Batiuk, Tom

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″] 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 characterContinue reading “Batiuk, Tom”

Bentley, Tadgh

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.3″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″] 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 someContinue reading “Bentley, Tadgh”

Berg, Gretchen

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.5″ _module_preset=”default”] 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 graduateContinue reading “Berg, Gretchen”

Betley, Matthew

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.3″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″] 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, withContinue reading “Betley, Matthew”

Black, Allison

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.7.4″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] 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’s career started as a product designer for Target, developing a huge range of kid-friendly products. SheContinue reading “Black, Allison”

Blake, Laura Watilo

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.3″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″] 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, includingContinue reading “Blake, Laura Watilo”

Bobo, Keturah Ariel

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.5″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] “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 parentsContinue reading “Bobo, Keturah Ariel”

Bonilla, Lindsay

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″] 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 minute AuthorContinue reading “Bonilla, Lindsay”

Borden, Louise

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”] 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 theContinue reading “Borden, Louise”

Bowers, Tim

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”] 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. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_team_member name=”Tim Bowers”Continue reading “Bowers, Tim”