Bradley Lepper

Jim Calder

Brad Lepper is the Senior Archaeologist for the Ohio History Connection’s World Heritage Program. In addition, he has occasionally been a Visiting Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Denison University. His primary areas of interest include North America’s Ice Age peoples, Ohio’s magnificent mounds and earthworks, and the history of Archaeology. Noteworthy research includes excavation of the Burning Tree mastodon … Read More

Mindy McGinnis

Kiley Kinnard

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, Not A Drop to Drink, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, In A Handful of Dust was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A … Read More

David Stradling

Jim Calder

David Stradling is Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati.  He teaches urban and environmental history and is the author of several books, including Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State (Cornell University Press, 2010), and with Richard … Read More

David Baker

Jim Calder

David Baker, Ohio Poet

David Baker is author of twelve books of poetry, including Swift: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton, 2019), which gathers work from all his books and includes significant new poems.  His Never-Ending Birds (Norton) won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award in 2011.  His six books of prose include Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (Michigan, 2014). Among his awards are prizes … Read More