Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing:
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Description of Pictures: Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing -- Clayton's "Everlasting Rose" is the second book in the Belles Series is set in a fictional Orleans with palace intrigue and page turning suspense. In Ewing's "The Cerulean," Sera Lighthaven finds herself accidentally stranded on a hostile planet and must find a way to return to her city.
Latest Title: The Everlasting Rose (The Belles)
Dhonielle Clayton is the co-author of the “Tiny Pretty Things” series. She grew up in the Washington, D.C., suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother’s table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers, and COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. She’s got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA, but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza.
Latest Title: The Cerulean
Amy Ewing is the author of The New York Times best-selling Lone City Trilogy and the Cerulean series. She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy earned a B.F.A. in Theater from New York University, working a series of odd jobs before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing. Amy received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where her first book, “The Jewel,” began as a thesis project. She lives in New York City.
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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:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday,
(July) two-weeks out west for San Diego Comic-Con and sites in Utah,
(August) a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts to experience rain in another state,
(August) a three-day trip to Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
(August) another two-day jaunt to New York City (United Nations, Flushing),
(October) a three-day jaunt to New York City (New York Comic-Con).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.