Media and Appearances

Author Don Keith is available for speaking and presentations to groups of all kinds, either in person or via Skype. For info, details, and potential topics, contact him at don@donkeith.com.

Upcoming events in support of books by author Don Keith:

November 2014

November 7 - 8, 2014

The Military Book Fair, USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CA -- Attending and speaking along with many other authors and celebrities.  Co-author George Wallace will also be there.

August 2014

August 16-17, 2014

Huntsville Hamfest N4KC

 

Huntsville, Alabama, Hamfest -- Don will be signing books in a booth (booth number 80) throughout the event, including RIDING THE SHORTWAVES: EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF AMATEUR RADIO, FIRING POINT, and others.

June 2014

June 13 - 14, 2014

Secret City Festival, Oak Ridge, Tennessee -- Don will be in the booth of the Smoky Mountain Base of the United States Submarine Veterans at this huge festival, and will also speak at the Tolling of the Bells ceremony on Saturday, June 14, at 10 AM at the Commemorative Walk.

January 2014

January 24, 25

Jackson, Mississippi, Capital City Hamfest, at table H-7. Visit the event web site for more details.

November 2013

November 30 -- 10 AM to Noon

Don will join other authors at The Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham/Homewood, Alabama, for a special American Express small-business event. For any purchase made at a small business that day using their card, American Express will credit the user's account up to $10. Contact the store for details and restrictions.

November 22

2013 International Conference on World War II , World War II Museum and Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana. Panel member and booksigning. Click HERE to visit the official conference web site and to watch a LIVE STREAM of Don's presentation as well as other sessions.

November 15

Don appears in a documentary, "Against the Tide," that airs on Showtime at 9 PM CST. (The documentary will air multiple times after that and will also eventually be available on-demand and through other video outlets.)

October 2013

October 24 -- 7 PM

Books-A-Million, Brookwood Village, Birmingham, Alabama, signing. MATTIE C.'s BOY himself, Shelley Stewart, will also be present.

October 12 -- 9 AM to 1 PM

Helena Hamfest, Helena, Alabama, signing.

September 2013

September 26 -- 5 - 7 PM

Publication event for MATTIE C.'S BOY, Alabama Booksmith, Homewood, Alabama.  Shelley Stewart will be present as well.

September 19 -- 7 PM

Speaking:  Smoky Mountain Base, United States Submarine Veterans, Uncle Buck's Restaurant, Bass Pro Shops, Knoxville, TN

May 2013

May 15-18

Dayton Hamvention, Dayton, OH -- Table with copies of RIDING THE SHORTWAVES: EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF AMATEUR RADIO will be at the QRP Amateur Radio Club headquarters hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, Fairborn, OH, and at the vendors' event Thursday night. Don will also be doing a signing event at the ARRL booth in the main exhibit hall at Hara Arena, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM each day. See http://www.arrl.org/news/meet-the-authors-at-arrl-expo-in-dayton for more info.

Don Keith N4KC at Dayton Hamvention

Don Keith N4KC (center) at Dayton Hamvention, May 2013, along with fellow authors Eric Nichols KL7AJ (left)

and Martin Ewing AA6E.(right).

May 2 and 3

BirmingHAMFest, Birmingham, Alabama. Exhibitor.

Don Keith at Birmingham Ham Fest 2013

Don Keith at booth at BirmingHamFest 2013, in support of RIDING THE SHORTWAVES:

EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF AMATEUR RADIO, FIRING POINT, and other books.

February 2013

February 9 -- Noon

Speaking and signing books, USSVI USS Haddo Base meeting, Cleveland, Tennessee (submarine veterans' group).

November 2012

November 26 -- 7 PM

Speaking, Alabama Historical Radio Society, Birmingham, Alabama.

November 11 -- 12:30 PM

Speaking, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Homewood, Alabama, annual Veterans' Day banquet (books will be available for sale and signing)

October 2012

October 14 -- 2 PM

Speaking to Birmingham Record Collectors in support of all books, including new eBook and paperback editions of WIZARD OF THE WIND. Homewood Public Library, Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Alabama.

October 6 -- 7 AM to 2 PM

MFJ Open House and Day in the Park, McKee Park, Starkville, Mississippi, signing all books, including RIDING THE SHORTWAVES: EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF AMATEUR RADIO.

September 2012

September 7 -- 11 AM to 1 PM

Nexcom Navy Exchange (with George Wallace) , 1560 Mall Drive, Building #CD13, Norfolk, Virginia (Norfolk Naval Base). Signing.

September 3 - 7

United States Submarine Veterans Convention, Marriott Waterside, Norfolk, VA (Don and co-author George Wallace will be in the vendor area most of the week, signing books, including the new FIRING POINT).

