|2013_MD_GBF_Hernandez_130518||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Daniel Hernandez ("They Call Me A Hero")|
Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir.
“I don’t consider myself a hero,” says Daniel Hernandez. “I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime...
|2013_MD_GBF_Thomas_130518||17||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Evan Thomas ("Ike's Bluff")|
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower...
|2013_MD_GBF_McCleary_130518||1||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kathleen McLeary ("A Simple Thing")|
How far would you go to protect your children? Would you do it at the expense of your marriage? How far would you go to protect yourself?
For Susannah Delaney, the answers lie thousands of miles away, off the northwest corner of Washington state. When Susannah discovers her young son is being bullied...
|2013_MD_GBF_Boehlert_130518||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kathy and Patrick Boehlert ("Little Things That Matter in the Big Game")|
What did a high school varsity basketball team and a nine-year-old boy with cancer have to do with each other during the 2010-2011 season? The basketball team encouraged and lifted up the nine-year-old. The nine-year-old encouraged and lifted up the basketball team. This is the story of how a local high...
|2013_MD_GBF_Kelley_130518||19||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Kitty Kelley ("Capturing Camelot")|
A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time
A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK’s best...
|2013_MD_GBF_Olson_130518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Lynne Olson ("Entering World War II")|
From the acclaimed author of “Citizens of London” comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world.
At the center of this...
|2013_MD_GBF_Stiefvater_130518||1||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Maggie Stiefvater ("Raven Boys")|
Meet one of the today’s most popular and beloved teen/YA authors, Maggie Stiefvater.
|2013_MD_GBF_Comita_130518||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Marcella Kriebel (Cooking Demo/Comida Latina)|
Join us for an enjoyable cooking demonstration from cookbook author and illustrator, Marcella Kriebel.
|2013_MD_GBF_Shriver_130518||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Mark Shriver ("Life of Sargent Shriver")|
Join Mark Shriver as he discusses the life of his father, and distinguished American, Sargent Shriver.
|2013_MD_GBF_Goodman_130518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Mel Goodman ("National Insecurity")|
“Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what’s gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military, and now, in National Insecurity, he tells us what we must do to change the way the system works, and how to fix it. Goodman is not only telling us how to save wasted billions–he...
|2013_MD_GBF_Misc_130518||50||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Miscellaneous|
|2013_MD_GBF_Irwin_130518||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Neil Irwin ("Alchemists")|
When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of...
|2013_MD_GBF_MTV_130518||21||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman ("I Want My MTV")|
Moderator: Hank Stuever
Meet original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman, who will be interviewed onstage by Washington Post television critic Hank Stuever.
|2013_MD_GBF_Baseball_130518||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Baseball and Society w/Tom Dunkel and Thomas Oliphant|
Moderator: Paul Dickson
Join a discussion about baseball and its larger implications for American life.
Tom Dunkel is the author of “Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line.”
Thomas Oliphant is the co-author of “Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game.”
|2013_MD_GBF_Bookselling_130518||29||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Book Industry from the Independent Booksellers' Perspective w/Mitchell Kaplan, Chris Kerr, and Lissa Muscatine|
Moderator: John Mutter
Join this year’s industry panel in their discussion of the book business from the independent bookseller’s perspective.
Mitchell Kaplan is a legend in the book industry. He is the founder of Books & Books, one of the country’s leading...
|2013_MD_GBF_Chocolate_130518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Chocolate City in the '80s w/Natalie Hopkinson and Dave Ungrady|
A fascinating discussion of DC culture as seen through the prism of the birth rise of its indigenous music, Go Go, and the life and tragic death of one its most important sports figures, Len Bias.
Natalie Hopkinson is the author of “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City.”
|2013_MD_GBF_CWDC_130518||20||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Civil War Era DC w/Charles Mauro and John Muller|
Moderator: Andrea Pawley
Take a look back at the DC metro area, including some of its most notable residents, during the Civil War era.
Charles V. Mauro will speak about “The Civil War in Fairfax County: Civilians and Soldiers.”
John Muller will speak about “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.:...
|2013_MD_GBF_WWII_130518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Crossing World War II Battle Lines w/Rachel Cox and Leslie Maitland|
Moderator: Tom Keaney
Meet two authors whose books tell the true stories of people’s journeys through dangerous territory during World War II.
Rachel S. Cox is the author of “Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army.”
Leslie Maitland is the author of “Crossing...
|2013_MD_GBF_DCMoCo_130518||20||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- DC & MoCo History w/Matt Dembicki and Garrett Peck|
Join this great discussion of the history of our local area.
Matt Dembicki is the author and editor of the graphic anthology “District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC.”
Garrett Peck is the author of “The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry.”
|2013_MD_GBF_Miami_130518||17||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Miami Writes w/Mitchell Kaplan, Debra Dean, John Dufresne, and Les Standiford|
Moderator: Mitchell Kaplan
Hear from a panel of outstanding Miami-based writers, fiction and non-fiction, put together and moderated by Mitchell Kaplan, legendary founder of the Miami Book Fair International, owner of one of the country’s most beloved independent book stores, Books & Books, and...
|2013_MD_GBF_Psycho_130518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Psychological Rollercoasters w/Susannah Cahalan, David Fitzpatrick, and John Schwartz|
Don’t miss these three amazing stories of peoples’ struggles with themselves; understanding and coming to terms with their behavior – and the world around them.
Susannah Cahalan is the author of “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.”
David Fitzpatrick is the author of “Sharp: A Memoir.”
|2013_MD_GBF_Standup_130518||56||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Stand-up Comedy Writers Panel w/Jimmie Walker, John Debellis, and Sylvia Traymore Morrison|
Moderator: Jeff Penn
Join three fabulously funny writers and veteran stand-up comics, Jimmie Walker, John Debellis and Sylvia Traymore Morrison, as they talk about their books, their careers, and the craft of writing great comedy.
|2013_MD_GBF_Triumph_130518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- Triumph Over Adversity w/Brian Boyle and Shelby Smoak|
Moderator: Hannah Oliver
Come meet two authors with profoundly inspiring stories of overcoming adversity.
Brian Boyle is the author of “Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead.”
Shelby Smoak is the author of “Bleeder.”
|2013_MD_GBF_WHouse_130518||24||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Panel -- White House History w/Paul Dickson and Kathleen Kinsolving|
Moderator: Robert Thomas
Take a look back at American history from two different perspectives.
Paul Dickson is the author of “Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents.”
Kathleen Kinsolving is the author of “Dogs of War: The Stories of FDR’s Fala,...
|2013_MD_GBF_KingP_130518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Peggielene Bartels ("King Peggy")|
King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana’s central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there’s no running...
|2013_MD_GBF_Looney_130518||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Pete Looney (Songwriting Collaboration)|
Pete Looney is an award-winning singer songwriter from Silver Spring, Md. Over the past 30 years, Pete has played guitar and bass in various local bands, and is currently playing as a solo performer in the Gaithersburg/Germantown area. His original music spans genres from blues to country to reggae....
|2013_MD_GBF_Kean_130518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Sam Kean ("What's In Our DNA?")|
In “The Violinist’s Thumb,” Sam Kean explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA.
There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK’s bronze skin (it wasn’t a tan) to...
|2013_MD_GBF_Berg_130518||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Scott Berg ("38 Nooses")|
In August 1862, after decades of broken treaties, increasing hardship, and relentless encroachment on their lands, a group of Dakota warriors convened a council at the tepee of their leader, Little Crow. Knowing the strength and resilience of the young American nation, Little Crow counseled caution, but...
|2013_MD_GBF_Turnage_130518||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2013) -- Sheila Turnage ("Three Times Lucky")|
Meet Sheila Turnage, author of “Three Times Lucky,” a 2013 Newberry Honor book.
|2014_MD_GBF_McDermott_140517||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Alice McDermott ("Someone") w/Ron Charles|
Alice McDermott is the author of seven novels. Her latest novel, "Someone" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), was long-listed for the National Book Award. Alice's novel, "Charming Billy," received the 1998 National Book Award, and three of her books -- "That Night," "At Weddings and Wakes" and "After This" --...
|2014_MD_GBF_Leotta_140517||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Allison Leotta ("Law & Order")|
Allison Leotta was dubbed "the female John Grisham" for her first novel, "Law of Attraction" (Touchstone), which The Washington Post called "a racy legal thriller…taking on a still-taboo subject." Suspense Magazine named her most recent book, "Speak of the Devil" (Touchstone), one of the best books of...
|2014_MD_GBF_Holmes_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Anna Holmes ("Book of Jezebel") w/Jon Methven|
Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, InStyle and The New Yorker online. She is the founder of the popular website Jezebel.com and the 2012 recipient of a Mirror Award for Best Commentary. Anna is the editor of two...
|2014_MD_GBF_Marra_140517||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Anthony Marra ("A Constellation of Vital Phenomena") w/Ron Charles|
Anthony Marra is the winner of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize and the Narrative Prize, and his work was anthologized in "Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012." His first novel, "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" (Crown), was shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and long-listed...
|2014_MD_GBF_Dedman_140517||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Bill Dedman ("Empty Mansions")|
Bill Dedman is the author of "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" (Atlantic Books). He first introduced the public to heiress Huguette Clark and her empty mansions through his compelling series of narratives for NBC, which became the most...
|2014_MD_GBF_Floca_140517||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Brian Floca (2014 Caldecott Medal Winner)|
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of 2014 Caldecott Medal winner "Locomotive" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books), which explores America’s first transcontinental railroad. Brian is also the author of "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11," a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best...
|2014_MD_GBF_Hoffman_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Carl Hoffman ("Savage Harvest")|
Carl Hoffman is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and the author of "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art" (HarperCollins). "The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and...
|2014_MD_GBF_Van_Dusen_140517||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Chris Van Dusen ("President Taft is Stuck in the Bath")|
Chris Van Dusen is the creator of many outstanding books for children, including "Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit," "King Hugo’s Huge Ego," "The Circus Ship" and many others. About his latest illustration adventure, "President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath" (Candlewick Press), he says: "This is just the kind...
|2014_MD_GBF_Balz_140517||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Dan Balz ("Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Presidential Campaign")|
Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post, and its former national editor, political editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent. His most recent book is "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America" (Viking Adult.) He also is the coauthor of...
|2014_MD_GBF_Morse_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Dan Morse ("True Crime: The Lululemon Murder")|
Dan Morse is the author of "The Yoga Store Murder" (Berkley Books), the true crime account of the lululemon athletica killing in Bethesda, Md., in 2011. Dan is a staff writer at The Washington Post, covering criminal justice in Montgomery County. Prior to working for The Washington Post, he worked for...
|2014_MD_GBF_Stewart_140517||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- David O Stewart (Historical Fiction)|
David's latest work, "The Lincoln Deception" (Kensington Publishing Corporation), is an historical mystery about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy. It was released in late August 2013 to praise from Publishers Weekly, which called it an “impressive debut novel.” After practicing law for many years, David...
|2014_MD_GBF_Overcome_140517||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Debbie Levy and Vanessa Brantley-Newton ("We Shall Overcome")|
Debbie Levy is the author of "We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song" (Jump At The Sun), "Imperfect Spiral," "The Year of Goodbyes" and other books for young people of all ages. Her book, "The Year of Goodbyes" was aKirkus Best Book of 2010, a Parents’ Choice Award recipient and a Sydney Taylor Award...
|2014_MD_GBF_Laybourne_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Emmy Laybourne ("Monument 14")|
Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, teacher and former character actress. Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1, and acted in the movies "Superstar," "The In-Laws" and "Nancy Drew," among others. Nowadays, Emmy loves working on the Monument 14 trilogy. The...
|2014_MD_GBF_Dickey_140517||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Eric Jerome Dickey ("A Wanted Woman")|
Eric Jerome Dickey is the author of 12 novels, including the bestsellers "Genevieve," "Drive Me Crazy," "Naughty or Nice," "The Other Woman" and "Thieves' Paradise." His newest book is "A Wanted Woman" (Penguin). Eric writes full time and is developing a six-issue mini-series of comic books for Marvel...
|2014_MD_GBF_Robuck_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Erika Robuck (Historical Fiction)|
Erika Robuck is the critically acclaimed author of "Hemingway’s Girl" and "Call Me Zelda." Born and raised in Annapolis, Md., Erika was inspired by the cobblestones, old churches, Georgian homes, the mingling of past and present of the Eastern Shore, the Annapolis City Dock and the Baltimore Harbor. Her...
|2014_MD_GBF_Aymar_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- E.A. Aymar ("I'll Sleep When You're Dead") w/Sara Jones and Steve Herberman|
E.A. Aymar is the author of "I'll Sleep When You're Dead," which is book one in the Dead Trilogy series. He also has published essays in a number of top thriller publications and his short fiction has been featured in several literary journals. E.A. studied creative writing and holds an M.A. in...
|2014_MD_GBF_Bowen_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Fred Bowen (KidsPost Sports Columnist)|
Fred Bowen writes the weekly KidsPost sports column in The Washington Post and is the author of 17 books of sports fiction (ages 8+) and a picture book biography of Red Sox legend Ted Williams titled "No Easy Way." His latest book, "Perfect Game" (Peachtree Publishers), is about the important lessons...
|2014_MD_GBF_Rodkey_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Geoff Rodkey ("Chroncles of Egg")|
Geoff Rodkey is the author of the Chronicles of Egg middle grade adventure-comedy series and the Emmy-nominated screenwriter of such hit films as "Daddy Day Care," "RV" and the Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas." The first Chronicles of Egg book, "Deadweather and Sunrise," was an...
|2014_MD_GBF_OConnor_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- George O'Connor ("Olympians: Aphrodite")|
George O'Connor is the author of the hit series, Olympians (First Second), which includes two New York Times best sellers ("Hades" and "Poseidon"). The series has found a devoted fan-base among readers and educators. "Aphrodite: Goddess of Love" is the latest installment in the series. He lives in...
|2014_MD_GBF_Easterbrook_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Gregg Easterbrook (Football and American Society)|
Gregg Easterbrook is the author of eight books, including the non-fiction book "The King of Sports" (Thomas Dunne Books) and the novel "The Leading Indicators" (Thomas Dunne Books). He is a contributing editor to The Atlantic and author of 11 Atlantic cover stories. His writing has appeared in the New...
|2014_MD_GBF_Jones_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Gregg Jones ("Vietnam: The Marine's Finest Hour")|
Gregg Jones is the author of "Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam" (Da Capo Press), which is his third non-fiction book. His other books include the critically acclaimed "Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s...
|2014_MD_GBF_Imagination_140517||17||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Imagination Station|
|2014_MD_GBF_West_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Jacqueline West ("Books of Elsewhere")|
Jacqueline West is the author of the award-winning middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere. The latest in the series is "The Books of Elsewhere, Volume Four: The Strangers" (Dial Books for Young Readers). The first book in the series, "The Shadows," garnered starred reviews, several state award...
|2014_MD_GBF_Scott_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- James Scott ("The Kept")|
James Scott is the author of the novel "The Kept" (Harper). His short fiction can be found in numerous journals and anthologies including One Story, Ploughshares and American Short Fiction James has received awards from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the New York State Summer Writers...
|2014_MD_GBF_Tashjian_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Janet Tashjian ("My Life as a Joke")|
Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular middle grade and young adult novels including "My Life as a Stuntboy" and "My Life as a Book," both illustrated by her son, Jake Tashjian; as well as "The Gospel According to Larry" and "For What It’s Worth." Her latest book,"My Life as a Cartoonist," is also...
|2014_MD_GBF_Feinstein_140517||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- John Feinstein ("Sports Talk")|
John Feinstein is a national best-selling author and one of America’s most prolific and beloved sports writers. His books, "A Season on the Brink" and "A Good Walk Spoiled," are two of the biggest-selling non-fiction sports books in publishing history. His latest book is "Where Nobody Knows Your Name:...
|2014_MD_GBF_Skovron_140517||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Jon Skovron ("Man Made Boy")|
Jon Skovron has been an actor, musician, lifeguard, Broadway theater ticket seller, warehouse grunt, technical writer and web developer. Now he is the author of multiple young adult novels, including "Struts & Frets," "Misfit" and, most recently, "Man Made Boy" (Viking Penguin). He generally likes...
|2014_MD_GBF_McCleary_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Kathleen McCleary (Contemporary Fiction)|
Kathleen McCleary is a journalist and author of three novels: "Leaving Haven" (William Morrow Paperbacks), "A Simple Thing," which was nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Awards in fiction and "House and Home." A former columnist for HGTV.com, her work also has appeared in The New York Times,...
|2014_MD_GBF_Elliott_140517||1||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- L.M. Elliott ("Across a War-Tossed Sea")|
L. M. Elliott is author of "Under a War-torn Sky," a WWII story of a B-24 bomber pilot and the French Resistance, named a Notable Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), a Jefferson Cup Honor Book, a Bank Street College Best Book and winner of Borders’ Original Voices Award. Its sequel, "A Troubled Peace,"...
|2014_MD_GBF_Leibovich_140517||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Mark Leibovich ("This Town")|
Mark Leibovich is chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – plus plenty of valet parking! –in America’s Gilded Capital" (Blue Rider Press) as well as "The New Imperialists," a collection of...
|2014_MD_GBF_Misc_140517||97||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Miscellaneous|
|2014_MD_GBF_Pavone_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Chris Pavone and Betanne Patrick|
Chris Pavone’s debut novel, "The Expats," was a New York Times, USA Today and international bestseller, and winner of Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. His newest novel is "The Accident" (Crown). Chris grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, was a book editor for nearly two decades and...
