Mindy McGinnis


Booth H-157

Mindy McGinnis is the author of multiple novels that span many genres. From historical to fantasy, contemporary to gothic thriller, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.

A ninth-generation farmer, Mindy attributes much of her character to growing up on an Ohio farm, learning the value of physical labor, and the harshness of the natural world early in life. Much of her writing reflects small-town living and aspects of rural poverty. A former school librarian, Mindy still lives and works in her hometown, and is dedicated to making herself available to financially disadvantaged school districts and communities.

Mindy has done multiple interviews and guest posts over the years, and has been featured on such outlets as NPR and PBS. She’s also been a guest on a myriad of podcasts, blogs, and websites, many of which can be viewed below.





11:15 am-12:15 pm Panel in Walker Ballroom

1:15 to 4:15 pm signing in booth H-157


Saturday at 11:15 am in Walker Ballroom

Mindy McGinnis

The Process Of My New Book

Mindy McGinnis will talk about her newest release, The Initial Insult, and how it draws inspiration from both Poe short stories and the author’s real life. Also covered: the creative process, where ideas come from, exploring darkness in YA literature, and why Mindy’s mom wishes she would just write a nice picture book about a cat someday.