Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh:
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Description of Pictures: Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh -- In Gratz's "Refugee," we follow the stories of three families seeking asylum at different times in history. Historically accurate with suspense and emotion, this novel expands our understanding of the difficult situations people have faced over time. In Marsh's "Nowhere Boy," a 14 year old American boy befriends a Syrian orphan while temporarily living in Brussels.
Latest Title: Refugee
Alan Gratz is the New York Times best-selling author of several books for young readers, including “Grenade;” “Refugee;” “Projekt 1065,” a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016; “Prisoner B-3087,” a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; and “Code of Honor,” a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter.
Latest Title: Nowhere Boy
Katherine Marsh grew up in Yonkers, N.Y. After majoring in English at Yale, she spent a year as a high school English teacher before becoming a journalist for Rolling Stone, The Washington City Paper and The New Republic. Her first book, “The Night Tourist,” won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. Her third book, “Jepp, Who Defied the Stars,” was a New York Times Notable. Her latest multi-starred novel, “Nowhere Boy,” is based on her family’s experience living in Belgium and was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. Katherine currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, two children, two cats and a small flock of chickens.
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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.