|2014_MD_GBF_Connecting_140517||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Connecting Authors & Readers w/Taryn Roeder, Susan Coll, Katie Dvorak, and Bethanne Patrick|
Bethanne Patrick is a freelance writer and author of "An Uncommon History of Common Things" and "An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy," both from National Geographic Books. From 2007-2011 she hosted an online author-interview show called "The Book Studio" for WETA-PBS and she appears regularly at book...
|2014_MD_GBF_Coping_140517||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Coping with Anxiety and Stress w/Scott Stossel and Brigid Schulte|
Scott Stossel is the editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of the New York Times Best Seller "My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind" (Knopf) and the award-winning "Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver." His articles have appeared in a wide array of...
|2014_MD_GBF_Cultural_140517||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Cultural Exploration in Fiction w/Ru Freeman and Julie Wu|
Ru Freeman is the author of the novels "On Sal Mal Lane" (Graywolf Press) and "A Disobedient Girl," both of which were finalists for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Ru is an activist and journalist whose work appears internationally. She calls both Sri Lanka and America home.
|2014_MD_GBF_Chefs_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- DC Chef's Table w/Beth Kanter and Emily Pearl Goodstein|
Beth Kanter‘s books and articles help visitors and locals alike experience the tastes, sights and unique feel of the nation’s capital. "Washington, DC Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Nation's Capital" (Lyons Press), now in its second printing, is Beth’s third book about her favorite city....
|2014_MD_GBF_Peabody_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Defying Gravity w/Richard Peabody, Anne Sheldon, Bridhid Moret, and Julia Dubner|
Richard Peabody is a French toast addict and native Washingtonian. He has two recent books out -- a book of poetry, "Speed Enforced by Aircraft" (Broadkill River Press), and a book of short stories, "Blue Suburban Skies" (Mint Hill Books). He won the Beyond the Margins “Above & Beyond Award” for 2013....
|2014_MD_GBF_Neely_140517||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Down Home With the Neelyes w/Pat and Gina Neely with Monica Bhide|
Pat and Gina Neely are restaurateurs, best-selling authors, popular speakers and hosts of Food Network’s hit series "Down Home with The Neelys." Their latest book, "Back Home with the Neelys" (Knopf), is their third cookbook. The Neelys recently opened their first Manhattan restaurant, Neely’s Barbecue...
|2014_MD_GBF_Emerging_140517||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Emerging Voices in Fiction w/Mary Kay Zuravleff, Fiona Maazel and Susan Coll|
Mary Kay Zuravleff’s latest novel, "Man Alive!" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), tells the story of a Bethesda psychiatrist who is struck by lightning and now only wants to barbecue. The Washington Post called it “a family novel for smart people,” and named it a 2013 Notable Book. People Magazine praised...
|2014_MD_GBF_Fierce_140517||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Fierce Reads w/Lindsay Smith, Anna Banks, Katie Finn and Emmy Laybourne|
Lindsay Smith's love of Russian culture has taken her to Moscow, St. Petersburg and a reindeer festival in the middle of Siberia. "Sekret" (Roaring Brook Press), a YA historical thriller, is her first novel. Lindsay writes on foreign affairs and lives in Washington, D.C. When she'd not reading or...
|2014_MD_GBF_Beer_140517||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Food & Beer in Historic DC w/Garrett Peck and John DeFarrari|
Garrett Peck is a literary journalist, local Washington-area historian and author of five books: "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet" (2009); "Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t" (2011); "The Potomac River: A History and Guide" (2012) and its...
|2014_MD_GBF_Great_Wars_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Great Stories from the Great Wars w/Wil S. Hylton and John F. Ross|
Wil S. Hylton is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and the author of "Vanished: : The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II" (Riverhead Hardcover). His award-winning stories have appeared in many national magazines, including Harper's, Esquire, GQ, Details, Outside and...
|2014_MD_GBF_Figures_140517||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Historical Figures in DC w/John Muller and Ida Jones|
John Muller is a Washington-based journalist, historian, playwright and policy analyst, and the author most recently of "Mark Twain in Washington, DC: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent" (The History Press). His first book, "Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia," won a...
|2014_MD_GBF_Animals_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- How Animals Adapt to Their Environment w/Kate Samworth and Lola M. Schaefer|
Kate Samworth grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Her book, "Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is a faux-catalog with an ecological subtext that purports to replace extinct bird species with build-a-bird automatons. Kate was introduced to art...
|2014_MD_GBF_Space_140517||37||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Imagining Space in Graphic Novels w/Dave Roman and Ben Hatke|
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry" (First Second) and "Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity," as well as "Teen Boat!" and "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery." He has contributed stories to "Explorer: The Mystery Boxes" and "Nursery Rhyme Comics," and...
|2014_MD_GBF_Military_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Military Thrillers w/Tom Young and Rick Campbell|
Tom Young's latest book is "The Warriors" (Penguin). His previous books, which include "The Mullah's Storm," "Silent Enemy" and "The Renegades," have received high praise and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and other publications. Tom served in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Air...
|2014_MD_GBF_Middle_Grade_140517||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Outstanding Middle Grade Chapter Books w/Kathi Appelt and Uma Krishnaswami|
Kathi Appelt is the author of "The Underneath," which received the Newbery Honor and the PEN USA Literary Award and was a National Book Award finalist. She is also the author of the National Book Award Long Listed Novel "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp" (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) and...
|2014_MD_GBF_JFK_140517||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Truth about the JFK Assasination w/James L. Swanson and Harold P. Willens|
Presidential historian James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer," and its sequel "Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis." His other works include the young adult...
|2014_MD_GBF_Woodies_140517||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Woodies and Clyde's w/Michael J. Lisicky and J. Garrett Glover|
J. Garrett Glover is an author, scriptwriter, digital media producer and restaurant consultant. His book, "How We Do Business: Clyde's Primer for Beating the Odds in the Restaurant Business" (Brick Tower Press), draws on Garrett's more than 45 years experience in the restaurant industry working with...
|2014_MD_GBF_Biographies_140517||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Panel -- Writing Picture Book Biographies w/Tanya Lee Stone and Deborah Helligman|
Tanya Lee Stone is the award-winning author of "Almost Astronauts," winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal and Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and honors from Boston Globe-Horn Book, Young Adult Library Services Association Excellence in Nonfiction, Orbis Pictus and Jane Addams Society. Her books also have...
|2014_MD_GBF_Dickson_140517||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Paul Dickson ("On Language")|
Paul Dickson is the author of more than 65 non-fiction books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of subjects from ice cream to baseball to slang to jokes to Sputnik and the Army. His latest book, "Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers" (Bloomsbury USA), will be published on April 23...
|2014_MD_GBF_Russell_140517||18||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Rachel Renee Russell with Erin & Nikki Russell ("Dork Diaries")|
Rachel Renée Russell is the author of the popular "Dork Diaries" series (Aladdin), which has been on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than 80 weeks. She is also an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny...
|2014_MD_GBF_Telgemeier_140517||25||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman|
Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco and moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. Her most recent graphic novel, "DRAMA" (GRAPHIX) was published to rave reviews and quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. "SMILE," her critically acclaimed...
|2014_MD_GBF_Kean_140517||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Sam Kean ("An Exploration in Neuroscience")|
Sam Kean is author of the New York Times best sellers "The Disappearing Spoon" and "The Violinist’s Thumb," as well as the upcoming book, "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery" (Little, Brown and Company)....
|2014_MD_GBF_Prasada_140517||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Sierra Prasada (Writing Process)|
Sierra Prasada is the co-author of "The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication" (HJ Kramer/New World Library) and "Creative Lives: Portraits of Lebanese Artists." She is adapting the bestselling novel, "The Journeys of Socrates," into a screenplay — and blogging about it. A...
|2014_MD_GBF_Poetry_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Split This Rock: Poetry Out Loud|
|2014_MD_GBF_Vogel_140517||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Steve Vogel ("Through The Perilous Fight") w/Garrett Peck|
Steve Vogel is the author of "Through The Perilous Fight" (Random House) and "The Pentagon." Steve has written extensively about military affairs and the treatment of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His reporting about the war in Afghanistan was part of a package of Washington Post...
|2014_MD_GBF_Hills_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Tad Hills ("Duck & Goose")|
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times best-selling picture books "How Rocket Learned to Read," "Rocket Writes a Story," "Duck & Goose" and "Duck, Duck, Goose." His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book "What's Up, Duck?," "Duck & Goose: It's...
|2014_MD_GBF_Bogar_140517||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Thomas A. Bogar ("Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination")|
Thomas A. Bogar has taught theatre history, literature and production for 40 years, most recently at Hood College in Frederick. In addition to "Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination" (Regnery History), he is the author of "American Presidents Attend the Theatre" and a biography of 19th-century...
|2014_MD_GBF_Wendel_140517||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Tim Wendel ("Baseball: The Best World Series of All Time")|
Tim Wendel is the author of 11 books, including the highly acclaimed "Summer of ’68" (Da Capo Press) and his latest, "Down to the Last Pitch," which chronicles the epic 1991 World Series. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ and Esquire. He is a writer in residence at...
|2014_MD_GBF_Angleberger_140517||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- Tom Angleberger ("Origami Yoda")|
Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. His next book in the series, "Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!" (Amulet Books), is due out in March 2014. He is also the author of "Horton Halfpott" and "Fake Mustache," both Edgar Award nominees. Tom maintains the Origami...
|2014_MD_GBF_Natural_140517||17||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- US Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony|
|2015_MD_GBF_Dragons_150516||26||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri ("Dragons Love Tacos")|
Dragons Love Tacos: Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri:
Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of half a dozen children's stories including "Dragons Love Tacos," "Secret Pizza Party," "Big Bad Bubble" and the Darn Squirrels Trilogy. He lives in New York City, went to school at Washington...
|2015_MD_GBF_Levine_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Adele Levine ("Run, Don’t Walk")|
Adele Levine: Run, Don’t Walk:
Adele Levine worked as a physical therapist rehabilitating combat amputees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and later, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, for nine years. The soldiers at Walter Reed never asked if they’d be able to walk again, they just...
|2015_MD_GBF_Robbins_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Alexandra Robbins ("The Nurses")|
Alexandra Robbins: The Nurses:
Alexandra Robbins is the author of four New York Times bestsellers including "Pledged" and "The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth." Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and other publications. The...
|2015_MD_GBF_Cohen_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Alice Eve Cohen ("The Year My Mother Came Back")|
Alice Eve Cohen: The Year My Mother Came Back:
Alice Eve Cohen is a theater artist and playwright. Her first book, a memoir titled "What I Thought I Knew," received the Elle magazine Literary Grand Prix for Nonfiction, was one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and was one of Salon’s...
|2015_MD_GBF_Carter_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Ally Carter ("All Fall Down")|
Ally Carter: All Fall Down:
Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves and teenagers. She is the New York Times best-selling author of "Heist Society," "Uncommon Criminals" and the popular Gallagher Girls series, which together have sold more than two million copies and have been published in more...
|2015_MD_GBF_Mays_150516||34||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrea Mays ("The Millionaire and the Bard")|
Andrea Mays: The Millionaire and the Bard:
Andrea Mays is the author of the forthcoming book "The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio." Like Henry Folger, she has been possessed by a lifelong obsession with Shakespeare and his times. Andrea spent much...
|2015_MD_GBF_Cockburn_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrew Cockburn ("Kill Chain")|
Andrew Cockburn: Kill Chain
|2015_MD_GBF_Maraniss_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Andrew Maraniss ("Strong Inside")|
Andrew Maraniss: Strong Inside:
Andrew Maraniss' first book, "Strong Inside," is a New York Times best seller. A partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations in Nashville, Andrew studied history at Vanderbilt University and graduated in 1992. He worked for five years in Vanderbilt’s athletic...
|2015_MD_GBF_Enright_150516||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Anne Enright ("The Green Road")|
Anne Enright: The Green Road:
Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She recently was appointed Ireland’s very first Fiction Laureate, a new post created by Arts Council Ireland. She has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction and five novels. Her 2007 novel,...
|2015_MD_GBF_Percy_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Benjamin Percy ("Deadlands")|
Benjamin Percy: Deadlands:
Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, "The Dead Lands," "Red Moon" and "The Wilding," as well as two books of short stories, "Refresh, Refresh" and "The Language of Elk." His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space...
|2015_MD_GBF_Reardon_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Bryan Reardon ("Finding Jake")|
Bryan Reardon: Finding Jake:
Bryan Reardon is a freelance writer specializing in medical communications. He co-wrote "Ready, Set, Play" with retired NFL player and ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth and "Cruel Harvest." Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Bryan worked for the State of Delaware for more than...
|2015_MD_GBF_Voltaggio_150516||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Bryan Voltaggio ("Home")|
Bryan Voltaggio: Home:
Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of the restaurants Volt, Lunchbox, Family Meal, Range and Aggio. As a finalist on Top Chef (season 6) and Top Chef Masters (season 5), he is the first chef to compete on both programs. The James Beard Foundation Award finalist...
|2015_MD_GBF_King_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Charles King ("Midnight at the Pera Palace")|
Charles King: Midnight at the Pera Palace:
Charles King is the author of "Midnight at the Pera Palace," "Odessa" and other books on European history and politics. He is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University, where he previously served as chairman of the faculty of...
|2015_MD_GBF_Scotton_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Christopher Scotton ("The Secret Wisdom of the Earth")|
Christopher Scotton: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth:
Christopher Scotton is the best selling author of the critically acclaimed debut novel The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, chosen as the #1 Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association. The novel, called “a powerful epic of people and place,...
|2015_MD_GBF_Page_150516||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Clarence Page ("The Culture Worrier")|
Clarence Page: The Culture Worrier:
Clarence Page is one of the most recognized and highly regarded columnists in the country, appearing in more than 150 daily newspapers. He has been a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board since 1984 after first joining the paper in 1969. He won the 1989...
|2015_MD_GBF_Axelrod_150516||16||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David Axelrod ("Believer") w/Dan Balz|
David Axelrod: Believer:
David Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. As a political consultant, he has managed strategy for more than 150 local, state and national campaigns. He most recently served as senior strategist to President Obama’s successful reelection...
|2015_MD_GBF_Whistles_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David Mark & Chuck McCutcheon ("Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes")|
David Mark & Chuck McCutcheon: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes:
David Mark is a seasoned political journalist, author and public speaker. Most recently he served as editor-in-chief of Silicon Valley-based Politix. David’s latest book, which he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon, is...
|2015_MD_GBF_Stewart_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David O. Stewart ("Madison’s Gift")|
David O. Stewart: Madison’s Gift:
David O. Stewart is an award-winning author and the president of The Washington Independent Review of Books. His latest book is "Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America." He is the author of several acclaimed histories, including "The Summer of 1787: The...
|2015_MD_GBF_Shipler_150516||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- David Shipler ("Freedom of Speech")|
David Shipler: Freedom of Speech:
David K. Shipler reported for The New York Times from 1966 to 1988 in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. He is the author of six previous books, including the best sellers "Russia" and "The Working Poor," as well as "Arab and Jew," which won the...
|2015_MD_GBF_McCarthy_150516||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Ellen McCarthy ("The Real Thing")|
Ellen McCarthy: The Real Thing:
Ellen McCarthy is an award-winning feature writer for the Style section of The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2000 and wrote about business, technology, arts and entertainment before launching the paper’s On Love section in 2009. She has interviewed hundreds of...
|2015_MD_GBF_Ackerman_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Elliot Ackerman ("Green on Blue")|
Elliot Ackerman: Green on Blue:
Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic...
|2015_MD_GBF_Bowen_150516||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Fred Bowen ("Double Reverse")|
Fred Bowen: Double Reverse:
Fred Bowen is the author of 20 action-packed books for kids, including his most recent, "Double Reverse." He also has written a weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000. Fred holds a degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a law...
|2015_MD_GBF_Hinds_150516||22||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Gareth Hinds ("Macbeth: The Graphic Novel")|
Gareth Hinds: Macbeth: The Graphic Novel:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of several critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics – most recently "Romeo & Juliet," which Kirkus Reviews called “a stunning visual reading,” and "The Odyssey," which received four starred reviews and was on...
|2015_MD_GBF_Peck_150516||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Garrett Peck ("Walt Whitman in Washington, DC")|
Garrett Peck: Walt Whitman in Washington, DC:
Garrett Peck is a Washington-area historian, tour guide and author of six books. His latest title is "Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet." Garrett leads history-oriented tours in the D.C. area, including the Walt...
|2015_MD_GBF_Yang_150516||19||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Gene Luen Yang ("The Shadow Hero") w/Michael Cavna|
Gene Luen Yang: The Shadow Hero:
Gene Luen Yang is the author of "American Born Chinese," the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the ALA’s Printz Award. "Boxers & Saints," about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A....
|2015_MD_GBF_OConnor_150516||13||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- George O’Connor ("Ares: The Graphic Novel")|
George O’Connor: Ares: The Graphic Novel:
George O'Connor is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of the Olympians series as well as graphic novels such as "Journey into Mohawk Country" and "Ball Peen Hammer." In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O'Connor has published several...
|2015_MD_GBF_Macallister_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Greer Macallister ("The Magician’s Lie") w/Bethanne Patrick|
Greer Macallister: The Magician’s Lie:
Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist whose work has appeared in publications such as The North American Review, The Missouri Review and The Messenger. Her plays have been performed at American University,...
