Category Archives: Ohioana Book Festival 2016

Book Fair in Columbus, Ohio

Book Fair in Columbus, Ohio

Mark your calendars!!  The #OHIOANA BOOK FESTIVAL will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel located at Capitol Square, 75 East State Street, #Columbus, Ohio 43215.         (10 am — 4:30 pm.)

This is a Big Event for book lovers of every age!  More than 3,000 people are expected to meet the authors and have their books autographed.  About 120 authors and illustrators will be there.  Best of all, it’s F-r-e-e-!

Kids' Room with costumed characters, crafts, stories, more

Kids’ Room with costumed characters, crafts, stories, more

There will also be panel discussions, Q & A with authors, poetry readings, door prizes, special activities for children and teens such as drawing with their favorite authors and illustrators, crafts, costumed book characters, balloon twisting, dress-ups as book characters, story times, and much more.

Every book genre (children to adult) will be found.  Since this blog is about stories from American history found in children’s nonfiction, here are four children’s authors to look for at the festival:

Julie Rubini, author of Missing Millie Benson, the true story of the writer of the first Nancy Drew mysteries.

Brandon Marie Miller, author of Women of Colonial America.

Karen Meyer, author of North to Freedom: A Novel of the Underground Railroad in Ohio.

And. of course, I’ll be there with my books about the Boston Tea Party, the #Lewis & Clark Expedition, and Saint Junípero Serra, founder of the California missions.  We look forward to meeting you!

#Linda Gondosch                For more info, check this website: