Gaithersburg Book Festival (2022) -- Diana Ma, Amanda McCrina:
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Description of Pictures: Diana Ma, Amanda McCrina
Ogden Nash Pavilion
"The Silent Unseen" is a mesmerizing historical novel of suspense and intrigue about a teenage girl who risks everything to save her missing brother. "Her Rebel Highness (Daughters of the Dynasty)" is an epic story of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Tiananmen Square protests.
Latest Title: Her Rebel Highness (Daughters of the Dynasty)
Diana Ma is a Chinese American author who holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and an M.A. in English with a creative writing focus from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She lives in a suburb of Seattle. Her most recent novel is “Her Rebel Highness.”
Latest Title: The Silent Unseen: A Novel of World War II
Amanda McCrina was homeschooled through high school and graduated from the University of West Georgia with a B.A. in history and political science. For three years, she taught high school English and government at an international school in Madrid, Spain, and is now a bookseller in Franklin, Tenn. She is the author of Traitor and the Blood Oath duology. Her latest title is “The Silent Unseen: A Novel of World War II.”
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(February) Asheville, NC to visit Dad and Dixie and some other members of my family,
(July) A trip out west for the return of San Diego Comic-Con, and
(October) A long weekend in New York to cover New York Comic-Con.
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