Contact the locales listed for details and/or zoom links. Contact me for booking information at the contact page or Kjreusser (at) adamswells dot com: 

John & Kayleen Reusser stand in foxhole in Belgium used by soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge. The story behind the couple being there is relayed in Kayleen’s popular talk: ‘WWII Tour of Europe.’


3/6 Ft Wayne (IN) History Center, 2pm ‘Those Plucky Women of World War II’ — signed copies of Reusser’s books will be available.

3/17 Fairfax Co Public Library, 12-1pm ‘Those Plucky Women of World War II’ — contact Renee Edwards at the library for zoom link.

3/26 Emmanuel Lutheran Church Bazaar, 9909 Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne, IN 46816, 9a-2p — signed copies of Reusser’s books available for purchase.

5/2 Board of the Friends of the Adams Public Library System

5/7 Angola Public Library, Angola IN, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703 260-665-3362, ‘WWII Tour of Europe’, 1pm ET.

6/2 Ossian (IN) Rotary Club, 7am

6/3 Warren Literary Club (IN). Discussion of ‘Captured! Stories of American WWII Prisoners of War’

11/8 Defiance Library, 320 Fort St, Defiance OH 43512, “WWII Adventures on the High Seas”



2/25         Peru Public Library (IL) — zoom (WWII Tour of Europe)

3/3          South Whitley Public Library (IN) — zoom (Women of WWII)

Pauline ‘Polly’ Babbitt Smith served in the Navy during WWII.

Women of WWII Coloring Book

3/22        Norwin Public Library (PA) — zoom (Women of WWII)

4/7          Senior Travel Group, Kokomo, IN — in-person (WWII Tour of Europe)

5/11        History Hunters, Wabash Co History Museum, IN — Facebook Live event (Women of WWII)

5/13        North Manchester Public Library, IN — zoom (Women of WWII)

5/18        Bedford Public Library, IN — zoom (Women of WWII)

5/20        Jay Co Public Library, IN — in-person (Women of WWII)

5/24        Jay Co Public Library, IN — in-person (D-Day)

D-Day: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Tell about Normandy

5/25        Jay Co Public Library, IN — in-person (Captured! Stories of WWII Prisoners of War)

6/16       Wells Co Public Library, IN — in-person (Captured! Stories of WWII Prisoners of War)  

6/17       Cuyahoga Co Public Library, OH —  zoom (D-Day)

7/20       Cuyahoga Co Public Library, OH —  zoom (D-Day)

8/4         Cuyahoga Co Public Library, OH —  zoom (D-Day)

8/12      Cuyahoga Co Public Library, OH —  zoom (D-Day)


2020: Many events were cancelled due to Covid.



2/28            Talk with South Adams High School classes (Berne IN)

3/19            Waterloo Grant Township Public Library

4/4              John Jay Center, Portland IN

4/8             Van Wert (OH) DAR group

5/9             Seniors group- Ossian Lutheran Church

5/18           Auburn Car Show display

5/21            Ft Wayne Bibliophiles Book Club

5/22            River Terrace Retirement Community

6/3              Christian Care Retirement Community

6/6             Lutheran Life Village/ Ft Wayne

6/10           Kendallville Public Library

6/12           Auburn Seniors group

7/5            Peabody Retirement Community

7/24          Marion Public Library

7/27          Swiss Days display/ Berne IN

7/28          Military Appreciation Day/ Allen Co Fairgrounds

8/8            Huntertown Heritage Days

8/26           Ossian Library

9/27           Osher Lifelong Learning Institute           Fairfax VA

9/29           Burke Historical Society                            Burke VA

10/2            Allen Co Public Library/ Aboite

10/8             Northeast IN Community Base Council display            Ft Wayne

10/9            Ft Wayne Genealogical Society

10/12          Ossian Health Care

10/16         Grant Co Historical Society (IN)

10/26          Book Launch: It Was Our War Too- Ft Wayne History Center

10/28          Coldwater Public Library (OH)

11/3           Talk of comments of WWII vets who helped liberate concentration camps — Ft Wayne History Center

11/4           Brookside Seniors Adults -Ft Wayne

11/6            Wabash Carnegie Public Library, 188 W. Hill St                 6pm

11/8            Geneva Public Library, 305 E Line St, Geneva, IN              3pm

11/11           Ft Wayne Rotary -Downtown luncheon                               noon

11/11           American Legion- Roanoke Public Library                        5:15

1122 N Main St, Roanoke, IN 46783

11/12          Fairmount Public Library, 217 S Main St, Fairmount.        6pm

11/13          St. Luke Helping Hands                                                             7pm

11/14          The Townhouse, 2209 St Joe Center Rd, Ft Wayne               3:15pm

11/14          Waynedale UM Church, Ft Wayne                                           6pm

11/21         Heritage Pointe, Warren IN                                                       7pm

12/3          3rd Annual Parlor City Shopping Fair,                                    10a-3pm

211 Water St, Bluffton


11/7          Adams Public Library System                                             6pm

128 S. Third Street, Decatur IN


11/9            Alexandria-Monroe Public Library                                    6pm

117 East Church St, Alexandria IN


11/12          Sacred Heart Home                                                             2pm

Avilla IN


11/13           Grief Support Group                                                          11am

Fort Wayne


11/15            Townhouse Retirement Community                           3:30pm

2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN


12/3            Plymouth Public Library                                              6pm

201 North Center Street, Plymouth, IN

Additional appearances:

9/29            Hoosier History Live! Radio program. 12noon -1pm.

Featured guest, WICR 88.7 FM

10/13         Indianapolis Author Fair                 10am-1pm

Central Library
40 East St. Clair Street
Downtown Indianapolis

If you know of an adult group that would like to have me speak, contact me through my website. I look forward to spreading the word about these great people who sacrificed so much for us!

If you would like to book me to speak at your event please head over to my speaking page and fill out the form. Thanks!

Kayleen Reusser

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