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

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..

5/9/17

Look at that face on the book cover below. No, I mean REALLY look at it. Would you want to tell that guy you're NOT buying his book? Of course not. That would be practically suicidal. Fortunately, you have two more opportunities this week to purchase Edward T Norris's terrific new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." We'll be signing copies of Ed's new book tonight at the Northpoint Branch of the Baltimore County library from 6:30-8:30 and Thursday from 12:30-2 p.m. at the CEO Club of Baltimore luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel downtown. Please stop by. And again, look at that face before you start making excuses about why you can't show up...

5/1/17

The magic continues. Or something like that. Come join Edward T Norris and me Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Michael's Cafe in Timonium as we sign copies of Ed's blockbuster new memoir "Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop." I won't even mention the beer that one of us might buy you...

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.

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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