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Book review: "Are You Mine"

Nov 1, 2013

Kelly Blewett has a review of local author N.K. Smith’s newest novel, Are You Mine?

Northern Kentucky University Associate Professor Carol Medlicott is a scholar of the Shakers and has written Issachar Bates: A Shaker's Journey, a biography of an early Shaker leader who led the group’s expansion west of the Appalachians. She joins Mark Heyne to discuss Bates’ life and how he established the seven Shaker centers in this region.

A new novel from Cincinnati author N.K. Smith

Oct 12, 2013

Cincinnati author N.K. Smith’s newest novel, Hollywood Lies, is an unusual look at the rich and famous and the plights and perils that comes with celebrity. She’s with Barbara Gray to talk about the plot of her new book and how a Midwestern mother of two gets into the lives of these West Coast favorites of the paparazzi.

Books by the Banks

Oct 6, 2013
Designed by Jeffrey Ebbeler, Mount Washington

Books by the Banks, this Saturday at the Duke Energy Center, brings literature to life for all ages. Free and open to the public, you can meet local and nationally-known authors and illustrators, and purchase autographed copies of their work. Kate Lawrence, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Adult Services, Programming and Exhibits manager, and Michael Link, Author/Publisher coordinator for Joseph-Beth Booksellers, give us a preview.

Simon and Schuster

Clones of infamous serial killers escape from a secret government facility, and now it’s up to a former Army Ranger to stop them - with the help of a teenage killer clone. Local Author Geoffrey Girard ‘s CAIN'S BLOOD is a terrifying novel about the evil in each of us. Geoffrey, one of the authors featured at this Saturday’s Books by the Banks, discusses his novel with Mark Perzel.

Book review: "Eventide" by Shelley Shepard Gray

Oct 4, 2013

Kelly Blewett has a review of Eventide: The Days of Redemption Series, Book Three by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author (and local writer making it big!), Shelley Shepard Gray.

Local author and winner of an Independent Publishers’ Book Award, Jacki Lyon, is in our studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest novel, Salty Miss Tenderloin, which takes place, in large part, here in Cincinnati.

Curtis Sittenfeld is a Cincinnati native whose novels have topped the bestseller charts, and even after taking a 5 year break to start a family, she’s back on top with Sisterland. Curtis was in town recently and she came by our studios to talk about this book and her career so far with our Barbara Gray.

Jane Durrell has a review of a fascinating book about the engraving and print trade in 18th century Cincinnati, The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati: With a Brief Account of the Beginning of the Lithographic Trade, by author Donald C. O’Brien.

Perhaps Cincinnati’s most acclaimed author of children’s literature is Andrea Cheng. She’s in our studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest trilogy, which kicked off with the book The Year of the Baby.

Barbara Gray welcomes local author and UC Associate Professor Nikki Taylor into the studio to talk about her new book, America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark. He led the fight for African Americans' access to Ohio's public schools and became the first black principal in the state.

"The Land Beyond the Portal"

Jul 19, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local author J.S. Bailey into the studio to talk about her new book, the supernatural thriller The Land Beyond the Portal.

Barbara Gray talks with Northern Kentucky attorney and author Rick Robinson about his newest novel, leaving behind his political thrillers for the time being, and penning a personal coming-of-age story called Alligator Alley.

"The History of Us"

Jun 28, 2013

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 out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.

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