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Interviews with authors, commentaries / reviews on books

Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray is back with another novel in her Walnut Creek series, set in Ohio's Amish Country, The Patient One. Formerly a Cincinnati-area resident, she tells our Barbara Gray that her recent move to Colorado won't change her writing as she's found several Amish communities there.


Bestselling novelist David Baldacci is back with a new Amos Decker mystery called Redemption. He's on the phone with Barbara Gray with a spoiler-free conversation about his latest, set in Ohio.

nora mcinenry
Courtesy of Brandon Werth

Nora McInerny gets recognized by strangers. People come up to her in the grocery store, or on the street. They know about her podcast or her books or her advice series. But they're not looking for a selfie with a semi-celeb. McInerny is a grief magnet. These brief interactions are filled with tragic stories strangers want to tell her. That's because she's been there. She's still there.

pearl bryan
Courtesy of Campbell County Public Library

It was called the "Crime of the Century."

Award-winning fantasy novelist (the Binti trilogy) and author of Black Panther comic books, Nnedi Okorafor, is coming to town for an appearance at the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

A new book from Arcadia Publishing spotlights the rich visual history of the iconic Cincinnati Art Museum. Editor Geoff Edwards and Jill Dunne, Director of Marketing and Communications from the Museum discuss the book, part of Arcadia's "Images of America" series and available in the museum's gift shop , in this conversation with Lee Hay. 

chelsea clinton book
Courtesy Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton's fifth children's book introduces readers to a variety of endangered animals and the threats to them. Like her other books, including the #1 New York Times best selling picture book She Persists, Clinton has focused on encouraging activism in her young readers.

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Greenville, Ohio poet Myrna Stone. She's the author of five books of poetry including Luz Bones, which she reads in this conversation with Barbara Gray.

If a future vacation includes visits to America's national parks, a new book from Joe Yogerst will be a big help. 

As we celebrate Women's History Month, Barbara Gray speaks with first-time author, Etaf Rum

In this special commentary, our David Delegator pays tribute to influential poet and co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

History professor and coffee shop owner Robert Thurston from Oxford has written a new book about the black gold that powers so many people's mornings. 

The topic no one wants to discuss, but death is inevitable. 

As part of Women's History Month, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner joins Barbara Gray to talk about developing female characters, not caricatures, and the strength she sees in her 99-year-old grandmother. 

sounds like titanic jessica hindman
Courtesy Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

As an aspiring violinist, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman landed what she thought would be her dream job with a professional ensemble in New York City.

Integrative medicine, alternative treatments, natural alternatives to drugs…these and many other topics are discussed in-depth in Nature's Best Remedies: Top Medicinal Herbs, Spices, and Foods for Health and Well-Being from National Geographic. 

Acclaimed rock guitar maker turned children's book author and game creator Brian Calhoun has just released Little Joe Chickapig, a book about following your heart and your dreams, which led to an accompanying board game

Former journalist and longtime public relations practitioner/agency owner Dan Pinger has taken up writing in retirement. 

The newest Writer in Residence at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is acclaimed local author Jessica Strawser

Terry Gamble is the great-granddaughter of the founder of P&G and a successful novelist who has set her latest, The Eulogist, in Cincinnati during the years leading up to the Civil War. 

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