Children’s & YA Authors

“For me, the funnest part of past festivals is teaching kids my How-To Cowboy tricks: playing hand trumpet, whistling through their tongues, and talking like Donald Duck. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, grownups like to learn this stuff, too!”
– Edward Allan Faine, author of “How-To Cowboy”

(Featured photo is of author Edward L. Jefferson in 2015)

Children’s Book Authors and Vendors:

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Master of Ceremonies

Michael “Mr. Mike” Sgrignoli      Website    |    Facebook    |   Twitter

Mr Mike will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Children’s Program and will give a Dinorific presentation at (tba) on the Children’s Stage.  Don’t miss it!

Edward Faine    (Takoma Park, MD)     Website   |    Twitter   |    Blog

Gordon Harris ( Annandale, VA)     Website  |  Facebook Website

James Burd Brewster  (Pomfret, MD)     Website   |   Website

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Garrett Dane  (Silver Spring, MD)    Website  |  Facebook

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James Stevens  (Lovettsville, VA)    Twitter

Jeannene P. Hall  (Stafford, VA)  Website  |  Facebook

David Engel  (Silver Spring, MD)    Amazon


Stephen McGill  (Baltimore, MD)   Instagram   |   Facebook


Dawn Michele McCarty  (Manassas, VA)    Facebook  |  Etsy  |  Amazon


Lew Freimark  (Belle Mead, NJ)     Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter

Natasha Lane    (Baltimore, MD)     Website   |   Instagram   |   Twitter

Sean Causley  (Chantilly, VA)      Comixology    |    ComicsDC    |    Twitter

Kelsi Bracmort  (Washington, DC)   Website  |  Instagram  |  Amazon

Daniel R. Pard   (Frederick, MD)     Website   |   Facebook    |   Twitter

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Sallie Lowenstein  (Kensington, MD)    Website

Glen Mourning  (Alexandria, VA)    Amazon  |  Website  |  Instagram

Annalise Grey   (Chespeake Beach, MD)     Instagram  |  Instagram  |  Website

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B. Gayle Grover  (Mt. Airy, MD)    Website   |   Amazon   |   Barnes&Noble

Martha Barnes  (Kensington, MD)   Facebook   |   Website   |   Website

Amarpreet Kaur Dhami  (Rockville, MD)    Website   |   Facebook


Justine Cowan  (Silver Spring, MD)


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Deb Burkholder  (Wheaton, MD)     Amazon