On April 27 from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Historic Putnam Library, (Bldg 120) on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center, the American Veterans Heritage Center and the Miami Valley Military History Museum will host twelve authors for our first Military Authors Book Signing event! You will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of their books as well as speak with each of the authors, who are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

Linda Swink, author of In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of our Military Installations, has been the driving force behind this Book Signing Event. She was able to gather many of the authors from those she knew as well as from publisher, Little Miami Books Co. Linda co-wrote General Edward Mechenbier’s autobiography, Life on a $5 Bet. Linda is an author, professional speaker, and an Air Force veteran, (15 years). Linda is also a member of Toastmasters International and wrote the book, Speak With Power and Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Public Speaking.

Curt Dalton of Dayton recently authored the limited edition, The Mother Home: A History of the Dayton Soldier’s Home in 3-D. Curt, a local historian, is the author of many books about Dayton’s history. His official job is as visual resources coordinator for Dayton History. He is also the creator of Dayton History Books Free Online, a web site dedicated to placing historical items about Dayton online. Be sure to visit and support Curt’s web site.

Lawrence Hamilton of Piqua, Ohio, is a retired teacher of African American History, World Studies and Current Events. Hamilton authored Lucy’s Story: Right Choices But Wrongs Still Left in August of 2009. Hamilton released Book II of Lucy’s Story titled Between Two Suns: The Berean Experience.  This new release became available in November of 2011 and the trilogy was finalized with the release of Book III in January 2013, Refuge from the Deluge: On Being Railroaded. This heroic story will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Loveland/Little Miami Flood of 1913 and a struggle for justice, equality and inclusion in Ohio’s Upper Miami Valley.

Jeff Spieles, author of In Sherman’s Path lives in Englewood, Ohio and teaches for Northmont City Schools. He was awarded Educator of the Year in his district and nominated for Ohio Teacher of the Year. In Sherman’s Path is Jeff’s first novel and he wrote a teacher’s manual to accompany the book.