Kevin Cowherd

Kevin Cowherd


Kevin Cowherd is the New York Times best-selling author of “Hothead” and five other baseball novels for young readers written with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

His latest work of non-fiction 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 2015 contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox game at locked down Camden Yards – the only one in major league history played without fans – as well as the tragic Freddie Gray riots that led up to it and the therapeutic effect the game had on a reeling city.

Published by University of Nebraska Press, it was featured as one of the “75 latest and greatest books to keep you company” in the 2019 New York Times Summer Reading Issue.

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

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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.



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.