Kevin Cowherd

Kevin Cowherd

Bio

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

Cowherd's latest non-fiction book is "The Art of Crisis Leadership," written with Rob Weinhold, CEO of Fallston Group, a Baltimore crisis management and communications firm. It was published by Apprentice House Press in May of 2016. Cowherd's other non-fiction books include "The Opening Act: Comedy, Life and the Desperate Pursuit of Happiness," a memoir written with long-time comedian Larry Noto, and the biography "Hale Storm: The Incredible Story of Baltimore's Ed Hale, Including a Secret Life in the CIA."

Cowherd is currently at work on "Way Down in the Hole," the memoir of former Baltimore police commissioner and current radio sports-talk host Ed Norris. That book will be published by Apprentice House Press in spring 2017.

Kevin Cowherd was an award-winning features and sports columnist 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.

He lives in northern Baltimore County with his wife, Nancy. They have three children.

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

04/25/17

That sense of a diminished life, of missing out on something epic, could end for you tomorrow if you join Edward T Norris and me from 5-7 p.m. at Little Havana in Baltimore, where we'll be signing copies of Ed's new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." As always, I also dangle the faint hope that one of us will buy you a beer. But also as always, the later you arrive, the fainter that hope grows.

4/18/17

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? We've got you covered. Please join Edward T Norris and me tomorrow evening from 5:30-7:30 at the historic Mt. Washington Tavern, where we'll be signing copies of Ed's new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." Hell, we might even buy you a beer. Well, Ed might, anyway.

4/14/17

Nice display of Edward T Norris' new memoir "Way Down In the Hole" at Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley. Just in time for Easter! Goes great with chocolate eggs and bunnies.

3/28/17

Available now for pre-order, the blockbuster literary hit of the decade, Edward T Norris's memoir, “Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop.” Written with yours truly, it's the incredible story of a genuine law enforcement hero who had it all, only to be laid low by the political ambition of others. You want this book. You need this book. Enough said.

3/08/17

The long-awaited literary event of the season is almost upon us! Here's a sneak peek at the cover of Edward T Norris’ blockbuster new memoir, available in every corner of the planet April 15.

1/17/17

Thrilled to announce the April 15 release date of 105.7 The Fan radio personality 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.” Written with yours truly and published by Apprentice House, it’s the amazing account of Norris’s ascent from hotshot New York Police Department crime savant to Baltimore police commissioner and Maryland State Police superintendent – and the bogus federal investigation and prison sentence that changed his life forever. It’s a story you won’t want to miss.

11/30/16

A Lexus with a goofy red bow on top? That’s SO yesterday. Up your holiday shopping game at the Fifth Annual Authors and Artists Gift Sale this Saturday Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory, where you can purchase an autographed copy of Rob Weinhold’s terrific new book, “The Art of Crisis Leadership.” I’ll be joining Rob, the talented CEO of Baltimore crisis management firm Fallston Group, to sign these nifty stocking-stuffers. We’ll be the two over-caffeinated guys at the booth near the entrance, with a light dusting of jelly doughnut powder still glistening on our fingers.

Recent Work

The Art of Crisis Leadership

Save Time, Money, Customers and Ultimately, Your Career.

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 days on the core executive teams of the Baltimore Police Department, U.S. Department of Justice and for Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr...

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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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