Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Finding Courage w/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Megan Frazer Blakemore:
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Description of Pictures: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author of 140 books for both children and adults, will be speaking about her latest novel for young teens, “Going Where It’s Dark.” Where it’s dark, in this case, is deep down inside the earth. This time the author of the “Shiloh” books and the “Alice” series, explores the life of Buck Anderson who, when he sticks up for himself against the school bully, faces retribution which is swift and potentially deadly. Buck’s hidden talents may be his only chance at survival.
Mrs. Naylor is a winner of the Newbery Medal for her novel, “Shiloh.” She is a Gaithersburg resident and a full time writer.
Megan Frazer Blakemore:
Megan Frazer Blakemore is the author of “The Friendship Riddle,” “The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill” and “The Water Castle,” which was listed as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and as a New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing. She is also the author of the young adult novel “Secrets of Truth And Beauty,” which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was on the ALA Rainbow list. A former middle-school librarian, Megan lives in Maine with her family. Her latest book is “The Firefly Code.”
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COURAG_160521_08.JPG: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.