local author http://wvxu.org en Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award http://wvxu.org/post/local-author-leah-stewart-wins-artswave-award <p><a href="http://www.theartswave.org/"><strong>ArtsWave</strong></a> announced today that Cincinnati author <strong>Leah Stewart</strong> will receive its 2014 <strong>Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize</strong>. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:36:11 +0000 Lee Hay 28932 at http://wvxu.org Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award Local children's author Michele Wright talks about her four seasons series http://wvxu.org/post/local-childrens-author-michele-wright-talks-about-her-four-seasons-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local children’s author </span><a href="http://www.wrightdesignsbooks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Michele Wright</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has created a series of four books based on the seasons in order to share the magic of nature with her young readers. As she tells our Kelly </span>Blewett<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, most of the photos illustrating these books are local scenes including the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati Zoo</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Whitewater Forest</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and more.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:15 +0000 Kelly Blewett 28497 at http://wvxu.org Local children's author Michele Wright talks about her four seasons series The Dooniverse from local authors Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon http://wvxu.org/post/dooniverse-local-authors-carey-corp-and-lorie-langdon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you entered the </span>Dooniverse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> yet? Local authors </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have created a series of fantasy books, the </span><a href="http://www.doonseries.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Doon</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series, with the first novel, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Doon-Novel-Carey-Corp/dp/0310742307/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1403620584&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Doon" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Doon</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, now available and the second, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Destined-Doon-A-Novel/dp/0310742331/ref=pd_sim_b_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;refRID=0KEXZ8YCHZJQJ7N0JTBP" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Destined for Doon</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, due out September 2. The authors are with Barbara Gray to discuss the series, the characters and plots, and a unique connection to a 1950’s era Broadway musical.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:05 +0000 Barbara Gray 28499 at http://wvxu.org The Dooniverse from local authors Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon The fascinating history of Oxford's Western College for Women http://wvxu.org/post/fascinating-history-oxfords-western-college-women <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>Western Female Seminary</strong>, which opened its doors in 1855, later became <strong>Western College for Women</strong>. The first college in the country to have an artist-in-residence, Western attracted national attention when it hosted civil rights training for Freedom Summer 1964. In 1974, the college became part of Miami University in Oxford. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 28631 at http://wvxu.org The fascinating history of Oxford's Western College for Women Milford's Duffy Brown is out with her third Consignment Shop mystery http://wvxu.org/post/milfords-duffy-brown-out-her-third-consignment-shop-mystery <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pearls-Poison-Consignment-Shop-Mystery/dp/0425252485/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1402942609&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=pearls+and+poison" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pearls and Poison</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the third novel in the Consignment Shop Mysteries from Milford-based author </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Duffy Brown</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She’s with our Barbara Gray to share a little about the plot, the fun of writing a continuing series, and her new series coming out this fall.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:20 +0000 Barbara Gray 28346 at http://wvxu.org Milford's Duffy Brown is out with her third Consignment Shop mystery