The marvelous Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 17

Please join me for a special event as I introduce Brian Floca, the author of the marvelous book, Locomotive, which my wife Angela and I have read to our youngest son, Travis, more times than we can count. The story is superb and the artwork is unforgettable — for which it deservedly won the 2014 Caldecott Medal (best picture book).

Floca will be among the dozens of nationally acclaimed and noteworthy authors at one of the region’s finest cultural events, the Gaithersburg Book Festival. There is food and a playground for families and books and activities for every interest, and we are expecting as many as 20,000 attendees. See more details on the festival below:

The 5th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Where: Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (Parking and Directions info here)


  • Talks and signings from dozens of best-selling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors
  • Writing workshops for adults and children
  • Numerous children’s activities, readings, and performances
  • More than 100 author and literary-industry exhibitors
  • On-site book sales by Politics & Prose Bookstore

Cost: FREE to attend

2012 Featured Author Sheela Chari signing for young fans