Ohio authors Mindy McGinnis and Margaret Peterson Haddix will visit the Westland Area Library this month in support of the annual Ohioana Book Festival.
McGinnis will be at the library at 6:30 p.m. April 9.
Haddix will visit the library at 6:30 p.m. April 19.
McGinnis won the Edgar Award for Young Adult Fiction for her novel, "A Madness So Discreet." She also wrote the post-apocalyptic novels, "Not a Drop to Drink" and "In a Handful of Dust," the contemporary, "The Female of the Species," the psychological thriller, "This Darkness Mine" and the fantasy duo of "Given to the Sea" and "Given to the Earth."
She is a graduate of Otterbein University with a degree in English literature and religion.
Haddix has written more than 40 books for children and teens, including the "Shadow Children" series, the "Missing" series, the "Children of Exile" series, "Running Out of Time," "Double Identity" and "The Palace Chronicles."
She is a New York Times best-selling author and has received the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award, American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations and numerous state reader's choice awards.
She is a graduate of Miami University with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history.
The 2018 Ohioana Book Festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus. The author visits and the book festival are free, and no registration is required.
For details, visit swpl.org.