Don Keith at submarine veterans convention   

Don Keith and George Wallace at USSVI Convention (Photo: Penny Wallace). Don Keith visits with attendees at the United States Submarine Veterans convention in Norfolk, Virginia, September 2012 (Photos: Charlene Keith)./p>

August 2012

August 18-19 -- 9 AM to 5 PM

Huntsville, Alabama Hamfest and Alabama ARRL Section Convention, VonBraun Civic Center, table 252.  Signing.

Firing Point co-author George Wallace signs at exchange near Arlington Cemetery, Washington, DC

FIRING POINT and FINAL BEARING co-author George Wallace at signing event at Henderson Hall

Marine Corps Exchange near Arlington Cemetery in Washington, DC.

August 17-18

Huntsville (Alabama) Hamfest -- table with copies of RIDING THE SHORTWAVES, plus other books.

Don Keith N4KC Huntsville Alabama Hamfest 2013

Don at Huntsville Hamfest, 2013

July 2012

July 2012

Don's co-author, George Wallace, will be making a number of appearances in the Washington, DC, area in support of the release of FIRING POINT.  Visit George's web site by clicking HERE to see details and to learn more about him.

May 2012

May 15 -- Noon

Speaking and signing, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Harbert Center, 4th Avenue North.

November 2011

November 26 -- 10:30 AM & 5:30 PM EST, and November 27 -- 7 PM EST

Segment on CSPAN-2 "Book TV" (check local cable or satellite provider for channel)  For details: http://www.c-span.org/LocalContent/ or to see the segment now, visit YouTube.

November 17 -- 6:30 PM

Signing and speaking, Friends of the Library, Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. NE, Decatur, AL

November 15 -- 4 PM

Signing and speaking, Alabama Booksmith, 2626 19th Place South, Homewood (Birmingham), Alabama. This is not only the kickoff publication party for the new book, UNDERSEA WARRIOR, but is also the second event in a three-day salute to veterans, also featuring Tom Brokaw and Winston Groom ("Forest Gump" and several military history works).

September 2011

September 8 -- 7 PM

Presenter at Minnesota World War II History Roundtable, Historic Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  A number of World War II submarine veterans have also been invited to participate.

April 2011

April 29 -- Noon to 1 PM

Speak to luncheon for the SubRonSix submarine veterans' convention, Virginia Beach, Virginia, signing and visiting all weekend in the reception area.

April 29 -- 5 to 7 PM

Signing at the Navy Exchange, Norfolk Submarine Base, Norfolk, Virginia

April 28 - 30

Smoke Boat Sisters/SubRon Six Reunion, Virginia Beach, Virginia -- Speaking (Noon, April 29) and signing books

March 2011

March 26 -- 10:30 AM

Volunteer Base, United States Submarine Veterans INC., Murfreesboro, TN -- speaking, signing.

Don Keith at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, his first book signing event

Author Don Keith's very first book-signing event in 1995 at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, Alabama, in support of his first novel, THE FOREVER SEASON.  It was, coincidentally, the store's very first author event as well.  Since then, Don has done hundreds of events, speaking, signing, and supporting his books all over the USA.  And Alabama Booksmith, one of the country's true literary treasures, has hosted literally hundreds of authors.

March 22 -- 5 to 7 PM

With Rick and Bubba at Books-A-Million, Hoover Commons, Birmingham, Alabama, signing

February 2011

February 17 -- 7 PM

Birmingham Postcard Collectors, Trinity Methodist Church, Oxmoor Road, Homewood, speaking, signing.

December 2010

December 14 -- 7 PM

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, signing with Edie Hand and other Edie co-authors. (Don is second from the right in the photo below)

Edie Hand, Don Keith (Jeffery Addison) and others

November 2010

November 13 -- 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Christmas Jubilee (Mobile, Alabama, Junior League benefit event), Gulf Coast Fairgrounds, Mobile, Alabama (Don Keith with Edie Hand), signing various books.

November 9 -- 7 PM

Hoover Public Library, Hoover, Alabama, speaking and signing various books as part of Veterans Day.

October 2010

October 16 -- All Day

Helena, Alabama, amateur radio hamfest

Don Keith N4KC at Helena, Alabama amateur radio hamfest

Don Keith (center) at Helena, Alabama, amateur radio hamfest, visiting with Martha Green K4MHG (left) and Dennis Dease N4NR (right). Photo by John Miller KI4VVM.

September 2010

September 11 -- 1 to 3 PM

Paul Bear Bryant Museum, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, signing BEAR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF COACH PAUL "BEAR" BRYANT (prior to the Alabama Crimson Tide-Penn State football game).

