Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Fordjoins our Barbara Gray in the studio to discuss his runaway bestseller,Canada, which has just been released in paperback. This book took six years to write, and has garnered a mantle full of “best book of the year” awards.
She’s known across the internet as The Bloggess, who claims (tongue-in-cheek?) “Like Mother Theresa, only better.” Her name is Jenny Lawson, and her blog is one of the most read, most hiliarious sites on the web, and she recently published a book titled Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir.) Our Tana Weingartner talks with The Bloggess about how she got started, the reaction to her blog, and why she decided to do a book on top of all this other writing.
Deborah Hicks is a longtime writer and educator, employed by Duke University, and a Harvard graduate. But she’s possibly made the biggest impact in her life in Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill neighborhood. Her new book, The Road Out: A Teacher’s Odyssey in Poor America, recounts her effort to influence the lives of seven girls, all living in poverty with limited dreams, using literature to show them the possibilities of a better life. She joins Mark Perzel to discuss her time in Cincinnati and her highly acclaimed book in advance of her appearance at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on March 30.
Barbara Gray is on the phone with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner to discuss her latest thriller,Touch & Go. Her last book, Catch Me, wound up the #2 bestseller last year according to the New York Times, so expectations for her newest novel are high.
It’s March and that can only mean one thing: the college basketball March Madness tournament is near. But around here, University of Kentucky fans keep the madness going year round for their Wildcats. If you’re not sure you have the encyclopedic knowledge of UK basketball you would like, author Ryan Clark is here to help. He (along with co-writer Joe Cox) has written 100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die and he’s in The Front Row with Betsy Ross. He’ll be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hillson Thursday, March 14 for a talk and signing event.
Local author Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose newest novel,Daybreak, has now been published. The author joins our Barbara Gray to talk about her writing, the success she’s achieved, and this new novel.