I (Mark Walter) grew up in Upper Arlington and have been a longtime Ohio State fan. While attending Miami University studying to become an elementary school teacher, I had the idea of writing a children’s book about Ohio State football. After years of on and off work on the manuscript, the book finally became a reality in October 2010. In addition to
teaching 2nd grade in the Columbus area, I am also making author visits to local elementary schools.
Buckeyes A to Z was published in October of 2010. This is when my
company, Big Fan Books, was founded. I currently have two children’s books out Buckeyes A to Z and Tigers A to Z (LSU Tigers).
In addition to writing children’s books, I perform author visits to area
schools and camps, sharing about the writing and publishing process.
Visit www.bigfanbooks.com for more information about Big Fan Books.
Seeing the passion and pride Ohio State fans have for the Buckeye football
team is exciting. The goal of my book is to capture that same excitement in young readers to help them develop literacy skills as well as a love for the Buckeyes. In addition, Buckeyes A to Z can be enjoyed by Buckeye fans of all ages and offers a great opportunity for parents or grandparents to read along with their youngsters and share their favorite Buckeyes memories.
Buckeyes A to Z is a book geared toward children (and fans of all ages who love the Buckeyes) and includes:
· Color illustrations and hardback cover
· Rhymes and facts about Ohio State football
· Search for a hidden Woody Hayes on each picture
· Educational activities for children to enjoy
· Chocolate buckeye recipe
Visit me at MADE LOCAL MARKETPLACE for an autographed copy of Buckeyes A to Z for that special Buckeye fan in your life!