Meet the current HQ team!
BRETT is the Bookstore Sous-Chef.
Reading currently: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Book Recommendation: In The Distance by Hernan Diaz
Fave song to mop to: "Two Step" by BRONCHO
D'Laveance bio coming soon!
Reading currently: coming soon! by coming soon!
Book Recommendation: coming soon! by coming soon!
Fave song to mop to: "coming soon!" by coming soon!
FRANCES is an aspiring artist, with medias focusing in printmaking and watercolors. She has lived in Columbus, OH from age five, spare a year spent in Portland, OR at The Pacific Northwest College of Art. Frances hopes to continue to learn kitchen techniques and to open an online art shop on the side.
Reading currently: Just Kids by Patti Smith
Book Recommendation: The Valley of Secrets by Charmian Hussey
Fave song to mop to: "Cheer Up, You’re Not Dead Yet" by Blockhead
LEIGH is a 2006 graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and draws pictures for money. Born and raised in Columbus, she had to take a 15 years breather to live a bunch of other places (Chicago, Costa Rica, Chile and finally a remote cabin on 100+ acres in Marietta, OH) to finally realize that this is exactly where she’s supposed to be. When she is not jammin’ on editorial illustration, she enjoys plant and cook book hoarding. Also inappropriate rap.
Reading currently: The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang
Book Recommendation: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Fave song to mop to: Tie! Mariah Carey "Fantasy" Remix f. ODB / P. Diddy f. The Neptunes "Diddy"
ELIZA co-founded Two Dollar Radio and stays busy as a mom, a builder, a planter, and a copyeditor.
Reading currently: Virtuoso by Yelena Moskovich
Book Recommendation: All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman; all the Two Dollar Radio books!
Fave song to mop to: I don't mop, homie.
ERIC founded Two Dollar Radio (the press) with Eliza, working as Editorial Director. He was included in Publishers Weekly‘s ’50 Under 40’ list, spotlighting 50 individuals working in publishing under age 40 worth watching, and was one of five finalists in the magazine’s 2016 “Star Watch” program. At HQ, Eric stocks the books and chefs it up in the kitchen. He enjoys camping, hiking, reading outside with a beer or two like a gentleman, and dad jokes.
Reading currently: The Polyglot Lovers by Lina Wolff
Book Recommendation: Bad Guy by Rosalyn Drexler; The Natashas by Yelena Moskovich; Sex Machines by Timothy Archibald
Fave song to mop to: "RNP" by YBN Cordae with Anderson.Paak
MACEO is the child of Eliza and Eric and reports to work at HQ after school every Monday.
Reading currently: Escape from Aleppo by N. H. Senzai
Book Recommendation: March series by John Lewis
Fave song to mop to: "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo
RIO is the child of Eric and Eliza and has been helping us run Two Dollar Radio since she was born. Rio is currently a weekend warrior in the kitchen, and hosts the Young Feminist bookclub.
Reading currently: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Book Recommendation: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fave song to mop to: "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo.
TOM is gone but not forgotten.
Reading currently: I don't know, probably something political and depressing.
Book Recommendation: God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright; Berlin Nights
Fave song to mop to: Let's be honest, he never really mopped.