Bob Welch is a columnist, speaker, author and writers workshop leader. As a (Eugene) Register-Guard columnist he twice won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ highest award. He won the 2010 and 2011 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s “Best Writing” awards and the 2014 “Best Column” award.
The author of 18 books, Welch has been called “the most eclectic writer in America” (San Diego author Mike Yorkey), having written everything from children’s books to hiking the Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest Trail to faith-based offerings. His book on a nurse who died in WWII, American Nightingale (Simon & Schuster), was an Oregon Book Award finalist and featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. His latest book is 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables (Thomas Nelson).
In 2005, Welch founded Beachside Writers in Yachats and now leads five workshops a year.