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Longtime Hamilton Journal-News writer Ted Pollard is now retired and writing fiction. His book, Grant's Wish, is the tale of a historic inn that's fallen on hard times and one man's effort to save it, despite many obstacles. The author (whose pen name is T.S. Pollard) discusses his past and current writing with our Media Beat reporter, John Kiesewetter.

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Longtime journalist and PR practitioner Dan Pinger is out with a new book that tells of those tawdry years in Newport. He's with our Media Beat blogger John Kiesewetter to talk about A Reporter's Memoir: When the Mob Ruled Newport.

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This Thursday, as part of its Six@Six lecture series, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Kentucky University will present Race in America: Then and Now, with guest speaker Jesse Holland.

Washington Post staff writer Neely Tucker moonlights as a novelist at night and has just released his third mystery in his Sully Carter series.