Support New Books by Local Authors

Each week we are offering suggestions for how to help support our local literary community during the coronavirus crisis. This week (and every week!), we encourage you to support local writers with new books. The cancellation of readings during the COVID-19 crisis means the loss of book sales and income for local writers. We may not be able to gather for an event, but we can rally together to buy and read their books.

What you can do today:

  • Order or pre-order a local writer's book
  • Wherever possible, buy from a local bookstore or directly from the small press
  • Follow local writers on social media
  • Spread the word


Melissa Burovac - The Mystery of the Rainbow Flowers (Nov 2019)

Vivien Chien - Egg Drop Dead (Feb 2020)

J.S. Mawdsley - A Fatal Humor (Mar 2020)

E.F. Schraeder - Ghostly Tales of Gaiety and Greed: Unauthorized & Haunted Cedar Point (Mar 2020)

Susan Petrone - The Heebie-Jeebie Girl (Apr 2020)

Brian Petkash - Mistakes by the Lake (May 2020)

Abby Collette - An Inside Deadly Scoop (May 2020)

Connie Schultz - The Daughters of Erietown (Jun 2020)


Marci Rich - Looking Back at Elyria: A Midwest City at Midcentury (2019)

Charles Ellenbogen - This Isn't The Movies: 25 Years in the Classroom (Jan 2020)

Deanna Adams - Cleveland's Rock and Roll Venues (Feb 2020)

Eliese Goldbach - Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit (Mar 2020)

Raechel Anne Jolie - Rust Belt Femme (Mar 2020)

Robert Giles - When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later (Mar 2020)

Tim Carroll - World War II Cartoons of Akron's Web Brown (Apr 2020)

Jeannine deNobel Love - Cleveland Architecture 1890–1930: Building the City Beautiful

Multiple Authors - Boss Ladies of CLE (Spring/Summer 2020)


Matt Mitchell - You're My Favorite Garçon (Feb 2020)

J. David - Hibernation Highway (Mar 2020)

Philip Metres - Shrapnel Maps (Apr 2020)

Leila Chatti - Deluge (Apr 2020)

Craft & Publishing

Dana Norris - The Storytelling Code (May 2020)

Anne Trubek - So You Want to Publish a Book (Jul 2020)


Scott MacGregor - Fire on the Water (May 2020)

Derf Backderf - Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (Sep 2020)


Raquel M. Ortiz - When Julia Danced Bomba / Cuando Julia bailaba bomba (Oct 2019)

Tricia Springstubb - Khalil and Mr. Hagert and the Backyard Treasures (May 2020)

Christopher Healy - This is Not That Kind of Book (2019)

Did we miss your book? Let us know.