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Shelley Shepard Gray, the one-time Loveland author now living in Colorado, has just released her second novel in the Bridgeport Social Club Series

After a distinguished career as journalist and host at the CBC, Louise Penny began a second career as a mystery writer, creating a series of Inspector Gamache novels. 

The Weird, Wonderful & Obscure - It's Secret Cincinnati"

Dec 14, 2018

Cincinnati is known for landmarks like the Carew Tower, Union Terminal, and Music Hall, but travel writer Kathryn Witt wanted to find more unheralded treasures from around our region. 

A Guide To Weird And Wonderful Cincinnati

Dec 12, 2018
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Long-time residents of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky can usually recommend several places around town that are worth a visit, from the Carew Tower observation deck to the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park or Boone County Arboretum.

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Though Rod Serling is most associated with his series, The Twilight Zone, he was one of the most prolific writers during what many refer to now as the original "Golden Age of Television." During his career he wrote more than 250 scripts for film and TV, and won six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series.

The Power Of Christmas Carols

Dec 7, 2018

Christmas carols are generally heard and listened to for 4 to 6 weeks each holiday then go away for a year.

The suspense continues in Mary Higgins Clark's newest novel, You Don't Own Me, a follow-up to the bestseller Every Breath You Take

Over-trapping almost led to the extinction of the river otter, but they are making a strong resurgence and a new children's picture book celebrates how otters play and survive. 

Word of Mouth Cincinnati will celebrate the life and writings of the late local poet Aralee Strange at an event on November 27. 

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While living in Texas, Alexander Watson and Dale Harris purchased and restored a vintage 1955 Chris-Craft Corsair 45-foot motor yacht and rechristened it the Betty Jane.

Acclaimed author and New York Times Magazine contributing writer Michael Sokolove has turned his attention to the scandalous University of Louisville basketball program for his latest book. 

Local science fiction writer Christopher Bennett has released a new collection of short stories called Among the Wild Cybers: Tales Beyond the Superhuman

Local author and illustrator Loren Long has taken a favorite children's song and turned it into a fun, read-along, read-aloud book. 

Longtime local musician Joani Lacy is finding additional success as an author. Her latest is a children's book, Jack and Remy's Bayou Band, which was illustrated by Debbi Kern. 

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Before going on to national fame with The Twilight Zone, writer Rod Serling was in Cincinnati, creating local TV shows and working behind the scenes. 

With Halloween just days away, the world's only nondenominational exorcist has released her memoirs. 

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Courtesy of / Doris Kearns Goodwin

In her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson – to offer an enlightening exploration into the early development, growth and exercise of leadership.

The latest book from children's author Laurie Keller features lots of clever wordplay and puns as it tells the story of a potato involved in an altercation with an eggplant! 

Books By The Banks Returns

Oct 17, 2018
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The 12th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival features more than 150 authors and literary themed activities for all ages. This year's event includes bestselling authors Wil Haygood of Tigerland, Nick Bruel of Bad Kitty, Thayne Maynard of Saving Fiona and Alice McDermott of Ninth Hour.

As the baseball playoffs continue, and the annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival takes place this Saturday, October 20, we take this time to revisit John Kiesewetter's conversation with Chad Dotson, co-author of The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds.

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Courtesy Sarah van Gelder

In her book, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America, YES! Magazine Co-Founder and Columnist Sarah van Gelder brings to light the people and communities working to make a difference, who are putting in the time and effort to get things done.

The strange but true story of an immigrant doctor/showman was able to save thousands of babies lives in the early 1900's. 

Northern Kentucky teenager Lauren Hudson recently released her second young adult novel, The Deception

Exploring 'Tigerland' With Author Wil Haygood

Aug 23, 2018
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During the 1968-69 school year, an all-black high school in Columbus, Ohio, won both the state’s basketball and baseball championships.

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Pixabay

School is back in session and summer nearly over, which means schedules have returned to normal and you may actually find yourself with free time to read something that's not a shopping list, packing list or to-do list. 

New Book Offers Look At The Real 'Fly Girls'

Aug 14, 2018
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In August 25, 1929, a crowd gathered at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport to greet the female pilots competing in the First Women's National Air Derby. The race started in Santa Monica, Calif., and ended in Cleveland.

If Donald Trump had accepted offers to play major league baseball, then today we might be talking about a different commander-in-chief.

Mark McLane is an English teacher in Brookville, Indiana who has just published his second novel, set in a small southern Indiana town. 

The challenges faced by young people struggling with gender identity in traditionally conforming institutions like schools has gained increasing awareness here and around the country. 

A personal tragedy has led a local woman to struggle through the grief by writing poetry. Barbara Gray welcomes Jen Calkins to the studio to hear her story and talk about her book, Even My Love Hurts.

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