|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...