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Chester County Press

Author plans local appearances

08/31/2021 12:43PM ● By Steven Hoffman
“Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero,” which will be released in October by Barricade Books, has generated speaking appearance requests for author Bruce E. Mowday from a number of historical and civic organizations.
“I’m so pleased with comments of historians and Lafayette scholars who have read my manuscript,” Mowday said. “The book should change the way the views Lafayette and establish the importance of the September 11, 1777, battle of Brandywine.”
Mowday has accepted a dozen speaking requests related directly to the Lafayette book. One of the bookings is at the historic Hale Byrne House in Delaware on September 11, 2022. On September 11, 2021, he will be signing books at the Chadds Ford Historical society. And on the day before, Mowday will be talking about Lafayette at events in West Chester and Kennett Square.
On October 19, 2021, Mowday will be a featured speaker during the festivities at Yorktown, Virginia, to mark the anniversary of the capture of the town by Lafayette, George Washington and French forces during the American Revolution.
Mowday has written more than 20 books on history, true crime, business and sports. All of his work can be seen on To order a signed copy of his books, contact him at [email protected]
“My true crime books, “Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers to Justice” and “Stealing Wyeth” continue to be popular,” Mowday said, “along with my books on Gettysburg and local history. I’ve been asked to conduct tours at both Brandywine and Gettysburg.”

Mowday’s schedule includes the following:
September 4 Book signing at Solanco Historical Society Living History event, Quarryville, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
September 10 Talk at Artillery Brewing Company, West Chester, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
September 10 Talk at Kennett Brewing Company from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
September 11 Book signing at Chadds Ford Historical Society from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 18 Books, Books Books event in Mechanicsburg from noon to 4 p.m.
September 23 Wyeth talk at Hershey Lodge for Pennsylvania Association of
Licensed Investigators at 2:30 p.m.
September 26 Book signing at Downingtown FallFest from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
October 2 Private Gettysburg tour. 
October 4 Zoom presentation on Lafayette for Fort Plain Museum, NY, at 7 p.m.
October 14 Lafayette talk to Mt. Joy book group.
October 19 American Friends of Lafayette talk at Hornsby House Inn, Yorktown, VA at 5:30 p.m.
October 22 Lafayette talk at Hershey’s Mill at 1 p.m.
October 23 Lafayette book signing Kathy’s Corner Store, North East, MD., from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
October 26 Stealing Wyeth talk at Avon Grove Library at 6:30 p.m.
October 28 Lafayette talk at Maris Grove, Delaware County, at 2 p.m.
October 30 Lafayette talk at Kennett Library at 1 p.m.
October 31 Parkesburg book signing at George P. Schneider Parish Center 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Harvest Ball