June 2013

2013 Author Series

Visit the Library to meet some of your favorite authors and hear about their life and work!

Ron Tanner

Most guys would buy the girl they liked candy, flowers, or even a ring. Award-winning writer Ron Tanner bought his girlfriend a house. That house would become the inspiration for his book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story. Tanner will discuss his book in the Main Library's Reading Garden Lounge on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Ron Tanner

In 1999 Tanner met Jill Eicher, and six months later the couple bought a nearly destroyed fraternity house in Baltimore's historic Charles Village. Together, they renovated the Victorian brownstone and, five years later, got married in the house. In 2008, their remarkable rehab work was featured in This Old House magazine in a story titled "From Animal House to Our House." The work is ongoing and can be seen at their website, Houselove.org. Tanner teaches writing at Loyola University in Baltimore, and directs the Marshall Islands Story Project, which aims to preserve the story-telling culture of the Marshallese people. He is also the author of Kiss Me, Stranger: An Illustrated Novel, A Bed of Nails and Nana Gragg's Long Journey Home.

A book signing will follow his presentation. Copies of his books will be available for sale courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers and the Friends of the Public Library. Presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Preservation Association.