|2015_MD_GBF_Silverman_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jacob Silverman ("Terms of Service") w/Carlos Lozada|
Jacob Silverman: Terms of Service:
Jacob Silverman’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The Atlantic, The New Republic and many other publications. In 2008, the Virginia Quarterly Review recognized him as one of the top literary critics under 30, and in 2012 he...
|2015_MD_GBF_Grady_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- James Grady ("Last Days of the Condor")|
James Grady: Last Days of the Condor:
James Grady is the New York Times best-selling author of "Six Days of the Condor," which became the Robert Redford movie "Three Days of the Condor." Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO and major studios, James' journalism includes street time as a...
|2015_MD_GBF_Tinney_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jason Tinney ("Ripple Meets the Deep")|
Jason Tinney: Ripple Meets the Deep:
Jason Tinney is the author of "Ripple Meets the Deep," "Louise Paris and Other Waltzes" and "Bluebird" and has been a contributor to several magazines, including Baltimore, Gorilla, Style, Urbanite and Maryland Life. In 2004, Tinney and artist Brian Slagle created...
|2015_MD_GBF_Deaver_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jeffery Deaver ("Solitude Creek")|
Jeffery Deaver: Solitude Creek:
Jeffery Deaver is an international best-selling author of more than 30 novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, "The Bone...
|2015_MD_GBF_George_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Jessica Day George ("Thursdays with the Crown")|
Jessica Day George: Thursdays with the Crown:
Jessica Day George is the author of "Tuesdays at the Castle" and the New York Times bestseller "Wednesdays in the Tower," as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and Dragon Slippers series. Her newest book in the series is "Thursdays with the...
|2015_MD_GBF_Robinett_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Judy Robinett ("How To Be A Power Connector")|
Judy Robinett: How To Be A Power Connector:
Judy Robinett has led both public and private companies as CEO and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She is on the advisory boards of Illuminate VC, Pereg VC, Springboard Enterprises, WIM and Newpark Capital. She served as a managing...
|2015_MD_GBF_Voelkel_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- J&P Voelkel ("Jaguar Stone")|
J&P Voelkel: Jaguar Stone:
Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of the Jaguar Stones, a Maya-themed adventure series set in present-day Central America. Their books tell the story of a boy from Boston and a Maya girl who join forces when ancient Maya mythology comes scarily (and...
|2015_MD_GBF_Deans_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Karen Deans ("Swing Sisters")|
Karen Deans: Swing Sisters:
Karen Deans has written two picture books featuring women in history, "Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm" and "Playing to Win: The Story of Althea Gibson." She is inspired by women who have the courage to follow their passion, work hard and...
|2015_MD_GBF_Garden_150516||29||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Kate Messner ("Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt") w/Erica Perl and Mary Quattlebaum|
Kate Messner: Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt
Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Her forthcoming picture book, "Up in the Garden and Down in the...
|2015_MD_GBF_Heiny_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Katherine Heiny ("Single, Carefree, Mellow") w/Susan Coll|
Katherine Heiny: Single, Carefree, Mellow:
Katherine Heiny's fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative, Glimmer Train and many other places. "Single, Carefree, Mellow" is her first book. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children.
|2015_MD_GBF_Donohue_150516||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Keith Donohue ("The Boy Who Drew Monsters")|
Keith Donohue: The Boy Who Drew Monsters:
Keith Donohue is the author of the novels "The Stolen Child," "Angels of Destruction" and "Centuries of June." His work has been translated in two dozen languages, and his novels have been named as “Best Book of the Year” by Amazon.com, Borders Original Voices,...
|2015_MD_GBF_OMalley_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Kevin O’Malley ("How They Choked")|
Kevin O’Malley: How They Choked:
Kevin O’Malley is the author and or illustrator of more than 70 books for kids. Of those books that are still in print and haven’t been turned into third world fuel or Ikea table tops, his more popular titles include: "Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude" (Walker &...
|2015_MD_GBF_Alexander_150516||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Kwame Alexander ("The Crossover")|
Kwame Alexander: The Crossover:
Kwame Alexander is the recipient of the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. He has written 18 books, including the award-winning children’s book "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band," which was recently optioned as a...
|2015_MD_GBF_Bond_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Larry Bond ("Lash Up")|
Larry Bond: Lash Up:
Larry Bond is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling thrillers, including "Cold Choices," "Vortex," "Cauldron" and "The Enemy Within." A former Naval Intelligence officer, warfare analyst and anti-submarine technology expert, he is an avid wargamer and modeler. He has...
|2015_MD_GBF_Snyder_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Laura Snyder ("The Eye of the Beholder")|
Laura Snyder: The Eye of the Beholder:
Fulbright scholar Laura J. Snyder is the author of "The Philosophical Breakfast Club," a Scientific American Notable Book, winner of the 2011 Royal Institution of Australia poll for Favorite Science Book and an official selection of the TED Book Club. She is also...
|2015_MD_GBF_Lane_150516||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Magician Mike Lane ("The Great Escape")|
Magician Mike Lane:
At the age of six, Magician Mike Lane discovered his love of magic after attending his very first magic show. At the age of 11, he befriended a professional magician. He later became that magician's apprentice and has spent more than 30 years performing magic professionally. Mike's...
|2015_MD_GBF_Kaufman_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Marc Kaufman ("Mars Up Close")|
Marc Kaufman: Mars Up Close:
Marc Kaufman was a latecomer to writing about space and science, but fell in love with it once he began reporting on NASA for The Washington Post. In addition to untold stories for The Washington Post and more recently The New York Times, he has written two books on space...
|2015_MD_GBF_Moss_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Marissa Moss ("Amelia and her Notebooks")|
Marissa Moss: Amelia and her Notebooks:
Marissa Moss has written more than 50 children's books, from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series, her books are popular with teachers and children alike. "Barbed Wire Baseball," her latest picture book...
|2015_MD_GBF_Partisan_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Martin Frost & Richard Cohen ("Partisan Divide")|
The Partisan Divide
|2015_MD_GBF_Norris_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Mary Norris ("Confessions of a Comma Queen") w/Carlos Lozada|
Mary Norris: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades as a copy editor (or “prose goddess”) at The New Yorker, where she’s worked with such celebrated writers as Philip Roth, Pauline Kael and George Saunders. She has written for The Talk of the Town and for...
|2015_MD_GBF_Stockwell_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Mary Stockwell ("The Other Trail of Tears")|
Mary Stockwell: The Other Trail of Tears:
Mary Stockwell received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Toledo and was a professor of history and department chair at Lourdes University. She is currently an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the William L. Clements Library at the University of...
|2015_MD_GBF_Corrigan_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Maureen Corrigan ("And So We Read On") w/Bethanne Patrick|
Maureen Corrigan: And So We Read On
|2015_MD_GBF_CBradley_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Melanie Choukas-Bradley ("A Year in Rock Creek Park")|
Melanie Choukas-Bradley: A Year in Rock Creek Park:
Melanie Choukas-Bradley is the author of four natural history books, including the highly acclaimed "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C.," which has been published in three editions during a 34-year period. Her...
|2015_MD_GBF_Signer_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Michael Signer ("Becoming Madison")|
Michael Signer: Becoming Madison:
Michael Signer is an author, advocate, political theorist and attorney. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from University of California Berkeley; a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in politics, magna cum laude, from Princeton...
|2015_MD_GBF_Brafman_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Michelle Brafman ("Washing the Dead")|
Michelle Brafman: Washing the Dead:
Michelle Brafman is the author of "We Named Them All: Stories" and the novel "Washing the Dead." She has won numerous awards for her short fiction, and her work has appeared in the minnesota review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Slate, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, The...
|2015_MD_GBF_Monster_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Michelle Knudsen & Matt Phelan ("Marilyn’s Monster")|
Marilyn’s Monster: Michelle Knudsen & Matt Phelan:
Michelle Knudsen is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 40 books for young readers, including the picture books "Library Lion" (illustrator: Kevin Hawkes), "Argus" (illustrator: Andréa Wesson) and "Big Mean Mike" (illustrator: Scott...
|2015_MD_GBF_Misc_150516||67||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Miscellaneous|
Various things including...
* Musical performances include Hannah Minkoff and Travis Tucker.
* Jason Rodriguez visits with Gareth Hinds.
* Richard Morris talks about his "Canoedling in Cleveland" book with some audience members.
* Comics Quickfire! Drawing Game Show with Dave Roman: A fast-paced...
|2015_MD_GBF_Shaw_150516||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nancy Shaw ("Sheep Go To Sleep")|
Nancy Shaw: Sheep Go To Sleep:
Nancy Shaw is the author of "Sheep in a Jeep," "Sheep Go To Sleep" and six other sheep adventures, as well as "Elena's Story," inspired by a visit to Guatemala. Nancy grew up as an avid reader. Playing word games on family car trips got her into the rhyming habit. She...
|2015_MD_GBF_MacLaughlin_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nina MacLaughlin ("The Hammer Head")|
Nina MacLaughlin: The Hammer Head:
Nina MacLaughlin lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she works as a carpenter and a writer. Formerly an editor at the Boston Phoenix, she has written for the Believer, Bookslut, the Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Her book, "Hammer Head," details her...
|2015_MD_GBF_Pouillon_150516||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nora Pouillon ("My Organic Life")|
Nora Pouillon: My Organic Life:
Nora Pouillon was born in Vienna. She moved to the United States in the late 1960s, and in 1979 opened Restaurant Nora, which in 1999 became the first certified organic restaurant in the country. Her new memoir, "My Organic Life," chronicles the farm-to-table movement,...
|2015_MD_GBF_Contemporary_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Contemporary Fiction (w/Sarah Pekkanen & Marisa de los Santos)|
Sarah Pekkanen & Marisa de los Santos
Things You Won't Say by Sarah Pekkanen
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally best-selling author of "Catching Air," "The Opposite of Me," "Skipping a Beat," "These Girls" and "The Best of Us," as well as a series of linked short stories for eReaders. Her...
|2015_MD_GBF_Graphics_150516||20||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Graphic Novels for Kids (w/Dave Roman and Jorge Aguirre)|
Dave Roman & Jorge Aguirre:
Dave Roman: Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry" (First Second) and "Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity," as well as "Teen Boat!" and "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery." He has...
|2015_MD_GBF_HistoricalF_150516||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Historical Fiction (w/Sarah McCoy & Erika Robuck)|
Sarah McCoy & Erika Robuck
The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today and international best=selling author of the novels "The Baker's Daughter," a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee, and "The Time It Snowed In Puerto Rico" and of "The Branch of Hazel: a...
|2015_MD_GBF_Local_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Local History (w/Sue Eisenfeld & Heather Butts)|
Local History: Sue Eisenfeld & Heather Butts
Shenandoah by Sue Eisenfeld
Sue Eisenfeld is the author of "Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal." Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Gettysburg Review, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent...
|2015_MD_GBF_Nursery_150516||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Nursery Rhyme Stories (w/Lana Krumwiede & Erica Perl)|
Nursery Rhyme Stories: Lana Krumwiede & Erica Perl:
Just Itsy by Lana Krumwiede
Lana Krumwiede is the creator of the Psi Chronicles series. Her forthcoming picture book, "Just Itzy," features the Itzy Bitzy Spider of nursery rhyme fame... and perhaps a few other familiar nursery rhyme characters....
|2015_MD_GBF_Peabody_150516||21||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- Richard Peabody Reader (w/Richard Peabody, James Grady, Rose Solari, and Mary Kay Zuravleff)|
The Richard Peabody Reader:
Richard Peabody is the founder and co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine and editor (or co-editor) of 23 anthologies including "Mondo Barbie," "Conversations with Gore Vidal" and "A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation." His new book is "The Richard Peabody...
|2015_MD_GBF_Diversity_150516||18||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Panel -- We Need Diverse Books (w/Ellen Oh, Tracey Baptiste, Gene Luen Yang, and Aisha Saeed)|
We Need Diverse Books
King by Ellen Oh:
Originally from New York City, author Ellen Oh is co-founder and president of WeNeedDiverseBooks. She also is an adjunct college instructor and former entertainment lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen loves martial arts films,...
|2015_MD_GBF_Bagieu_150516||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Penelope Bagieu ("Exquisite Corpse") w/George O’Connor|
Penelope Bagieu: Exquisite Corpse:
Penelope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band and watches lots of nature shows. "Exquisite...
|2015_MD_GBF_Swanson_150516||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Peter Swanson ("The Kind Worth Killing")|
Peter Swanson: The Kind Worth Killing:
Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, "The Girl with a Clock for a Heart" and "The Kind Worth Killing." His poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Soundings East...
|2015_MD_GBF_Naylor_150516||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ("Now I’ll Tell You Everything")|
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: Now I’ll Tell You Everything:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of more than 140 books for both children and adults, including Newbery-award winner "Shiloh" and the popular Alice series about a girl growing up in Silver Spring. Her latest book in the Alice series is "Now...
|2015_MD_GBF_Campbell_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Rick Campbell ("Empire Rising")|
Rick Campbell: Empire Rising:
Rick Campbell spent 32 years in the Navy, serving on four nuclear-powered submarines. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch its nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Upon retirement, Rick was offered a two-book deal (extended to...
|2015_MD_GBF_Gilder_150516||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Sharon Gilder ("The Rose Beyond")|
Sharon Gilder: The Rose Beyond:
Sharon Allen Gilder is a native Washingtonian and Gaithersburg resident since 1978. Her debut historical romance novel, “The Rose Beyond,” initially began on a sheet of scrap paper that she carried around in her wallet. After “germinating” for 14 years, the story finally...
|2015_MD_GBF_Coll_150516||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Susan Coll ("The Stager") w/Mary Kay Zuravleff|
Susan Coll: The Stager:
Susan Coll is the author of "The Stager," selected as a New York Times and Chicago Tribune editor’s choice. She is also the author of the novels "Beach Week," "Acceptance," "Rockville Pike," and "karlmarx.com." "Acceptance" was made into a television movie starring Joan Cusack...
|2015_MD_GBF_Grove_150516||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Tim Grove ("A Grizzly in the Mail")|
Tim Grove: A Grizzly in the Mail:
Tim Grove has worked as a public historian for more than 20 years and currently works as the chief of museum learning at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. His career has included positions at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian...
|2015_MD_GBF_Baptiste_150516||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Tracey Baptiste ("The Jumbies")|
Tracey Baptiste: The Jumbies:
Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. Her debut, a young adult novel titled "Angel's Grace," was named one of the 100 best books for reading and sharing by New York...
|2015_MD_GBF_Davis_150516||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- William C. Davis ("Crucible of Command")|
William C. Davis: Crucible of Command:
Three-time Jefferson Davis Award winner William C. Davis is one of America’s top Civil War historians. He has authored or edited more than 50 books and is a frequent historical consultant for television and film. His new book, a History Book Club main selection,...
|2016_MD_GBF_Leotta_160521||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Allison Leotta ("The Last Good Girl")|
Allison Leotta is a former federal sex-crimes prosecutor who now writes thrillers about a fictional sex-crimes prosecutor. She also reality-checks TV crime dramas on her award-winning blog.
