Tue, Oct 03 - Mon, Dec 31 2018

The 2017-18 Black Iron Mercy "No Mercy" Tour,

Wisconsin, United States Wisconsin, United States

  • About the event

    Eric Schlehlein is the author of Black Iron Mercy, a traditionally-published, historically-accurate novel of the American Civil War which features real people who served with the 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment of the famed Iron Brigade.


    Eric is in the early stages of a 40+ city tour of the State of Wisconsin, appearing at various venues -- mostly public libraries -- from Hartland to Hayward, presenting his program "Forged in Blood:  How the Iron Brigade Earned their Metallic Moniker."

    "Forged in Blood:  How the Iron Brigade Earned their Metallic Moniker" is a 45-minute program which tells the story of more than 3,000 Wisconsinites who served with distinction during our Civil War.  The program serves as fine sidebar and means to sell Eric's novel.


    Why should you sponsor?

    Eric does not charge fees to libraries or their patrons, ensuring that even the smallest of towns can afford to invite him to speak to their residents.  He asks only for the opportunity to sell and sign copies of his book after each event, and then donates a copy of the book to the library for their generosity in allowing him to speak.  Your sponsorship will allow Eric to continue this practice of "No Fee" public speaking.

    In sponsoring this event, your company will receive exposure in anywhere from 40 to 70 towns, villages, and cities throughout the state of Wisconsin.  Each event will draw between 10 and 50 attendees.  As of September 21st, 2017, the tour consists of 43 venues.  For the $2600 sponsorship, your company would be paying just over $60 per event for those 43 dates.  But more events are being added to the schedule every week.  Should the tour reach 70 dates, the exposure over those dates would cost your company just $37.14 per event, with exposure BEFORE and DURING each event!

    Eric Schlehlein

    Eric Schlehlein is an author and freelance writer, passionate about most things Americana.  He blogs at www.ericschlehlein.com

    Signed to a contract with Deeds Publishing, LLC, his first novel, Black Iron Mercy, is now available for purchase.  His second novel, The Dim White Light, is in the production stages of publishing.

    Eric has dedicated more than half of his life to serving others, first as a caregiver and group home manager for the developmentally disabled, the emotionally disturbed, and the mentally ill, and has now served his community as a lieutenant on the local fire department for more than fifteen years.  He’s also been known to deliver a hot, fresh pizza at a quick pace and fair profit.

    As a three-time campaign manager, Eric is well-versed in political speak and has experience in writing political propaganda and speeches.

    In 2009 he and his son invented a new sport, “Frizz,” that combines Frisbee and baseball.  The Lake Country Frizz Association was born, and they’ve now completed their 9th season of league play. In 2012 Eric authored, copyrighted, and self-published a 78-page rule book, entitled “Frizz Rules and Regulations.”  

    Besides his service to the Lake Country Frizz Association as President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric is also the President of the Hartland Firefighters Association, Inc., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the membership of the fire department and the community it serves through various charitable endeavors.

    In 2013 Eric wrote the script for “Align on the Colors, Close up on the Colors,” a nine part documentary on the charge of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment on the railroad cut at Gettysburg, filmed and narrated by Gettysburg expert Frank P. Marrone Jr.

    Additionally, Eric is the manager and editor of “The Iron Brigade in Media,” a page dedicated to preserving the memory and honor of the men of the 2nd Wisconsin, 6th Wisconsin, 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and 24th Michigan Infantry Regiments from our civil war.  You can find his not-so-frequent posts on the Iron Brigade at www.facebook.com/Ironbrigademedia

    Eric lives in Hartland, Wisconsin with his wife, Brenda, and their three children.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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