Bob Welch is a speaker, author, award-winning columnist and teacher. He has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
He has keynoted conferences, workshops and retreats across America, tugging at hearts and tickling funny bones. Among his speaking highlights was being asked to keynote the dedication ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse for a plaque honoring WWII nurse Frances Slanger. It was Welch’s book about Slanger, American Nightingale, that convinced legislators to honor the Boston nurse.
American Nightingale (Atria Books, 2004) was featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. A previous book, Easy Company Soldier (St. Martin’s Press, 2008), was at one time ranked Number One in the country among World War II/Western Front books. It’s about Don Malarkey, an Oregon-born member of the well-known “Band of Brothers” unit made famous by historian Steven Ambrose and an HBO miniseries. A 1999 book, A Father for All Seasons, won the Gold Medallion Award for Family and Parenting.
Bob also wrote, Resolve (Berkley Caliber 2012), a true WWII story James Conner and his escape from the Bataan Death March and his 3 years in the Phillipine jungles evading the enemy.
52 Life Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life” debuted from Thomas Nelson in 2012 and went through several printings throughout the Christmas season. In October of 2014, Bob published 52 Life Lessons from Les Miserables.