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  David Wecker is one of Cincinnati’'s long-time storytellers, having spent more than 20 years writing for The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post. He has also authored several books, co-hosted a radio show, and now with his company BrandFlick, continues telling stories. David Wecker joins us to discuss his latest book, Square Pegs: Stories about Everything and Nothing, a collection from the columns he wrote for The Post newspapers.

Local author Thomas Atkinson spends a few minutes with our Barbara Gray to talk about his new novel, Tiki Man, and short story, Scrap.

Local writer Dorothy Weil recently released her newest novel, Love and Terror, and she joins Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about this story as well as her own family, including the fact her father and grandfather were both steamboat captains.

ArtsWave announced today that Cincinnati author Leah Stewart will receive its 2014 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene. 

Local children’s author Michele Wright 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 Blewett, most of the photos illustrating these books are local scenes including the Cincinnati Zoo, Miami Whitewater Forest and more.

Have you entered the Dooniverse yet? Local authors Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon have created a series of fantasy books, the Doon series, with the first novel, Doon, now available and the second, Destined for Doon, 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.

  Western Female Seminary, which opened its doors in 1855, later became Western College for Women. 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.

Pearls and Poison is the third novel in the Consignment Shop Mysteries from Milford-based author Duffy Brown. 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.

Tamera Lenz Muente is assistant curator at the Taft Museum of Art by day and novelist by night. Her first book, a historical novel set in Cincinnati called The Boy at the Museum has just been released and she’s with Lee Hay to talk about her research into Cincinnati’s early history and some of the famous people she included in her debut book.

You can meet her at her book signing at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood on Saturday, August 9th, at 2pm.

Jane Durrell has a review of the Shawn Patrick Tubb book, Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism, as well as an update on future plans for the historic building.

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