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Annapolis Book Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018


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April Ryan

The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Four Presidents and Race in America

White House correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House, a position she has held since the Clinton era. Ms. Ryan can be seen almost daily on CNN as a political analyst and has been featured such publications as Vogue, Elle, the New York Times, the Washington Post. She is the 2017 National Association of Black Journalist’s Journalist of the Year, and a Terker Fellow with the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.
Twitter: @AprilDRyan
Photo by Glenwood Jackson

T.C. Cameron

Navy Football: Return to Glory

T.C. Cameron is an author and journalist. His third book, Navy Football: Return to Glory, follows Navy’s breathtaking 2016 season. Mr. Cameron was a prep sports and Naval Academy reporter for the Capital-Gazette newspapers from 2009 to 2015. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University and has been an Annapolis resident since 2009. Mr. Cameron is a well-known football, basketball referee and baseball umpire. An unabashed fan of the narrative found in sports, his fourth book, Miracle Maples, will be published in summer 2018.
Twitter: @ByTCCameron

Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

Stephanie Dray (photo on left) is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Before Ms. Dray became a novelist, she was a lawyer and a teacher. She lives in Washington, DC.

Laura Kamoie (photo on right) is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author of historical fiction. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from the College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of associate professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre fiction. She lives in Annapolis.

Kerry Dunnington

The Seasonal Kitchen

Kerry Dunnington is an award-winning author and a widely read food columnist, culinary consultant, food judge, and recipe developer for more than three decades. She is also a professional caterer who founded Kerry Dunnington Catering in 1992. Ms. Dunnington makes frequent appearances at farmers’ markets around the Mid-Atlantic region, where she collaborates with farmers, food vendors, and artisans to showcase their fresh bounty with recipes from her cookbooks, The Seasonal Kitchen, Tasting the Seasons, and This Book Cooks.
Instagram: @inthekitchenwithkerry;Twitter: @inkerryskitchen; Facebook:; Blog: In the Kitchen with Kerry

John Eisenberg

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record

John Eisenberg has been a sports journalist for more than thirty years. The author of nine books, he worked for newspapers from 1979 until 2007, mostly as a columnist for the Baltimore Sun covering events such as the Super Bowl, Final Four, World Series, Olympics, and soccer's World Cup, as well as the Baltimore hometown teams. Mr. Eisenberg won more than twenty writing awards, including several first-places in the prestigious Associated Press Sports Editors contest. A native of Dallas and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he is now the columnistat He lives in Baltimore with his wife.
Twitter: @bmoreeisenberg; Facebook:; Website:
Photo by Phil Hoffmann

Clementine K. Fujimura

Cultural Dimensions of Well-Being: Therapy Animals as Healers (co-author Simone Nommensen)

Clementine Fujimura is a professor at the United States Naval Academy, teaching intercultural communication, cultural and military anthropology, Russian, and German. Her research focuses on marginalized youth, cross-cultural communication, and alternate therapies for PTSD. Dr. Fujimura trains in search and rescue with her Belgian Malinois, Scipio, and volunteers in libraries and hospice with her therapy certified dachshund, Rosie. She earned a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago.

Garrett M. Graff

Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die

Garrett M. Graff, a distinguished magazine journalist and historian, has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national security. Today, he serves as the director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, and is a contributor to WIRED, Longreads, and CNN. Mr. Graff has written for publications from Esquire to the New York Times, and served as the editor of two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine. He is the author of multiple books, including The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House and The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War.
Website:; Twitter: @vermontgmg

Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife

Barbara Bradley Hagerty worked for NPR for 19 years, covering law and religion. She has twice received the American Women in Radio and Television Award as well as the National Headliners Award and the Religion Newswriters Association award for radio reporting. Ms. Bradley Hagerty has written for the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, and the Independent (UK) and has appeared on the Today Show and PBS programs Washington Week in Review and the NewsHour. She was selected for the Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship in Science and Religion in 2005, and for a one-year Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School in 1993-94, where she received a masters in legal studies. She lives in Washington, DC.
Twitter: @barbarabradleyh; Website:

Jimin Han

A Small Revolution

Jimin Han was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in New York, Rhode Island, and Ohio. Her writing can be found at NPR’s “Weekend America,” Entropy, The Rumpus, HTMLGiant, Hyphen Magazine, Kartika Review,, the eChook Memoir app, The Nuyorasian Antholog, and elsewhere. A Small Revolution is her first novel. Ms. Han attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She teaches at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and lives outside New York City with her husband and children.
Twitter: @jiminhanwriter; Instagram: @jiminhanwriter; Facebook:
Photo by Janice Chung

Mark Hendricks

Natural Wonders of Assateague Island

Mark Hendricks is an award winning wildlife and conservation photographer, writer and author working on environmental issues. A former marine mammal biologist and animal rescuer, he turned to using his camera as a storytelling tool for conservation purposes. Mr. Hendricks's current work focuses on the diverse habitats of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Maryland Coastal Bays. His images and articles have been featured numerous publications and books such as Nature Photographer, Outdoor Life, Audubon, Earth Island Journal, and Africa Geographic. Mr. Hendricks is an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and a fellow in the International League of Conservation Writers.

