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A blast at Behringer-Crawford Museum

November 26, 2018

Tags: book, Cincinnati, secrets, events, booksigning, museum

Northern Kentucky treasure, Behringer-Crawford Museum, invited us to present a "Secret Cincinnati" program on November 24, during Shop Small Saturday. What an enjoyable afternoon.

We had a great group of interested people, including a retired beautician, who enjoys spending time trekking all over Cincinnati in search of hidden gems, and three sisters, who all happened (more…)

Books sell out at Books By The Banks!

October 22, 2018

Tags: book, Cincinnati, secrets, events, booksigning

What a great time this year's Books By The Banks was! It was held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Duke Energy Convention Center (site of one of the secrets in Secret Cincinnati) and had about 150 authors in attendance.

We heard so many nice comments about Secret Cincinnati, the slideshow presentation John gave, and the (more…)

Book Events

October 17, 2018

Tags: book, Cincinnati, secrets, events, booksigning

Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, October 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant - Mainliner
5760 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 271-2105
Free and open to the public
Special appearance by Big Boy and Frisch's CEO Jason Vaughn.

Book Signing: Local Author Book Fair
Saturday, November 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Boone County Public Library-Main Branch
1786 Burlington (more…)

Publisher posts press release for SECRET CINCINNATI

October 16, 2018

Tags: book, Cincinnati, secrets, events, booksigning

A BEHEADING, A BOBOLINK AND BATHTUB GIN – NEW BOOK CONNECTS STRANGE ‘SECRETS’ TO CINCINNATI

ST. LOUIS, MO—Reedy Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest local interest book, Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, by Kathryn Witt.

Is it safe to photograph bobolinks at a once-contaminated nuclear (more…)

The secret is almost out

September 13, 2018

Tags: book, Cincinnati, secret

My new book, Secret Cincinnati (Reedy Press), hits the bookshelves on Monday, Oct. 1. I won't even be in town, but I'll be looking in any bookstore I find along the East Coast while I'm traveling!

Secret Cincinnati includes 89 secrets. Here is a travel book that lauds those little (and little-known) treasures all over Greater (more…)

Thank you, Cammie, and rest in peace

September 3, 2010

Tags: Cammie King Conlon, Bonnie Blue Butler, Gone With the Wind

I might be the only person that Cammie King Conlon ever graced with a jacket endorsement (and I hope someone will please correct me if I'm wrong) - what a wonderful gift and remembrance.

I didn't know Cammie very well, but I admired her greatly. I saw her many times on the "big screen," but I had never met her in person.

As a writer, I had the opportunity to interview Cammie a number of times for different Gone With the Wind-related articles I was writing and she was always accessible, unfailingly kind and generous, sometimes wry and at all times an absolute pleasure to talk with.

As an author, I received a cherished gift from Cammie: She read my book, The Secret of the Belles, while still in manuscript format and offered to write a jacket endorsement for it. Imagine receiving an email from "Bonnie Blue Butler" herself, calling my book "a beautiful read, and another amazing tribute to the phenomenon that is Gone With the Wind." To say I was overcome, humbled, thrilled and appreciative truly is an understatement.

Cammie, what a treasure you were and what an enduring legacy you left.

Book signing at Belle Brezing's 150th Anniversary Bash

June 17, 2010

Tags: Gone With the Wind, Belle Brezing, Lexington, KY, Sally Tippett Rains

I had a great time in Cheapside Park in Lexington, Ky., recently for the Belle Brezing Birthday Ball. See the photos at TopsinLex and click on Belle Brezing photos. It was a fun time with (more…)

Belle Brezing’s 150th Birthday Celebrated June 15, 2001 with Cheapside Ball

May 26, 2010

Tags: Belle Brezing, Belle Watling, Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Sally Tippett Rains, Lexington KY

A Lexington, Ky., event is honoring the madam upon whom Margaret Mitchell modeled “Belle Watling” – and I’ll be there for all the fun, signing copies of my book, The Secret of the Belles, with my friend Sally Tippett Rains, who has her own Gone With the Wind- and Belle Brezing-related book: (more…)

DATE CHANGE for Belle Brezing event in Lexington KY

May 13, 2010

Tags: Belle Brezing, Belle Watling, Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, Lexington, KY

The date for the Belle Brezing event in Lexington, Kentucky, is now Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Here are details from the museum:

Belle's Birthday Ball
Kentucky’s most famous madam, Belle Brezing, is being feted at an informal party on Tuesday, June 15, that will include book signings with authors Kathryn Witt and (more…)

Belle Brezing event at the Lexington History Museum

April 10, 2010

Tags: Belle Brezing, Belle Watling, Gone With the Wind, Sally Tippett Rains, Lexington, History, Museum KY

The Lexington History Museum is hosting Belle's Birthday Ball, a fundraiser for the Lexington (KY) History Museum, on Thursday, June 17. Windies know that the divine Miss B. was the inspiration for the character, Belle Watling, in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.

This bash celebrating Belle's birthday features a taste of Cheapside, local restaurants and silent auction. I will be at the event to sign copies of my book, The Secret of the Belles, along with Sally Tippett Rains, author of The Making Of A Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell's Classic Novel, Gone With the Wind. (more…)