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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William Tabac

William L. Tabac is a practicing lawyer and emeritus professor of law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He has published several law journal articles on a wide range of subjects and written about legal matters for The New York Times Magazine and The Plain Dealer. He was the producer and host of The Law and You, an award-winning Cleveland radio program, and a legal commentator for WKYC-TV.Read More
William L. Tabac is a practicing lawyer and emeritus professor of law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He has published several law journal articles on a wide range of subjects and written about legal matters for The New York Times Magazine and The Plain Dealer. He was the producer and host of The Law and You, an award-winning Cleveland radio program, and a legal commentator for WKYC-TV.
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Don Tassone

Don Tassone is the author of a novel, Drive, and two short story collections, Get Back and Small Bites.  He lives in Loveland, Ohio and teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati.Read More

Don Tassone is the author of a novel, Drive, and two short story collections, Get Back and Small Bites.  He lives in Loveland, Ohio and teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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Barney Taxel

Barney Taxel has lived, photographed, taught, and lectured in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1967, when he moved there from New York City, where he was born and raised. In addition to his award winning career as a commercial photographer, Taxel has several photography books to his credit, including The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland’s Historic Landmark, Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking, and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.…Read More

Barney Taxel has lived, photographed, taught, and lectured in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1967, when he moved there from New York City, where he was born and raised. In addition to his award winning career as a commercial photographer, Taxel has several photography books to his credit, including The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland’s Historic Landmark, Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking, and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. For more on Taxel, check out his website at barneytaxel.com.

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Laura Taxel

Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author. At twenty-one, she earned a favorable review in the New York Times. Her most recent book, Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko, was published by the University of Akron Press in 2012. After more than forty years, she is still thrilled to have a career telling stories.Read More

Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author. At twenty-one, she earned a favorable review in the New York Times. Her most recent book, Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko, was published by the University of Akron Press in 2012. After more than forty years, she is still thrilled to have a career telling stories.

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Christine Taylor-Butler

A native of Cleveland Ohio, Christine Taylor-Butler is the author of more than eighty books and short stories for children including Rosa Parks (Scholastic), the award winning "Sacred Mountain: Everest" (Lee and Low), and a middle grade science fiction adventure series The Lost Tribes (Move Books). Although she's always wanted to be a writer, Christine was encouraged by her math teacher to try her hand at engineering.…Read More

A native of Cleveland Ohio, Christine Taylor-Butler is the author of more than eighty books and short stories for children including Rosa Parks (Scholastic), the award winning “Sacred Mountain: Everest” (Lee and Low), and a middle grade science fiction adventure series The Lost Tribes (Move Books). Although she’s always wanted to be a writer, Christine was encouraged by her math teacher to try her hand at engineering. As a result, and always an overachiever, Christine holds dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Art & Design from MIT. Still the tug to write was too great. Now she’s known as much for her science writing as her fiction. To learn more visit:

http://www.christinetaylorbutler.com/

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Dylan Taylor-Lehman

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Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas has a PhD in history with a focus on Reformation England and recently leaped from the tenure track into a teaching position at a secondary school near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Sam Thomas has a PhD in history with a focus on Reformation England and recently leaped from the tenure track into a teaching position at a secondary school near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cindy Thomson

Cindy Thomson is the author of eight books, including her newest novel, Enya’s Son, third in the Daughters of Ireland series based on ancient legends. Being a genealogy enthusiast, she has also written articles for Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today magazines, and children’s short stories for Clubhouse Magazine.…Read More

Cindy Thomson is the author of eight books, including her newest novel, Enya’s Son, third in the Daughters of Ireland series based on ancient legends. Being a genealogy enthusiast, she has also written articles for Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today magazines, and children’s short stories for Clubhouse Magazine. She has also co-authored a baseball biography. Most everything she writes reflects her belief that history has stories to teach. Cindy and her husband live in central Ohio near their three grown sons and their families, and can be found online at http://www.cindyswriting.com, on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cindyswriting and on Twitter: @cindyswriting.

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John Thorndike

John Thorndike is the author of five books. He grew up in New England, spent seven years in El Salvador and Chile, and moved to Athens, Ohio in 1974 with his three-year-old son. For ten years his day job was farming. Then it was construction. His first novel, Anna Delaney’s Child, is set in southern Ohio, as are parts of his third book, the memoir Another Way  Home, about his wife’s schizophrenia and life with his son Janir.…Read More

John Thorndike is the author of five books. He grew up in New England, spent seven years in El Salvador and Chile, and moved to Athens, Ohio in 1974 with his three-year-old son. For ten years his day job was farming. Then it was construction. His first novel, Anna Delaney’s Child, is set in southern Ohio, as are parts of his third book, the memoir Another Way  Home, about his wife’s schizophrenia and life with his son Janir. A second memoir, The Last of His Mind, describes his father’s descent into Alzheimer’s. His latest novel is A Hundred Fires in Cuba, named by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Indie Fiction of 2018, and he’s at work on the next novel, a half-fictional evocation of his mother’s life. His website is http://www.johnthorndike.com.

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Melanie Tienter

Melanie Tienter is a commercial photographer based in southeast Ohio. She enjoys oil painting, hanging with her family and her cats, and eating delicious food.Read More

Melanie Tienter

is a commercial photographer based in southeast Ohio.

She enjoys oil painting, hanging with her family and her cats, and eating delicious

food.

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