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2016_MD_GBF_Leotta_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Allison Leotta ("The Last Good Girl")
Allison Leotta:
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_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Amby Burfoot ("The First Ladies of Running")
Amby Burfoot:
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_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf ("Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination")
Annette Gordon-Reed:
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_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Anthony Marra ("The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories")
Anthony Marra:
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_160520243Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Author Reception
2016_MD_GBF_Glickman_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Barbara Glickman ("Maryland’s Public Gardens and Parks")
Barbara Glickman:
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_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Eric Ripert ("32 Yolks") w/Bryan Voltaggio
Eric Ripert:
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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef John Shields ("Chesapeake Bay Cooking")
John Shields:
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_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Patrick O’Connell ("The Inn at Little Washington")
Patrick O'Connell:
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_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Claudia Kalb ("Andy Warhol was a Hoarder")
Claudia Kalb:
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_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Dana Cann ("Ghosts of Bergen County") w/Michelle Brafman
Dana Cann:
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_1605214Gaithersburg 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_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Debbiann Holmes & Vivian Lawry (Virginia is for Mysteries II – Making Fiction Real)
Debbiann Holmes:
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_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Deborah Wiles ("Revolution")
Deborah Wiles:
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_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Diane Rehm ("On My Own") w/Eleanor Clift
Diane Rehm:
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_1605215Gaithersburg 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_1605216Gaithersburg 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_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. A. Aymar ("You’re As Good As Dead") w/Alan Orloff
E.A. Aymar:
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_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. J. Dionne ("Why the Right Went Wrong") w/David Mark
E.J. Dionne:
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_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Fred Bowen ("Out of Bounds")
Fred Bowen:
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_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Gareth Hinds ("Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune")
Gareth Hinds:
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_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- James Risen ("Pay Any Price")
James Risen:
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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeff Selingo ("There is Life After College")
Jeff Selingo:
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_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeffery Deaver ("The Steel Kiss")
Jeffery Deaver:
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_1605214Gaithersburg 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_1605215Gaithersburg 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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Feinstein ("The Legends Club")
John Feinstein:
“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_16052114Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Parra ("Waiting for the Biblioburro")
John Parra:
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_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jon Methven ("Strange Boat") w/Luke David
Jon Methven:
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_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Juan Williams ("We the People") w/Craig Shirley
Juan Williams:
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_1605211Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kara Thomas ("The Darkest Corners")
Kara Thomas:
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_16052134Gaithersburg 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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kristen Green ("Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County")
Kristen Green:
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_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Margaret Guroff ("The Mechanical Horse")
Margaret Guroff:
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_1605214Gaithersburg 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_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mei Fong ("One Child") w/Adam Brookes
Mei Fong:
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_160521117Gaithersburg 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_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nadia Hashimi ("When the Moon is Low")
Nadia Hashimi:
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_1605214Gaithersburg 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_16052110Gaithersburg 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_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Contemporary Fiction w/David Lubar and Kristen-Paige Madonia
David Lubar:
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_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Edge-of-Your-Seat Fiction w/Sarah Pekkanen and Helen Klein Ross
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 newest book is “Things You Won’t Say.” Her work also has been published...
2016_MD_GBF_Courage_1605219Gaithersburg 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_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Finding Grace in Unexpected Places w/Sarah Kaufman and Isabel Vincent
Sarah Kaufman:
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_1605217Gaithersburg 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_16052132Gaithersburg 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:
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_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Graphic Elections w/Paul Czajak and Syl Sobel
Paul Czajak:
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_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: International Thrillers w/Chris Pavone, Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer
Chris Pavone:
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_16052132Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Laugh Out Loud Fun w/Cece Bell and Aaron Reynolds
Cece Bell:
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_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Adventure Tales w/Katy Kelly and Lisa Martin
Katy Kelly:
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_1605215Gaithersburg 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_16052113Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Middle Grade Historical Fiction w/Gennifer Choldenko and Shawn K Stout
Gennifer Choldenko:
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_1605216Gaithersburg 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_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Mysteries on Location w/Con Lehane and Colleen Shogan
Con Lehane:
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_16052111Gaithersburg 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_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Picture Books for Youngest Readers w/Laura Gehl and Jennifer Sattler
Laura Gehl:
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_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Sci-Fi and Fantasy w/Kathy MacMillan, Lori Goldstein, and Martina Boone
Kathy MacMillan:
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_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Trailblazing Women w/John Norris and Marlene Trestman
John Norris:
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_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: World War II Historical Fiction w/Monica Hesse and Meg Wiviott
Monica Hesse:
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_1605215Gaithersburg 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_16052112Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Writers on Love w/Cathy Alter, Dave Singleton, Carolyn Parkhurst & Shane Harris
Cathy Alter:
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_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Panel: Young Explorers w/Timothy Young and Steve Light
Timothy Young:
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_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Roger Rosenblatt ("Thomas Murphy") w/Alice McDermott
Roger Rosenblatt:
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_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ron Childress ("And West is West")
Ron Childress:
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_1605218Gaithersburg 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_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sam Horn ("Got Your Attention?")
Sam Horn:
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_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Samantha Hunt ("Mr. Splitfoot") w/Susan Coll
Samantha Hunt:
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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sidney Blumenthal ("A Self-Made Man")
Sidney Blumenthal:
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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Thad Carhart ("Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France")
Thad Carhart:
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_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tim Kurkjian ("I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies")
Tim Kurkjian:
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_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Toby Devens ("Happy Any Day Now")
Toby Devens:
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_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tom Glenn ("The Trion Syndrome")
Tom Glenn:
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_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Wayne Pacelle ("The Humane Economy")
Wayne Pacelle:
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_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Yochi Dreazen ("The Invisible Front")
Yochi Dreazen:
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...


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2020_06_26F5_Lincoln_Protest215DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park -- BLM Protest
This was an interesting example of two competing events in the same place. The event I came to attend was this one: Join the Rally and Teach-In for Lincoln Park In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and nat... (Partially reviewed)
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