Join us in welcoming authors Tamara Bundy, Polly Farquhar, Jenn Bishop, Dustin Brady and Jason R. Lady for a virtual panel discussion with Bryan Loar.
This event is in partnership with the Ohioana Book Festival (August 28-30). Learn about the festival, Ohioana Awards and more at www.ohioana.org
TAMARA BUNDY is a former columnist for the Cincinnati Post. She is an adjunct instructor at Miami University-Hamilton and a mom of four. Bundy is the author of 5 non-fiction books and the middle grade novels "Walking with Miss Millie" and "Pixie Pushes On". Her debut picture book, "Lullaby Prayer" releases November 2020.
POLLY FARQUHAR grew up in a small town in upstate New York, graduated from the University at Albany, and then moved to Ohio, earning her MFA in Creative Writing from the Ohio State University. Some of her stories for grown-ups have been published in literary magazines, but she knew she should be writing books for kids one night when she read her children Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Her acclaimed book "Itch" was published in 2019.
JENN BISHOP is the author of the middle-grade novels "Things You Can’t Say", "14 Hollow Road", and "The Distance to Home". She grew up in Massachusetts and as a college student spent one incredible summer in Wyoming. She has been obsessed with bison ever since. After working as a children’s librarian, she received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Jenn currently calls Cincinnati, Ohio, home.
DUSTIN BRADY writes funny, action-packed books for kids. Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Genie code for infinite lives. It’s SLXPLOVS. Dustin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, kids, and a small dog named Nugget.
JASON R. LADY is an army brat who grew up moving around a total of seven times on military bases from Germany to Fort Knox, Kentucky. From a family of avid readers, Jason was encouraged to read fantasy and science fiction, and write his own stories and comic strips from an early age. Jason has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Masters of Education from Cleveland State University. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and many great friends. "Monster Problems" is his first novel. See Less