Ohio Author Profiles

Ohio has a rich literary heritage as well as some wonderful contemporary authors. Learn more about them here! You can sort by various categories and see who has participated in our annual book festival by using the category search on the left, or search by keyword (including partial author names) by using the search field on the right.

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Allison and Wayne Marks

Allison and Wayne Marks met in a Canterbury Tales class at the University of Cincinnati, where they earned degrees in English literature. Allison, an avid urban gardener, and Wayne, a fiddler in local bands, are the authors of several books for young people, including the Bank Street Book Award Winner The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story.…Read More

Allison and Wayne Marks met in a Canterbury Tales class at the University of Cincinnati, where they earned degrees in English literature. Allison, an avid urban gardener, and Wayne, a fiddler in local bands, are the authors of several books for young people, including the Bank Street Book Award Winner The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story. They live in the Highland Square neighborhood of Akron, Ohio, and are the parents of twins, Claire and Elliott.