Meet the Authors

Bring books to life as your favorite authors step out of the page and onto the stage. Expand your understanding, harness the power of stories and continue the conversations that books inspire with thought-provoking presentations, author Q&As and book signings in Westerville and Central Ohio.

Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience.


Meet the Author: Nicola Yoon

Sep 18th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Westerville Central High School
Enjoy an onstage interview about One of Our Kind, a thriller of race and privilege set in an all-Black gated community.

Tickets: $25 ($12.50 student/ages 55+)


NICOLA YOON is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Instructions for Dancing; Everything, Everything; and The Sun Is Also a Star, and is a coauthor of Blackout. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Award recipient, a Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award winner and the first Black woman to hit #1 on the New York Times Young Adult best-seller list. Two of her novels have been made into major motion pictures. She’s also the co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist David Yoon, and their daughter.

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Current & Past Authors

Mary Roach, April 2024
Ta Na-Hehisi Coates, February 2024
Nic Stone, January 2024
David Grann, May 2023
Deb Perelman, March 2023
Nick Offerman, October 2022
Margaret Atwood, June 2022
Fiona Davis, March 2022
Kate Quinn, November 2021
Kwame Alexander, September 2021
Craig Grossi, June 2021
Jason Reynolds, January 2021
Jodi Picoult, March 2020
Amanda Flower, February 2020

Colleen Oakley, January 2020
Rick Steves, December 2019
Jeff Shaara, October 2019
Zadie Smith, September 2019
V.E. Schwab, March 2019
Jason Reynolds, February 2019
Kristina McMorris, November 2018
Alexander McCall Smith, November 2018
Ketch Secor, October 2018
Angie Thomas, September 2018
Linwood Barclay, July 2018
Hillary Jordan, May 2018
Kristy Woodson Harvey, April 2018
Karen White, April 2018

Ernest Cline, March 2018
A. J. Tata, January 2018
Jeannette Walls, November 2017
Erik Larson, October 2017
Jay Asher, September 2017
Mary Alice Monroe, July 2017
Emily Giffin, April 2017
Chris Bohjalian, January 2017
Matt de la Pena, November 2016
Karin Slaughter, September 2016
Debbie Macomber, August 2016
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, June 2016
Anthony Doerr, May 2016
Eric Litwin, April 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, March 2016
Mitch Albom, December 2015
Gillian Flynn, November 2015
Daniel Silva, July 2015
Piper Kerman, June 2015
Jacqueline Woodson, April 2015
Susanna Kearsley, April 2015
Daniel Handler, February 2015
Diana Gabaldon, November 2014
Jeni Britton Bauer, September 2014
Lee Child, February 2014
Annie Barrows, October 2013
Rick Steves, March 2013
Geraldine Brooks, November 2012

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