Drop a pebble in the water, just a splash and it is gone
But there’s a half a hundred ripples circling on and on
Spreading from the center, flowing to the sea
And there’s no way of knowing where the end is going to be.

— James W. Foley
Featured in Welch’s books, American Nightingale & Pebble in the Water

Recent Work

Most recent books released

52 Little Lessons From Les Miserables

The Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized

Children ages 5-12 Published: April 2014 Comma,...

New Book! Cascade Summer

Bob has a new book that just came out Cascade...

Quick Bio

Bob Welch is a speaker, author, award-winning columnist and teacher who has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

As head of Pebble in the Water Inspiration, Welch has keynoted conferences, workshops and retreats across America, tugging at hearts, tickling funny bones, and inspiring people to be ripples on life’s waters.

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Recent Blog Posts

March 13, 2015 |

Lessons from Dave Frohnmayer

A FEW YEARS AGO, Dave Frohnmayer and I were speaking at Northwest Christian University on the subject of...

January 13, 2015 |

Ten ways I’ll survive Ducks’ loss

I AWAKEN TUESDAY MORNING lost in a Pacific Crest Trail dream, trying to find some high-mountain trail near Mt....

December 27, 2014 |

Two Words of Advice: Stop it!

We were going around the room, introducing ourselves at a recent writers workshop I was leading, when one of the...

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