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For her final contribution to Around Cincinnati, our literary contributor Kelly Blewett has a conversation with her friend, former co-worker, and bestselling author, Liz Johnson. She just released A Dazzler of Diamonds, the final novel in her Georgia Coast Romance series.

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Barbara Gray concludes her Around Cincinnati book segments by interviewing bestselling author, Louise Penny. She provides a preview of her latest novel in the Inspector Gamache series, this one called All The Devils Are Here, scheduled for release on September 1.

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Anne Arenstein welcomes Sheila Williams, a Northern Kentucky-based author and librettist. She talks about her latest novel, The Secret Women, and the opera “Fierce,” that will be presented by the Cincinnati Opera in 2021.

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Tiffany McDaniel is an Ohio born and bred author whose second novel, Betty, is coming out soon. She’s with our Barbara Gray to talk about her new book and how long she’s been working on it.

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Miami University Professor TaraShea Nesbit has released her newest novel, a historical suspense tale set in the early days of the Plymouth, Massachusetts colony. She safely joins our Barbara Gray to talk about Beheld.

A Conversation With Amy Jo Burns, Author Of "Shiner"

Jun 26, 2020
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Two generations worth of Appalachian heartbreak and resolve is the basis for Shiner, the debut novel from Amy Jo Burns. She’s with our Barbara Gray to talk about the women and stories she brings to life in Shiner.

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Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who has just released her first novel. She joins Barbara Gray via Zoom to talk about The Daughters of Erietown.

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A new novel based in 1950’s Wooster, Ohio tells the tale of a nosy switchboard operator and the lives and loves of the locals. Author Gretchen Berg joins our Barbara Gray via Zoom to talk about her new release, The Operator.

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Bestselling author David Baldacci is out with the latest installment in his Memory Man series, this one called Walking the Wire. He talks about this latest adventure plus how COVID-19 has changed his life and travel schedule in this chat with Barbara Gray.

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Defining the value of "stuff" is at the core of the entertaining new novel from author Luke Geddes, Heart of Junk. The author talks with our host, Lee Hay, about this ribald tale of the attempt to save Wichita's Heart of America Antique Mall from bankruptcy.

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One man defines the medical thriller genre in novels, and that's Robin Cook. He's back with a new heart-stopper, Genesis, and he spends a few minutes in conversation with our Barbara Gray.

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Author David Baldacci is known for penning some of the most suspenseful and character-driven mysteries and thrillers, and his latest novel is no exception. The author joins Barbara Gray by phone to talk about A Minute to Midnight, featuring the return of his first female lead character, Atlee Pine.

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Local author Randy Overbeck (Leave No Child Behind) is out with his second novel, this time delving into the world of murder mysteries/ghost stories/touch of romance stories. He joins Barbara Gray to talk about Blood on the Chesapeake, the first in his Haunted Shores Mysteries series.

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A.J. Ullman is a local writer, lawyer, and nurse practitioner whose latest novel is set during Cincinnati's April 2001 race riots. He's with Barbara Gray to talk about And The River Runs Deep: The Cold Case Murder Mystery Of Leah Marcus.

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Small Silent Things is the debut novel from Cincinnati native and current California resident, Robin Page. She's on the phone with Barbara Gray to talk about the book and the impact of growing up here on her work.

The Latest Novel From Troy, Ohio's Candace Ganger

Sep 13, 2019
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Troy, Ohio's Candace Ganger is ready to release her second novel, a young adult story of loss, mental illness, and tragedy. She's with our Barbara Gray to talk about Six Goodbyes We Never Said and her September 25 visit to Rookwood's Joseph Beth Booksellers.

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Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews When the Coin is in the Air, a new novel from local author John Young. (Note: Mr. Young is a member of the Cincinnati Public Radio Board of Directors.)

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Author Renée Rosen's Park Avenue Summer has been hailed as one of the best summer reads of 2019. It's the fictionalized story of Helen Gurley Brown's assistant during those early days of the salvation and controversary surrounding Cosmopolitan magazine. The author is on the phone with Barbara Gray with more about her protagonist, Alice Weiss.

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Author Crystal Wilkinson, who daylights as an Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, has received great acclaim for her most recent novel, The Birds of Opulence. She speaks with our Barbara Gray about this multigenerational story of women in a bucolic southern black township.

Local author Dee Garretson is back with a new young adult novel set during WWI. She is in the studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her work and her latest, All is Fair.

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.

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

Netflix is debuting Juanita, a new film based on Northern Kentucky author Sheila Williams' novel, Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, on March 8. 

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. 

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. 

The Latest Medical Thriller From Robin Cook

Jan 4, 2019

In his latest medical thriller, bestselling author Robin Cook explores the possible outcome of gene editing biotechnology gone awry. 

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. 

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