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.
If you would like to know which Ohio authors and illustrators are available for school and library visits or workshops, visit our School & Library Visits page here.
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Sandy Plunkett, a self-taught illustrator and comic book artist, came of age in New York City during the ‘60s and ‘70s. He began drawing for Marvel Comics at eighteen and throughout his ongoing career he has drawn for several other major publishers, including DC. His trademark look can be seen on countless posters, album covers, and political cartoons. He lives in Athens, Ohio.
Connie & Robert J. Pond
Connie and Robert J. Pond have lived in Ohio for a lifetime while being associated with the Buckeye Trail for over 30 years. Throughout these years, hiking, maintaining and visiting along the trail have provided them with a unique perspective of Ohio, its history, biology, geology and beauty. Robert spent two years researching areas near the Buckeye Trail, picking great hiking trails and then weaving together the historic and natural wonders of the area to make each hike an experience, not just a walk. Connie and Robert then circuit hiked the entire 1400 miles and spent many weekends hiking and experiencing Ohio’s sights along the way. Research for the 2nd edition took them back to areas of Ohio that are most enchanting. Connie and Robert are central Ohio residents and graduates of Ohio State University. Their careers were in engineering and human services. Their passion is the Buckeye Trail.