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Ohiana Book Festival and book blogger meet-up

Last Saturday my mom and I attended the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus and we can thank Carol for the wonderful day since it was her post that intrigued me.  We had a fun time going to a few of the panels, visiting the author tables, and meeting Carol and her husband and daughter.  I didn’t even recognize her (she doesn’t post enough pics of herself on her blog) but I knew who Amber was right away.  We only visited for a few minutes, but hopefully next year we can work in some more time.  She was lovely.

The panels

Columbus at 200 with Raimund Goerler, David Meyers, Arnett Howard, Nellie Kampmann

  • I grew up about 40 minutes east of Columbus and graduated from Ohio State so I was interested to see what kind of things they would share.  Goerler wrote a book about the history of Ohio State that I’m pretty sure I’ll be unwrapping for my birthday in October.
  • Kampmann talked about the haunted places around town and her experiences with ghosts.  Although I have no intention of reading her book I was most fascinated by her stories.

Fiction:Mystery series with Les Roberts, Casey Daniels, Carrie Bebris

  • This is my fourth time listening to Les Roberts speak and it never gets old.
  • I was surprised to learn that Daniels has a mystery series set in Lakeview Cemetery, one of my favorite Cleveland places.  I am very excited to start this series.
  • Bebris writes a series of books that blend Austen novels “in which the married Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice become entangled in intrigue with other Austen characters.” I picked up the first one!

Novel Ideas:Creating Fiction with Karen Harper and Robin Yocum

  • This one was fun because you had an author with 20 books and a brand new novelist sharing the way they approach writing.  I also thought it was interesting to hear Karen talk about the difference in British marketing and why some of her books are bestsellers over there and not here. (Hint:they add Queen to the title over there)

I only came home with three books, but I am going to make it a goal to read all three plus a few other Ohio authors for the next month or so.  I hope you’ll enjoy my Ohio author reading tour!

May 16, 2012 - Posted by | Book signings


  1. Sounds like a great book event. Meeting Carol was icing on the cake 🙂

    Comment by Mary | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  2. How fun for you and your mom! Hopefully you and Carol can get together again.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  3. Such a great day! What fun to meet Carol, too. Will look forward to your Ohio book posts.

    Comment by lakesidemusing | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  4. How fun for you! Of course, I had to read this 3 times before I could say “Ohioana” to myself.

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | May 16, 2012 | Reply

  5. Sounds like you had a great time. I’ve always wanted to meet another blogger in person one day and I’m quite sure I will at some point.

    Comment by boardinginmyforties | May 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Carol is my second and it’s so much fun to meet someone that you feel you know already.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  6. Sounds like you had a great time! I’m glad that had the chance to meet Carol!

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | May 20, 2012 | Reply

  7. What a lovely day to spend with your mom. You’re looking good Stacy!
    Enjoy those books and look forward to your thoughts.

    Comment by jennygirl | May 21, 2012 | Reply

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  9. I have yet to meet another blogger in person. I hope to do it someday … and preferably at a book event!

    Comment by Jenners | May 23, 2012 | Reply

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