Introducing…The 2022 Ohioana Book Festival Authors!

February 16, 2022

The 16th Ohioana Book Festival is coming in April . . . and you’re invited!

The 2022 festival will be held virtually from April 29 through May 1. As we have done for the past two years, we decided to present the festival in this format to keep everyone safe as the pandemic continues. We’re delighted that we will still be able to share with you all the things you love about the Ohioana Book Festival, straight to your home in a virtual format: a fun-filled weekend featuring panel discussions, conversations, and readings. We’ll also have a number of virtual outreach programs with community partners from all around Ohio leading up to the main event.

110 Ohio authors and illustrators will be featured in the festival’s virtual programs. See the full list below. We’re sure you’ll see some of your favorites in this stellar lineup!

In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding more festival news and information on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media—be sure to check them often! And don’t forget to mark your calendars now for April 29-May 1. We’ll see you online as we celebrate 16 years of the Ohioana Book Festival!


Bree Baker

Karina Bartow

Tom Batiuk

Janet Beard

Connie Berry

Kinley Bryan

Mary Ellis

Erin Flanagan

Amanda Flower

Nancy Herriman

Leanna Renee Hieber

Anna Lee Huber

Allegra Hyde

Barbara Kussow

Tracy Lawson

Olivia Matthews

Tiffany McDaniel

Tim McWhorter

Jess Montgomery

Emilia Rosa

E.F. Schraeder

Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar

Carter Sickels

Jamie-Lyn Smith

Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Don Tassone

Thrity Umrigar

TG Wolff

Robin Yocum


Gloria G. Adams

Thomas Crowl

Raffaele Di Lallo

Christina Dorr

Michelle Fishpaw

Carole Genshaft

Marilyn S. Greenwald

Michael Griffith

John D. Harder

Wil Haygood

Mark Sebastian Jordan

Wendy Koile

Carolyn Bailey Lewis

Scott Longert

David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker

Bayyinah Monk-Nduaka

Mary Newman

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Janet S. Shailer

Dorri Steinhoff

John Thorndike

Donte Woods-Spikes


Pamela Anderson-Bartholet

George Bilgere

Marianne Chan

Darren C. Demaree

Pauletta Hansel

David Hassler

William Heath

Manuel Iris

Kip Knott

Paula J. Lambert

Wendy McVicker

Lucy A. Snyder

Myrna Stone

Laura Grace Weldon

Middle Grade & Young Adult:

Rachele Alpine

Lisa Amstutz

Chelsea Bobulski

Kristy Boyce

Gary Buettner

Mary Kay Carson

Sarah Anne Carter

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Sharon M. Draper

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Kerrie Hollihan

Brendan Kiely

Terri Libenson

Allison Marks & Wayne Marks

Mindy McGinnis

Morgan E. Perryman

Bryan Prosek

Natalie D. Richards

Mar Romasco Moore

Julie K. Rubini

Jennifer Ann Shore

Sam Subity

Juvenile & Picture Books:

Regina Bond

Lindsay Bonilla

Marcy Campbell

Mark Darden

Keila V. Dawson

JoAnn Deak

Jeff Ebbeler

Becky Gehrisch

Jacob Grant

Andrea Hall

S.R.D. Harris  

Will Hillenbrand

Kate Hoefler

Michelle Houts

Ryan Huntley

Leigh Lewis

Dia Mixon

Nomar Perez

Rox Siles

Tricia Springstubb

Tracy Subisak

Joe Sutphin

Donna Wyland