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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Sandra Harrington Quick
I was privileged for 30 years to offer my teaching gifts and talents to the children of Columbus (OH) Public Schools and other Ohio schools as a teacher, High School Principal and Supervisor. I taught English, drama and speech, and directed several student productions. I incorporated my own theatre company, Our History Awakens® in 2010. Our mission is Commemorating the African-American experience in American History through living history and engaging educational activities “…lest we forget”. I am the author and publisher of two books in a series, Our History Awakens: Creating My Living History Avatar. And Our History Awakens: Creating Your Living History Avatar. Both are available on Amazon.com
I developed the curriculum for, instructed in and performed in the 2010 The Ohio State University African and African-American Studies summer residential program. Since 2009, I continue to be a featured performer for The State of OHIO’s Black History Month celebration in the Ohio Statehouse Museum. I have performed at The Fair at New Boston, an authentic 18th re-enactment fair in Springfield, OH for five years. I instructed as a Professional Teaching Artists through the Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts Program through The State Organization on Arts and Disability, VSA Ohio. I am a proud founding member of the production company, We’ve Known Rivers®: Timeless Stories in the Black Experience along with Dr. Annette Jefferson and Mr. Anthony Gibbs. As of 2019 We’ve Known Rivers® has performed for 10 years as the OHIO Statehouse’s Black History Month Program.
From the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Cleveland OH I earned my Teaching Artist Professional Development Module 1 Badge for Program Development which qualifies me to address Domains of Positive Youth, Multiple Learning Styles, and Positive Reinforcement Techniques during my K-12 classroom performances.
Skye Quinlan (they/them) is a queer, autistic author of YA fiction. They’re an avid reader, have an absurd amount of crystals and gemstones, and if they’re not tending to their garden, you can usually find them playing Animal Crossing. Skye lives in Ohio with their wife, two dogs, a snake, and two lizards. Learn more at: https://skyequinlanbooks.com
Eman Quotah grew up in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Toast, The Establishment, Book Riot, and other publications. She lives with her family near Washington, D.C. Bride of the Sea is her first novel.