January 11, 2018, Writer’s Block LA Talk Radio 8pm PST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST, LA Talk Radio with Jim Christina and Bobbie Bell, http://www.latalkradio.com/ and always channel 2, on ITunes, Stitcher, and there is always a pod cast after the show so you can listen to this interview or catch up on old ones. 4730 Woodman Avenue, Suite 410, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
February 21, 2017 6pm – Speaking engagement: The Man Called Brown Condor at the Pascagoula, Mississippi Library 3214 Pascagoula St, Pascagoula, MS 39567 (228) 769-3060 at the invitation of the Pascagoula Genealogy and History Society. Simmons received an honorarium and a commemorative coin presented in a lovely mahogany box.
March 3, 2017 Noon – Keynote speaker at the Mississippi Department Archives and History www.mdah.ms.gov annual meeting, this time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as part of the Mississippi Bi-Centennial celebration. I will receive an honorarium. The subject is my book The Man Called Brown Condor. Lynn Meadows Center, Gulfport www.lmdc.org
March 8, 2017 Thomas E. Simmons interview with WLOX March 8, 2017 for the 4 o’clock show. Home WLOX-TV Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Mississippi – WLOX.com …www.wlox.com
March 31, 2017 @ 3 p.m. Thomas E. Simmons, author of The Man Called Brown Condor, Forgotten Heroes of World War II: Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers Land, Sea and Air, Escape from Archangel, By Accident of Birth, and The Last Quinn Standing, will be speaking on WWI at the Mississippi Bi-centennial Celebration, Centennial Plaza, 200 E Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39507 Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 3pm www.centennialplazams.com/our-history
Simmons will give a talk on the First World War (cause and effect) this Friday at 3 pm at the Chapel at Centennial Plaza as part of the Bi-centennial celebration. The talk will include how the First World War canceled the Mississippi Centennial Exhibition on this site and how fear of influenza led to the cancellation of plans for a delayed celebration.
May 3, 2017 Luncheon speaking engagement: The Last Quinn Standing at the Cat Island Coffee House – Home of Pass Christian Books 300 E Scenic Dr., Pass Christian, MS 39571. (228) 222-4827 What time is the talk?
Mississippi’s literary heritage is second to none and the creation of the Mississippi Book Festival is the perfect way to celebrate and recognize one of our State’s greatest assets. Music, sports and food are also obviously at the top of Mississippi’s noteworthy assets, and it is appropriate that these subject matters often find their way into the literature themes that our State’s Pulitzer Prize winning writers produce.
As you know a key factor in the quality of the book festival will be the panelist discussions that will take place. I appreciate the book festival organizers inviting the public to submit ideas for panelists. As military service is also a key component of our State’s identity, it is an honor to have the opportunity to recommend Gulfport native Thomas “Tom” Simmons to serve as a panelist. Focusing on Military History Fiction and Nonfiction, Tom has authored seven books. His two most recent books won gold medals for military nonfiction from the Military Writer’s Society of America. Graduating from Marion Military Institute, the U.S. Naval Academy and by serving as an artillery officer in Korea, Tom’s life experiences have served as a strong foundation for shaping his writing career.
In addition to being a gifted writer, Tom is also sought after for his public speaking abilities, as evidenced by his outstanding keynote presentation at this year’s Mississippi Historical Conference. Your consideration of Tom’s merits to serve as a panelist is greatly appreciated.
Southern District Director
Office of Senator Thad Cochran
Special Guest Speaking
National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130,
February 12, 2016 @ 6 PM
Mississippi Power Company Retiree’s Luncheon
Address Golden Corral Restaurant
12255 Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503
March 17, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
Thomas E. Simmons will be speaking at the Pass Christian Historical Society on Monday, June 27@ noon. His featured topic will be his new novel, By Accident of Birth, published by Touchpoint Press. His other works are of nonfiction: The Man Called Brown Condor (Skyhorse), Forgotten Heroes of WWII (Taylor Trade), and Escape from Archangel (Mississippi University Press). Come hear him tell of historical research, the art of storytelling, and get a sneak peek into the sequel, The Last Quinn Standing.
Thomas E. Simmons will be speaking at the Long Beach Historical Society Monday, July 18th @ 6pm. Featured topic will be his new novel, By Accident of Birth, published by Touchpoint Press. His other works are of nonfiction: The Man Called Brown Condor (Skyhorse), Forgotten Heroes of WWII (Taylor Trade), and Escape from Archangel (Mississippi University Press). Come hear him tell of historical research, the art of storytelling, and get a sneak peek into the sequel, The Last Quinn Standing.
Thomas E. Simmons book signing at the Gulf Coast Art Association http://www.geocities.ws/gulfcoastartassociation/ Christmas event/sale in conjunction with the Mississippi Historical Photo Museum. He will signing all of my current books: The Man Called Brown Condor (Skyhorse) Forgotten Heroes of World War II: Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers Land, Sea and Air (Taylor Trade), Escape From Archangel (University of Mississippi Press) and his new release, By Accident of Birth (TouchPoint Press) Friday, December 11th from 5-7 pm.
WlOX TV, Gulf Coast scheduled to interview Thomas E. Simmons on the 4 PM news program Friday, December 18th to announce the book signing on Saturday @ B&N Gulfport for By Accident of Birth by Thomas E. Simmons, Saturday, December 19th @ 2 PM Gulfport – B&N Store & Event Locator stores. www.barnesandnoble.com/store/2961 Gulfport. Gulfport Shopping Center 15246 Crossroads Parkway Gulfport, MS 39503 228-832-8906.