Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books “Husband and Wife,” and “The Myth of You and Me” receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book, “The History of Us,” based here in Cincinnati, is just out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.
Leanna Renee Hieber was once an intern at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company before stepping away from acting in order to write. She has now published her second novel, The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul), a haunting tale of one woman’s fight with the dark side and a man she trusts. Jim Stump interviews the one-time resident, who is now following her dreams and living in New York City.
Author Kerry Reichs talks with Mark Perzel about her second novel,What You Wish For, which follows five individuals as they make decisions about building a family and the obstacles in the way. It explores issues facing single parents, unexpected parents, issues with fertility, and those who decide to not have children
In his novel,Life Among Giants, author Bill Roorbach freely admits that there are touches of a memoir woven through this tale of murder, seduction and revenge. The book has been highly praised by critics and readers alike, and even our Mark Perzel was completely enthralled by the story. Mark talks with Bill Roorbach about this book and how the initial premise came to be.
The intrigue surrounding the art world, stolen artwork and forgeries sets up the background for the new novel from B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger. This novel has received rave reviews and is the Joseph Beth Booksellers-Cincinnati book for the month for December. B.A. Shapiro is on the phone with Mark Perzel to talk about the novel and its use of a real crime to set off her chain of events.
Cincinnati native Ben Sandmel has studied music and musicians during his career, and now living in New Orleans, he has written about one of the true pioneers of R&B music in his new book Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans. The author was recently a part of the Books by the Banks book festival in Cincinnati, and recently spoke by phone with David Delagator to talk about this interesting artist, best known for his hit Mother in Law.
Author, Miami U alum and now assistant professor of English at Western Kentucky University, David Bell, joins Lee Hay to talk about his latest novel, The Hiding Place, set in the fictional town of Dove Point, Ohio.