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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.

With degrees in English Literature and a master’s from the University of Cincinnati in Early Modern European History, local author Stacey Roberts was destined to write Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name as his first novel. He’s in our studio to talk about his education, career and this book with Barbara Gray.

A chat with local author Melissa Landers

Mar 14, 2014

Barbara Gray sits down with local author Melissa Landers to talk about her young adult sci-fi romance novel, Alienated, published last month by Disney-Hyperion.

Local author Miriam Karp's new memoir

Feb 7, 2014

Local writer, artist and teacher Miriam Karp talks with Barbara Gray about her newly published memoir, Painting Zaidy's Dream.

Chuck Sambuchino, author and editor for Cincinnati-based Writer’s Digest, tells Barbara Gray about two new market books he has coming out: 2014 Guide to Literary Agents and the 2014 Children’s Writers's & Illustrator’s Market. He also talks about how his book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, has been optioned by a Hollywood studio as a possible film.

Columbus author Cindy Thomson

Nov 15, 2013

Author Cindy Thomson, from Columbus, Ohio, recently came by our studio to talk to Barbara Gray about her latest novel, Grace’s Pictures, the story of a young Irish immigrant in early 20th century America.

Mark McLane: The Impersonators

Nov 6, 2013
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Mark McLane is a high school English teacher in Brookville, Indiana, who has published his first novel, The Impersonators.

According to his press release, The Impersonators follows an eclectic collection of 7 dream-driven residents of the Villa Verdugo Apartments in North Hollywood who arrive from various points across the heartland of America to escape their families or their past, to reinvent themselves, or to live a life in the full California sunshine that they could only live In the shadows back home.”

Lisa K. Waters: Quest for Love

Nov 4, 2013

Barbara Gray speaks with Lisa K. Waters, a local author, about three of her books: 

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