Adamov, Bob

Bob Adamov is an award-winning Ohio mystery/adventure author whose stories are based in the Lake Erie South Bass Island resort village of Put-in-Bay, the “Key West of the Midwest.” His novels follow the adventures of Washington Post investigative reporter...
Albers, Susan

Albers, Susan

Dr. Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a New York Times best-selling author and a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. After obtaining a masters and doctorate degree from the...
Alpine, Rachele

Alpine, Rachele

One of Rachele Alpine’s first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. She is not only an...
Amstutz, Lisa

Amstutz, Lisa

Lisa Amstutz is the author of more than 100 children’s books. She specializes in topics related to science, nature, and agriculture. Her work has also appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers. Lisa serves as a volunteer judge at Rate Your Story and as...
Anderson, Tanya

Anderson, Tanya

Tanya Anderson is an award-winning author and editor of books for young readers. Anderson is the author of more than thirty books published in children’s and educational book markets. Anderson lives in Springfield, Ohio, part of the year, but retreats to Palm...
Armstrong, Michael

Armstrong, Michael

Michael J. Armstrong previously served as the Executive Director of The ALS Association, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and other nonprofit organizations. He is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). He lives in...
Arnett, Mindee

Arnett, Mindee

Mindee Arnett is the author of the sci-fi thriller series Avalon as well the Arkwell Academy series. Mindee has a Master of Arts in English Lit with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Wright State University, and currently resides on a horse farm near Dayton, Ohio,...
Badal, James Jessen

Badal, James Jessen

James Jessen Badal is an award-winning author and assistant professor of English and journalism at the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. He has served on the board of trustees of the Cleveland Police Historical Society since 2001.  James Jessen Badal...
Baker, Bree

Baker, Bree

Author Julie Anne Lindsey also writes as Bree Baker, Julie Chase, and Jacqueline Frost. Julie is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in Green, Ohio, with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the...
Batchelor, Bob

Batchelor, Bob

Bob Batchelor is a critically acclaimed cultural historian and biographer. He has published books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike. Bob earned his doctorate in English Literature from the University of South Florida and teaches in the...
Batiuk, Tom

Batiuk, Tom

An Akron native, Tom Batiuk graduated from Kent State University and debuted his comic strip Funky Winkerbean in 1972. Funky Winkerbean is now syndicated in over 400 newspapers nationwide and Batiuk was a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist for the storyline about character...
Bentley, Tadgh

Bentley, Tadgh

Tadgh Bentley is a picture book author and illustrator originally from the UK, now living in the Hocking Hills of Ohio with his wife Emily and puppy Atticus. After six years teaching elementary aged children in Britain and Jordan, he had some time to pursue a...
Berg, Gretchen

Berg, Gretchen

Gretchen Berg was born on the East Coast, raised in the Midwest, and spent a number of years in the Pacific Northwest. She has taught English in South Korea and in Northern Iraq and has traveled to all the other continents. A graduate of Iowa State University, she...
Betley, Matthew

Betley, Matthew

Matthew Betley is a former Marine officer of ten years. His experience includes deployments to Djibouti after September 11, and Iraq, prior to the surge. A New Jersey native who considers Cincinnati home, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a B.A....
Black, Allison

Black, Allison

Allison Black is originally from Upstate New York. She received her BFA at Syracuse University and has since lived in LA, Minneapolis, and now Columbus, Ohio. Allison Black Illustrator website | instagram GO, GIRLS, GO! (2020) Come along for a rollicking ride in this...
Blake, Laura Watilo

Blake, Laura Watilo

Laura Watilo Blake is the founder of eLBee Studio, a Cleveland-based visual media company. She is an award-winning journalist, photographer, book author, and now independent filmmaker. For more than a decade, Laura has produced content for a variety of media outlets,...
Bobo, Keturah Ariel

Bobo, Keturah Ariel

“As an artist it is my duty to make art that inspires, uplifts, and advocates for my community. Nothing is more important in my art than this.” Born in Toledo, Ohio with strong family roots in Detroit, MI, Keturah grew up with parents that instilled in her...
Bonilla, Lindsay

Bonilla, Lindsay

Lindsay Bonilla performs interactive folktales for her company, World of Difference Ltd., and teaches children about foreign countries and cultures. She lives in North Canton, Ohio, with her husband, sons, and rescue dog. Speaking Engagements Lindsay Bonilla does a 45...
Borden, Louise

Borden, Louise

Louise Borden is the author of over thirty books for young readers. A lifelong reader and former bookstore owner, Louise has spoken at hundreds of schools across the country as well as at national and regional conferences. Louise has been interviewed by the NYT, USA...
Bowers, Tim

Bowers, Tim

Tim Bowers is an American illustrator of children’s books, known for his humorous and whimsical characters. He was born in Troy, Ohio, and graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Granville. Tim Bowers Illustrator Facebook...