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Signature Talks

  • Narrative Nonfiction: Researching, writing, editing, and publishing your compelling story for narrative nonfiction, memoir, corporate communications, and more

  • School Violence: History from 1927 to present day

  • American Extremists: history to modern neo-Nazis, White supremacists, and domestic terrorism

Guest and Expert Speaker

  • Podcast/Radio

  • Television/Vlog

  • Workshop Teacher

  • Personal Tutoring & Coaching

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Book Clubs

  • Corporate Communications

Representative Media Appearances 


  • NPR

  • New York Times

  • Washington Post

  • Christian Science Monitor

  • BBC Radio

  • Australian Public Radio

  • Ireland Public Radio

  • History of Everything (Polish national magazine)

  • Index (Hungarian national magazine)

  • Monitor (German national magazine)

  • Other US & International Radio & New Media


Upcoming Events

Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund

  • Northern Michigan University

"The German American Bund"​

A Zoom presentation in association with the NMU 

Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit

October 13, 2022

7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 993 7828 4266
Passcode: 076340

  • Southbury, CT

November 11-13, 2022

"When Southbury Said 'NO' to the Nazis"

Honoring the 85th anniversary of Southbury, CT stopping the spread of the German-American Bund into their community


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Previous Live & Zoom Events Include:

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • University of Chicago

  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

  • Melcrum Business Communications Conference, London, England

  • Gene Siskel Film Center of the Chicago Art Institute

  • Illinois State Library, Springfield, IL

  • State Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI

  • Michigan in Perspective 64th Annual History Conference (virtual)

  • Chicago History Museum

  • Chicago Sunday Salon

  • Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL

  • Chicago Book Expo

  • Chicago Teen Lit Fest

  • Grand Rapids (MI) Library Celebration of the Book Festival

  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

  • Morton College, Cicero, IL

  • Triton College, River Grove, IL

  • B'nai Israel & South Britain Congregational Church, Southbury, CT

  • Numerous public libraries, schools, bookstores, and book clubs, nationwide; podcasts and other media throughout the United States and worldwide

"Where were you when...? A memoir writing workshop

Monday, October 17

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

StoryJam Write and Tell Retreat

Where where you when 9/11 occurred? Or when your favorite team won the title? Or when John Lennon was shot?


These moments elicit lasting emotional imprints which can and should be shared. They are critical milestones in our personal and national development, and learning to identify and craft them into story can become a gifted legacy for others to enjoy.


This memoir workshop helps you to explore your personal connection to a shared cultural moment. Through writing exercises, group discussion, and journaling you'll learn to craft your "I'll always remember where I was when..." memoir, a story as unique as your experience within the larger picture of the moment.

This workshop is part of the Write and Tell events presented by StoryJam at the beautiful Ragdale Artists Retreat in Lake Forest, IL. Lunch is included.

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