A Harvard Law graduate, Leotta has provided legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, PBS and others. Her...
|2016_MD_GBF_Burfoot_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Amby Burfoot ("The First Ladies of Running")|
Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon, and has been a Runner’s World Magazine editor since 1978, currently serving as editor at large. Burfoot has run 110,000 miles in his life, and has completed the Manchester CT Thanksgiving Day 5-Mile 53 years in succession. Burfoot’s new book,...
|2016_MD_GBF_Patriarchs_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf ("Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination")|
Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning “The Hemingses of Monticello” and is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced...
|2016_MD_GBF_Marra_160521||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Anthony Marra ("The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories")|
Anthony Marra is the New York Times-bestselling author of “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,” which has been translated into sixteen languages. His second book, “The Tsar of Love and Techno,” was a ﬁnalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. He is the recipient of...
|2016_MD_GBF_Reception_160520||243||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Author Reception|
|2016_MD_GBF_Glickman_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Barbara Glickman ("Maryland’s Public Gardens and Parks")|
Barbara Glickman’s travels have taken her to gardens around the country and the world. She holds a Bachelors Degree in English from Franklin and Marshall College, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Marketing from George Washington...
|2016_MD_GBF_Ripert_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Eric Ripert ("32 Yolks") w/Bryan Voltaggio|
Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin which has held three stars from the Michelin Guide since its inception in 2005, ranks 18 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was most recently rated New York City’s Most Popular Restaurant...
|2016_MD_GBF_Shields_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef John Shields ("Chesapeake Bay Cooking")|
Chef, author and television personality John Shields is the owner of the celebrated Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. John is often called “The Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay,” and he has written four popular cookbooks on the cuisine of the region. Released...
|2016_MD_GBF_OConnell_160521||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Patrick O’Connell ("The Inn at Little Washington")|
Patrick O’Connell is a self-taught chef who pioneered a refined, regional American cuisine in the Virginia countryside. His alliance with local farmers and artisanal producers was an adaptation born of necessity more than 35 years ago. Long before the farm-to-table movement had a...
|2016_MD_GBF_Kalb_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Claudia Kalb ("Andy Warhol was a Hoarder")|
Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist and author specializing in science and medicine. A former senior writer at Newsweek, Kalb has reported on a wide range of subjects, from emotional memory to the origins of autism. Her new book, “Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder,” probes the intricacies...
|2016_MD_GBF_Cann_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Dana Cann ("Ghosts of Bergen County") w/Michelle Brafman|
Dana Cann’s debut novel, “Ghosts of Bergen County,” is out this spring from Tin House Books. His short stories have been published in The Sun, The Massachusetts Review, The Gettysburg Review, Barrelhouse, Fifth Wednesday Journal, The Florida Review, and Blackbird, among other journals. He...
|2016_MD_GBF_Stewart_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- David O. Stewart ("The Wilson Deception")|
David O. Stewart:
David O. Stewart, a former lawyer, is the author of several books, including “The Lincoln Deception;” “The Summer of 1787,” which won the Washington Writing Award for Best Book of 2007; and “Madison’s Gift.” David has also garnered the 2013 History Prize from the Society of the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Mysteries_160521||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Debbiann Holmes & Vivian Lawry (Virginia is for Mysteries II – Making Fiction Real)|
Debbiann Holmes lives in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Her first book, “Unforeseen Circumstances,” was printed and available for purchase the summer of 2010. The book was a finalist in the 2010 USA Best Books of the Year award. The sequels, “Compromises” and “Surrender,” followed...
|2016_MD_GBF_Wiles_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Deborah Wiles ("Revolution")|
Deborah Wiles is the author of picture books — “One Wide Sky” and “Freedom Summer” — and middle-grade novels: “Love, Ruby Lavender;” “Each Little Bird That Sings” (a 2005 National Book Award Finalist); “The Aurora County All-Stars;” and two documentary novels: “Countdown,” book one of...
|2016_MD_GBF_Rehm_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Diane Rehm ("On My Own") w/Eleanor Clift|
Diane Rehm has hosted The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.—distributed by NPR—since 1979; the show has a weekly listening audience of two and a half million. Currently, it is broadcast on nearly two hundred stations and Sirius Satellite Radio across the country, as well...
|2016_MD_GBF_Sawyer_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Donna Drew Sawyer ("Provenance")|
Donna Drew Sawyer:
Before writing “Provenance,” Donna Drew Sawyer spent more than three decades advancing the creativity of others as a Madison Avenue advertising executive; a public relations manager for Big Bird, Elmo and the gang on Sesame Street and as a senior administrator for national arts...
|2016_MD_GBF_Campbell_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ellen Prentiss Campbell ("The Bowl with Gold Seams")|
Ellen Prentiss Campbell:
Ellen Prentiss Campbell is the author of the short story collection “Contents Under Pressure” (Broadkill River Press, February 2016), which was nominated for The National Book Award. “The Bowl with Gold Seams” (Apprentice House Press) is her debut novel. Her short fiction has...
|2016_MD_GBF_Aymar_160521||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. A. Aymar ("You’re As Good As Dead") w/Alan Orloff|
E.A. Aymar is the author of “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead” (2013) and “You’re As Good As Dead” (2015). He also writes a monthly column for the Washington Independent Review of Books, and is the Managing Editor of The Thrill Begins (for the International Thriller Writers). His short fiction...
|2016_MD_GBF_Dionne_160521||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. J. Dionne ("Why the Right Went Wrong") w/David Mark|
E.J. Dionne is a bestselling author, a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post and nearly a hundred other newspapers, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of six books, and edited or co-edited...
|2016_MD_GBF_Bowen_160521||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Fred Bowen ("Out of Bounds")|
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read. Now he is the author of 21 action-packed chapter books for kids, including his most recent, “Out of Bounds.” He has written the weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000.
Bowen has been a guest author at hundreds of...
|2016_MD_GBF_Hinds_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Gareth Hinds ("Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune")|
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of literary classics, including “Beowulf,” “King Lear,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Odyssey,” “Romeo & Juliet” and “Macbeth.” His latest illustration project is the action-packed nonfiction book “Samurai...
|2016_MD_GBF_Risen_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- James Risen ("Pay Any Price")|
James Risen is the author of “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War” and an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He was the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a member of The New York Times reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for...
|2016_MD_GBF_Selingo_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeff Selingo ("There is Life After College")|
Jeffrey J. Selingo has reported on higher education for two decades as an award-winning journalist and author of three books. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, where he writes weekly about college and universities, their future, and how students can succeed in a...
|2016_MD_GBF_Deaver_160521||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeffery Deaver ("The Steel Kiss")|
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His latest book is “The Steel...
|2016_MD_GBF_Bamberger_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Joanne C. Bamberger ("Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox")|
Joanne C. Bamberger:
Joanne Bamberger, an attorney and journalist, is the author/editor of the Amazon #1 bestseller “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox,” an anthology that explores why so many Americans are conflicted about Hillary Clinton and her bid for the White House.
She is the publisher...
|2016_MD_GBF_Marciano_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Bemelmans Marciano ("Witches of Benevento")|
John Bemelmans Marciano:
Writer and artist John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. John has continued his grandfather’s legacy of the Madeline books with “Madeline and the Old House in Paris,” “Madeline at the White House” and “Madeline and the Cats of Rome.” He is the author of...
|2016_MD_GBF_Feinstein_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Feinstein ("The Legends Club")|
“The Legends Club” is John Feinstein’s 36th book. He is the author of “A Season on the Brink” and “A Good Walk Spoiled,” both #1 New York Times bestsellers and “Last Shot,” which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for mystery writing in the Young Adult category. He was inducted into the U.S....
|2016_MD_GBF_Parra_160521||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Parra ("Waiting for the Biblioburro")|
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His latest book is “Waiting for the Biblioburro.” His children’s books have earned starred reviews and appeared on the Texas Library Association’s 2×2 Reading List. His awards include: The SCBWI Golden Kite...
|2016_MD_GBF_Methven_160521||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jon Methven ("Strange Boat") w/Luke David|
Jon Methven’s work has appeared in Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Observer, Daily Beast, The Morning News, n+1 and The Awl. His first novel, “This Is Your Captain Speaking,” was published by Simon & Schuster in...
|2016_MD_GBF_Williams_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Juan Williams ("We the People") w/Craig Shirley|
Juan Williams, a former White House correspondent at the Washington Post where he worked for over 21 years, has been a senior correspondent and talk show host at NPR. His latest book is “We the People.” He is currently a political analyst for Fox News and cohost of the daily news...
|2016_MD_GBF_Thomas_160521||1||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kara Thomas ("The Darkest Corners")|
Kara is the author of “The Darkest Corners,” coming from Penguin Random House/Delacorte Press in Spring 2016. She also wrote the “Prep School Confidential” series (St. Martin’s Press). She also wrote a pilot, “The Revengers” for the CW under the pen name Kara Taylor. She has written for...
|2016_MD_GBF_KAL_160521||34||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kevin Kallaugher ("Daggers Drawn")|
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL):
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun.
In a distinguished career than spans 38 years, KAL has created over 8000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His resumé includes six collections of his...
|2016_MD_GBF_Green_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kristen Green ("Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County")|
Kristen Green is the author of “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,” published by Harper in 2015 to critical acclaim. The Washington Post called it “a gift to a new generation of readers” and made it a Notable Nonfiction pick. It was an editors’ choice at The New York...
|2016_MD_GBF_Guroff_160521||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Margaret Guroff ("The Mechanical Horse")|
Margaret Guroff is a magazine and online writer and editor of features, essays, and investigative work. A former editor of Baltimore Magazine, she is now an executive editor at AARP The Magazine.
Guroff teaches nonfiction writing courses at The Johns Hopkins University and speaks...
|2016_MD_GBF_Andrews_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mary Kay Andrews ("The Weekenders")|
Mary Kay Andrews:
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of “Beach Town,” “Save the Date,” “Ladies’ Night,” “Spring Fever,” “Summer Rental,” “The Fixer Upper,” “Deep Dish,” “Blue Christmas,” “Savannah Breeze,” “Hissy Fit,” “Little Bitty Lies,” and “Savannah Blues.” Her latest book is...
|2016_MD_GBF_Fong_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mei Fong ("One Child") w/Adam Brookes|
Author and journalist Mei Fong covered Hong Kong and China for The Wall Street Journal, where she won a shared Pulitzer, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International. After leaving China, she was on faculty at the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Misc_160521||117||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Miscellaneous|
Among various booths and such are some isolated pictures the following presentations.
Performers at Imagination Station:
* Penny Theater: The Gingerbread Boy and Sam Who Never Forgets
* Kitty Felde and Book Club for Kids
* Story Teller Noa Baum and Character Counts!
* Dr. Ilona Holland and...
|2016_MD_GBF_Hashimi_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nadia Hashimi ("When the Moon is Low")|
Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. She is the daughter of Afghan immigrants who fulfilled their American dream and established roots in the United States. Nadia attended Brandeis University and went on to graduate from medical school and train in pediatrics at...
|2016_MD_GBF_Carlson_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nancy Naomi Carlson ("Calazaza's Delicious Dereliction")|
Nancy Naomi Carlson:
Nancy Naomi Carlson is a poet, translator and editor, as well as a recipient of a literature translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Author...
|2016_MD_GBF_Book_Industry_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Book Industry and Importance of Libraries w/Becky Clark, Mary Ellen Icaza, Kiera Parrott, and Emily Sheketoff|
|2016_MD_GBF_Contemp_Fic_160521||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Contemporary Fiction w/David Lubar and Kristen-Paige Madonia|
David Lubar novels, including “Hidden Talents” and “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie,” are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madam Bovary. His “Weenies” short story collections have sold more than two million copies, and his chapter book,...
|2016_MD_GBF_Edge_Seat_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Edge-of-Your-Seat Fiction w/Sarah Pekkanen and Helen Klein Ross|
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally best-selling author of “Catching Air,” “The Opposite of Me,” “Skipping a Beat,” “These Girls” and “The Best of Us,” as well as a series of linked short stories for eReaders. Her newest book is “Things You Won’t Say.” Her work also has been published...
|2016_MD_GBF_Courage_160521||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Finding Courage w/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Megan Frazer Blakemore|
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author of 140 books for both children and adults, will be speaking about her latest novel for young teens, “Going Where It’s Dark.” Where it’s dark, in this case, is deep down inside the earth. This time the author of the “Shiloh” books and the “Alice”...
|2016_MD_GBF_Grace_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Finding Grace in Unexpected Places w/Sarah Kaufman and Isabel Vincent|
Sarah L. Kaufman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic at The Washington Post. She has written about the arts, sports and culture for more than 20 years.
A former U.S. Senate Page and French-American Foundation journalism fellow, she has lived in France, Germany and the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Inspired_160521||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Get Inspired! w/Hattie N Washington and Rose Ihedigbo|
Dr. Hattie N. Washington:
Dr. Hattie N. Washington is currently a Professor of Education at Coppin State University (CSU) in Baltimore, MD. She likes to be known as “Aunt Hattie” and is the Founder & President of Aunt Hattie’s Place, Inc. , a non-profit residential facility for males with special...
|2016_MD_GBF_Graphic_Arts_160521||32||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Graphic Arts w/Dave Roman, John Patrick Green, and Alexis Frederick-Frost|
Pictures include the "Comics Character Team Up" event.
Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the “Astronaut Academy” series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels “Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis” and “Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery.”...
|2016_MD_GBF_Elections_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Graphic Elections w/Paul Czajak and Syl Sobel|
Paul Czajak got an F with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper and, after that, he never thought he’d become a writer. But after spending twenty years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and two little...
|2016_MD_GBF_IThrillers_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: International Thrillers w/Chris Pavone, Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer|
Chris Pavone is author of the New York Times bestsellers, “The Accident” and “The Expats,” winner of the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family. His new novel, “The Travelers,” will be published...
|2016_MD_GBF_Laugh_160521||32||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Laugh Out Loud Fun w/Cece Bell and Aaron Reynolds|
Cece Bell is the author-illustrator of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, “Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover.” She is also the creator of the Newbery Honor–winning graphic novel, “El Deafo,” and “The Sock Monkey” picture books, among other works for children.
Cece Bell lives in an old...
|2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_Adv_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Adventure Tales w/Katy Kelly and Lisa Martin|
Katy Kelly is the author of two award-winning Random House series for middle readers, “Lucy Rose” and “Melonhead.” Both are set on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where, not coincidentally, Kelly grew up. Her goal, she says. “is to make readers laugh their heads off. She has succeeded....
|2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_Fan_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Fantasy w/M. Tara Crowl and Dianne K. Salerni|
M. Tara Crowl:
M. Tara Crowl grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She studied Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, then received an MA in Creative Writing at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her debut novel, “Eden’s Wish,” was released in 2016 by Disney-Hyperion. The second...
|2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_HFic_160521||13||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Historical Fiction w/Gennifer Choldenko and Shawn K Stout|
Gennifer Choldenko is best known for her Tales from Alcatraz series. The first book in the series, “Al Capone Does My Shirts,” was a Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. It has sold more than a million copies in the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Mod_Fiction_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Modern Fiction w/Garine Isassi, Michael Landweber, Paula Whyman, and Kathy Flann|
Garinè B. Isassi:
Garinè is a former singer/songwriter who grew up with one foot in Texas and the other in New Jersey. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she is a lover of music, chocolate and altruistic sarcasm; a writer of post-punk humor; and the illustrious founder of Helicopter Moms...
|2016_MD_GBF_Location_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Mysteries on Location w/Con Lehane and Colleen Shogan|
Con Lehane is a mystery writer who lives outside Washington, D.C. He’s published three previous crime novels featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty. Over the years, he has worked as a college professor, a union organizer, a labor journalist, and has tended bar at two dozen or so...
|2016_MD_GBF_Scientists_160521||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Picture Books for Future Scientists w/Dianna Hutts Aston and Maris Wicks|
Dianna Hutts Aston:
Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many award-winning books, among them “An Egg Is Quiet,” “A Seed Is Sleepy,” “A Butterfly Is Patient,” “A Rock Is Lively” and the new “A Beetle Is Shy,” all illustrated by Sylvia Long. Her book, “The Moon Over Star,” illustrated by Jerry Pinkney,...
|2016_MD_GBF_PBooks_Young_160521||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Picture Books for Youngest Readers w/Laura Gehl and Jennifer Sattler|
Laura Gehl is the author of “One Big Pair of Underwear, ” a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, and Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice; “Hare And Tortoise Race Across Israel” and “And Then Another Sheep Turned Up” (both PJ library...
|2016_MD_GBF_SciFi_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Sci-Fi and Fantasy w/Kathy MacMillan, Lori Goldstein, and Martina Boone|
Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff from Baltimore, Md. Her young adult novel, “Sword and Verse” (HarperTeen, 2016), explores questions of power and prejudice in an epic fantasy setting. Kathy is the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Trailblazing_160521||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Trailblazing Women w/John Norris and Marlene Trestman|
John Norris is the executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at American Progress. Previously, he served as the Washington chief of staff for the International Crisis Group and the director of communications for U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe...
|2016_MD_GBF_WW2_HF_160521||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: World War II Historical Fiction w/Monica Hesse and Meg Wiviott|
Monica Hesse is a features writer at The Washington Post, where she writes widely-shared longform pieces and has covered royal weddings, dog shows, political campaigns and White House state dinners. Monica has talked about those stories and others on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, and NPR....
|2016_MD_GBF_WW2_ParisHF_160521||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: World War II Paris Historical Fiction w/Meg Waite Clayton and Jo Baker|
Meg Waite Clayton:
Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, most recently “The Race for Paris”—the story of two journalists vying to make history by reporting the liberation of Paris in the summer of 1944.
“The Wednesday Sisters” was named one of...
|2016_MD_GBF_Crush_160521||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Writers on Love w/Cathy Alter, Dave Singleton, Carolyn Parkhurst & Shane Harris|
Cathy Alter is a returning GBF author. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, theAtlantic.com, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Smith Magazine, and McSweeney’s. She is the author of “Virgin Territory: Stories From the Road to...
|2016_MD_GBF_Young_Expl_160521||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Young Explorers w/Timothy Young and Steve Light|
Timothy Young has had a long career doing all kinds of interesting and fun stuff. He’s been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director and graphic designer. His career highlights include being the Head Model-Maker for the Penny cartoons on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,...
|2016_MD_GBF_Rosenblatt_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Roger Rosenblatt ("Thomas Murphy") w/Alice McDermott|
Roger Rosenblatt’s essays for TIME and PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and seventeen books, including the national bestsellers “Kayak Morning,” “Unless it Moves the Heart,” “Making Toast,” “Rules For Aging,”...
|2016_MD_GBF_Childress_160521||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ron Childress ("And West is West")|
Ron Childress began publishing short stories in the 1980s. The manuscript of his debut novel, “And West is West,” won the PEN/Bellwether Prize in 2014. Originally planning to teach English literature and write fiction, he changed his career path after a year as a college adjunct. Moving...
|2016_MD_GBF_Smith_160521||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ronald L. Smith ("Hoodoo")|
Ronald L. Smith:
Ronald L. Smith is a former advertising writer, and the author of “Hoodoo,” a southern gothic fantasy novel for young readers. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center named it to their Annual Best of the Year List. He was recently...
|2016_MD_GBF_Horn_160521||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sam Horn ("Got Your Attention?")|
Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert and TEDx speaker, is a communications strategist who helps people create collaborative, respectful, one-of-a-kind projects – TED talks, presentations, funding pitches, books and brands – that scale their influence for good. Her speaking clients include NASA, Intel,...
|2016_MD_GBF_Hunt_160521||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Samantha Hunt ("Mr. Splitfoot") w/Susan Coll|
Samantha Hunt’s most recent novel, “Mr. Splitfoot,” is about orphans who talk to the dead. It connects con artists, mothers and meteors in a subversive ghost story.
