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BOB WELCH is the author of more than two dozen books, including American Nightingale, an Oregon Book Award finalist and featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America”; The Wizard of Foz, Track & Field Writers of America’s 2019 Book of the Year; Saving My Enemy: How Two WWII Soldiers Fought Against Each Other and Later Forged a Friendship That Saved Their Lives; and Cross Purposes: One Believer’s Struggle to Reconcile the Peace of Christ with the Rage of the Far Right.

A longtime columnist at The Register-Guard in Eugene, he twice won the National Society of Newspaper​ Columnists’ “Best Writing” category, once for general columns and once for humor.

Welch worked at The Register-Guard full-time from 1989 to 2013. He earlier worked at The Bulletin in Bend, Oregon (1976-1983) and The Journal-American in Bellevue, Washington (1983-1989).

Articles of his have appeared in numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest and Los Angeles Times.

Welch is founder/director of the Beachside Writers Workshop and is a former adjunct professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. He is a 1976 graduate of the school.

Welch speaks from coast to coast, inspiring audiences on topics related to his books.

He lives in Eugene with wife Sally.

 

Eric Alan

KLCC

December 2013

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