Check back soon to see the 2015 festival schedule! In the meantime, you can see last year’s schedule below.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center

Doors Open to the Public 9:45 a.m.

Can’t wait? Click here to see outreach activities leading up to the festival.

10:15AM – 11:00AM

• The Power of Words
Panelists: Charlene Fix, Amit Majmudar – Room 106

Mystery, Thrills, and Suspense I
Panelists: Dan Andriacco, Shelley Costa, Kylie Logan, David Selcer – Room 108

Writing for the Younger Audience – Middle Grade
Panelists: Doug Coates, Karen Meyer, Carmella Van Vleet – Room 110

From Another Realm: Paranormal, Science Fiction & Fantasy I
Panelists: Terry Ervin II, Anne Marie Lutz, Terri-Lynne Smiles, Tara Tyler – Room 112

Young Adult I: Fiction and Fantasy
Panelists: Laura Bickle, Mindee Arnett, Cinda Williams Chima, Scott Tracey – Room 124

Straight to the Heart: Romance Writers’ Roundtable
Panelists: Harmony Evans, Sherri Hayes, Nancy Herriman, KaraLynne Mackrory, Cindy Thomson – Room 130

11:30AM – 12:15PM

• The Creative Life
Panelists: Matt Kish, Lindsay Ward, Bev Shaffer – Room 106

• Fiction: Short Stories
Panelists: Tom Barlow, Erin Flanagan, Lucy Snyder – Room 108

• Extraordinary Lives: Biography
Panelists: Will Bashor, Edward Roach, Brad Ricca – Room 110

• Eating Healthy, Living Healthy
Panelists: Robin Davis, Pamela Popper, Del Sroufe – Room 112

• First Editions: Young Adult
Panelists: Jody Casella, Mindy McGinnis, Natalie Richards – Room 124

Mystery, Thrills, and Suspense II: Amish Mysteries
Panelists: P.L. Gaus, Mary Ellis, Amanda Flower, Karen Harper – Room 130

12:45PM – 1:30PM

Mentors & Muses: Literary Influences
Panelists: Laura Bickle, Andrew Welsh-Huggins – Room 106

Around the Buckeye State: Ohio Stories
Panelists: Nathan Crook, Wendy Koile, Jane Turzillo, David Meyers, James Willis – Room 108

First Editions: Fiction
Panelists: Patricia Averbach, Julie Flanders, Danny M. Hoey, Jr., Jillian Kuhlmann – Room 110

The Poets’ Corner
Panelists: Charlene Fix, George Bilgere, Julie Moore, Margie Shaheed, Myrna Stone – Room 112

Young Adult II: Far Away Places and Times
Panelists: Lisa Klein, Jennifer McGowan, Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon – Room 124

On the Lighter Side: Humor in Writing
Panelists: David Giffels, Kylie Logan, Tara Tyler, Brian Klems – Room 130

2:00PM – 2:45PM

How We Write, What We Write
Panelists: Harmony Evans, P.L. Gaus – Room 106

Every Picture Tells a Story: Comics, Illustrations, and Graphic Novels
Panelists: Matt Kish, Chuck Ayers, Tom Batiuk, Dara Naraghi – Room 108

The Story Behind the Book: Fiction Writers’ Roundtable
Panelists: Amit Majmudar, Deanna Adams, Rosa Brinkman, Geoffrey Girard, R.G. Yoho – Room 110

Return to Nature: Nonfiction
Panelists: Richard Gilbert, Frank W. Porter – Room 112

Young Adult III: More Books for Teens and Tweens
Panelists: Julie Anne Lindsey, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Melissa Landers, Suzanne Goldsmith – Room 124

Publishing: How to Publish and Promote Your Book – The Inside Scoop
Panelists: Gillian Berchowitz, Jeff Kallet, Kelsey Swindler, Brian Klems – Room 130

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Real People, Real Stories
Panelists: Robin Davis, David Giffels, Peter Mansoor – Room 106

Mystery, Thrills, and Suspense III: New Series
Panelists: Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Yolonda Tonette Sanders, Sam Thomas – Room 108

Off the Field: Talking Sports
Panelists: Rick Huhn, Jonathan Knight, Scott Longert, Sam Pathy, Mike Roos – Room 110

From Another Realm: Paranormal, Science Fiction & Fantasy II
Panelists: Matt Betts, Lissa Bryan, Rosemary Laurey, Debra Robinson, Lucy Snyder – Room 112

Personal Glimpses: Writing from Real Life
Panelists: Alejandra Campos, Janice Gary, Peggy Faw Gish – Room 124

Publishing: Writing and Publishing Books for Children
Panelists: Lindsay Ward, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Anne Vittur Kennedy, Connie Remlinger Trounstine, Carmella Van Vleet – Room 130

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Final Book Signings

Throughout the Day

• Book Fair – meet and greet your favorite authors

Children’s Activities

• Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Starbucks Cafe

• Food from award-winning local food trucks and carts

*Program and authors are subject to change*