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May 26, 2021 - Private Event - Attending Portland Oregon based book club to discuss  NORVEL:  An American Hero

June 19 - Winchester Book Gallery - Winchester Virginia - Ken will talk about NORVEL:  An American Hero, and sign books.


May 15, 2021 - The Roanoke Times publishes this letter from the former Mayor of Roanoke, Nelson Harris:  Click Here

April 22, 2021 - The Richmond Times Dispatch also proposes the historical marker commemorating Norvel Lee's legacy:  See it here

April 20, 2021 - NORVEL: An American Hero now available at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.  

April 18, 2021 The Roanoke Times proposes a historical marker for Norvel Lee.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE

April 17, 2021 - The paperback edition of NORVEL: An American Hero it released

April 16, 2021 - BookTrib publishes a review of NORVEL:  An American Hero.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REVIEW

March 16, 2021 - Ken Conklin Launches a Newsletter.  Available at Ken's Newsletter

Feb 21, 2021 - Norvel: An American Hero was reviewed in today's Roanoke Times.  Click here to see it:  Norvel Lee won landmark desegregation case

Feb 16, 2021 - WFXR TV carried a piece this past weekend on NORVEL: An American Hero.  Click here to watch it:  WFXR TV Norvel Lee's legacy

Feb 10, 2021:  Ken was interviewed on WFXR's morning show Living Local.  To see the interview click here: WFXR Living Local Interview with Ken Conklin

Feb 1, 2021 - In celebration of Black History Month the Kindle edition of NORVEL is on sale for one week at $0.99

January 23, 2021 - Norvel: An American Hero is featured on page 48 of the February issue of VFW Magazine.

November 22, 2020 - Chat and Spin Radio in the UK interviews Ken.  Listen to the by clicking on the link on the home page.

5/29/2020 - Whizbuzz Books is featuring NORVEL on its website.  Click this link to see it.

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Past  Events:


Tuesday, May 12:  Daleville, Virginia.  A virtual book club event.  The book club discussed NORVEL by commenting and asked questions of the author.  


Friday, February 21, 2020 11am:  Goodwill Industries of the Valley at the Goodwill's Melrose Jobs Campus.  Ken was a member of a panel for Goodwill's Celebration of Diversity event for 2020.  He was focussed on local African American heros including Norvel Lee.


February 8, 2020, 2PM - Ken lectured on the life of Norvel Lee, the subject of his just released book, at the Fincastle Library, Fincastle, Virginia. This event was sponsored by the Botetourt County Historical Society, one of several events commemorating the founding of the county 250 years ago and Black History Month.