Updated: January 26, 2023

NWO Teen Book Festival Lineup Announced

The Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival has released the initial lineup of presenters for this year’s event. Natalie D. Richards, lifelong Ohioan and two-time New York Timesbestselling author of books including Five Total Strangers (2020) and Seven Dirty Secrets(2021), as well as six additional novels, will be the 2023 keynote speaker.

Richards, along with more than 20 nationally published authors and illustrators, will be in town for this year’s festival that takes place on Saturday, March 18 at Rossford Junior/Senior High. This will be the second NWOTBF.

The festival and its sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended as space is limited. To register, visit

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