This May 9th, I’m going to be a featured author at the Ohioana Book Festival, in Columbus, which is a festival dedicated to showing off the literary talents of Ohio’s resident authors. In addition to the featured authors (which aside from me include R.L. Stine, Margaret Peterson Haddix and seven others), there will be an additional 60 or so authors on hand, including current Hugo nominee CC Finlay, 2007 Hugo and Nebula nominee Paul Melko, and genre favorite Lucy Snyder. The whole list of featured and appearing authors is here. At the Ohioana Festival I’ll be participating on at least one panel and will also be doing either a reading or a Q&A session. And, I suspect, signing lots of books.
How much would you pay to attend a festival with dozens of authors, all waiting to talk to you (yes, you!). However much you’d pay, don’t bother — because the Ohioana Book Festival is free to attend. Bring yourself, bring your loved ones, bring the whole family. Heck, bring people you hardly know. It’s free, man. Mark it on your calendar. I’ll see you there.