local author

"Only Superhuman"

Jan 11, 2013

Christopher Bennett, son of former WGUC radio host Myron Bennett, is a science fiction author living here in Cincinnati. In the past he has written books based on Star Trek, Spiderman, and X-Men, all with a hard science fiction slant. He has now published his first original novel, Only Superhuman, and he’s in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about the book and his January 15 appearance at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood.

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

Jan 11, 2013

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky may be best known around here for their General Store or having a dog as mayor, but the town has a long and fascinating history. In his new book, Rabbit Hash, Kentucky: River Born, Kentucky Bred, local historian Donald Clare talks with Mark Perzel about the stories of Rabbit Hash’s past, it’s one-time importance to commerce at the river’s bend, and the recent revival of Rabbit Hash as a destination location in Boone County.

Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans

Jan 4, 2013

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.

"The History of Us"

Jan 4, 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 just out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.

Author Nadine Huffman and artist Marilyn Lebhar are the creative talents behind the book A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas, a beautiful book all about Cincinnati and with all proceeds going to support adoption efforts happening here in the tri-state. They are in-studio with Lee Hay to talk about the genesis of the book and how they hope to sell out this year’s supply of the book, the same as they did last year.

Artists and authors David and Barbara Day join Brian O’Donnell to talk about their new book of drawings and stories about our ever-changing city. Vanishing Cincinnati seeks to preserve some of the classic architecture and geography of this area as was seen from the 1800’s on in a unique and artistic way. The book’s launch will take place on Sunday, December 2 at the Main Branch of the Public Library downtown.

The Hiding Place

Nov 23, 2012

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.

What happens when a suburban dad, used to the comforts and conveniences of modern day life, suddenly receives a 12 gauge shotgun from his dad, who simply told him it was for “shooting?” Local author Craig Heimbuch shares his experiences of breaking out of his comfort zone and learning to hunt and better understand his family legacy in his new memoir, And Now We Shall Do Manly Things; Discovering My Manhood Through the Great (and Not-So-Great) American Hunt, and he shares some of this humorous tale with Mark Perzel.

Author Shelley Shepard

Sep 14, 2012

New York Times bestselling local author Shelley Shepard Gray visits with Barbara Gray to discuss her latest two books in the trilogy of The Secrets of Crittenden County novels: The Search and