Author Events

If you are interested in having Jason come speak to your group or event, here is a list of his current speaking topics:

  • Mary Lincoln for the Ages: She is not the woman we think she is
  • Lincoln’s Lover: Mary Lincoln in Poetry
  • Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
  • Robert Lincoln: First Son, presidential confidant, Civil War soldier
  • The Madness of Mary Lincoln, and the Discovery of Her Lost Insanity Letters
  • Lincoln the Inventor: The Story of His Mechanical Genius
  • New Evidence From an Ignored Voice: Robert Todd Lincoln and the Authorship of the Bixby Letter
  • Avoiding the Gilded Prison: Robert Todd Lincoln for President
  • “A Very Dreadful Night”: Robert Lincoln and his Father’s Assassination
  • How Booth Saved Lincoln’s Life, or, the Evolution of a Great Lincoln Myth
  • Eyewitness to History — Henry Ames Blood: Poet, Playwright, Historian: His Life and Unpublished Letters about the Lincoln Assassination
  • The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln: The Beginnings of His Literary Genius
  • “Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven”: The Mystery of Little Eddie

Previous events

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Abraham Lincoln Bookshop Virtual Book Signing
  • Union League Club of Chicago
  • Abraham Lincoln Institute
  • Lincoln Shrine, Redlands, CA
  • Lincoln Boyhood Home NM, Lincoln City, IN
  • Lincoln Group of Washington DC
  • Binghamton (NY) Civil War Round Table
  • Onondaga County (NY) Civil War Round Table
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington, KY
  • Harlan-Lincoln House, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
  • Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin
  • Lynchburg VA Civil War Round Table
  • Bridgewater VA College Civil War Institute
  • University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
  • Cazenovia [NY] Public Library
  • Civil War Round Table of Washington DC
  • Frederick Historic Sites Consortium
  • National Archives
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Surratt Society
  • National First Ladies Library
  • The Lincoln Group of NY
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Illinois History Conference
  • Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
  • The Abraham Lincoln Bookshop
  • The Kentucky State Book Fair
  • The Lincoln Forum
  • Batavia IL Depot Museum
  • Quincy IL Public Library
  • Illinois State Historical Society annual symposium
  • George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival
  • Fredericksburg VA Athenaeum
  • Fredericksburg VA Rappahannock Regional Library
  • Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table
  • Chambersburg PA Civil War Seminars


Interview with Jason Emerson Regarding his New Book, Mary Lincoln for the Ages,Lincoln Lore, No. 1923 (Fall 2019): 16-21.

Q&A with Jason Emerson: Mary Lincoln for the Ages,” The History Author Show,, posted August 5, 2019.

CNY Author Brings President Lincoln and His Bride to Life in Poetry,” WSYR News, Syracuse, NY.

Inquiring Minds: An Interview with Author Jason Emerson,” Library of Congress blog, July 16, 2013

Interview with Dr. John A. Riolo on and
May 2008

“An Interview with Jason Emerson”
Lincoln Lore: The Bulletin of the Lincoln Museum
No. 1893 (Summer 2008): 8-11.

Interview: “Lincoln Author Jason Emerson to Speak at Friends Fall Dinner,” Cornerstone: The Newsletter of Morris Library [Southern Illinois University, Carbondale] vol. 3, no. 4 (Summer 2008): 5-6