Lisa Hillman

Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child

Lisa Hillman has been a development professional for more than thirty-five years. She is the former president of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and a former broadcast journalist. Ms. Hillman is a board member of Pathways and Samaritan House, programs that serve addicts. A frequent contributor to area magazines, she lives in Annapolis with her husband Richard. Secret No More, her first book, was published in 2017.

Meredith Hindley

Destination Casablance: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II

Meredith Hindley is a historian and senior writer for Humanities, the quarterly review of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Longreads, and elsewhere. Ms. Hindley received her PhD from American University.

Twitter: @CapitolClio
Photo by Tim Coburn

McKay Jenkins

Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

McKay Jenkins has been writing about people and the natural world for 30 years. His books include ContamiNation and Poison Spring. Mr. Jenkins is the editor of The Peter Matthiessen Reader, an nonfiction anthology of American nature writers' work. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for publications such as Outside, Orion, the New Republic. Mr. Jenkins is currently the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware. He holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. He lives in Baltimore with his family.
Twitter: @mckayjenkins; Facebook:

Michael E. Mann & Tom Toles

The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

Michael E. Mann (photo on left) is distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the Hans Oeschger Medal of the EGU, the National Conservation Achievement Award of the National Wildlife Foundation, the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education, and the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. Dr. Mann made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications, and three books, Dire Predictions, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, and The Madhouse Effect.
Photo by Patrick Mansell

Tom Toles (photo on right) is the editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, a position he has held since 2002. He has had six collections of his editorial cartoons published and authored and illustrated a children’s book, My School Is Worse Than Yours. Mr. Toles has drawn a syndicated comic strip, Curious Avenue, and a syndicated comic panel, Randolph Itch, 2am. He has won numerous national cartooning awards, including the Pulitzer Prize 1990; Herblock Cartooning Prize 2011; Mencken Award Best Editorial cartoon 1990; and the Overseas Press Club Thomas Nast Award, 2003.

Liza Mundy

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Liza Mundy is the New York Times best-selling author of The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family and Michelle: A Biography. She was a long-time reporter at the Washington Post and has contributed to numerous publications including the Atlantic, TIME, the New Republic, Slate, Mother Jones, and Politico. Ms Mundy is a frequent commentator on prominent national television shows, radio, and online news outlets. A senior fellow at New America,she is one of the nation's foremost experts on women and work issues.
Twitter: @lizamundy; Website:

Amy Poepple

Small Admissions

Amy Poeppel is originally from Dallas and worked as an actress in the Boston area. She now lives with her husband and three sons in New York City, where she work-shopped a theatrical version of Small Admissions at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. Her writing has appeared in the Rumpus, the Higgs Weldon, Mock Mom, and Working Mother. Her next novel, Limelight, will be out in summer 2018.; Facebook:; Twitter: @amypoeppel; Instagram: @amypoeppel

Denise Robbins & John R. Wennersten

Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century

Denise Robbins is a writer and communications expert on climate change issues in Washington, DC. She is graduate of Cornell University in environmental science and statistics, and she currently publishes articles dealing with all aspects of global and national environmental change, with a focus on regional politics. Ms. Robbins was previously deputy director of the Climate & Energy program at Media Matters for America and she currently works as communications director at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. This is her first published book.
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John R. Wennersten is an historian-environmental policy writer and professor emeritus of American History at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. A nationally recognized writer and consultant on environmental affairs, his scholarly and freelance work has appeared such publications as the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, the Progressive, Nation, Chesapeake Journal, and Mother Earth News. The Maryland Humanities Commission recently selected Mr. Wennersten as a Maryland Millennial Scholar and he received the Maryland Writer's Award from the Maryland Arts Council for his book, The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay. He lives in Washington, DC.

Paul Scharre

Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Paul Scharre is a senior fellow and the director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, a former U.S. Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a contributor to Foreign Policy, Politico, and the New York Times. He lives in Virginia.
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