Friday, July 19, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Prior to his career in academia, Frederick served as a park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Following the Battle of Gettysburg sesquicentennial in 2013, Jared received the park’s Incentive Award for his contributions during the commemoration.
Jared has long been involved in the world of Public History, including historical interpretation and development at numerous sites. He has completed projects in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Pennsylvania Civil War 150, and a multitude of state and national organizations. As an active reenactor, he believes the past can be taught in spheres beyond the traditional classroom.
Having served as a commentator on the American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War in Four series, Frederick has also appeared on C-SPAN, PBS, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, National Park Service productions, and various online documentaries. In 2019, he acted as a guest host on Turner Classic Movies for the channel’s 25th anniversary.
Frederick currently serves as an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona, where he specializes in various realms of American History and civic engagement.
Jared is available to present a broad range of historical lectures and presentations. Visit www.jaredfrederick.com to learn more.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The blog space on our site is being used to feature authors who have attended or will be attending our book festivals. Author features from previous years will remain on the site, with new authors added as they register for the current fest.
You can find the link to attending author features on the right hand side of the site.
Please Note: The Festival is intended for authors from within or near western Pennsylvania. We are not accepting publishing companies or mass market book sale companies in fairness to our authors. We will accept a few local small business sponsors who may set up for informational purposes, no sales. See sponsor page for more information.
After his basketball team won a second state championship, John wandered into environmental program management, working for his local recycling program and Pennsylvania's recycling professional organization. Ultimately, the organization produced a magazine and he wrote extensively for the publication and several other environmental journals. Disappointed that more environmental discussion was not taking place in his local newspaper, The Altoona Mirror, Frederick suggested a periodic column on environmental issues, Earth Matters. The reborn writer embarked upon his book writing experience about this same time, penning what would become Winding Roads: A Bicyclist’s Journey through Life and America.
Whether via writing or in-person, John loves telling stories and it is because of this tendency that his efforts on a book about his cycling adventures (and misadventures) began a decade ago. Though Frederick keeps writing, he's certain he'll run out of time before he runs out of stories.
Find John at Deeds Publishing
Monday, July 8, 2019
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