Samantha’s second book, “The Invention of Everything Else,” a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla, was a finalist for the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Blumenthal_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sidney Blumenthal ("A Self-Made Man")|
Sidney Blumenthal is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post, Washington editor and staff writer for The New Yorker, senior writer for The New Republic, and...
|2016_MD_GBF_Carhart_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Thad Carhart ("Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France")|
Thad Carhart is the author of “The Piano Shop on the Left Bank,” which is in its 21st edition with more than 160,000 copies sold in the U.S., and “Across the Endless River,” a historical novel. His most recent book, “Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in Paris,” is a memoir of his...
|2016_MD_GBF_Kurkjian_160521||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tim Kurkjian ("I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies")|
Tim Kurkjian is a baseball analyst, host and reporter for ESPN TV and the Emmy award-winning ESPN productions “Baseball Tonight” and “SportsCenter.” Tim is also a senior writer for ESPN magazine and ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to baseball discussions on Tony Kornheiser’s “Pardon...
|2016_MD_GBF_Devens_160521||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Toby Devens ("Happy Any Day Now")|
Toby Devens is the award-winning author of novels “Happy Any Day Now,” published by Penguin Random House, “My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet),” and “Barefoot Beach,” scheduled for release July 5. Her collection of poetry, “Mercy, Lord, My Husband’s in the Kitchen,” was published by...
|2016_MD_GBF_Glenn_160521||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tom Glenn ("The Trion Syndrome")|
Tom Glenn has worked as an intelligence operative, a musician, a linguist (seven languages), a cryptologist, a government executive, a care-giver for the dying, a leadership coach and, always, a writer. Much of his fiction came from the better part of thirteen years he operated under cover...
|2016_MD_GBF_Pacelle_160521||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Wayne Pacelle ("The Humane Economy")|
As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle leads one of the 100 largest charities in the U.S., according to Forbes Magazine. During his tenure, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the...
|2016_MD_GBF_Dreazen_160521||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Yochi Dreazen ("The Invisible Front")|
Yochi Dreazen, managing editor of Foreign Policy, is one of the country’s most respected military journalists. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the Wall Street Journal and reported from more than 20 countries. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Washington...
|2017_MD_GBF_AG_TM_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alex George and Tom McAllister|
(6) Alex George and Tom McAllister
“Setting Free The Kites”
Genre: F Speaking: 3:15 Location: FSF
Alex George is the author of the national and international best-seller, “A Good American.” In addition to writing books, Alex is also the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival...
|2017_MD_GBF_AFF_RX_170520||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alexis Frederick-Frost and Ru Xu w/Gareth Hinds|
(4) Alexis Frederick-Frost and Ru Xu, moderated by Gareth Hinds
Genre: CH Speaking: 1:15 Location: JH
Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed “Adventures in Cartooning” series. “Hocus Focus” is the latest in a series of...
|2017_MD_GBF_AW_MB_FK_170520||22||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks, and Falynn Koch, moderated by Dave Roman|
(5) Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks, and Falynn Koch, moderated by Dave Roman
“Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared”
Genre: CH Speaking: 2:15 Location: JH
Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based best-selling writer for comics and prose. She has upcoming graphic novels and...
|2017_MD_GBF_Camacho_170520||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Austin S. Camacho|
(1) Austin S. Camacho
“Pyramid Deception: A Hannibal Jones Thriller”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:00 Location: DH
Austin S. Camacho is the author of six novels about Washington, D.C.- based private eye Hannibal Jones, five novels in the Stark and O’Brien series, and the detective novel, “Beyond Blue.”
|2017_MD_GBF_Reception_170519||251||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Author Reception|
Among those authors shown here are (pretty much in sequence) Jud Ashman, Chris Van Dusen, Alex George, Christine Kendall, Jessica B. Harris, Salina Yoon, Phil Bildner, Kim Alexander, Todd Moss, Alison Wilgus, Penelope Bagieu, Booki Vivat, Dave Roman, Christina Kovac, Erin Teagan, Jen Swann Downey,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Believe_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Believe in Yourself: Christine Kendall and Meg Medina|
(5) Believe in Yourself: Christine Kendall and Meg Medina
Genre: YA Speaking: 2:15 Location: ON
Christine Kendall studied children’s literature at the Southampton Writers’ Conference and was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest....
|2017_MD_GBF_Greenman_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ben Greenman w/Cerphe|
(4) Ben Greenman, in conversation with Cerphe
“Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: GS
Ben Greenman is a New York Times best-selling author and has written memoirs with George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic...
|2017_MD_GBF_Macy_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Beth Macy|
(5) Beth Macy
“Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: HLM
Beth Macy is The New York Times best-selling author of “Truevine” and “Factory Man.” Beth’s work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers,...
|2017_MD_GBF_BH_JR_SR_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Betty Hafner, Joan Z. Rough, and Seena Reza w/Larry Matthews|
(2) Betty Hafner, Joan Z. Rough, and Seena Reza, moderated by Larry Matthews
“Not Exactly Love: A Memoir”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: RC
Betty Hafner writes a monthly book review column for The Town Courier in Montgomery County, MD. She was a teacher and counselor in high...
|2017_MD_GBF_Stolarz_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Brian W. Stolarz|
(5) Brian W. Stolarz
“Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: RC
Brian W. Stolarz is an award-winning criminal defense attorney and best-selling author. His work has been profiled in The Washington Post, The Houston...
|2017_MD_GBF_Kitchener_170520||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Caroline Kitchener w/Fran Webber|
(3) Caroline Kitchener, in converation with Fran Webber
“Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: RC
Caroline Kitchener is an author and journalist living in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Princeton in 2014 with a degree...
|2017_MD_GBF_Brioso_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Cesar Brioso|
(1) Cesar Brioso
“Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:00 Location: HLM
César Brioso was born in Havana, Cuba and is a digital producer for USA Today Sports. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and blogs about Cuban...
|2017_MD_GBF_CFriendships_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Changing Friendships: Leila Sales and Hena Khan|
(7) Changing Friendships: Leila Sales and Hena Khan
“Once Was a Time”
Genre: YA Speaking: 4:15 Location: JH
Leila Sales is the author of the middle grade time-travel novel “Once Was a Time,” as well as four YA novels. She also edits books for children and teens at Viking Children’s...
|2017_MD_GBF_CK_AB_170520||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Christina Kovac and Adam Brookes w/Neely Tucker|
(5) Christina Kovac and Adam Brookes, moderated by Neely Tucker
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: DH
Christina Kovac writes psychological thrillers set in Washington, D.C. She worked for 17 years managing Washington, D.C. newsrooms and producing crime and political...
|2017_MD_GBF_CR_PK_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Chuck Raasch and Paul Kahan|
(7) Chuck Raasch and Paul Kahan
“Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: GS
Chuck Raasch is a Washington correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Prior to that, he was a columnist and...
|2017_MD_GBF_Communities_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Communites are Extended Family: Sheila Turnage and Kimberly Willis Holt|
(7) Communites are Extended Family: Sheila Turnage and Kimberly Willis Holt
“The Odds of Getting Even”
Genre: CH Speaking: 4:15 Location: WC
Sheila Turnage grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina. She authored two non-fiction books and one picture book before she started writing...
|2017_MD_GBF_Shirley_170520||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Craig Shirley w/Juan Williams|
(5) Craig Shirley, in conversation with Juan Williams
“Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976–1980”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: JM
Craig Shirley is the author of four best-sellers on former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He was named by the London Telegraph as “the best of the...
|2017_MD_GBF_Zak_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Dan Zak w/George Leventhal|
(2) Dan Zak, in conversation with George Leventhal
“Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: GS
Dan Zak is a general assignment feature writer for The Washington Post. He has written a wide range of news stories, narratives...
|2017_MD_GBF_DS_BS_170520||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- David O. Stewart and Burt Solomon w/Jennifer B. Yacovissi|
(3) David O. Stewart and Burt Solomon, moderated by Jennifer B. Yacovissi
David O. Stewart
“The Babe Ruth Deception”
Genre: F Speaking: 11:15 Location: DH
David O. Stewart has written three novels and four books of American history: “The Summer of 1787;” “Impeached;” “American Emperor” and...
|2017_MD_GBF_DS_MH_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- David Swinson and Mark Hannon w/Nik Korpon|
(6) David Swinson and Mark Hannon, moderated by Nik Korpon
Genre: F Speaking: 2:15 Location: DH
David Swinson is a retired police detective who served 16 years with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. He is the author of “The Second Girl,” which was one...
|2017_MD_GBF_Smith_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Dominic Smith w/Mark Laframbroise|
(3) Dominic Smith, moderated by Mark Laframbroise
“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos”
Genre: F Speaking: 11:15 Location: EAP
Dominic Smith is the author of four novels, including “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,” a New York Times best-seller and a New York Times Book Review Editors’...
|2017_MD_GBF_Miller_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Emily Jeanne Miller w/Christine Koubek|
(5) Emily Jeanne Miller, in converation with Christine Koubek
Emily Jeanne Miller
“The News from the End of the World”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: EAP
Emily Jeanne Miller earned her M.F.A. from the University of Florida and has received fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and The...
|2017_MD_GBF_BV_ET_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Erin Teagan and Carol Weston|
I screwed up on this one and didn't actually photograph the panel. I only got two of the authors. Sorry Booki!
“The Friendship Experiment”
Genre: YA Speaking: 12:15 Location: ON
Erin Teagan has a Master’s degree in Science and worked in biochemistry labs for more than 10 years. She is...
|2017_MD_GBF_FEntre_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Female Entrepreneurs: Danielle Tate and Avis Yates Rivers|
(1) Female Entrepreneurs: Danielle Tate and Avis Yates Rivers
“Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founder’s Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:15 Location: GS
Danielle Tate is the founder and CEO of MissNowMrs. com, a multimillion dollar online...
|2017_MD_GBF_1TN_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- First-Time Novelists: Jenni L. Walsh, Orly Konig and Adriana Arrington|
(1) First-Time Novelists: Jenni L. Walsh, Orly Konig and Adriana Arrington
Jenni L. Walsh
Genre: F Speaking: 10:15 Location: RC
Jenni L. Walsh has spent the past decade enticing readers as an award-winning advertising copywriter. Her passion lies in transporting readers to...
|2017_MD_GBF_Frost_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Frances Frost|
(1) Frances Frost
Genre: F Speaking: 10:00 Location: EAP
Frances Frost is amazed by the new worlds, people and experiences one encounters in the pages of a book. She loves books that will make you laugh, cry, think and dream.
|2017_MD_GBF_FriendsM_170520||19||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Friends Misbehaving: Chris Van Dusen and Brian Floca|
(3) Frends Misbehaving: Chris Van Dusen and Brian Floca
Chris Van Dusen
“Hattie & Hudson”
Genre: CH Speaking: 12:15 Location: JH
Chris Van Dusen is the creator of many outstanding books for children, including “The Circus Ship” and “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit.” He is also the illustrator of...
|2017_MD_GBF_Gender_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Gender-Bending Fiction: Keith Donohue and Keith Fentonmiller w/Kim Alexander|
(1) Gender-Bending Fiction w/Keith Donohue and Keith Fentonmiller, moderated by Kim Alexander
“The Motion of Puppets”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:15 Location: FSF
Keith Donohue is the author of five novels. “The Stolen Child” was a New York Times best-seller and his work has been named on...
|2017_MD_GBF_GM_PH_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Greer Macallister and Peter Heller|
(7) Greer Macallister and Peter Heller
“Girl in Disguise”
Genre: F Speaking: 4:15 Location: FSF
Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist who earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel, “The Magician’s Lie,” was...
|2017_MD_GBF_Assadi_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Hannah Lillith Assadi w/Garine Isassi|
(4) Hannah Lillith Assadi, in conversation with Garine Isassi
Hannah Lillith Assadi
Genre: F Speaking: 12:15 Location: EAP
Hannah Lillith Assadi was raised by her Jewish mother and Palestinian father in Arizona. She received her M.F.A. from the Columbia University School of the Arts, where she was...
|2017_MD_GBF_Parish_170520||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Herman Parish. featuring Karen Cramer|
(1) Herman Parish. featuring Karen Cramer
“Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash”
Genre: CH Speaking: 10:15 Location: WC
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first Amelia Bedelia book. After Peggy passed away in 1988, Herman continued the classic...
|2017_MD_GBF_Imagination_170520||22||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Imagination Station|
IMAGINATION STATION is home to storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, authors, and magic. All acts encourage reading, writing and a love of books.
* Mayor's Book Club Awards: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Junior Mayor will present awards to the third grade student and class that read the...
|2017_MD_GBF_Viertel_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jack Viertel w/Jason Loewith|
(5) Jack Vierfel, in conversation with Jason Loewith
“The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: GS
Jack Viertel is the senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway Theaters, currently...
|2017_MD_GBF_JA_JC_170520||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jami Attenberg and Jade Chang w/Liz Hottel|
(5) Jami Attenberg and Jade Chang, moderated by Liz Hottel
J. Courtney Sullivan
“Saints for All Occasions”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: FSF
J. Courtney Sullivan is a New York Times best-selling novelist. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York...
|2017_MD_GBF_Wilser_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jeff Wilser|
(3) Jeff Wilser
“Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: GS
Jeff Wilser is the author of five books. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, TIME, Glamour, and many other publications. He has written about U.S. history, health,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Conley_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jen Conley w/E.A. Aymar|
(2) Joe Conley in conversation with E.A. Aymar
“Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:35 Location: DH
Jen Conley’s short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Needle, Crime Factory and many others. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books...
|2017_MD_GBF_Armstrong_170520||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jennifer Keishin Armstrong w/Carlos Lozado|
(6) Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, in conversation with Carlos Lozado
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
"Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: GS
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the TV columnist for BBC Culture. She also writes for several other...
|2017_MD_GBF_Nolen_170520||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jerdine Nolen and Debbie Levy|
(4) Jerdine Nolen and Debbie Levy
“Eliza’s Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary”
Genre: CH Speaking: 1:15 Location: WC
Jerdine Nolen is the author of many award-winning books. “Thunder Rose” is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and “Eliza’s Freedom Road” was an...
|2017_MD_GBF_Harris_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Jessica B. Harris w/Tamika Smith|
(6) Jessica B. Harris, in conversation with Tamika Smith
Jessica B. Harris
“My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: RC
Jessica B. Harris is one of a handful of African Americans to achieve prominence in the culinary world. She is considered one of the preeminent scholars...
|2017_MD_GBF_Nathan_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Joan Nathan|
(7) Joan Nathan
“King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: RC
Joan Nathan is the author of 11 cookbooks. Her previous cookbook, “Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France,” was named one of the...
|2017_MD_GBF_JS_JC_170520||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- J. Courtney Sullivan and Jennifer Close|
(4) J. Courtney Sullivan and Jennifer Close
J. Courtney Sullivan
“Saints for All Occasions”
Genre: F Speaking: 1:15 Location: FSF
J. Courtney Sullivan is a New York Times best-selling novelist. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle,...
|2017_MD_GBF_KH_MB_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Katherine Heiny and Michelle Brafman w/Holly Smith|
(8) Katherine Heiny and Michelle Brafman, moderated by Holly Smith
Genre: F Speaking: 4:15 Location: EAP
Katherine Heiny is the author of “Single, Carefree, Mellow,” a collection of short stories. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Jamison_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Kay Radfield Jamison w/Carlos Lozada|
(4) Kay Radfield Jamison, in conversation with Carlos Lozada
Kay Redfield Jamison
“Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: HLM
Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and...
|2017_MD_GBF_Lippman_170520||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Laura Lippman|
(7) Laura Lippman
Genre: F Speaking: 3:15 Location: DH
Laura Lippman is a New York Times best-selling novelist who has won more than 20 awards for her fiction. She has published 20 novels, a novella and a collection of short stories.
|2017_MD_GBF_Olsen_170520||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Maria Leonard Olsen|
(1) Maria Leonard Olsen
“Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:00 Location: JM
Maria Leonard Olsen is a biracial woman whose parents were forbidden by law to marry in Maryland in 1961. She is a lawyer, radio show host, journalist, writing retreat...
|2017_MD_GBF_Shriver_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Mark K. Shriver|
(2) Mark K. Shriver
“Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:35 Location: HLM
Mark K. Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network in Washington, D.C. He created the Choice Program and is a former Maryland state legislator.
|2017_MD_GBF_Dearborn_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Mary Dearborn|
(8) Mary Dearborn
“Ernest Hemingway: A Biography”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: HLM
Mary Dearborn is the author of six books. She received a B.A. in English and Classics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
|2017_MD_GBF_MB_RC_170520||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Matthew Betley and Rick Campbell w/Dana King|
(4) Matthew Betley and Rick Campbell, moderated by Dana King
“Oath of Honor”
Genre: F Speaking: 12:15 Location: DH
Matthew Betley is a former Marine officer who deployed to Djibouti after September 11, and to Iraq prior to the surge. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Goodman_170520||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Melvin A. Goodman|
(2) Melvin A. Goodman
“Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence”
Genre: NF Speaking: 10:35 Location: JM
Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years. Currently he is the director of the National Security Project at...
|2017_MD_GBF_Wadman_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Meredith Wadman|
(3) Meredith Wadman
“The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: JM
Meredith Wadman has covered the politics of medical research in Washington for 20 years. She is a reporter at Science and has formerly written for Nature and...
|2017_MD_GBF_Misc_170520||131||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Miscellaneous|
Various booths, the Politics and Prose tent, crowds, etc. Some folks here include Jud Ashman, Grant Goodman, and Debbie Parker.
|2017_MD_GBF_Music_170520||35||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Musicians @ Marvin Gaye Stage (Chris Aaron, Jason Mendelson, Faith Hayden, Travis Tucker, Don Muller, Joseph R. Monasterial, and Hayley Fahey)|
Take a few minutes to relax between author presentations with a gourmet snack and a cup of coffee, or glass of beer or wine while enjoying live performances by singer-songwriters on the Marvin Gaye Stage.
