Author Appearances and Events

Upcoming appearances and events

  • Mary Lincoln for the Ages book event, Skaneateles (NY) Public Library — Saturday, October 9, 2021, 1 p.m.
  • Armchair Adventures, Liverpool (NY) Public Library, “The Bear Tree” and Other Stories — Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1 p.m.
  • Bridge Street, WSYR Newschannel 9, Syracuse, NY, television interview on “The Bear Tree” and Other Stories — Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10 a.m. 
  • “The Bear Tree” and Other Stories book release event, Presbyterian Meeting House, Cazenovia, NY, sponsored by the Cazenovia Public Library and Cazenovia Heritage — Saturday, December 11, 2021, 2 p.m.

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  • Eyewitness to History — Henry Ames Blood: Poet, Playwright, Historian: His Life and Unpublished Letters about the Lincoln Assassination

Previous events

  • National Archives
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  • National First Ladies Library
  • 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
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington, KY
  • Harlan-Lincoln House, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
  • Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin
  • Civil War Round Table of Washington DC
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Mary Washington University
  • Surratt Society
  • The Lincoln Group of NY
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Illinois History Conference
  • Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
  • The Lincoln Forum
  • The Kentucky State Book Fair
  • The Florida State Book Festival
  • George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival


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