About Us

Thank you to everyone for making the 2023 Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival a Success!

2022 Authors: Christine R. Allen, Dyrk Ashton, Derf Backderf, S. C. Billingslea, Chelsea Bobulski, Jack Cheng, Cinda Williams Chima, Jean Daigneau, Kurt Dinan, Shannon Doleski, Anne & Jerzy Drozd, Kit Frick, Tamara Girardi, Whitney D. Grandison, Kosoko Jackson, Demitria Lunetta, Scott MacGregor, Gary Dumm, Mindy McGinnis, Skye Quinlan, Kate Karyus Quinn, Debbie Rigaud, Vincent Tirado, Kathy Cannon Wiechman, Merrill Wyatt

Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a book festival focused on teens and tweens of Northwest Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a volunteer organization made up of lovers of literature, who have come together to create a fantastic opportunity for teens from Northwest Ohio and the surrounding area to meet their favorite authors and discover new authors.

The 2023 festival will take place at Rossford Junior/Senior High School on Saturday, March 18. Doors will open at 8:30 am and the program will begin at 9:30 am. The festival will finish with an author signing that will conclude at 3:30pm.


It takes a village to put on a Book Fest and ours is no different. The following Committees are necessary to ensure a smooth Book Fest and we are looking for Chairs! If you would like to help put on the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival, fill out our volunteer request and we will contact you!

  • Fundraising: Open
  • Finances: Michael Nelson
  • Publicity: Shellie Harrison
  • Online: Storm Matthews
  • Hospitality: Shelley Bertsch
  • Volunteers: Sara Nelson
  • Authors: Shannon Holleran
  • Sales: Denise Phillips

If you are interested in participating in a committee, use the Contact Us link below to let us know!


To encourage a love of literature in Northwest Ohio teens and keep them reading by introducing them to authors and engaging them with thoughtful and fun discussions.

Contact Us

You can always email us at info@nwoteenbookfest.com.