The Brew & Vine Café is located at the Concert Pavilion, adjacent to the Author Signings A...
|2017_MD_GBF_Hill_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Nathan Hill w/Liz Hottel|
(2) Nathan Hill in conversation with Liz Hottel
Genre: F Speaking: 11:15 Location: FSF
Nathan Hill’s debut novel, “The Nix,” was named the #1 book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, and one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Washington Post and...
|2017_MD_GBF_Nature_170520||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Nature Lovers: Maria Gianferrari, Kate Messner, and Christopher Silas Neal|
(3) Nature Lovers: Maria Gianferrari, Kate Messner, and Christopher Silas Neal
Genre: CH Speaking: 12:15 Location: WC
Maria Gianferrari was inspired to write “Coyote Moon” after her first coywolf sighting on a moonlit night in her own backyard. “Coyote Moon” is an...
|2017_MD_GBF_JM_DC_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- New Stories for Early Readers: Juana Medina and Doreen Cronin|
(2) New Stories for Early Readers: Juana Medina and Doreen Cronin
“Juana & Lucas”
Genre: CH Speaking: 11:15 Location: WC
Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She teaches at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University.
|2017_MD_GBF_Bagieu_170520||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Penelope Bagieu w/Michael Cavna|
(3) Penelope Bagieu in conversation with Michael Cavna
“California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: FSF
Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris and is a best-selling graphic novel author. “Culottées,” her graphic novel of short...
|2017_MD_GBF_PC_WH_170520||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Peter Cozzens and William Hogeland|
(8) Peter Cozzens and William Hogeland
“The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West”
Genre: NF Speaking: 4:15 Location: JM
Peter Cozzens is the author of 16 critically acclaimed books on the Civil War and the American West. “The Earth is Weeping”...
|2017_MD_GBF_PBH_170520||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Picture Book Humor: Brian Biggs and Tom Lichtenheld|
(2) Picture Book Humor: Brian Biggs and Tom Lichtenheld
Genre: CH Speaking: 11:15 Location: JH
Brian Biggs is the illustrator of approximately one bazillion children’s books, three of which he also wrote. Brian creates his pictures in an old, one-story garage studio in...
|2017_MD_GBF_PBS_170520||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Picture Book Solutions: Ruth Chan and Salina Yoon|
(1) Picture Book Solutions: Ruth Chan and Salina Yoon
“Georgie’s Best Bad Day”
Genre: CH Speaking: 10:15 Location: JH
Ruth Chan is a children’s book author and illustrator who loves cake just as much as her adorable cat Georgie. Originally from Canada, she now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Change_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ready for Change: Whitney Taylor and Dana Schwartz|
(6) Ready for Change: Whitney Taylor and Dana Schwartz
“Definitions of Indefinable Things”
Genre: YA Speaking: 3:15 Location: ON
Whitney Taylor is a YA writer that only speaks one language -- fangirl. When she’s not devouring books, she’s taking selfies, obsessing over any TV show...
|2017_MD_GBF_Freeman_170520||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sally Mott Freeman|
(7) Sally Mott Freeman
“The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: JM
Sally Mott Freeman was a speechwriter and PR executive for 25 years before launching research for her book, “The Jersey Brothers.” Sally...
|2017_MD_GBF_Truth_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Searching for Truth: Brigid Kemmerer and Michelle Knudsen|
(4) Searching for Truth: Brigid Kemmerer and Michelle Knudsen
“Letters to the Lost”
Genre: YA Speaking: 1:15 Location: ON
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the Elementals series, and has moved all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, to the lakeside in Cleveland,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Weinberger_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sharon Weinberger|
(4) Sharon Weinberger
“The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World”
Genre: NF Speaking: 12:15 Location: JM
Sharon Weinberger is a national security writer focusing on science and technology issues and a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Blumenthal_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sidney Blumenthal|
(6) Sidney Blumenthal
“Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1849-1856”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: JM
Sidney Blumenthal is the former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Sports_170520||21||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Sports: Fred Bowen and Phil Bildner|
(6) Sports: Fred Bowen and Phil Bildner
Genre: CH Speaking: 3:15 Location: JH
Fred Bowen is the author of 22 action-packed books for kids. He also has written a weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000.
“Rookie of the Year”
|2017_MD_GBF_Strong_Girls_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Strong Girls Facing the Universe: Lindsay Smith and Amalie Howard|
(1) Strong Girls Facing the Universe: Lindsay Smith and Amalie Howard
“A Darkly Beating Heart”
Genre: YA Speaking: 10:15 Location: ON
Lindsay Smith is the author of Cold War-era espionage novels “Sekret” and “Skandal,” as well as the fantasy novel, “Dreamstrider.” She writes on...
|2017_MD_GBF_Super_Powers_170520||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Super Powers in Dangerous Worlds: Carolina Tung Richmond and Kimberly McCreight w/Jess Stork|
(7) Super Powers in Dangerous Worlds: Carolina Tung Richmond and Kimberly McCreight, moderated by Jess Stork
Caroline Tung Richmond
“The Darkest Hour”
Genre: YA Speaking: 4:15 Location: ON
Caroline Tung Richmond is the author of two YA novels. She also works as a freelance writer whose work has...
|2017_MD_GBF_SH_SD_LK_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Susan Higginbotham, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie w/Garine Isassi|
(7) Susan Higginbotham, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, moderated by Garine Isassi
Genre: F Speaking: 3:15 Location: EAP
Susan Higginbotham is the author of two works of nonfiction and six historical novels set in England and the United States. This most recent...
|2017_MD_GBF_SF_SJ_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Suzanne Feldman and Sadeqa Johnson w/Alice Stephens|
(6) Suzanne Feldman and Sadeqa Johnson, moderated by Alice Stephens
Genre: F Speaking: 2:15 Location: EAP
Suzanne Feldman is the recipient of The Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in fiction. Her short...
|2017_MD_GBF_Clancy_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Tara Clancy|
(4) Tara Clancy
“The Clancys of Queens,”
Genre: NF Speaking: 1:15 Location: RC
Tara Clancy’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and The New York Times Magazine. She is a Moth GrandSlam winner and frequent host of The Moth Mainstage live shows.
|2017_MD_GBF_Oliphant_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Thomas Oliphant|
(6) Thomas Oliphant
“The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign”
Genre: NF Speaking: 2:15 Location: HLM
Thomas Oliphant has been a correspondent for The Boston Globe since 1968 and its Washington columnist since 1989. He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, NewsHour, Face the Nation, The Today...
|2017_MD_GBF_Time_Travel_170520||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Time Travel: Jen Swann Downey and Ted Sanders|
(2) Time Travel: Jan Swann Downey and Ted Sanders
Jen Swann Downey
“The Ninja Librarians: Sword in the Stacks”
Genre: CH Speaking: 11:15 Location: ON
Jen Swann Downey is the author of two books in The Ninja Librarians series. She will be forever haunted by the Twilight Zone episode in which a...
|2017_MD_GBF_TM_MP_170520||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer|
(8) Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer
“Ghosts of Havana”
Genre: F Speaking: 4:15 Location: DH
Todd Moss is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. Previously he served as deputy assistant Secretary of State, where he was responsible for diplomatic relations...
|2017_MD_GBF_Anbinder_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Tyler Anbinder|
(7) Tyler Anbinder
“City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York”
Genre: NF Speaking: 3:15 Location: HLM
Tyler Anbinder is the author of three books, and a history professor at George Washington University, where he teaches courses on the history of American immigration and the...
|2017_MD_GBF_Odysseys_170520||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Unexpected Odysseys: Lisa Martin and Erin Entrada Kelly|
(6) Unexpected Odysseys: Lisa Martin and Erin Entrada Kelly
“Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft”
Genre: CH Speaking: 3:15 Location: WC
Lisa Martin has worked as an educator and children’s poet. “Anton and Cecil” is her first series for young readers, co-written with her aunt, Valerie...
|2017_MD_GBF_Shapes_170520||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Unusual Shapes: Susan Stockdale and Michael Hearst|
(5) Unusual Shapes: Susan Stockdale and Michael Hearst
Genre: CH Speaking: 2:15 Location: WC
Susan Stockdale is the author and illustrator of eight picture books that celebrate nature and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice,...
|2017_MD_GBF_Werner_170520||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Ursula Werner|
(2) Ursula Werner
“The Good at Heart”
Genre: F Speaking: 10:35 Location: EAP
Ursula Werner is a writer and attorney who has spent most of her professional life practicing law. She has published two books of poetry. “The Good at Heart” is her first novel.
|2017_MD_GBF_Chambers_170520||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Veronica Chambers|
(3) Veronica Chambers
“The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own”
Genre: NF Speaking: 11:15 Location: HLM
Veronica Chambers is best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, “Mama’s Girl.” She was a culture writer at Newsweek, an editor at The...
|2017_MD_GBF_W4Children_170520||20||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Workshops for Children|
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN. Photographed here are:
Dave Roman and Alexis Frederick-Frost: Comics Character Team Up
Join author Dave Roman ("Astronaut Academy," "Teen Boat") and Alexis Frederick-Frost ("Adventures in Cartooning") for an interactive workshop that’s all about developing unique characters...
|2017_MD_GBF_W4Adults_170520||26||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2017) -- Writing Workshops (for adults and teens)|
Free Writing Workshops sponsored in part by The Writers Center. Talks photographed here:
Writing Children’s Books
Have you always wanted to write for children? Then come and join the fun! Awardwinning children’s author Mary Quattlebaum guides a discussion on plot, character, audience, and voice as...
|2018_MD_GBF_Molloy_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Aimee Molloy|
The Perfect Mother: A Novel
In the most anticipated book of the summer, this addictive psychological thriller chronicles a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. Soon to be a major motion picture starring...
|2018_MD_GBF_AM_JD_180519||13||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Alice McDermott and Jane Delury|
Jane Delury, Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott and Jane Delury discuss their recent novels
Century-spanning examinations of love, longing and sacrifice, and how a single decision can affect multiple generations.
Moderated by Bethanne Patrick.
Alice McDermott’s eighth novel,...
|2018_MD_GBF_Families_180519||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- All-American Families: Karina Yan Glaser, Hena Khan|
Karina Yan Glaser, Hena Khan
In these middle-grade series starters, meet fourth-grader Zayd Saleem, who has some serious hoop dreams. And meet the large, biracial family The Vanderbeekers, who have only the last two weeks in December to save their home.
|2018_MD_GBF_AckermannA_180519||76||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ann Marie Ackermann|
Ann Marie Ackermann
Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee
With Special Guest Kornelius Bamberger, Mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, an unlikely story about the solving of the murder of the mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, in 1835. Witness...
|2018_MD_GBF_Reception_180518||262||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Author Reception|
|2018_MD_GBF_Lipska_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Barbara Lipska|
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness?only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. Her powerful memoir recounts her ordeal...
|2018_MD_GBF_Hero_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Be Your Own Hero: Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma|
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...
|2018_MD_GBF_Hoffman_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Carl Hoffman|
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure
Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary 'Wild Men of Borneo.' One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization? Or lost his mind? Global...
|2018_MD_GBF_Chills_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Chills and Thrills: Julia Fine, Alma Katsu w/Keith Donohue|
Julia Fine, Alma Katsu
Chills and Thrills
Join Julia Fine and Alma Katsu to discuss stories where supernatural forces are both benevolent and sinister.
Moderator by Keith Donohue
Julia Fine is author of “What Should Be Wild.” She teaches writing at DePaul University and is a...
|2018_MD_GBF_Lehane_180519||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Con Lehane|
Murder in the Manuscript Room
The second in Con Lehane's 42nd Street Library mystery series, Murder in the Manuscript Room is a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting as the striking sleuthing
|2018_MD_GBF_CRomance_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Contemporary Romance: Stoni Alexander, Denny S. Bryce, Tracey Livesay, Kelly Maher, Alisha Rai|
Stoni Alexander, Denny S. Bryce, Tracey Livesay, Kelly Maher, Alisha Rai
On the day of the royal wedding, join our panel of contemporary romance authors as they discuss crafting princely heroes and happily ever afters.
Moderated by Denny S. Bryce.
|2018_MD_GBF_CrimeFC_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Crime Fiction Collectives: Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Donna Andrews, John Betancourt, E.A. Aymar|
Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Donna Andrews, John Betancourt, E.A. Aymar
Crime Fiction Collectives
Join the creators, editors and contributors of some of crime fiction's best-loved and most awarded anthologies in a lively discussion about the state and future of short stories...
|2018_MD_GBF_Crosswise_180519||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Crosswise: Bill Press, Ted Bell|
Bill Press, Ted Bell
CROSSWISE, The Non-Fiction Angle
In the age of Partisan Politics, one spy thriller writer and one non-fiction memoirist discuss the advantages and challenges of each genre in its ability to help us understand political divisions and find ways to build bridges
|2018_MD_GBF_Dean_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Debra Dean|
Hidden Tapestry : Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One
The unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors--childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian -- and the two women who shared his life and wove his...
|2018_MD_GBF_Deliciously_180519||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Deliciously Dark Comedies: Paul Goldberg, Jon Methven, Stephen McCauley|
Paul Goldberg, Jon Methven, Stephen McCauley
Deliciously Dark Comedies
When life is coming apart at the seams, all that's left to do is laugh.
Moderated by Katherine Heiny.
Paul Goldberg’s debut novel “The Yid” was published in 2016 to widespread acclaim and named a...
|2018_MD_GBF_Drugs_180519||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Drugs, Relationships, and Power: Kelly J. Ford, Eryk Pruitt|
Kelly J. Ford, Eryk Pruitt
Drugs, Relationships, and Power
Set in the South among smooth talking drug dealers, these novels explore themes of identity, loyalty, and purpose.
Moderated by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi
Kelly J. Ford
Kelly J. Ford is the author of “Cottonmouths,” named...
|2018_MD_GBF_AckermanE_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Elliot Ackerman|
Dark At The Crossing
National Book Award Finalist Elliot Ackerman tells a story of the Syrian civil war through the lens of an Arab-American who meets a Syrian refugee couple. The novel explores themes of failure, grief, and whether to keep faith or begin anew
|2018_MD_GBF_Exploring_180519||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Exploring Our Region: Kim Roberts, Rachel Cooper, Renee Sklarew|
Kim Roberts, Rachel Cooper, Renee Sklarew
Exploring Our Region
Join us to learn more about walking for health and history, both in and around DC.
Moderated by Carrie Callaghan.
Rachel Cooper is a freelance writer and author with extensive knowledge of the Washington,...
|2018_MD_GBF_Dionne_180519||15||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- E.J. Dionne|
One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported
The award-winning author of One Nation After Trump explains Trump's rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. He also offers...
|2018_MD_GBF_Challenges_180519||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Facing Challenges: Kate Beasley, Nadia Hashimi|
Kate Beasley, Nadia Hashimi
Although Jason was born in the US his mother wasn't, and he's terrified that they will be separated. Gertie Reece Foy lives with her Dad and Aunt, but wants to let her mother know what she's missing.
Kate Beasley is author of...
|2018_MD_GBF_Mysteries_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Fantastic Mysteries: Kamilla Benko, Deron Hicks|
Kamilla Benko, Deron Hicks
First, a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is. Second, an enchanting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange...
|2018_MD_GBF_Bowen_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Fred Bowen|
Trey is overjoyed when his lucky charm helps him make the travel team, but will his luck hold out? He's not sure until his uncle reminds him of grandmother's favorite saying: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who...
|2018_MD_GBF_Krist_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Gary Krist|
The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles
Spanning the years from 1900 to 1930, 'The Mirage Factory' is the enthralling tale of an improbable city and the people who willed it into existence by pushing the limits of human engineering and...
|2018_MD_GBF_Forman_180519||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Gayle Forman|
New from the #1 bestselling author of If I Stay
An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is author Gayle Forman at her finest.
In conversation with Matthew Winner.
|2018_MD_GBF_Girl_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Girl Power: Winifred Conkling, Jessica Spotswood|
Winifred Conkling, Jessica Spotswood
Ogden Nash Pavilion
In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.
Winifred Conkling is an award-winning...
|2018_MD_GBF_Biographies_180519||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Graphic Biographies: Michael Kupperman, Julian Voloj|
Michael Kupperman, Julian Voloj
These illustrated volumes shine a light on two notable mid-century figures: Joe Shuster, the artist behind Superman, and Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid, and writer and artist Michael Kupperman's father
Moderated by Michael Cavna.
|2018_MD_GBF_Healing_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Healing Memoirs: Marcia Butler, Andrea Jarrell|
Marcia Butler, Andrea Jarrell
Whether trying to escape the past with music, as both a prodigy and later a professional, or plunging into despair and self-recrimination at the news of a woman's murder, both memoir authors' bravery and wisdom helped them heal from...
|2018_MD_GBF_Wrenching_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Heart-Wrenching Family Dramas: Lauren Grodstein, Carolyn Parkhurst|
Lauren Grodstein, Carolyn Parkhurst
Heart-Wrenching Family Dramas
How far will a mother go to find what's best for her child? These two novels explore what happens when life doesn't go according to plan.
