Category Archives: Book Signings

September Speaking/Book Signing Schedule

I will be speaking at the American Baptist conference in Parsons, Kansas on Sunday, September 20. I hope you’ll plan to attend. Service will start around 3 PM and I will be speaking shortly afterwards. The service is held at the First Baptist Church of Parsons.

The following weekend we will be in Chanute, Kansas at the Artist Alley Festival signing books. The festival begins on Saturday, September 26 at 9 AM and lasts through the afternoon. Our booth will be located near Total Image Studio, just east of the railroad tracks on Main Street. We hope to see you there!

Summer Speaking Schedule

I want to wish everyone a very happy Memorial Day weekend! I also wanted to let you know that I would be speaking and signing books at a few places this summer. If you know of anyone near these locations, please let them know.

Sunday, June 14 at 8:30 AM and 11 AM. I will be speaking at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons, Kansas.

Sunday, July 5 I will be speaking in Jupiter, Florida at Tequesta First Baptist.

Sunday, July 12 I will be speaking at the Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, Florida. They have three Sunday morning services, as well as a Saturday night service!

I will be signing books after each event.

2015 Turkey Hunt & Speaking Engagements

On Good Friday, my wife, one of my good buddies, and I went Turkey hunting. Hunting is something that I did not do before my accident, but thanks to my good buddy Kurt, it has become one of the few sports that I can participate in. I still have to have someone drag me out of bed early, drive me to the farm, and help me get positioned inside the hunting blind, but with the adaptive equipment Kurt and some of his friends purchased I can aim and fire the gun.

If you have a few minutes, visit my website and click the link to the right that says, “2015 Turkey Hunting Videos” to watch the video. If you know someone who is disabled, but would like to go hunting, I know of some people in Parsons who have equipment available to loan out. They don’t charge a dime. I also know of a wonderful ministry called, Peterson Outdoor Ministries, just across the border of Kansas near Joplin.

On another note, next weekend (April 24-26) my wife and I will be traveling to Cimmaron, Kansas. I will be speaking at the high school on Friday, the library on Saturday, and the First United Methodist Church on Sunday morning. If you happen to know of anyone in the area, please let them know.

I have a couple other speaking engagements lined up for the summer, but I do have room for a couple more if anyone is interested.

Sunday, June 14: Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons, Kansas (both Sunday morning services)
Sunday, July 12: Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, Florida (Saturday night service, plus all three Sunday morning services)

As we look forward to these opportunities to share what God has done for us, my wife and I would appreciate your prayers and support. Thank you and God bless!

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Book Signing ~ Neodesha Civic Center on Oct. 20

I will be signing and selling books at the following event on October 20. Even if you already have a book, pick up one for a friend or family member as a Christmas gift! I will be selling the books for $15 each, or two for $20. Hope to see everyone there!

The Wilson Medical Center Foundation is hosting a Women’s Night Out Wellness Round-Up on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Neodesha Civic Center Corral. The Civic Center is located at 1407 N. 8th Street.

Come out and:

  • Enjoy a fun evening
  • Pamper yourself
  • Expand your mind
  • Get ideas for your home
  • Grab a personally signed book

Lasso your advance ticket of $10, which includes a meal at the chuck wagon. Stop by the following mercantile locations: Wilson Medical Center Foundation, Porter Drug Store, Get Fit, Independence Family Medicine or lasso a $12 ticket at the door.

Learning to LIVE With It by Kevin Olson

Every day it seems as if I hear more bad news about people struggling with health problems. I know it is difficult, but if you or one of your loved ones happen to be in the midst of an unwanted, seemingly unchangeable circumstance I want you to read this and watch the video. It has been quite a while since I have posted very much, but this is on my heart to share today.

Unwanted circumstances will either defeat you or develop you. If you have found yourself in the midst of an unwanted circumstance, please don’t forget that you have a choice in how you will respond. It is not easy, but choosing to accept your unwanted circumstances is often the key to allow God to work miracles through the unwanted circumstance. He may choose to change your circumstance or He may choose to change you. Either way, He wants to work in the midst of all of your circumstances today.

