Multi Author Book Signing December 12th Chester County Book Company

tbI love Chester County Book Company. And on December 12 from 11 am to 1:30 pm they have this cool just in time for Christmas book signing featuring a whole slew of authors.  One happens to be a friend – former NBC10 anchor and media personality, Tim Lake.

Tim Lake along with former news producer Bill Shull, are scheduled to appear at Chester County Book Company’s multi-author book event on Saturday, December 12, 2015, to display and sign copies of their new and recently released non-fiction books.

Both embarked on writing and publishing ventures since leaving NBC 10.

Lake will be presenting his 2015 historical narrative nonfiction book, Hang on and Fly, A Post-War Story of Plane Crash Tragedies, Heroism, and Survival.

Shull will be presenting his 2015 historical nonfiction book, Philadelphia Television.

Lake and Shull completed and released the books after leaving long careers at NBC 10 News in Philadelphia.

The multi-author book signing event at Chester County Book Company, in the West Goshen Shopping Center near West Chester, Pa is scheduled for 11 am – 1:30 pm on December 12, 2015, and is one of the independent book store’s more popular annual events attracting hundreds of readers, according to Thea Kotroba of Chester County Book Company.

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Tim’s third book, Hang on and Fly, (Lake Publishing, 2015) is the dramatic true story of a series of passenger plane crashes in 1951-52 that frightened Americans in the infancy of passenger aviation and shaped all future aviation safety regulations and crash investigations. It portrays with deep emotion the longest stranding of a large group of plane crash survivors without rescue in North America. Four American heroes emerge from the story in Hang on and Fly: two men passengers, a stewardess, and a simple farmer’s wife with a deadly secret. Additionally, the story covers early post-war passenger aviation development and politics, and tragic, dramatic, and emotional crash events in many regions of North America, including Philadelphia, Newark and New York, Washington, Miami, San Juan, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Alaska. Hang on and Fly also includes 45 pages of vintage photographs, many of which are original and previously unpublished.

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Bill Shull is formerly a long-time news producer at NBC 10 who has written the first historical text and photograph book, Philadelphia Television, (Arcadia Publishing, 2015). It covers a nearly 70-year period from Philadelphia’s contribution to the invention of TV to the many celebrities and personalities on Philadelphia TV channels 3, 6, 10, 12, 17, and 29. It includes photographs and profiles of Dick Clark, Ed McMahon, Jessica Savitch, Edie Huggins, Tom Snyder, Sally Starr, Harry Kalas, John Facenda, Mike Douglas, and Kelly Ripa, among many others. Philadelphia Television is Shull’s first publication, compiled from his deep knowledge of the history of TV in Philadelphia, America’s fourth-largest television media market.


Lake and Shull are long-time residents of Chester County, Pa. Their books will be available and on display and the authors will be signing and discussing their books!

Chester County Book Company

967 Paoli Pike
West Goshen Shopping Center
West Chester, PA 19380
Tel: 610-696-1661