Brady, Dustin

Brady, Dustin

Dustin Brady writes funny, action-packed books for kids. Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Genie code for infinite lives (it’s SLXPLOVS). Dustin lives in...
Brown, Duffy

Brown, Duffy

Duffy Brown longed to be Nancy Drew. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy wanted to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she is a National Bestselling author and conjures up who-done-it stories of her own. She has two series, the “Consignment...
Brown, Senator Sherrod

Brown, Senator Sherrod

Sherrod Brown, Ohio’s senior U.S. senator, has dedicated his life in public service to fighting for what he calls “the dignity of work”—the belief that hard work should pay off for everyone. He resides in Cleveland with his wife, Connie Schultz, a...
Campbell, Marcy

Campbell, Marcy

Marcy Campbell lives in Wooster, Ohio, with her family and menagerie of rescued pets. Her writing for adults has been published widely in journals and magazines, including Salon. She grew up on a farm filled with cows, chickens, cats, and dogs, but she never had a...

Carey Nevin, Judy

Twice in my life, I received a fortune from a fortune cookie that read “You are a lover of words. You will someday write a book.” I never expected that fortune to come true, but here I am! My writing process is pretty messy-I go for a long time without any...
Carroll, Tim

Carroll, Tim

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Tim Carroll attended Case Elementary, Litchfield Middle School, and Firestone High School before obtaining a history degree from the University of Akron. Both of his grandfathers, John M. Carroll and John F. Ward, were drafted before...
Carson, Mary Kay

Carson, Mary Kay

Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children’s nonfiction author of more than fifty books for young people about space, weather, nature, and other science and history topics. Carson began her writing career at the classroom magazine SuperScience at Scholastic in...
Cartaino, Carol

Cartaino, Carol

Carol Cartaino, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University (major in English and minor in biology), has had a lifetime interest in animals, the outdoors, and the natural world. She has spent many happy hours hiking, camping, fishing, river rafting,...
Castillo, Linda

Castillo, Linda

Linda Castillo is originally from Ohio where her Amish thrillers are set. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer, and penned her first novel at the age of thirteen. In her spare time, Linda enjoys trail riding, and dabbles in barrel racing. She...
Chien, Vivien

Chien, Vivien

Vivien Chien first started writing simple stories about adventures with her classmates when she was in elementary school. As she grew up, her love of books and the written word increased, leading to the attempt of her first novel at age 16. After many struggled...
Chima, Cinda Williams

Chima, Cinda Williams

Cinda Williams Chima worked selling and proofreading ads for the Akron Beacon Journal and as a freelance journalist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She turned to writing full-time in 2009 and is currently at work on her third series of young adult fantasty novels....
Cole, Stephanie

Cole, Stephanie

Stephanie Cole is an active member of the mystery writing community. Writing as Shelley Costa, she was nominated for both an Edgar and an Agatha award, and she cofounded the Northeast Ohio chapter of Sisters in Crime. She teaches creative writing workshops and...
Collette, Abby

Collette, Abby

Bestselling author Abby Collette loves a good mystery. Born and raised in Cleveland, it’s even a mystery to her why she has yet to move to a warmer place. Abby spends her time writing, facilitating writing workshops at local libraries, and spending time with her...
Cowdrey, Richard

Cowdrey, Richard

Richard Cowdrey is originally from Cincinnati and he graduated from The Columbus College of Art and Design in 1981. Richard’s love for family and nature overflows into his illustrations which are enjoyed by children around the world. The artist lives in Gambier...
Crowl, Thomas

Crowl, Thomas

Thomas Crowl is a retired veterinarian, nonfiction author and historian. He lives in Georgetown, Kentucky Speaking Engagements Thomas Crowl speaks on the topic of his book. Audience: Adult.   Thomas Crowl Author website OPDYCKE’S TIGERS IN THE CIVIL WAR: A...
Dale-Scott, Lindsay

Dale-Scott, Lindsay

Lindsay Dale-Scott is an illustrator and designer in Northeast Ohio. She has done artwork for several children’s books including along with tons of greeting cards for American Greetings. She particularly loves drawing animals, birds, and florals along with...
Dawidziak, Mark

Dawidziak, Mark

Mark Dawidziak has been the television critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since 1999 and is co-founder of the Largely Literary Theater Company. He has been portraying Mark Twain on stage for more than 35 years. Speaking Engagements Mark Dawidziak is a performer and...
Dawson, Keila

Dawson, Keila

Before becoming a children’s author, Keila V. Dawson was a former community organizer, teacher, school administrator, educational consultant, and advocate for children with special needs. She has lived and worked across the U.S., the Philippines, Japan, and...
Doherty, Adrian

Doherty, Adrian

Adriane Doherty’s love of books and helping young minds grow and understand the places around them inspired her to write. Adriane has explored Ohio from Lake Erie to Columbus to the Ohio River and many places in between. After attending college, she entered into...
Draper, Sharon

Draper, Sharon

Sharon Draper is a two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, most recently for Copper Sun, and previously for Forged by Fire. She’s also the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Author Award for New Talent for Tears of a Tiger and the Coretta...