Moderated by Holly Smith.
Lauren Grodstein is the author of four...
|2018_MD_GBF_Hilarious_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Hilarious and Heartbreaking Teen Fiction: Jared Reck, Ashley Woodfolk|
Jared Reck, Ashley Woodfolk
Hilarious and Heartbreaking Teen Fiction
These teens must find their way through challenges when tragedy strikes and life as you know it changes in an instant.
Jared Reck is a debut author; his novel is “A Short History of the Girl Next Door.” He...
|2018_MD_GBF_HRomance_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Historical Romance: Cathy Gohlke, Carrie Turansky, Roseanna M. White|
Cathy Gohlke, Carrie Turansky, Roseanna M. White
Join our Historical Romance authors as they discuss bringing history to life and weaving actual historical events into their novels.
Moderated by Sally MacKenzie.
Cathy Gohlke – a Christy, Carol and INSPY...
|2018_MD_GBF_History_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- History and Science: Sarah Albee, Howard Bennett, M.D.|
Sarah Albee, Howard Bennett, M.D.
History and Science
Learn the story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs to the pampered pooches of today. Then explore the stuff happening inside your body, with facts, diagrams, and gross stories, written by a practicing...
|2018_MD_GBF_Humor_180519||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Humor: Erin Danielle Russell, Aaron Reynolds, Dan Santat|
Erin Danielle Russell, Aaron Reynolds, Dan Santat
Laugh out loud with these playful picture books. Meet the platypus and beaver buddies who want to surf, and meet Kaylee, who wants to be the Princess of Pranks!
Erin Danielle Russell
Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories...
|2018_MD_GBF_Bicknell_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Bicknell|
Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856
The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. But amid all the violence, a ray of hope: Fremont's strong showing in the North blazed the trail for Abraham...
|2018_MD_GBF_Feinstein_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Feinstein|
The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long...
|2018_MD_GBF_Parra_180519||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Parra|
Join award-winning illustrator John Parra as he shares his picture book based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.
John Parra is an award winning...
|2018_MD_GBF_Pineda_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Jon Pineda|
Let's No One Get Hurt
With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, this coming-of-age story is set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration.
|2018_MD_GBF_Esposito_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Joseph A. Esposito|
Joseph A. Esposito
Dinner in Camelot: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House
During the Cold War, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine notable academics and artists at a White House dinner, symbolizing a time when...
|2018_MD_GBF_Pietrzyk_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Leslie Pietrzyk|
A nameless young woman starts her freshman year of college with one goal in mind: survival. Set in the early 80s, against the backdrop of a city terrorized by the Tylenol Killer, Silver Girl is a deftly psychological account of the nuances of sisterhood
|2018_MD_GBF_Abolitionists_180519||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Lives of Abolitionists: Eugene L. Meyer, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre|
Eugene L. Meyer, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Lives of Abolitionists
Learn about Civil War-era activists who devoted their lives to the cause of ending slavery in the United States.
Moderated by Will Pittman.
Eugene L. Meyer
Eugene L. Meyer is an award-winning journalist and a former...
|2018_MD_GBF_Sederer_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Lloyd Sederer|
The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs
Hear about a groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and...
|2018_MD_GBF_LandM_180519||16||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Love and Marriage: Elizabeth Flock, Molly McClosky, Melissa Scholes Young|
Elizabeth Flock, Molly McClosky, Melissa Scholes Young
Love and Marriage
Three authors tell stories, two fiction and one non-fiction, exploring marriage, fidelity, and finding your place in a new culture.
Moderated by Liz Hottel.
Elizabeth Flock is author of...
|2018_MD_GBF_Miller_180519||30||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Madeline Miller|
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
|2018_MD_GBF_Bittman_180519||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Mark Bittman|
How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food
Mark Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series. His ultimate grilling guide features simple recipes for great flame-cooked food.
|2018_MD_GBF_Betley_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Matthew Betley|
Field of Valor
Set in the aftermath of Betley's 'machine-gun pace' Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy.
|2018_MD_GBF_Mayors_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Mayor's Book Club Awards Presentation|
|2018_MD_GBF_Gordon_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Meryl Gordon|
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Bunny Mellon, the style icon who designed the White House Rose Garden, serves as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics,...
|2018_MD_GBF_Woes_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Middle School Woes: Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang|
Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang
Middle School Woes
David Da-Wei Horowitz is preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah. It's hard work because it involves trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything, and David just wants everyone to be happy.
|2018_MD_GBF_Misc_180519||99||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Miscellaneous|
The Politics and Prose tent, muddy boots, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
|2018_MD_GBF_Music_180519||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Musicians Stage|
Hayley is a prolific singer-songwriter with a voice that captivates audiences: soulful, sweet, powerful. She is a multi-instrumentalist, and has a presence onstage that lights up a room. She draws influence from country, blues and folk, infusing storytelling and...
|2018_MD_GBF_Native_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Native Americans in Ohio: Mary Stockwell, Glenn F. Williams|
Mary Stockwell, Glenn F. Williams
Native Americans in Ohio
In border conflicts leading up to the War for Independence, and western expansion afterwards, learn about Revolutionary Heroes who fought against Native American Tribes in Ohio
Mary Stockwell holds a Ph.D. in...
|2018_MD_GBF_Nature_180519||16||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nature: Steve Light, Robert Sabuda|
Steve Light, Robert Sabuda
Pop-up horses leap off the page, and in a board book, a blackbird flies from one color to another in these artistically vibrant and stunning explorations of our world.
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including...
|2018_MD_GBF_Big_Read_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- NEA Big Read: Immigrant Stories: Adrienne Benson, Aminatta Forna|
Adrienne Benson, Aminatta Forna
NEA Big Read: Immigrant Stories
Two novels ask us to consider recognizing connections in a place that's not our own. Set in London's West African Ghanaian immigrant community, and in a East-African Kenyan Maasai village, explore unforeseen ways to find home and...
|2018_MD_GBF_Reynolds_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nicholas Reynolds|
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961
A riveting, New York Times Bestselling, international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent...
|2018_MD_GBF_Korpon_180519||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nik Korpon in conversation with Eryk Pruitt|
Queen of the Struggle
When freedom is brutally withheld, the people have no choice but to rise up, in this post-apocalyptic science fiction sequel to The Rebellion's Last Traitor
Nik Korpon is the author of the Memory Thief series—”The Rebellion’s Last...
|2018_MD_GBF_ODonnell_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Patrick K. O'Donnell|
Patrick K. O'Donnell
Celebrated military historian and bestselling author Patrick K. O'Donnell, (Washington's Immortals), reveals the untold story behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Patrick K. O’Donnell
Patrick K. O’Donnell , author of “The Unknowns: The Untold Story...
|2018_MD_GBF_Padgett_180519||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Philip Padgett|
Advocating Overlord : The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb
In 1943, a new generation of leaders overcame their differences to make common cause against a shared threat. This intriguing history reveals how President Franklin D. Roosevelt altered his attitude toward Winston...
|2018_MD_GBF_Naylor_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor|
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Early Reader Action
Roxie is back! And that means the Hooligans are not far behind. These friends find more trouble afoot, that is, Uncle Dangerfoot to be exact. Their little beach vacation is not what it seems.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is...
|2018_MD_GBF_Weiss_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Piper Weiss|
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession
A highly-sought New York tennis coach was discovered to be a child predator. Twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand...
|2018_MD_GBF_PVG_180519||33||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Poe and Van Gogh: Deborah Heiligman, Gareth Hinds|
Deborah Heiligman, Gareth Hinds
Poe and Van Gogh
One book is a striking graphic adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known works, the other an award-winning story of brotherly love between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, while illuminating the time they lived in.
|2018_MD_GBF_Poetry_180519||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Poetry Panel: Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright|
Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright
Award-winning Maryland poets share poetry to inspire connections and to help make sense of our lives
Moderated by Lucinda Marshall.
Kateema Lee is a Washington, D.C., native. Her recent work has been published...
|2018_MD_GBF_Putting_180519||13||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Putting Eliza Hamilton in the Narrative: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Susan Holloway Scott|
Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Susan Holloway Scott
Putting Eliza Hamilton in the Narrative
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Historical Fiction and Hamilton
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of...
|2018_MD_GBF_Prisoners_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Revolutionary War Prisoners: Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson|
Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson
Revolutionary War Prisoners
American POWs in Brooklyn's floating prison stirred colonial outrage, while British captives held in makeshift detention camps in Lancaster, PA created a flashpoint for community conflict, prolonging the fight to create a national...
|2018_MD_GBF_Hanson_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Royce Hanson|
Suburb : Planning Politics and the Public Interest
Join former MoCo Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson to explore how well a century of strategic land-use decisions served the public interest in Montgomery County, Maryland
Royce Hanson is research professor...
|2018_MD_GBF_Kean_180519||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Sam Kean|
Caesar's Last Breath : Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
Take a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it.
Sam Kean is...
|2018_MD_GBF_Science_180519||32||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Science Comics Series: Joe Flood, Falynn Koch, Dave Roman|
Joe Flood, Falynn Koch, Dave Roman
Science Comics Series
Dive in for an intimate look at sharks and get to know the critters behind history's worst diseases in these volumes from the popular Science Comics series.
Joe Flood is an comic book author and artist, who took to...
|2018_MD_GBF_Space_180519||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Space and Aliens for Early Readers: Paul Noth, Jonathan Roth|
Paul Noth, Jonathan Roth
Space and Aliens for Early Readers
When Hap sells his whole family to the aliens, he must figure out how to get them all back. And meet space-school attendee Bob and his alien bestie Beep, who make the perfect team.
Paul Noth is a writer and artist...
|2018_MD_GBF_Coll_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Susan Coll and The Writer's Center's "The Novel Year" workshop|
The Novel Year class readings
Featured readers are participants in The Writer's Center's 'The Novel Year' workshop intended to support serious novelists complete or revise a draft of their manuscript. They will be reading from their works-in-progress
|2018_MD_GBF_Price_180519||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- S.L. Price|
Playing Through the Whistle : Steel, Football, and an American Town
What happens to a town when a dream dies? Does it just disappear? Playing Through the Whistle, Finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, is a masterpiece of narrative journalism that...
|2018_MD_GBF_Bell_180519||13||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ted Bell in conversation with Bill Press|
Ted Bell, Bill Press
CROSSWISE, The Fiction Angle
In the age of FAKE NEWS, one spy thriller writer and one non-fiction memoirist discuss the challenges of each genre in its ability to reveal truths about modern politics, foreign threats and how to appeal to both sides of the...
|2018_MD_GBF_Fantasy_180519||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Teen Fantasy: Lexa Hillyer, Alyssa Schwartz|
Lexa Hillyer, Alyssa Schwartz
Teens in a support group should help them heal. Instead, each develops a psychic power. And, Devoted half sisters face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen, the threat of losing each other forever.
Lexa Hillyer is the...
|2018_MD_GBF_Wife_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- The Wife Between Us: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen|
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us
An instant New York Times Bestseller, twisted and deliciously chilling,The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Moderated by Jennifer Bort...
|2018_MD_GBF_Glenn_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Tom Glenn|
Last of the Annamese
Drawn from the author's own experience during the war, Last of the Annamese evokes a haunting portrait of the lives of those trapped in Saigon in April 1975 as the city, and surrounding country, fell to North Vietnamese forces.
Tom Glenn has worked...
|2018_MD_GBF_Untangling_180519||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Untangling the Past, Embracing the Future: Orly Konig, Teresa Bruce|
Orly Konig, Teresa Bruce
Untangling the Past, Embracing the Future
Teresa Bruce joins Orly Konig to discuss two stories, one fiction and one non-fiction, of family heartbreak, secrets, loss and love. Both writers untangle painful pasts, and embrace hopeful futures.
|2018_MD_GBF_Imagination_180519||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Use Your Imagination: Sarah Jacoby, Megan Wagner Lloyd|
Sarah Jacoby, Megan Wagner Lloyd
Use Your Imagination
These picture books let your imagination soar: one book explores the events of a single day; the other follows the changing of the seasons and friends who find materials to build perfect forts in all of them.
|2018_MD_GBF_Variations_180519||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Variations on a Theme: M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters|
M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters
Variations on a Theme
Both authors use a single theme as the backbone of their writing. Douglass writes poems about life as a wanderer, and Waters, writing about a man identifying a body, loops his short stories back on themselves.
Moderated by Richard...
|2018_MD_GBF_Wildlife_180519||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Wildlife: Denise Fleming, Maria Gianferrari|
Denise Fleming, Maria Gianferrari
These picture books tell stories of birds. A robin's animal friends help build her nest in this book of collages. In the other, follow a father red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in a suburban neighborhood.
|2018_MD_GBF_W4Children_180519||24||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Workshops for Children|
Folks here include:
Drawing Dragons and Monsters
Presented by: Steve Light
Author-illustrator Steve Light will give a drawing demo and guide kids step-by-step through creating their own dragons and monsters.
Comics Character Team Up
Presented by: Dave Roman
Join author Dave Roman (Astronaut...
|2018_MD_GBF_W4Adults_180519||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Writing Workshops (for adults and teens)|
Folks here include:
Whodunit! How to Write a Mystery
Presented by: Alan Orloff
A sample class from The Writer’s Center, this workshop will teach writing fundamentals as they apply to the mystery and examine characteristics of the many subgenres (thrillers, too!) Learn about mystery-specific...
|2019_MD_GBF_Cupcakes_190518||17||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- 10th anniversary cupcakes and cake|
|2019_MD_GBF_AMSC_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron (Moderated by Adele Levine)|
Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron, Adele Levine -- Life can change on a dime. Abby Maslin talks about learning to care for her husband as he healed, and how they rebuilt their marriage. S. Michael Scadron shares the highs and lows of his life as he learned both to walk and to live his life fully...
|2019_MD_GBF_AGKM_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh|
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...
|2019_MD_GBF_AGAH_190518||18||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch (Moderated by Dave Roman)|
Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch, Dave Roman -- This Science Comics panel will showcase comics that contain excellent science information with graphics about one topic, and loads of fun!
Latest Title: Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine
Alex Graudins is a a Rhode...
|2019_MD_GBF_ABMB_190518||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler (Moderated by Bethanne Patrick)|
Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler, Bethanne Patrick -- New York City is the backdrop for these compulsively readable debut novels by Andrea Bartz and Marcia Butler. Each explores the effects of death, grief and secrets on tangled relationships.
Latest Title: The Lost Night
Andrea Bartz is a...
|2019_MD_GBF_AKEK_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim (Moderated by Susan Coll)|
Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim -- Two Korean families torn apart by war and circumstance. Angie Kim and Eugenia Kim each share gorgeous, shattering novels inspired by their own lives and families. A can't-put-it-down courtroom drama and a powerful saga set against the backdrop of the Korean War lead to...
|2019_MD_GBF_Hillerman_190518||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Anne Hillerman (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)|
Anne Hillerman -- Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.
|2019_MD_GBF_Reception_190517||245||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Author Reception|
Lots of folks here including: Jud Ashman, Fred Bowen, Dave Roman, Jonathan Roth, Russell Ginns, Randon Noble, Wade Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, Maya Motayne, Julie Langsdorf, Andrea Bartz, Jannifer Yacovissi, Garrett Peck, James Swanson, Minh Le, Alan Gratz, Jackie Craven, Randon Noble, Susan Tan, Ellen...
|2019_MD_GBF_Bradlee_190518||28||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ben Bradlee, Jr.|
Ben Bradlee, Jr. -- The political facts of a divided America are stark, but the stories of the men, women and families in The Forgotten offer a kaleidoscopic and fascinating portrait of the complex on-the-ground political reality of America today.
Ben Bradlee Jr.
Latest Title: The Forgotten: How the...
|2019_MD_GBF_Levey_190518||17||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Bob Levey|
Bob Levey -- Beloved former Washington Post Columnist Bob Levey's novel Larry Felder, Candidate is a searching snapshot of how difficult it can be to attain a lifelong dream - and to leave others behind.
