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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Richard J. Norgard

R.J. Norgard was born and raised on Port Clinton, Ohio, a stone's throw from the shores of Lake Erie. He began working as a reporter and photographer for the local newspaper while still in high school before embarking on a career in the U.S. Army in the field of counterintelligence. Upon his retirement, he went into business as a private investigator in Alaska, work that would later proved invaluable when he penned his first detective novel, Trophy Kill.…Read More

R.J. Norgard was born and raised on Port Clinton, Ohio, a stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Erie. He began working as a reporter and photographer for the local newspaper while still in high school before embarking on a career in the U.S. Army in the field of counterintelligence. Upon his retirement, he went into business as a private investigator in Alaska, work that would later proved invaluable when he penned his first detective novel, Trophy Kill. After spending 21 years in Alaska, he has returned to his hometown where he devotes his time to writing as well as volunteering in he local community. As president of the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy, he a written a book-length history of the of the town’s historic pier lighthouse. He resides with his partner, Suzy, on Catawba Island and is currently working on his second Sidney Reed novel.

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Michael Nye

Michael Nye is the author of the story collection STRATEGIES AGAINST EXTINCTION (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012) and the novel ALL THE CASTLES BURNED, forthcoming from Turner Publishing in February 2018. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a BA in English Literature, and the University of Missouri-St.…Read More

Michael Nye is the author of the story collection STRATEGIES AGAINST EXTINCTION (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012) and the novel ALL THE CASTLES BURNED, forthcoming from Turner Publishing in February 2018.

He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a BA in English Literature, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he earned his MFA in creative writing.

His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in American Literary Review, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, Epoch, Kenyon Review, New South, Normal School, Sou’wester, and South Dakota Review, among many others. His work has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in fiction and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife in Columbus, Ohio.

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