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 2021 we will welcome 140 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.


Karen Cecile Davidson  – Excerpt from Sybelia Drive

Philip Metres – My Heart Like a Nation

Mindy McGinnis – Chapter 1 of The Female of the Species

BookNotes: Readings – Mindy McGinnis

Kiya Renae for the Ohioana Book Festival

Gregg Sapp – Reading from “Holidazed” series

Talzoya – Of Lovers, Lonely Hearts, and the Psychotic Spell Called Love

Donna Wyland – Reading from Autumn’s Harmony

Story Times and Kids Content

Mary Kay Carson

Book trailer

Make a home for bees 

Make a butterfly feeder

Nancy Roe Pimm – Interview about Fly Girl

Andrew Speno – Book trailer

The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker

Author Videos and Book Trailers

Will Bashor – Marie Antoinette’s Head

Erin Alon Brain

Book trailer

Creation of mural

Cindy Collins – Born Under the Gaslight trailer

Nathan Elias for Ohioana Book Festival

Jennifer Geiger – Patmos trailer

Kari Gunter-Seymour – I Come From a Place so Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Found

Krysten Lindsay Hager

Can Dreams Come True book trailer

In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety book trailer

In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety book reading

Eileen Curley Hammond – Murder So Hot Chapter 6

J. E. Irvin – Principle of Light

Linda Kass – Author feature at Gramercy Books

Mabel C. Jones – Inspirational Treasury

Robert Kroeger – Ohio Barn Project

Paula J. Lambert – How to See The World

John Michael Lander – Introduction

Theresa Liggins – The Escort Series Intro

Charles Malone – Poetry Readings

Karen Meyer for Ohioana

David and Elise Meyers – A Murder in Amish Ohio book trailer

Jess Montgomery – Introduction and reading

Gregg Sapp

Murder by Valentine Candy

Upside Down Independence Day 

E. F. Schraeder – Liar: A Memoir of a Haunting book trailer

Mark Small – Reading

Tricia Springstubb for the Ohioana Book Festival

Jessica Strawser for the Ohioana Book Festival

Nita Sweeney for Ohioana Book Festival

John Vanek – Father Jake Austin Mysteries

Carrie and Katie Weyler – The Charlie Tractor Books and A String of Hope (June 1, 2020) | Cincy Lifestyle

Blog Posts and Websites

David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker

The 1957 Murder of Paul Coblentz with David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker – A True Crime Podcast