Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Three Cheers, Ohioana!

Back from the wonderful Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, and had to share pictures and stories. Eighty authors there along with lots of readers and a fabulous staff from Barnes & Noble who handled book sales for us.

All in all, a successful and fun event, especially for those of us who left the Festival and spent the evening at the governor’s home in Bexley, Ohio. The reception there was hosted by Frances Strickland, wife of the Ohio governor, who sponsors the Festival. Munchies, champagne, a gorgeous setting and good writing friends.

What could be better?
At the Festival with an all-time favorite, Curious George!

Here I am in the garden of the governor's residence with Mary Ellis, who write Amish inspirational romances. Mary and I know each other from our college days.

With Donna MacMeans, historical romance author. Yes, we were in a tent and yes, the sides were down and the "windows" were firmly shut. It was cold in Columbus on Saturday!

At the governor's residence with fellow Ohio writer, Don Bruns. If you're not familiar with Don's work, give it a try. He writes fast-paced mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
If you’re in the Bedford, Ohio area this Saturday, May 16, stop in at the Bedford Library for the Author Tea. I’ll be there talking about the writing life. Festivities start at 2. The library is located at:

70 Columbus Road
Bedford, Ohio 44146
For more information, call 440-439-4997


Sharon said...

80 authors?! What wonderful fun for the readers that attended. You would come home with a list a mile long of new books to read:) But we all want to know, just how curious is George? .

Casey said...

Ah...Curious George...not too curious, as it turned out. But then, my husband had to race across the room to grab George on my behalf so I could get a pic with him.

As for all those readers...yes, they had a marvelous time. If you're in Ohio, another great event to think about is Buckeye Book Fair, the first Saturday of November in Wooster. Another stellar book festival!