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September 2018 Notable Maryland Author Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson “I started reading about people of great accomplishment… and it dawned on me suddenly that the person who has the most to do with what happens in your life is you.” Dr. Ben Carson was born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multipl...

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August 2018 Notable Maryland Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor “It was wonderful to snuggle up against Mom on the sofa, or sprawl out on the rug listening to Dad read Mark Twain’s books, my favorite, aloud.”  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor writes for all ages, but is best known for her Young Adult books, Shiloh, which w...

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July 2018 Notable Maryland Author Sujata Massey

Sujata Massey(1964 - ) “Mystery readers are just great readers. They’re loyal and supportive ...” Sujata was born in England to parents from India and Germany and was raised mostly in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was during her college years at Johns Hopkins University that Massey dec...

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June 2018 Notable Maryland Author Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman “Every culture in the world is just one good shove away from the precipice of barbarism.” Born and raised in North Carolina, Dan was educated in the public schools of Charlotte and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a journalist he worked a...

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May 2018 Notable Maryland Author Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, (1927 - ) “My mission broadly is to get kids connected to books ... I want to remind children that they have stories.” Born in Baltimore, raised in Boston, and currently living in Pittsburgh, Howard is the author of ten picture books for children and is the...

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