Ohio Author Profiles
Ohio has a rich literary heritage as well as some wonderful contemporary authors. Learn more about them here! You can sort by various categories and see who has participated in our annual book festival by using the category search on the left, or search by keyword (including partial author names) by using the search field on the right.
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Robert Greer is author of the CJ Floyd mystery series and medical thrillers. He has also published a short story collection, Isolation and
Other Stories. His book, a literary novel entitled SPOON, won The Colorado Book Award in Literary Fiction and The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Media of the Year Award and won a gold medal for Best Regional Fiction/West-Mountain from the Independent Book Publishers Association, and was a finalist for both the SPUR Award for Best Western Short Novel and the High Plains Best Fiction Book
Award. Greer lives in Denver, where he is a practicing surgical pathologist, research scientist, and Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Greer’s award winning short stories have appeared in numerous national literary magazines and two short story anthologies showcasing western fiction. He is founding editor of the nationally acclaimed High Plains Literary Review. In 1983 a Greer-led research group was the first in the world to report a link between smokeless tobacco use, oral infection with the human papillomavirus and cancer of the oral cavity. In addition to writing, medicine, and his molecular biological research, Greer reviews books for Denver National Public Radio affiliate, KUVO, and he owns a cattle ranch in the Laramie River Valley in Wyoming. More of Robert may be found on his website: http://www.robertgreerbooks.com/.
W.H. Chip Gross
Freelance writer, photographer, speaker, and editor Chip Gross has been fascinated by the out-of-doors all his life. At an early age, Gross was taught to fish by his grandfather and as a young teenager learned to hunt from his father. Gross attended Ohio State University, majoring in Wildlife Management. In 1976, Gross was hired by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, as a State Wildlife Officer.…Read More
Freelance writer, photographer, speaker, and editor Chip Gross has been fascinated by the out-of-doors all his life. At an early age, Gross was taught to fish by his grandfather and as a young teenager learned to hunt from his father. Gross attended Ohio State University, majoring in Wildlife Management. In 1976, Gross was hired by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, as a State Wildlife Officer. He has also written four books: Home, At Last, Is The Hunter, a fiction novel; Pro Tactics: Steelhead & Salmon; Ohio Wildlife Viewing Guide; and Young Beginner’s Guide to Shooting & Archery. A member of Outdoor Writers of Ohio and the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Gross has been tired from the Ohio DNR since 2002.
Blair P. Grubb
Blair Grubb is professor of cardiovascular medicine and pediatrics and Director of Electrophysiology Services at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He writes poetry and essays and is a pen and ink artist. His essays have been published in Toledo Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Pen World and PACE. He is also the author of The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What Can Be Done About It.
Ted Gup is the author of the bestseller The Book of Honor, winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Book-of-the-Year Award, and Nation of Secrets, winner of the Shorenstein Book Prize. He is Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department at Emerson College. A former investigative reporter for The Washington Post, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Time magazine, he has taught at Case Western Reserve University, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing as a Fulbright Scholar. He has written for publications such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice, Sports Illustrated, Slate, GQ, Mother Jones, Audubon, Columbia Journalism Review, NPR, and Newsweek. Visit Ted’s website: http://www.asecretgiftbook.com/.