookstore, Denver, Colorado, USA
Lecture & Book Signing: Peak to Peak Rotary Club, Colorado, USA
Lecture & Book Signing: Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Lecture & Book Signing: The Book Cellar, Chicago, Illinois, USA
23 Feb: Lecture, Keynote Presentation & Book Signing: Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth, UK
This event was particularly exciting, because the museum curator allowed me to use the RESOLUTE DESK Queen Victoria had made for her private yacht. It was incredible for me to be able to actually use the Queen’s writing desk to sign my books!
Lecture & book signing: Larnaca Marina, Larnaca, Cyprus
10 October: Lecture & Keynote Presentation, Bristol Aztec Rotary Club, Bristol, UK
12 Oct: Lecture, Keynote Presentation, & Book Signing: American Museum, Bath, UK
3 Dec: Lecture, Keynote Presentation, & Book Signing: American Embassy, London, UK
28 Oct: Lecture, Keynote Presentation, & Book Signing, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
This lecture was part of the National Maritime Museum’s North-west Passage: an Arctic Arctic Obsession Exhibit. My “for members only” illustrated lecture about HMS RESOLUTE was well received. I began my presentation by singing
“LADY FRANKLIN’S LAMENT”
and finished with the song I wrote about RESOLUTE:
“HUZZAH FOR THE RESOLUTE!”
Afterward the members joined in a lively discussion, including some questions and answers, followed by refreshments and the opportunity for the members to buy copies of my book at the National Maritime Museum Book Shop.
26 OCTOBER, Lecture and Book Signing, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Southampton, UK