Bird Box is the debut novel from Detroit-based musician and author Josh Malerman, and he’s on the phone with our Barbara Gray to talk about his book’s plot and his “other” job as lead singer/songwriter for the rock band The High Strung.
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.
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.
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.
Note: This interview originally aired on July 18, 2014
He created the conceptual characters for the Disney/Pixar's feature films Toy Story and A Bug's Life; he's an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from William Joyce, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio MOONBOT Studios, comes TheNUMBERLYS, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book's heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. William Joyce talks about his work and latest book.
As a young girl, Andrea Raynor wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she ended up, almost by accident, at Harvard Divinity School. She went on to become a United Methodist minister and hospice chaplain. She served as chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.