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
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)
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
Manuel Iris – The Parting Present / Lo que se irá
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
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
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
Thrity Umrigar – Honor
Laura Grace Weldon – Wild Calls Us Into Being
Donte Woods-Spikes – So. Long. Unfinished Goodbyes with the Children of COVID-19
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!
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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
Brendan Kiely – The Other Talk
Leigh Lewis – Pirate Queens
Terri Libenson – Remarkably Ruby reading
Bryan Prosek – A Measure of Serenity
Joe Sutphin – Little Pilgrim’s Progress