Page Count Live: Turning Points in a Writing Career

Page Count, an interview-format podcast presented by Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library, celebrates authors, librarians, booksellers, illustrators, publishing professionals, and literary advocates in and from the state of Ohio. Guests range from internationally recognized and bestselling authors to professionals working on a grassroots level to improve access to books and literacy resources.

This episode was recorded before a live audience at the 2023 Ohioana Book Festival, presented in part by Ohio Humanities, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library on April 22, 2023. A panel of five authors discuss turning points in their writing careers—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the existentially fraught. This conversation covers everything from rejection to reader reactions, imposter syndrome, awards, inspiration, validation, and more.

Featured authors include:
For more information, visit the Ohioana Book Festival website.

And, later this year, join WYSO and Ohio Humanities for the forthcoming series The Ohio Country. Native men and women from different tribes and their allies—plus teachers, artists, scholars, parents, landowners, foresters, young people, and historians, too—will tell their stories about the about the lands above the Ohio River, known as the Ohio Country. You can listen in this feed, at,, and in all those other places where you get podcasts.

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