Time is Running Out to Apply as a Featured Author for 2018 Festival
|If you've always dreamed about standing on stage as a featured author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, and you have a new book out - or one hitting store shelves soon - don't delay in submitting your speaker application. The deadline is Friday, December 1.|
Criteria for applicants include:
- Preference is given to books released in either hardback or paperback since the last festival (May 2017) and books must be available for sale by May 19, 2018.
- Applications must include two galleys or finished copies of the book you plan to promote.
|More Authors Added for May 19|
|More early birds have made plans to join us at the Festival on May 19:|
~ Non-Fiction ~
Nicholas Reynolds has worked in the fields of modern military history and intelligence off and on for 40 years, with some unusual detours. Freshly minted PhD from Oxford University in hand, he joined the Marine Corps in the 1970s, serving as an infantry officer and then as an historian. As a Colonel in the reserves, he eventually became officer in charge of field history, deploying historians around the world to capture history as it was being made. When not on duty with USMC, he served as a CIA officer, most recently as the historian for the CIA Museum. He also has tried his hand at farming, writing a novel and mountain climbing. One of his proudest moments was making it to the glaciated peak of Mt. Baker at the age of 64. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins University and, with his wife, Becky, cares for rescue pugs. His book, “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy,” unveils the shocking untold story of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the Americans and the Soviets before and during World War II.
~ YA ~
Gareth Hinds is known for his critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on the classics, including "Beowulf" (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), "King Lear" (Booklist named it one of the Top 10 graphic novels for teens), "The Merchant of Venice" (Kirkus called it “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), "The Odyssey" (which appeared on 10 "best of 2010" lists), "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth." His most recent book is "POE: Stories and Poems," in which he revisits seven of Poe's most-beloved short works, bringing to life the darkness and psychological horror of Poe's work in graphic form. Gareth's illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society and more than a dozen published video games.
~ Children's ~
Maria Gianferrari is a self-proclaimed "bird nerd," whose favorite pastime is searching for perching red-tailed hawks while driving down the highway. When she's not driving, she loves watching birdcams. Her favorite feathered stars are Cornell Hawk, Big Red and her late mate, Ezra, who together raised 15 chicks since they began nesting in 2012. Maria is the author of "Hello Goodbye Dog" and "Coyote Moon," both published by Roaring Brook Press, as well as the Penny & Jelly books and "Officer Katz & Houndini." She lives in Leesburg, Va., with her scientist husband, artist daughter, and rescue dog, Becca.
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9th Annual Gaithersburg Book
May 19, 2018
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