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June 2020 Notable Author: Jeff Kinney

“I’ve never run into a person who yearns for their Middle School Days.”— Jeff Kinney Born (1971) and raised in Fort Washington, Maryland, Jeff Kinney graduated from Bishop McNamara High School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. It was in college that...

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May 2020 Notable Author: Francis Scott Key

francis scott key, poetry “Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?”— Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key  (Aug 1, 1779 - Jan 11, 1843) Born in Frederick county, Maryland, Key, at ag...

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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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