Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma:
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Description of Pictures: Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma
Be Your Own Hero
When life doesn't go according to plan, it takes friends, family, imagination, and a little luck to find a way through.
Laura Geringer Bass
Laura Geringer Bass is the author of more than 20 books for young people, including “A Three Hat Day,” illustrated by Arnold Lobel, an ALA Notable Book, and “Sign of the Qin,” an ALA Best Book. As publisher of the award-winning Laura Geringer Books, she has collaborated with many celebrated authors and illustrators. Her new middle-grade novel, “The Girl with More Than One Heart,” is coming from Abrams this spring. A Mentor at Stony Brook, Southampton in the graduate Fellowship program in Children’s Literature, as well as a Mentor for Girls Write Now, Laura serves on the Advisory Board of First Book, an award-winning organization that has delivered more than 170 million books into the hands of children in need.
Nisha Sharma grew up immersed in Bollywood movies, ’80s pop culture and romance novels, so it comes as no surprise that her first novel “My So-Called Bollywood Life” features all three. Nisha credits her father for her multiple graduate degrees and her mother for her love of Shah Rukh Khan and Jane Austen. She lives in New Jersey with her cat, Lizzie Bennett, and her dog, Nancey Drew.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Greenville, NC, Newport News, VA, and my farewell event with them in Chicago, IL (via sites in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH),
three trips to New York City (including New York Comic-Con), and
my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.
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