Latest Title: Larry Felder, Candidate
Bob Levey is a prize-winning journalist who has...
|2019_MD_GBF_CBCCAS_190518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens (Moderated by Mariko Hewer)|
Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens -- Literally Boundless: Literary Fiction in Three Different Forms. Literary fiction takes the form of short stories, satire, and historical fiction with writers Caroline Bock, Alice Stephens, and Carrie Callaghan. All three consider themes of sacrifice and...
|2019_MD_GBF_CHWHEO_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh|
Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh -- Ellen Oh, Co-Founder of We Need Diverse Books, presents short stories by diverse authors for middle grade students. Cheryl and Wade Hudson join her with a collection of diverse authors and illustrators empowering students to build a better tomorrow.
|2019_MD_GBF_Pavone_190518||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Pavone (In conversation with Jeffery Deaver)|
Chris Pavone, Jeffery Deaver -- Join the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems - and that it involves her family, in conversation with award-winning author Jeffery...
|2019_MD_GBF_Wilson_190518||13||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Wilson (In conversation with Jud Ashman)|
Chris Wilson -- The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. This is his unforgettable story.
|2019_MD_GBF_CTJW_190518||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh|
Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh -- Christopher Tilghman returns to the saga of the Mason and Bayly families as an interracial couple leaves Maryland for 1890's France, and Jenny L. Walsh returns to the star-crossed lovebirds Bonnie and Clyde as he's locked up, and she's left waiting, their dreams...
|2019_MD_GBF_CKEL_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau|
Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau -- Bread & Beauty's recipes have been shared by the Agricultural Reserve's people, a legacy of family and labor, just as the Reserve is a legacy of stewardship we hand to the future. Net proceeds from the sale of Bread & Beauty benefit Montgomery Countryside Alliance...
|2019_MD_GBF_DYoung_190518||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Damon Young (In conversation with Carmen Phelps)|
Damon Young -- Cultural critic Damon Young discusses his memoir-in-essays, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker," in which he uses perspective on his own life to explore the inherent tensions and joys of living while being a black man in America today.
|2019_MD_GBF_Maraniss_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- David Maraniss|
David Maraniss -- In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family's ordeal, from blacklisting to...
|2019_MD_GBF_DCAE_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing|
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...
|2019_MD_GBF_Lipman_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Elinor Lipman (In conversation with Jenny Yacovissi)|
Elinor Lipman, Jenny Yacovissi -- The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results, has been described as funny, warm, sharp, smart, and full of love for family, no matter how flawed.
|2019_MD_GBF_ESRS_190518||19||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith|
Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith -- In the 2nd book in Schrefer's Lost Rain Forest series, Gogi must use his powers carefully to protect the rain forest and his friends. A magical adventure for nature and animal lovers. In Smith's "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away," twelve-year-old Simon becomes...
|2019_MD_GBF_EWRG_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Erica Wright, Randee Green (Moderated by Carrie Callaghan)|
Erica Wright, Randee Green, Carrie Callaghan -- Author Erica Wright pens an ode to female power and courage, with a heroine who risks her life with a deep sea fishing company with sinister connections. Joined by author Randee Green and moderated by Carrie Callaghan.
|2019_MD_GBF_Thomas_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Etan Thomas (In conversation with Tony Massenburg)|
Etan Thomas, Tony Massenburg -- Etan Thomas, former eleven-year NBA star joins former Maryland and NBA basketball player Tony Massenberg in conversation about Thomas' interviews of over 50 athletes and others, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Dwyane Wade, who believe in using their...
|2019_MD_GBF_Miller_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E. Ethelbert Miller (In conversation with Alan King)|
E. Ethelbert Miller, Alan King -- Poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from and discuss poems that celebrate and interpret the game, as well as talk about his other works, and his career as a poet. In conversation with author and poet Alan King.
E. Ethelbert Miller
|2019_MD_GBF_EAJCJM_190518||23||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)|
E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney -- Join E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver and Julie Maloney for a discussion of their three crime novels about love, loss, family, and fighting for what you know is right.
Latest Title: The Unrepentant
“... one of the most promising and talented...
|2019_MD_GBF_Peck_190518||15||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Garrett Peck|
Garrett Peck -- Garrett Peck's The Great War in America presents an opportunity to reexamine the country's role on the global stage and the tremendous political and social changes that overtook the nation because of the war.
Latest Title: The Great War in America: World War I and Its...
|2019_MD_GBF_GSCH_190518||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu|
Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu -- In Schmidt's "Pay Attention Carter Jones," we meet the Jones family on the stressful and chaotic first day of school. Everything is perfect and orderly in Haydu'ss "Eventown," but is the quest for perfection worth what the family must give up?
|2019_MD_GBF_GCPK_190518||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim|
Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim -- In the fourth book in Choldenko's Alcatraz series, Moose's strong sense of responsibility motivates him to rescue his special needs sister from a dangerous situation. Set in a tight knit Korean Community, Kim's "I'm OK" shows the strength of community and how one young...
|2019_MD_GBF_GCRS_190518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari, Katherine E. Young, Reuben Jackson, and Elizabeth Hazen|
Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari -- Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri writes of women's lives, loves, and work in a multitude of voices. Join moderator Rose Solari and others in a tribute to one of America's most beloved and influential women of letters.
NOTE: If Grace was in attendance, she wasn't...
|2019_MD_GBF_HKBR_190518||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts|
Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts -- In Khan's third book in the Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream series, Zayd sustains a sports injury that sidelines him. Can he continue to be the team captain while not in the game? And, in Roberts' "Nikki on the Line," Nikki Doyle is invited to play on an elite...
|2019_MD_GBF_Jones_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ida E. Jones|
Ida E. Jones -- Victorine Quille Adams was a Baltimore native who persisted in educating and empowering voters throughout her life. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.
Ida E. Jones
Latest Title: Baltimore Civil Rights...
|2019_MD_GBF_JCLD_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal (Moderated by Dan Brady)|
Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal, Dan Brady -- Lisa Dordal and Jackie Craven write from different perspectives about what it means to be human, and the complicated emotions and expectations everyone faces.
Latest Title: Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters
Born into a family of...
|2019_MD_GBF_Mustich_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- James Mustich (In conversation with David O. Stewart)|
James Mustich, David O. Stewart -- Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that's as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.
Latest Title: 1,000 Books to Read...
|2019_MD_GBF_Kuhns_190518||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jamie Ferguson Kuhns|
Jamie Ferguson Kuhns -- Montgomery Parks' Senior Historian Jamie F. Kuhns celebrates Josiah Henson, who was a husband, an abolitionist, a freedom seeker and Underground Railroad conductor, an author, and an international celebrity. His heroic story is tied directly to Montgomery County,...
|2019_MD_GBF_JZLM_190518||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason|
Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason -- Jeff Zentner creates a fun and emotional ride in "Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee" that touches on the many changes inevitable with high school graduation. And, suffering from grief and guilt, a young girl befriends a neighbor who shows her how to seek out a better life...
|2019_MD_GBF_JGMB_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty|
Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty -- Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her new Rose Legacy series with "The Queen's Secret." Melinda Beatty discusses her stunning, original fantasy, "Heartseeker," the first in a new series.
Jessica Day George
Latest Title: The Queen's Secret
|2019_MD_GBF_Long_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Long (In conversation with Fred Bowen)|
Jessica Long, Fred Bowen -- Jessica Long discusses her memoir, "Unsinkable," an inspirational and heartwarming story of becoming a Paralympic swimming champion.
Latest Title: Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion
Jessica Long, a 13x Paralympic Swimming...
|2019_MD_GBF_JPLD_190518||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- John Parra|
John Parra, Lulu Delacre -- Through John Parra's art we see the back wall of a building made beautiful by a community mural in "Hey, Wall." Lulu Delacre illustrates, "Olinguito, de la A a la Z!," a beautiful Andean cloud forest with the help of a newly discovered South American mammal. The bilingual...
|2019_MD_GBF_Eig_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Eig (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)|
Jonathan Eig -- Jonathan Eig's "Ali : A Life" reveals Muhammad Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition. Ali is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the...
|2019_MD_GBF_JRPN_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Roth|
Jonathan Roth, Paul Noth -- In the latest in Roth's "Beep and Bob" series, Bob explains Halloween to Beep, who is over the moon with anticipation. Beep's space friends descend on the school, demanding Take Us to Your Sugar. A middle school science experiment goes terribly wrong creating a black hole...
|2019_MD_GBF_KLJW_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh|
Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh -- Two stories about Malala Yousafzai, who was left with life threatening injuries after being attacked on an Afghanistan school bus. She spoke up and is now a spokesperson for educational rights for all children. In 2014 she was the youngest recipient of the Nobel...
|2019_MD_GBF_KLJM_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore (Moderated by Holly Smith)|
Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore -- Award-winning writers and parents themselves, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator, and Joy Moore, a successful mother who raised her child without a partner, reveal their challenges and strategies for bringing up children to learn...
|2019_MD_GBF_OBrien_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Keith O'Brien|
Keith O'Brien -- Join Keith O'Brien as he discusses his New York Times bestseller Fly Girls, the untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won.
Latest Title: Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied...
|2019_MD_GBF_KHDW_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles|
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...
|2019_MD_GBF_Onwuach_190518||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kwame Onwuachi (In conversation with Dr. Michele L. Simms-Burton)|
Kwame Onwuachi -- In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Kwame Onwuachi shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.
Latest Title: Notes from a Young Black Chef
Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef at Kith and Kin in Washington, D.C....
|2019_MD_GBF_Cary_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lorene Cary (In conversation with Robin Alva Marcus)|
Lorene Cary -- Only the second memoir from Black Ice author Lorene Cary, Ladysitting is a piece of the larger history of African American migration, and makes sure that a black woman's death adds meaning to her life. It is an elegy to a people, a community, a family, and two notable women.
|2019_MD_GBF_Olson_190518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lynne Olson (In conversation with Bethanne Patrick)|
Lynne Olson, Bethanne Patrick -- The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from Lynne Olson, the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island.
Latest Title: Madame...
|2019_MD_GBF_Gharib_190518||19||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Malaka Gharib (In conversation with Michael Cavna)|
Latest Title: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
Malaka Gharib is a journalist at NPR. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream,” a graphic memoir about being Filipino-Egyptian-American. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the...
|2019_MD_GBF_Olsen_190518||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Maria Leonard Olsen|
Maria Leonard Olsen -- By sharing her experience, Maria Leonard Olsen shines a spotlight on what women can do and learn in this important chapter of life, when familial responsibilities typically diminish, and women are able to explore what truly makes them whole and happy.
|2019_MD_GBF_Thiessen_190518||18||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mark Thiessen|
Mark Thiessen -- Mark Thiessen has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990. Join him to see an exquisite photo collection showcasing awe-inducing moments from around the world, including the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on...
|2019_MD_GBF_MQTR_190518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel|
Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel -- Join authors Matthew Quirk and Tom Rosenstiel for ripped-from-the-headlines DC thrillers that will keep your pulse pounding. In the shadowy intelligence world, political rivalries and government conspiracies will have you wondering which is stranger - truth or...
|2019_MD_GBF_MSRBDA_190518||8||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Swanson and Robi Behr|
Matthew Swanson and Robi Behr, Diana Harmon Asher -- In "The Real McCoy's: Two's a Crowd," fourth grader Moxie McCoy realizes she needs her younger brother to solve a crime. Matthew Swanson provides the humor and Robbi Behr provides the illustrations. In Asher's "Sidetracked," Joseph reluctantly joins...
|2019_MD_GBF_MTGH_190518||34||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds|
Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds -- Turner's "Thick as Thieves," the 5th book in the Queen's Thief series is filled with intrigue, battles, dangerous journeys and divine intervention. Hinds' illustrated adaptation of "The Iliad" takes the reader to the battlefields of Troy, the divine battles of the...
|2019_MD_GBF_MYoung_190518||3||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Melissa Scholes Young|
Melissa Scholes Young -- Grace in Darkness is the long-awaited eighth volume of the "Grace and Gravity" series, a literary journal devoted to women writers in the DC region. Editor Melissa Scholes Young writes "these are women writers with guts. Their courage doesn't need nor ask permission"
|2019_MD_GBF_MGMM_190518||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne|
Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne -- In Garcia's "The Resolutions," four inseparable friends are together for their annual New Year's Eve celebration. This time, each friend must make a resolution for another friend, which proves more difficult than they thought. Motayne's "Nocturna" is the first book in a...
|2019_MD_GBF_MLZO_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora|
Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora -- In Minh Le's "Drawn Together," a young boy and his grandfather, unable to communicate through a common language, connect by drawing together. Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association 2019 best picture book award. In OHora's "Bikes for Sale," through bold,...
|2019_MD_GBF_Misc_190518||155||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Miscellaneous|
The Politics and Prose tent, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
Folks here include Cerphe Colwell, Grant Goodman, Jud Ashman, Eugene Meyer, Tom Glenn, Melissa Koberlein, Frida Larios
|2019_MD_GBF_MHJS_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Monica Hesse, James Swanson|
Monica Hesse, James Swanson -- Hesse's "The War Outside" is set in a WWII internment camp, where a German girl and a Japanese girl become secret friends. In Swanson's "Chasing King's Killer," James Earl Ray learns of Dr. Martin Luther King's plan to travel to a March in Memphis. He finds a boarding...
|2019_MD_GBF_Music_190518||46||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Musicians Stage|
MARVIN GAYE Artist Performance Schedule
Performers pictured here:
Travis Tucker is a diverse entertainer whose voice ranges from caressing silky smooth ballads, to punching high-energy dance tunes and intricate raps. An accomplished songwriter and motivational speaker, Travis is...
|2019_MD_GBF_AB_190518||23||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (In conversation with Damon Young)|
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Damon Young -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talks about his award-winning short story collection. In conversation with Damon Young, Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, they will discuss how placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations reveals the violence, injustice,...
|2019_MD_GBF_NAAM_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine (Moderated by Bethanne Patrick)|
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine, Bethanne Patrick -- Short story author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and science fiction writer Arkady Martine explore themes of cultural unrest, protest and the fight for humanity, viewed through the lens of different genres.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
|2019_MD_GBF_PHKLAM_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew|
Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew -- Small town living is explored in three books by authors Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis and Anna Jean Mayhew. Hear about a midwife in West Virginia during World War II, a mother facing gentrification in 1960s North Carolina, and a wife...
|2019_MD_GBF_PProse_190518||30||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Politics and Prose Tent|
Authors visiting the tent included Dan Brady, Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty, and Lizzy Mason
|2019_MD_GBF_RNMW_190518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik (Moderated by Holly Smith)|
Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik -- Authors Randon Billings Noble and Marion Winik explore how we choose to live with our memories of the dead and those who are lost from our lives. Through essays exploring what it means to be haunted and through eulogies for loved ones and strangers alike, both...
|2019_MD_GBF_RCTO_190518||10||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor (Moderated by Audrey Bastian)|
Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor -- The stakes are high in two international thrillers by Rick Campbell and Tj O'Connor. A rogue CIA agent and a National Security Advisor must act quickly to prevent terrorist attacks and a military coup from leading to war.
Latest Title: Treason
A native of...
|2019_MD_GBF_Scheer_190518||4||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rob Scheer|
Rob Scheer -- Poignant, gripping and inspiring, a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.
Latest Title: A Forever Family: Fostering Change One...
|2019_MD_GBF_SMCM_190518||9||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels (Moderated by Rebecca Speas)|
Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels -- Historical fiction takes a romantic turn with a swirl of brides, earls, magnates, and scandalous affairs. Authors Sally MacKenzie and Charis Michaels entrance readers with their historical romances.
Latest Title: What Ales the Earl
|2019_MD_GBF_SBJK_190518||12||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)|
Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper -- The best book club books raise challenging questions. Join Sarah Blake and Jennifer Klepper as they explore family histories and tough choices through one family's New England inheritance which unearths long-hidden secrets, and an asylum-seeking client whose case stirs...
|2019_MD_GBF_McCoy_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah McCoy (Moderated by Nicole Hertvik)|
Sarah McCoy -- Sarah McCoy brings to life two strong women: one a fictionalized account of determined socialite Alva Vanderbilt, the other, Marilla Cuthbert, imagined from the pages of a beloved children's classic.
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.
Note: Therese Anne Fowler, originally scheduled for the...
|2019_MD_GBF_SBJL_190518||16||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf (Moderated by Jenny Yacovissi)|
Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf, Jenny Yacovissi -- Join debut novelists Sarahlyn Bruck and Julie Langsdorf to explore suburban dreams as they combust. Tension, grief and dysfunction give rise to change and personal growth.
Latest Title: Designer You
Sarahlyn Bruck writes...
|2019_MD_GBF_Page_190518||14||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Page (In conversation with Lee Horwich)|
Susan Page -- Join Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today who has covered six White House administrations, for a vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political...
|2019_MD_GBF_Tan_190518||2||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Tan (In conversation with Ellen Oh)|
Susan Tan, Ellen Oh -- A conversation about books for middle grade readers that highlight children from diverse families.
Latest Title: Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story
Susan Tan is the author of “Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire” (winner of the Asian/Pacific American...
|2019_MD_GBF_TMWW_190518||7||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams|
Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams -- The nation saw Len Bias' 1986 death as a moral failure. But former Terrapins Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams focused on the lessons they learned from Len's life, which molded them into pillars of support in Maryland's revival, and helped them become courageous and...
|2019_MD_GBF_Houghton_190518||5||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vince Houghton|
Vince Houghton -- The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane.
Latest Title: Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence...
|2019_MD_GBF_Shaw_190518||6||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vivian Shaw (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)|
Vivian Shaw -- A witty, charming fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. Dreadful Company is the second Dr. Greta Helsing Novel - perfect for fans of Neverwhere and V. E....
|2019_MD_GBF_W4Children_190518||33||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Workshops for Children|
Writing Workshops for Children
Let’s Create Fabulous Fishes!
Presented by: Susan Stockdale
Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale will read her picture book, Fabulous Fishes. She will then guide children in exploring different fish shapes, colors and patterns to create their own fish using oil pastels...
|2019_MD_GBF_W4Adults_190518||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens|
Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens
Ones photographed here:
Create a Writing Routine that Works
Presented by: Melanie Figg
Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want to add more writing time into your life? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create a regular writing...
|2019_MD_GBF_ZORG_190518||11||Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns|
Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns -- Through a secret passage to a portal, Lenora can go into outer space and see future inventions but faces an enemy that wants to destroy all knowledge in Alexander's "The Library of Ever." In Ginns' "Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs," Samantha's Uncle sends her...