Spokane Authors & Self-Publishers
– Member Biography –
Past Vice President, Member SASP Advisory Board
Bob is a published author and frequent speaker on such subjects as mining history, mineral resources, wilderness areas and motivation. He published The Dry Diggin’s Club, a story of mining exploration in 2012.
Bob has been a lumber jack, rancher and miner.
He graduated from the University of Idaho College of Mines and has done
post graduate work in geology and related subjects, at
Bob is the 2005/06 president of the
national Mining History Association. He is an active member of
Toastmasters International with an Advanced Speaking Certificate and, past
president of a local chapter. He has been chairman of the Columbia
Section, AIME, Society of Mining Engineers and vice-president of the Washington
Chapter of the American Institute of Profession Geologists. He is a
certified professional geologist in the State of
Currently, Bob is writing and speaking on mining history, working on his memoirs and, doing research on polar explorers and men in mining.
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers
Name: (Robert D.) Bob Weldin
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (509) 327-2897
3015 W. Weile Ave., Spokane, WA 99208
Will speak to: Most groups and organizations
On subjects, such as: “Writing In Retirement” – “Artifacts of Mining History” – “Assessing Writers’ Rules – “My Ten Years in Wildernesses of the Northwest” – “Truth or Fiction? (Documentary vs. Novel)”
For (fees, etc.): I’m not opposed to accepting an honorarium, but normally, no fees are charged for giving a speech in the Spokane Area, if a book signing/sale is allowed after the speech.
Notes: Most speeches are about 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer period, followed by a book signing. The speaker furnishes no audio/visual aids, and normally none is required except a podium (or lectern) with a light, and sometimes a microphone.
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