Book Signings

Come meet our featured speakers and get an autographed copy of their best-selling books. IAEM Store is located in EMEX.

Tuesday, November 19th

9:30am – 10:15am

Kelly McKinney

Moment of Truth: The Nature of Catastrophes and How to Prepare for Them

Kelly McKinney as the Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Office of Emergency Management has had a leadership role in every major disaster in New York City for more than fifteen years, from the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to the present day. His book, Moment of Truth is not a book about disasters, but instead it will tell you how America is hugely underprepared for the next catastrophe. In addition to advice for government, his book contains practical steps that you can take now to keep you and your family safe, because it may just come down to you.

Lucy M. Morgan, CPA

Decoding Grant Management: The Ultimate Success Guide to the Federal Grant Regulations in 2 CFR Part 200

If you are looking for federal grant management simplified, this is the book for you! Want improved skills and greater confidence? Lucy walks you step-by-step through insider secrets to maximizing results for your Federal grant. Lucy’s advice and tips are organized in a practical way that anyone can implement.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Dr. Heather L. Beal, CEM

  • Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book
  • Elephant Wind
  • Tummy Rumble Quake
  • Hurricane Vacation

Dr. Beal, author of three award winning books, is the Chair of the IAEM-USA Children and Disasters Caucus and a military veteran with 23 years of distinguished Naval service. Her book, Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book is the Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner. Her other two books, Tummy Rumble Quake and Elephant Wind have both received medals in the prestigious 2018 Readers’ Favorite Award Contest for children’s social issues. For more information visit