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Local birding expert and author Bill Thompson III

May 3, 2013

Bill Thompson III is a local birding expert, prolific author, and editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest. He’s with Thane Maynard for this week’s Field Notes to talk about his newest book, The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America, featuring some 300 common American and Canadian birds for young bird watchers to easily spot and identify. He also talks about the 2007 book All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures, featuring stories, photographs and illustrations from the world famous nature artist/educator/ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson.

Authors from Hamilton County will gather on Sunday, April 21 at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downtown branch as part of the Ohioana 2013 celebration. Kate Lawrence from the library and Georgeanne Bradford from the Ohioana Board of Trustees are in the studio with Mark Perzel with details of the event and some of the authors who will be in attendance

Despite all you may know about the history and towns of Ohio, local author Randy McNutt is sure to surprise you with facts about long-forgotten battlefields, stagecoach inns and more in his new book, Finding Utopia: Another Journey into Lost Ohio. This is the third in his series of fascinating Ohio books, and he’s in the studio with Brian O’Donnell to talk about his newest.

Local author Mike Due

Apr 12, 2013

Mike Due is a local author who has penned the first of what he plans on being a trilogy of stories set, in part, at his alma mater, Northern Kentucky University. Immaterial: Book 1: Discovery is part science fiction, part faith and all thought-provoking. Mark Perzel talks with the author about his self-published first book and his plans for the rest of the trilogy.

Howard Rahtz has a fascinating background: 18 years as a Cincinnati police officer, attaining the rank of captain. He also served as coordinator of the SWAT negotiating team and was in charge of the Central Vice Control Section, where his focus was on reducing the assets of drug traffickers. He has put all that experience, plus a degree in rehab counseling, to try and further efforts to take drugs off the streets. He joins Ann Thompson to discuss his latest book, Drugs, Crime and Violence: From Trafficking to Treatment, in which he lays out a method to choke off the revenue stream that supports the drug traffickers.

"Otis and the Puppy"

Mar 22, 2013

Local artist and author Loren Long recently released Otis and the Puppy, the latest in his Otis the Tractor series of children’s books. He stops by to talk with our Barbara Gray about this new book and what new Otis books are in the works.

"Never Let You Go"

Jan 11, 2013

Local author Emma Carlson Berne joins Barbara Gray to discuss her new young reader’s novel, Never Let You Go, a romantic suspense thriller about a love triangle that goes wrong.

"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.