Kevin Cowherd

Kevin Cowherd

Bio

Kevin Cowherd is The New York Times best-selling author of “Hothead” and five other baseball novels for young readers with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. Their sixth novel, “The Closer,” was published by Disney-Hyperion Books in March 2016.

Cowherd’s latest non-fiction book is “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope.” It’s the first comprehensive account of the most unique baseball game ever played – the 2015 fan-less contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at locked-down Camden Yards – as well as the tragic Freddie Gray riots that led up to it and the therapeutic effect it had on a trouble city.

It will be published by University of Nebraska Press April 1, 2019.

Cowherd’s other works of non-fiction include:

  • “Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America’s Most Promising Cop.” It’s the riveting memoir of former Baltimore police commissioner and Maryland state police superintendent Ed Norris, who rebuilt his life after what many felt was a politically-motivated hit job by federal prosecutors landed him in prison.
  • “The Art of Crisis Leadership,” written with Rob Weinhold of Fallston Group, a Baltimore crisis management and communications firm.
  • “The Opening Act: Comedy, Life and the Desperate Pursuit of Happiness,” a memoir with long-time comedian Larry Noto.
  • “Hale Storm: The Incredible Story of Baltimore’s Ed Hale, Including a Secret Life in the CIA,” a biography of the maverick Baltimore businessman.

Cowherd was an award-winning sports columnist and features writer for The Baltimore Sun for 32 years. He has also written for Men’s Health, Parenting and Baseball Digest magazines, and is the author of a collection of newspaper columns, “Last Call at the 7-Eleven,” published by Bancroft Press.

Kevin Cowherd Bio

Have an idea for a book of your own? Need someone to help you develop it? Or someone to write the book for you? Or edit it? Contact me and let's talk about it.

I'm currently helping a handful of would-be authors whip their books into shape. Unless your project is so soul-numbingly bad as to defy explanation, the odds are I can help you, too.

Recent News

10/9/18

Here’s the finalized cover design for my new book “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar.” It’s the first comprehensive account of the most unique baseball game ever played -- the 2015 fan-less contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at locked-down Camden Yards – as well as the tragic Freddie Gray riots that led up to it and the therapeutic effect it had on a troubled city. Publishing date: April 1, 2019. From University of Nebraska Press.

2/1/18

Thrilled to announce to my 400 million FB friends – OK, that figure might be slightly off – that University of Nebraska Press will be publishing my next book, working title: “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope.” It’s about the historic 2015 contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox in locked-down Camden Yards – the only major league game ever played without fans – and a city reeling from devastating riots after the death of a young African-American, Freddie Gray, from injuries sustained in police custody. This will be the first comprehensive account of that surreal game, as well as the tragic events that led up to it and the therapeutic effect it had on a troubled city. Scheduled release date: April 2019.

12/18/17

Looking for the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer? What could possibly beat the riveting new memoir by Edward T Norris and yours truly? It's called "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop," and this story of a crime-fighting savant, the dark forces that brought him down and his long, emotional journey back from the abyss is a page-turner from start to finish. Available everywhere fine books -- and even ones that aren't so fine -- are sold.

7/18/17

Nice mini-review of Edward T Norris's new memoir, "Way Down in the Hole," in the current issue of Baltimore Magazine.

6/14/17

You can't get rid of us. We're like, I don't know . . . something that doesn't die. Look, I can't come up with a metaphor right now. But come see us Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at the PowerPlant Barnes & Noble at the Inner Harbor, where we'll be signing copies of Edward T Norris''s new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." Maybe I'll come up with a metaphor by then. But don't hold your breath . . .

5/30/17

The whirlwind tour continues. The hardest-working ex-cop/author team refuses to slow down. Come visit us Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bel Air Barnes & Noble, where we'll be signing copies of Edward T Norris's new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." If you can't make that one, we're at the Curb Shoppe (5736 Falls Road) from 5-7 p.m Friday. As always, both signings promise to be an extravaganza of the first order.

5/17/17

Another week of unmercifully flacking Edward T Norris's new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: the Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." Tonight we'll be signing books at the Abingdon branch of the Harford County library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tomorrow it's a promotional doubleheader: noon-2 p.m. at Stella Maris in Timonium for the Baltimore PR Council and 6:30 p.m. for the Trial Lawyers Club at 3400 N. Charles St. Stop by and say hi -- preferably with your credit card and checkbook in tow..

Recent Work

When the Crowd Didn’t Roar

How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope.

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The Closer

Coming March, 2016

Danny Connolly is a backup pitcher with the Dulaney Orioles. He knows “backup” means “not good enough to start.” When he’s gotten a chance to pitch, he hasn’t exactly been the shutdown reliever the team needs. To make matters worse, he’s playing in the shadow of his older brother, Joey, a lights-out high school lefty who’s attracting lots of attention from college recruiters and major league scouts.

The pressure to live up to Joey’s success is stifling. Frustrated, Danny embarks on a secret project designed to make his family and teammates sit up and take notice. Aided by a mysterious stranger with an uncanny knowledge of the aerodynamics of a thrown baseball, he attempts to learn a pitch no one has seen before.

The clock is ticking as the O’s try to repeat as league champions. If Danny’s audacious plan works and he can mater the magical pitch known as “The Terminator,” he’ll become the dependable closer the Orioles desperately need. If it doesn’t, well, looks like marching band is in his future...Read More

The Art of Crisis Leadership

How to Save Time, Money, Customers – and Ultimately Your Career

Coming April, 2016

In today’s turbulent world, the issue isn’t if crisis will occur, but when. Do you know how to prepare for, navigate through and recover from crisis? Can you turn adversity into advantage? This book holds the key.

In his decades on the core executive teams of the Baltimore Police Department, U.S. Department of Justice and for Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., Rob Weinhold learned a basic truism: the strengths and shortcomings of leaders are never more magnified than during life’s most difficult times. Weinhold flourishes in this space.

Now, as chief executive of the highly-respected Fallston Group, a Baltimore-based crisis management and communications firm that guides leaders at every level, Weinhold shares the secrets of how to survive, then thrive, when the stakes are at their highest.

A recognized crisis leadership expert who has appeared regularly on CNN, FOX, MSNBC and other national news outlets, Weinhold narrates the stories of real people and companies beset by social media attacks, sex scandals, financial distress, civic riots, active shooter situations, data breaches, natural disasters and other calamities. With each authentic story, he offers unique, yet proven, advice designed to help leaders remain steadfast, focused and resilient.

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Have an idea for a book of your own? Need someone to help you develop it? Or someone to write the book for you? Or edit it? Contact me and let's talk about it.

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