Books

Interviews with authors, commentaries / reviews on books

Dr. Maya Angelou's new book about Nelson Mandela

Feb 7, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou speaks by phone with our Barbara Gray about the late Nelson Mandela, her history with him, and her new book about this iconic world leader, His Day is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.

Local author Miriam Karp's new memoir

Feb 7, 2014

Local writer, artist and teacher Miriam Karp talks with Barbara Gray about her newly published memoir, Painting Zaidy's Dream.

The 52 Weeks

Feb 4, 2014
Provided, The 52 Weeks

  Feeling a bit “stuck” in their lives, Pam Godwin and Karen Amster-Young decided to challenge themselves to try one new thing every week for a year, from test-driving a Maserati to ballroom dance lessons, and to blog about their journeys.

Barbara Gray interviews New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner about her newest Detective D.D. Warren psychological thriller, Fear Nothing.

New novel, "Fear Nothing"

Jan 31, 2014

Barbara Gray interviews New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner about her newest Detective D.D. Warren psychological thriller, Fear Nothing.

Two brothers create book of poetry and illustrations

Jan 24, 2014

The brothers John and Brian Volck have recently collaborated on a book featuring Brian’s poetry and John’s illustrations called Flesh Becomes Word, and they discuss how Brian’s work as a pediatrician influences his writing and their collaborative process with Barbara Gray.

In best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, she introduces readers to DC socialite Kate Chase Sprague who, as she tells our Kelly Blewett, was born and is buried in Cincinnati.

There will be a special exhibit of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek quilts at the 2014 Lebanon Quilt & Fabric Arts Show on March 7-9 at the Warren County History Center in Lebanon.

Poet Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin

Jan 17, 2014

Dayton-area poet and professor, Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, joins Barbara Gray to discuss and read from his latest volume of poetry, On the Flyleaf: Poems.

As we salute the accomplishments and vision of Dr. King this weekend, there was, of course, another side of the man. A unique aspect of his, and 3 other influential men of the 1960’s, is the music they loved, that inspired them, or that entertained them. In his book, Popology: The Music of the Era in the Lives of Four Icons of the 1960s, author Timothy English takes a unique look at Dr. King, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Thomas Merton through the music in their lives. The author joins Lee Hay by phone to share what their taste in music said about them.

Author and WKU professor David Bell

Jan 10, 2014

David Bell is a successful author and English professor at Western Kentucky University. His latest suspense thriller is entitled Never Come Back and he’s on the phone to talk about this new book with Barbara Gray.

CHASING SHACKLETON Author Tim Jarvis

Jan 7, 2014
Provided, timjarvis.org

  In 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole, and nothing was heard from the expedition for three years. In that time Shackleton and his crew became stranded on an island, made an 800-mile voyage across the treacherous Southern Ocean, climbed over glaciated mountains to reach a whaling station, ultimately rescuing his remaining crew left stranded. In the winter of 2013, Explorer Tim Jarvis set out to re-enact Shackleton’s journey.

Thank You for Your Service

Jan 3, 2014
Provided, Macmillan Publishers

Covington library completes massive renovation

Jan 3, 2014

The Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library has recently undergone a massive remodeling, inside and out, of the 39-year old facility on the corner of 5th and Scott. Executive Director Dave Schroeder joins Anne Arenstein to talk about the renovations, what’s new inside the building and some of the expanded resources available there for the community.

Edgar Walsh, son of the Nobel Prize winning author of The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck, speaks with our Barbara Gray about the discovery of a previously unknown novel by his mother. The Eternal Wonder was discovered 40 years after the author’s death, and was just released late last year.

Chuck Sambuchino, author and editor for Cincinnati-based Writer’s Digest, tells Barbara Gray about two new market books he has coming out: 2014 Guide to Literary Agents and the 2014 Children’s Writers's & Illustrator’s Market. He also talks about how his book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, has been optioned by a Hollywood studio as a possible film.

If you are looking to explore Kentucky bourbon in the New Year, then our David Delegator has the information you need. He’s joined on the phone by travel writer and bourbon author Susan Reigler who talks about her book, Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide.

Fans of Downton Abbey will want to tune in for Barbara Gray’s interview with Lady Fiona Carnarvon, resident of the majestic Highclere Castle, and author of Lady Catherine, The Earl, and the Real Downton Abbbey. This is her follow-up to her New York Times bestselling first book, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. The much anticipated fourth season of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS stations on January 5.

The Untold Story of Red Cloud

Dec 20, 2013
Provided, Simon & Schuster

Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon

Dec 13, 2013
Provided

Cincinnati’s Loren Long, acclaimed author and illustrator, came by our studio to talk with Barbara Gray about An Otis Christmas, the latest installment of his Otis series of children’s books.

Behind the scenes look at "A Christmas Carol"

Dec 13, 2013

Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol is a longtime Cincinnati tradition, and now a former backstage employee shares some of the stories of working on the annual production. Daniel Townsend was wigmaster for four years, and he’s written A Mouthful of Goose: Backstage Stories from A Christmas Carol and he’s with Rick Pender to share a couple of those stories.

Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell is on the phone with Lee Hay to talk about her latest Kay Scarpetta novel, Dust, and also shares news about a possible ABC-TV series based on this popular character.

Renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin was in town last month and stopped by our studio to talk with Mark Heyne about her newest book, seven years in the making, entitled The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

Soup Night by Maggie Stuckey

Dec 1, 2013

A talk with the author of the "Madeline" book series

Nov 29, 2013

John Bemelmans Marciano, grandson of “Madeline” creator Ludwig Bemelmans and author of two new “Madeline” books, was in town recently and came by our studio for a conversation with Barbara Gray. He talks about how his grandfather came up with Madeline and reads an excerpt from his Madeline & the Old House in Paris book.

"The Hive is a Book We Read for its Honey"

Nov 22, 2013

Local poet Gerry Grubbs has a new collection coming out soon entitled The Hive is A Book We Read for Its Honey and he’s in the studio with Barbara Gray to read and talk about his poems.

If your travel plans include a trip to New Orleans, and you are thinking about imbibing at some of the local taverns, there’s a book that’s perfect for you. David Delegator talks with Allison Alsup, one of the authors behind the new book The French Quarter Drinking Companion. She and her co-authors visited 100 bars in the Big Easy to compile this book, covering the upscale and the hole-in-the-wall establishments.

The Bully Pulpit, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Nov 17, 2013
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Columbus author Cindy Thomson

Nov 15, 2013

Author Cindy Thomson, from Columbus, Ohio, recently came by our studio to talk to Barbara Gray about her latest novel, Grace’s Pictures, the story of a young Irish immigrant in early 20th century America.

A new biography of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington

Nov 15, 2013

Terry Teachout, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, jazz musician and author, joins David Delegator by phone for a talk about his latest biography, DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington.

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