Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Christopher Scotton ("The Secret Wisdom of the Earth"):
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Description of Pictures: Christopher Scotton: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth:
Christopher Scotton is the best selling author of the critically acclaimed debut novel The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, chosen as the #1 Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association. The novel, called “a powerful epic of people and place, loss and love, reconciliation and redemption” by Kirkus Reviews (starred review) is set in a small town deep in the Appalachian coalfields and is narrated by an adult protagonist looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps to manhood. It is a novel that challenges the reader to consider the complicated economic choices facing the rural poor. Christopher grew up in nearby Laytonsville which influenced many of the early scenes in the novel. The Christian Science Monitor called The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, “A virtuoso combination of uplift and heartbreak.”
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2015 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
I retired from the US Census Bureau in god-forsaken Suitland, Maryland on my 58th birthday in May. Yee ha!
Trips this year:
a quick trip to Florida.
two Civil War Trust conferences (Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA), and
my 10th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles).
Ego Strokes: Carolyn Cerbin used a Kevin Costner photo in her USA Today article. Miss DC pictures were used a few times in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 550,000.
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