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David MeyersBeverly Meyers, Elise Meyers Walker, and Sam Walker are the proprietors of Exploding Stove Media.


A graduate of Miami University and The Ohio State University, David can't seem to keep from writing stuff. His lifelong interest in history has led him to turn out a number of non-fiction books on a variety of topics, especially those neglected by others. He frequently collaborates with his daughter, Elise, and is sometimes assisted by his wife, Beverly. He has also authored several novels and a handful of works for the stage, including two full length musicals. In 2019, he was inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for his work.

Elise earned degrees from Hofstra University and Ohio University. A former board member of the Columbus Historical Society and the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville, she describes herself as an analyst, researcher, performer, author, organizer, project manager, event planner, teacher, saleswoman, Lego artist, mother, and adventuress. Her particular interest is true crime. She is married to Sam


A cartoonist, Sam is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design. When custom illustrations are needed for any of our projects, Sam is called upon to provide them. He is also developing his own comic strip and working with Elise on several graphic novels.  

Following graduation from The Ohio State University, Beverly worked as an art teacher, professional puppeteer, and circus publicist. She has also assisted David and Elise with interviews and research.


Among the television shows on which they have been featured are:


  • Curious and Unusual Deaths: “Death by Handiwork” (Discovery/Arts & Entertainment)

  • Jerry Springer’s Tabloid (Investigation Discovery)

  • Deadly Women: "Keep It in the Family" (Investigation Discovery)

  • All Sides with Ann Fisher (WOSU Radio/TV)

  • Columbus Neighborhoods (WOSU Radio/TV)

They have also been hard on numerous podcasts, including "The Florida Files" (NBC Miami) and "Have You Seen This Man?" (ABC News)

Upcoming Appearances

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