|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...