Individual Author Content

Since the first Ohioana Book Festival was held with ten authors in 2007, the festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. In 2022 we will welcome 110 authors and illustrators to the virtual festival.

Our authors have provided us with ample content to keep you busy during the festival weekend and beyond. Below is a list of readings, story times, book trailers and more. Enjoy!

You can also find all this content, plus replays of panels and programs, on Ohioana’s YouTube page.


Adult Author Readings, Book Trailers, & More

Gloria G. Adams  – James Bailey


Pamela R. Anderson-Bartholet – Widow Maker



Karina Bartow – Brother of Interest


Janet Beard – The Ballad of Laurel Springs

The Ballad of Laurel Springs playlist

Michelle Fishpaw – Claire’s Voice (Be My Guest, 1/19/20 & 2/17/22)




Erin Flanagan – Deer Season


Marilyn S. Greenwald – Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice


Pauletta Hansel – Heartbreak Tree


David Hassler – Dear Vaccine (PBS News Hour, 4/18/22)

Transcript and Article

Dear Vaccine from Traveling Stanzas on Vimeo.

Dear Vaccine – Introduction to “The Stories of Covid-19” OBF Panel

Wil Haygood: Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World


William Heath – Steel Valley Elegy


Leanna Renee Hieber – Giving the Devil His Due

Read for Pixels 2021: The Catharsis of Revenge for Violence Against Women in Speculative Fiction

Manuel Iris – The Parting Present / Lo que se irĂ¡


Kip Knott – Clean Coal Burn


Paula J. Lambert – The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing


Tracy Lawson – Answering Liberty’s Call


Carolyn Bailey Lewis – Love and Loss: The Storied Nature of Nursing Home Care


Bayyinah Monk-Nduaka – Gimme That Recipe! Cookbooks

Bayy’s Corn Pudding
Find Bayyinah’s recipe in the 2022 Spring Ohioana Quarterly!

Jess Montgomery – The Stills


Emilia Rosa – Finding Cristina (originally for Lakewood Public Library)


Janet Shailer – Trouble On Scioto’s Waters


Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar – Morsels of Purple

Reading at Lakewood Public Library

Book Discusssion with Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, DC South Asian Arts Council, INC (DCSAACI) (link does not embed)


Jyotsna Sreenivasan – These Americans (originally for Lakewood Public Library)


Dorri Steinhoff – Red Bird Against the Snow


Myrna Stone – The Resurrectionist’s Diary


John Thorndike – The World Against Her Skin

https://youtu.be/zGv2SbTFKyU

Thrity Umrigar – Honor

Thrity Umrigar’s playlist for her novel Honor, created for Reese’s Book Club

Laura Grace Weldon – Wild Calls Us Into Being


Donte Woods-Spikes – So. Long. Unfinished Goodbyes with the Children of COVID-19

Covid Conversations –
short film submitted for the Stuck at Home short film contest.
When We Teach Children Empathy – Introduction to “The Stories of Covid-19” OBF Panel

Story Times and Kids Content


Regina Bond – Buzz the Premier Bee!


Marcy Campbell – Something Good (originally for NCTE)


Keila V. Dawson – Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book


Jeffrey Ebbeler – A Giant Mess!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q130cEL_GDA

(video does not embed)


Becky Gehrisch – Escape to Play (originally for The Delaware County District Library)


Jacob Grant – No Pants!


Margaret Peterson Haddix – School for Whatnots reading


S.R.D. Harris – Future Miss President Read-Along


Will Hillenbrand – “Draw and Tell” with Will, on his website!

Will Hillenbrand

Brendan Kiely – The Other Talk

Daily Blast Live
Politics & Prose! with Brendan Kiely & Jason Reynolds

Leigh Lewis – Pirate Queens


Terri Libenson – Remarkably Ruby reading


Bryan Prosek – A Measure of Serenity


Joe Sutphin – Little Pilgrim’s Progress