To celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Friends of the Robson Library will proudly present Bob Welch, speaker, author, award-winning columnist and teacher, at 10:00 a.m. following their June 6 meeting.
Welch is the author of 14 books and is the head of Pebble in the Water Inspiration. He has keynoted conferences, workshops and retreats across America inspiring people to be “the ripples on life’s waters.”
Among his speaking highlights, Welch was asked to keynote the dedication ceremony at the Massachusetts State House for a plaque honoring WWII nurse Frances Slanger. It was Welch’s book, American Nightingale, which convinced legislators to honor the Boston nurse.
American Nightingale was featured on Good Morning America and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. In 2008, Easy Company Soldier earned the No. 1 spot in the country among Amazon.com’s World War II/Western Front books. The book is about Don Malarkey, an Astoria, Oregon-born member of the well-known Band of Brothers unit.
In addition, Welch has written over 2,000 columns for The Register-Guard, Oregon’s second largest newspaper, and has twice won the National Society of Newspaper Columnist Association’s Best Writing awards.
Welch has been asked to speak at the National Writers Workshop and has served as judge for many writing contests, including the Erma Bombeck Humor Writing awards.
He will have some of his books available for purchase and autographing. Please don’t miss this outstanding summer event commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day.