Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Road Trip, Part 1

We enjoyed the Gaithersburg Book Festival so much last year, we made the 500-mile trip again, and despite the mud and rain, we were glad we made it. Here are some pictures from the May 21 event:
My sister Elly Shaw-Belblidia and I got to introduce author-illustrator Timothy Young and watch him draw what comes out of a box.
Timothy was paired with Steve Light, who drew the ship from his new book Swap.
A sign-language interpreter helped Cece Bell and Aaron Reynolds introduce Chuck and Woodchuck and President Squid.
CSpan recorded E. J. Dionne's interview on his new book.
Longbourn author Jo Baker and The Race for Paris author Meg Waite Clayton talked about their new novels on Paris in World War II.

All in all, a good day to get under a tent and listen to book people!