Third Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

Website-2018-header.jpgRecovering from surgery has caused me to be a “tad” behind on work. But as the saying goes, “better late than never.”

On June 16, 2018, I had the privilege of participating in my Third Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival with all of these incredible authors and illustrators.

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In a nutshell: it was AWESOME!

Check out these photographic highlights:

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David Lubar, Timothy Young, and Nancy Viau

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Julie Segal-Walters

Jonathan Roth and Jackie Azúa Kramer

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Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Laurie Wallmark, and Chris Robertson

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David Neilson

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Maria Gianferrari and Jia Liu

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Suzanne Bloom 

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Members of the KidLit Authors Club (left to right): David Neilson, Timothy Young, Colleen Rowan Kosinski, me, Nancy Viau, and Laurie Wallmark 

For more information about the KidLit Authors Club, please click here.

I would like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to Timothy Young, the staff of the Talbot County Free Library, the sponsors, and to all of the volunteers who made this event extra special.

Can’t wait for next year’s festival!

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THREE CHEERS FOR THE COLLINGSWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL!

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Overcast skies couldn’t dampen the excitement at The Collingswood Book Festival. It was AWESOME!

Here are some photographic highlights:

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Kat Lindsey

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Colleen Rowan Kosinski

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Traci Dunham

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Nancy Viau

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Artie Bennett

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E.B. Lewis

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Laurie Wallmark and Timothy Young 

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Allison Gutknecht

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My wonderful tablemates!

Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Jodi Moore, me and Kat Lindsey 

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Sara O’Brien and The Community Rocks Kids! 

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A very big THANK YOU to the incredible Sidra Hobbs-Fernie and her amazing crew of dedicated volunteers, as well as to Barnes & Noble, for making the day extra special.

Hildie Bitterpickles, Wilcox, Griswold and I have already packed our bags for next year’s festival. We can’t wait!

The First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

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Over 30 authors and illustrators from eleven East Coast states and the Midwest participated in the First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival to support the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Maryland. It was an extremely special day.

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And check out all of their amazing titles!

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Here are a few photographic highlights:

The Author and Illustrator Dinner 

Talbot County Free Library 

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Lee Gjertsen Malone and Jennifer Wolf Kam 

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Alison Ashley Formento

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Corrine Smith 

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Tara Lazar reading Normal Norman

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Jean Taft

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Stacy McAnulty 

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Dianne K. Salerno, Nancy Armo, Wendy BooydeGraaff and me

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Nancy Armo

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Wendy BooydeGraaff

Three cheers for Timothy Young, who created the incredible posters for the event, and for Marie U’Ren, all of the volunteers, as well as the sponsors who made this event extraordinarily special.

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Wilcox, Griswold, Hildie and I cannot wait for next year’s festival.

Thank you Collingswood Book Festival!

Rain and the threat of a hurricane couldn’t dampen the excitement at the Collingswood Book Festival.

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My dauntless detectives, Wilcox and Griswold, staked out the children’s section where they interviewed, fingerprinted, and took a ton of mug shots of potential suspects. Unfortunately, Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake is still M/I/A. If you happen to have any information about Miss Rabbit’s cake, please contact the Missing Food Investigator Hotline, 1-800-MFI-FOOD.

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Here are some mug shots from yesterday’s AWESOME event:

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Timothy Young 

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Johanna Bilbo Staton

Detectives Wilcox, Griswold, and I would like to shout out a very big THANK YOU to Sidra Hobbs-Fernie and her amazing staff and dedicated crew of volunteers, as well as to Barnes & Noble, for making the day extra special.