My Mother’s Day present this year is perfect. I get to spend today at the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, and yes my family is coming with me. I’m sure I’ll have some pictures to share with you later this week. I enjoyed it last year and have been looking forward to it.

Looking at the schedule, I’m planning on attending at least two of the panels.

Thrillers, Murders, Mystery, and Suspense
True confessions about these perennially popular genres from the authors who write in them.
Panelists: Chris Berhalter, Don Bruns, Amanda Flower, Barbara Levinson, Noam Sphancer

From Another Realm
An earthbound look at the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
Panelists: Casey Daniels, Linda Robertson, Denise Verrico, Tim Waggoner

I’m also hoping to meet Lisa Black and Andrea Cheng. I bet Amber will enjoy talking to Mary Kay Carson, who writes books for kids about science and nature. Her newest one, The Bat Scientist, is part of the Scientists in the Field series we really like.

If you’re in Columbus today, stop by.