Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles:
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Description of Pictures: Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles -- In Holt's "The Boy's Gift," 9 year old Daniel must move to a new home because of his parents' divorce, and the reader is reminded that sometimes change can be a new beginning. And in Wiles' "A Long Line of Cakes," Emma Lane Cake moves to Aurora County and is determined not to get attached to anyone. Then she meets Ruby Lavender who teaches her about lasting friendships.
Latest Title: A Long Line of Cakes
Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book, “Freedom Summer,” and the novels, “Love, Ruby Lavender,” “The Aurora County All-Stars” and “Each Little Bird That Sings” (a National Book Award finalist). She is also the author of the documentary novels “Countdown” and “Revolution” (also a National Book Award finalist). Her latest book is “A Long Line of Cakes.” She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air-raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta.
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2010_DC_ALA American Library Association 2010 conference in Washington, DC
2019 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:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
four trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
Number of photos taken this year: about 582,000.