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April 2020 Notable Author: James M. Cain, Roman Noir

James M. Cain Karlin, Roman Noir “I merely try to write as the character would write, and I never forget that the average man ... has acquired a vividness of speech that goes beyond anything I could invent.”  –  James M. Cain James M. Cain (July 1, 1892 – O...

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March 2020 Notable Author: Wayne Karlin, Literary Fiction and Creative Non-fiction

Wayne Karlin, Literary Fiction and Creative Non-fiction "Imagining the world through the eyes of others connects us to each other, awakens our capacity for compassion, and enlarges our own lives.”  –  Wayne Karlin Wayne Karlin (June 13, 1945, Los Angeles, California) i...

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February 2020 Notable Author: Alice McGill, Children's Storyteller

Alice McGill, Children's Literature "For me, writing is an expedition through life experiences.”  –  Alice McGill Alice McGill was born in the small rural town of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.  She attended a four-room school with her seven brothers and sister...

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January 2020 Notable Author: Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri, Poet “I get a huge energy transfusion by listening to poets read their works.” – Grace Cavalieri Grace Cavalieri (1932 - ) is an Italian American writer living in Annapolis, MD. During her 43-year career as a poet and playwright she has published 24 books, ...

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December 2019 Notable Maryland Author John Shields

John Shields, CHEF & Food Writer "As a small boy in Baltimore, I remember my grandmother’s excitement with each approaching season and the treasures it offered for the table.” — Chef John Shields             ...

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