Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Paul Czajak, Syl Sobel:
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Paul Czajak got an F with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper and, after that, he never thought he’d become a writer. But after spending twenty years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and two little monsters. In addition to the Monster & Me™ series, he’s also the author of “Seaver the Weaver,” a contributor to The Huffington Post, and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.
Syl Sobel is an author, attorney, newspaper reporter and director of publications for a federal government agency. He has written several children’s books on U.S. government and history, including titles on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and presidential elections, and has spoken at book fairs and libraries, in classrooms, and on radio and C-Span’s Book-TV about his books. He is also an award-winning high school sports reporter for The Town Courier, in Gaithersburg, MD. Mr. Sobel is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is active in alumni activities for both institutions. His latest book is “Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts.”
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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.
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