September 1 - 4

United States Submarine Veterans Convention, Cincinatti, Ohio -- vendor hall, signing (9 AM to 5 PM daily)

April 2010

April 28 -- 6:30 AM

WIAT-TV, Channel 42, CBS, Birmingham, Alabama -- "Wake Up Alabama" interview

April 21 -- 12 Noon

Friends of Bryan Public Library luncheon, 338 Commerce Street, West Point, Mississippi -- speaking

April 6 -- 8 AM

The Rick and Bubba Show (check their website for stations in your area), interview.

April 6 -- 4 to 6 PM

Alabama Booksmith, Homewood, Alabama -- Publication party and signing. Click HERE for information and directions.

December 2009

December 19 -- 2 to 4 PM

With Edie Hand, Sam's Club, Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, Alabama

Don Keith and Edie Hand at Sams Club

Don Keith (Jeffery Addison) and Edie Hand at booksigning at Sam's Club in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

December 17 -- 5 to 7 PM

With Edie Hand, Coldwater Books, 101 West 6th Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama

December 17 -- Noon to 2 PM

With Edie Hand, Noon to 2 PM, Books-A-Million, Florence, Alabama

December 16 -- 4:30 PM

Interview on WVUA-TV, Channel 23, Tuscaloosa/Birmingham, Alabama

December 5 -- Noon to 2 PM

With Edie Hand, Waldenbooks, Jasper Mall, Jasper, Alabama

November 2009

November 14 -- 9:30 AM to Noon

Junior League Christmas Jubilee, Gulf Coast Fairgrounds, Mobile, Alabama

November 12 -- 8 AM

WKRG-TV interview, Mobile, Alabama

November 7 -- 9 AM to 5 PM

Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, Kentucky

November 3 -- 7 to 8:30 PM

With Edie Hand, Books-A-Million, Brookwood Village Shopping Center, Homewood, Alabama

October 2009

October 31 -- 2 to 4 PM

With Edie Hand, Sam's Club, Skyland Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

October 31 -- 10 AM to Noon

With Edie Hand, Sam's Club, Lakeshore Drive, Homewood, Alabama

October 10

With Edie Hand, 2 to 4 PM, Page and Palette, Fairhope, Alabama

 

Edie and Jeffery (Don) debut the new RIDE books at Page and Palette, Fairhope, Alabama

March 2009

March 28 -- 9 AM to 3 PM

Participant and master of ceremonies, Alabama Bound, Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama

Don Keith at Alabama Bound  Don Keith emcees Alabama Bound

February 2009

February 26 -- 7 PM

Presentation, Shelby County, Alabama, Amateur Radio Club, Hoover, Alabama.

Don Keith N4KC at amateur radio club meeting

January 2009

January 6 -- 9 AM

Presentation, New Horizons group, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

October 2008

October 1 -- 10:30 AM CDST

Interview, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, nationally syndicated radio program.  Click HERE to listen to or download a podcast of this interview.

September 2008

September 25 to 27

Reunion of former crewmembers of USS Nautilus, Groton, CT

September 3-6

U.S. Submarine Veterans National Convention, Ft. Worth, Texas. Vendor area in the convention hotel.

August 2008

August 28 -- 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM

Interview, East Alabama Today, WJXS-TV 24, Anniston/Jacksonville, Alabama.

August 27 -- Noon

Speak to Y Men's Group, downtown YMCA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

August 5 -- 6 PM

Signing, Alabama Booksmith, Homewood, Alabama. Click HERE for info and directions.

August 5 -- Midnight until ? EDST

On air with The Joey Reynolds Show, WOR Radio, New York, and other stations nationwide. Click HERE for info. GO HERE to listen to this interview.

August 5 -- 7 AM EDST

WPIX-TV CW11, New York City, interview (click HERE to see an article about this appearance on the station's web site)

August 2 and 3

Vignettes about the Nautilus 50th anniversary, including interviews with Don, airing on the CBS Radio Network nationally, interview available as a podcast at the web sites of many CBS affiliates around the country.

August 2 and 3

Special amateur radio operating event using call sign N9N from Submarine Force Museum. Click HERE for details.

   

August 2 -- Noon to 2 PM

Submarine Force Museum and Library, Groton, Connecticut -- Presentation and book signing, along with members of the Nautilus crew who went to the North Pole in August 1958.

July 2008

July 31 -- 9 AM CDST

Interview, The Rick and Bubba Show (104.7, WZZK in Birmingham, 1510 WLAC in Nashville, and on 29 other stations around the country, check the show web site for stations near you)

July 31 -- 9 to 9:30 AM EDST

Interview, WDRC Radio AM 1360, Hartford, CT, The Brad Davis Show

July 24 -- 5:35 PM EDST

Interview, WOR Radio, New York and WOR Radio Network nationally, The Steve Malzberg Show -- GO HERE to listen to this interview.