Mark A. Miner is an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, editor and publisher who has had a lifelong interest in the Civil War. With a journalism degree from West Virginia University, he has built a professional career spanning nearly three decades.

In 2005, he was named to the Renaissance Hall of Fame of the prestigious Public Relations Society of America for his contributions in the fields of law, engineering and accounting. He is CEO of Mark Miner Communications, LLC, a corporate communications consultancy serving professional service firm and, on a half-time basis, director of corporate communications for Larson Design Group, a nationally emerging architecture, engineering and survey firm.

He also is CEO of Publishing, LLC, publisher of Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner, and of Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced by the Pittsburgh Steelers, co-authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Steelers and Damian Williams, CEO of Leadership League.

In the community, Miner serves on the operating committee of the award-winning Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center and the executive committee of the Mental Health Association in Beaver County, PA. He is a past executive committee member of the American Cancer Society in Pittsburgh, chairman of the board of trustees of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum and president of Malin Bergquist Charities, Inc. He has been an annual guest lecturer at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. Since 1995, he has been president of the national Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor Reunion, and since 2000 has been webmaster of, twice named by Family Tree Magazine as one of the top 10 family websites in the nation. He and his wife Liz reside in Beaver, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.


Author's Appearances, Media Interviews and Book Signings
Oct. 27, 2017 Silent auction item at the annual Gala of the Mental Health Association in Beaver County.
Oct. 22, 2016 "A Novel Affair" fundraiser benefitting the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, PA
May 21, 2014 Beaver County Genealogy and History Center, Beaver, PA
March 19, 2014 Western Pennsylvania Civil War Round Table, Sewickley, PA - see the review
March 23, 2013 Rob Pratte's Weekend Magazine, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA-AM - with Edwards McLaughlin - listen

March 14, 2013

Civil War Round Table of California University of Pennsylvania

Dec. 23, 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Video - watch the clip
Dec. 8, 2012
Rob Pratte's Weekend Magazine, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA-AM - with Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams
Dec. 1, 2012
Heinz History Center 11th Annual Book Fair, Pittsburgh
Nov. 28, 2012
Northland Public Library, Pittsburgh - "Meet Our Local Authors" Night
Nov. 27, 2012
West Virginia University College of Business and Economics
Nov. 17, 2012
Fayette County Genealogical Society, Uniontown (PA) Public Library
Oct. 11, 2012
North Boroughs Rotary Club, Pittsburgh
Oct. 6, 2012
Rob Pratte's Weekend Magazine, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA-AM
Sept. 15, 2012
Bridgewater BookFest, Beaver, PA - including "Author Talk"
April 25, 2012
Fayette County Library System Reading Circle, Smithfield, PA
April 11, 2012
Civil War Round Table, Scottdale, PA
April 2, 2012
Annual meeting, Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County, PA
March 14, 2012
Civil War Round Table, Butler, PA
Feb. 25, 2012
Rob Pratte's Weekend Magazine, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA-AM - listen
Feb. 21, 2012
Civil War Round Table, Erie, PA
Jan. 23, 2012
Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table, Hampton Township