 

 

Kevin Olson will have a book signing at Artist Alley

Kevin Olson will be having a book signing at this year’s Artist Alley Festival. Look for him just west of Total Image Studio (1 West Main) between 9 AM and 5 PM. Autographed copies of his book, Learning To Live With It, are $15 each. If you have not purchased a copy, this would be a great time to do it. They also make great gifts!

Artist Alley is held in Chanute, Kansas on Saturday, September 27. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to receive a signed copy, please send Kevin an email to work out a shipping arrangement. Unsigned copies, as well as digital copies, can be purchased through Kevin’s website, www.KevinOlson.net.

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2013 – Another year come and gone

It started out pretty normal, ‘bout like any other year
Family gatherings, black eyed peas and lots of New Year’s cheer

Goals were set and some resolutions were made
There were pounds to lose and debts needing paid

But only three days in, we got a frantic call
Little sister’s been in a wreck, lucky to be alive at all

Our prayers were answered within a few days
She slowly woke up out of that bell ringing daze

Her memory came back and she lost very little
A few weeks later she even started growing in the middle

Not to be outdone, my brother fathered another child
Six kids at Christmas this year, wow, things could get wild

Mom’s doing good, she’s working and happily wed
Now if she only had room for another flower bed

Nick and James are working and doing just fine
In fact, James will be hitched next year by this time

I guess that leaves me the only sibling without a ring
No wonder Janna keeps pointing out women with bling

As I look back on the year I have a couple more topics to discuss
My book was published this year, but dad … Well, he is no longer with us

In June we found out cancer had taken over his pancreas and liver
Two months later we lost our father, our friend, our life-giver

God gave us time to say our goodbyes and let dad know he was loved
We’re comforted by knowing he’s farming up there in Heaven above

As the year comes to a close and 2014 nears
I have to admit, it’s sometimes hard to hold back the tears

I suppose 2013 wasn’t really much different than any other year we’ve had
God gave us some good times, and He gave us some bad

If we crossed paths in 2013 …  I want you to know I’m grateful for the time we had
God Bless You, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, & “I miss you dad.”

Help Support Kansas FCA

20% of all book sales in December will be given to help support the Southeast Kansas Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Our SEK FCA Rep, Gary Larson, is required to raise his own funds as he ministers to the youth right here in our own little corner of Kansas. Gary has an amazing story, as well as an amazing love for Jesus and our youth. Let’s help keep him doing this good work.

We will accept cash, checks or Paypal payments. We can also ship or deliver!  To order a book, simply message me on Facebook or email me at kevin@kevinolson.net

You can also catch me at one of the following book signings:

184386__K-Olson-front-cov_300pxwThe Feathered Nest
1 East Main in Chanute, KS
Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Iola Rotary Club Meeting
The Greenery in Iola, KS
Thursday, Dec. 5 from Noon to 1:00pm

Two Chic Blvd
16070 Metcalf in Overland Park, KS
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

December Book Signings

184386__K-Olson-front-cov_300pxwThis week I’ll be signing books at:

The Feathered Nest
1 East Main in Chanute, KS
Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Iola Rotary Club Meeting
The Greenery in Iola, KS
Thursday, Dec. 5 from Noon to 1:00pm

Two Chic Blvd
16070 Metcalf in Overland Park, KS
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

20% of all book sales in December will be given to help support the Southeast Kansas Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Our SEK FCA Rep, Gary Larson, is required to raise his own funds as he ministers to the youth right here in our own little corner of Kansas. Gary has an amazing story, as well as an amazing love for Jesus and our youth. Let’s help keep him doing this good work.

We will accept cash, checks or Paypal payments. We can also ship or deliver!  To order a book, simply message me on Facebook or email me at kevin@kevinolson.net