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Calling All Independent Maryland KidLit Creators!

Maryland Writers’ Association is sponsoring “Support Indie Summer,” a reading challenge for K-12 students, featuring independent Maryland authors and illustrators from Maryland Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. If you are a mem...

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April 2021 Notable Author: Gary Jobson

“Every sailor is doing something important at every moment. There is no letup.” – Gary Jobson Gary Jobson was born (1950) and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, where he excelled in two things; sailing where he was crowned Barnegat Bay’s #1 sailor at age 16 and writing where ...

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March 2021 Notable Author: Joni Eareckson Tada

“Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.” – Joni Eareckson Tada Joni Eareckson Tada was born in 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, and all through her growing-up years lived a very active life (riding horses, hiking, tennis, and swimming). Then on Jul...

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February 2021 Notable Maryland Author Rachel Carson

“It is not half so important to know as to feel.” – Rachel Carson Rachel Loiuse Carson (1907 – 1964) was born in SpringDale, PA, graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) in 1929, studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and receiv...

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January 2021 Notable Author: Colby Rodowsky

“I find that a lot of my remembering has to do with books…"  – Colby Rodowsky Colby Rodowsky (1932-2020), born in Baltimore, grew up in New York, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore again. She spent part of every summer with her grandmother on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, wher...

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