Local author and historian James Rada, Jr. is returning to the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library on April 19th at 6:00p.m. for a brand new lecture on historical research!

“Looking for family stories or researching a historical? Join historical writer James Rada, Jr. as he talks about some of the tricks of the trade in writing history and how to get the most out of your research. You’ll look at some great online research sites so that you can do most of the work from your computer before venturing out to historical societies, libraries, and historical site.”

James is the author of five historical novels and seven non-fiction books. These include Canawlers, Battlefield Angels: The Daughters of Charity Work as Civil War Nurses, and Saving Shallmar: Christmas Spirit in a Coal Town.  Jim also writes fantasy and young adult fiction under the pen name J. R. Rada.

Jim works as a freelance writer who lives in Gettysburg, PA, where he lives with his wife and sons.  His articles appear regularly in a variety of regional and national magazines such as History Channel Magazine, Boy’s Life and History Magazine. Jim has also had more than two dozen short stories published.  He has received numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, Associated Press, Maryland State Teachers Association and Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc. for his newspaper writing.