The book’s brush with fame


For the first time, a nationally-known famous person has received a signed copy of my book!

On Wednesday, April 20th, Carly Fiorina (a former 2016 Republican presidential candidate) spoke at annual spring dinner of the Berks County Republican Committee in Reading, Pennsylvania. As a thank-you give for speaking, a college friend of mine, John Archer, gave Ms. Fiorina a signed copy of my book.

John took the time to explain to her the event behind the book’s unusual title and briefly outlined the book’s contents. Hopefully on the long plane ride back home to California she will actually read it.

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich would probably also find the book interesting and learn something from it, but I think they are too busy. Besides, I have no old college friends who know those candidates.

Author Talk – Village Chapel Church, Ashville, Ohio – Photos


Gerhard gave an Author Talk at Village Chapel Church in Ashville, Ohio, on April 14th, where he presented a “Cliff Notes” version of his book to the monthly gathering. The presentation was well attended and was followed by a book signing.




His friend, Mark Dawson, who is a professional photographer took pictures during the presentation and book signing.




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Author Talk – Westfall High School


On April 8, Gerhard spoke to over 200 Westfall High School students in Williamsport, Ohio. His presentation began with a short description his family’s good life before WWII. He discussed the impact of WWII on his family: danger, near starvation, fleeing their homeland, all interspersed with courage and the miraculous survival. The presentation continued with his family’s coming to American  and living the American Dream.


At the end Gerhard discussed the foundations of America’s greatness and how we forget our foundations at our peril. The students were attentive and several stopped afterward to ask questions and thank Gerhard.

Author Talk – Village Chapel Church, Ashville, Ohio

Gerhard Maroscher will present a “Cliff Notes” version of his book “Why Can’t Somebody Just Die Around Here?” at the Village Chapel Church in Ashville, Ohio on Thursday, April 14, at 12:30pm. (This is an early heads-up for those whose calendars fill up fast.)

Following the presentation will be a book signing. If you would like to combine lunch (11:30 AM) with the talk, please call Marjorie at 614-989-6214 to make your lunch reservation.

Both presentation and lunch are open to the public!

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Book Signing – April 9th, Circleville

Gerhard will be part of a Book Signing by Circleville area authors on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Studio One of Circleville.

You will get a chance to meet:

  • Susan A. Perkins- Author of the Promises Series
  • Patricia Beathard- Author of Schools of Yesteryear
  • Gerhard Maroscher- Author of Why Can’t Somebody Just Die Around Here?
  • Tom Harker- Author of Ukulele Man’s Song Book
  • Dale Heron- Illustrator
  • Christophe Rodriguez- Musician

Join us for readings and refreshments, books will be available for sale, and there will be door prizes!

Studio One of Circleville
250 E. Franklin Street
Circleville, Ohio 43113

Refreshments provided by Gary Dean of HER.