Book Shop to host Oct. 3 book signings with Luther alumni authors Rob Severson ’69 and Dick Edwards ’64

Sept. 25, 2009

The Luther College Book Shop will host book signing sessions with alumni Rob Severson, class of 1969, and Dick Edwards, class of 1964, Saturday, Oct. 3 as part of Luther Homecoming 2009.

Severson, author of “Connecting Peace, Purpose & Prosperity: A Survival Guide & Memoir,” will be in the Luther Book Shop from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Edwards, author of “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What’s Best for Our Aging Parents,” will be in the Book Shop from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Copies of both books will be available in the Book Shop, “Connecting Peace, Purpose & Prosperity” for $11.95 and “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?” for $14.95.

Located on the main level of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus, the Book Shop invites the community to stop in, visit with the authors and have their books signed.

Severson’s book “Connecting Peace, Purpose & Prosperity” relates actual experiences and shows how it is possible to overcome the many obstacles in the path toward a peaceful existence. As an “average guy” with a history of academic, personal and business struggles, Severson describes how he surmounted these and other problems by relying on key fundamentals which are outlined in the book.

Written for his daughters and grandchildren so that they may want to learn from his experiences, Severson’s formula for peace, purpose and prosperity is beneficial for anyone who is at a point of struggle, change, or in need of a fresh look on the age-old dilemma of how to find success and happiness.

A leader with more than 30 years experience in management, sales, finance and accounting, Severson is now a finance coach in Deephaven, Minn.

For more information about Severson, visit his website:

Edwards’ book “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?” is a read-me-first book for the 53 million adult children in America, the “sandwich generation” of boomers, for whom aging parent issues and care concerns are an increasing reality.

In his book, Edwards invites the reader to stop-and-think, to evaluate, anticipate and communicate so that “when the time comes” sailing the uncharted waters of aging parents will be smoother and more enjoyable for everyone.

“Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?” personalizes and humanizes the final stage in the parent-child relationship and helps ensure the best possible outcome, that of no regrets.

Edwards has 35 years experience working closely with older adults and their families. For the past 20 years he served as administrator of Charter House, a nationally recognized model for excellence in retirement living and long-term health care affiliated with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

For more information about Edwards and his book, visit website:

Rob Severson ’69
Dick Edwards ’64