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Category Archives for Young Adult

Gaithersburg Book Festival Launches Eighth Annual Short Story Contest with Bigger Prize Pot

For the second year in a row, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is giving high school students the freedom to explore their writing creativity, with no opening lines or artwork to serve as inspiration, for its short story contest. The festival is also giving winners more money. Prizes for first- and second-place winners will increase to
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Graphic Novelist Gareth Hinds Brings Shakespeare to Teens

by Teresa Hughes Want to introduce a young person to Shakespeare’s works? This just might be the ticket! Tell them that a graphic novelist with 10 years prior video game designing experience has released a new graphic novel, “Macbeth.” The Gaithersburg Book Festival is extremely fortunate to have Gareth Hinds return this year with his
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Talks Inspiration, Writing, and Alice…

by Nichole Graham Most people know Phyllis Reynolds Naylor for her Newbery Award winning book “Shiloh.” A heartwarming story about a boy and his dog that left us all wanting justice and revenge on Judd Travers. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 140 books, most for young adults. “Shiloh” is a book that’s discussed
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Our High School Student Short Story Contest Returns… with a Twist

What good story doesn’t include a twist, right? For this year’s high school student short story contest, our “twist” is in what we’re using to help inspire the students’ work. In past years, we’ve had one of the festival’s published authors write three opening lines from which the students could choose to start their 1,000
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Q&A with Young Adult Author Jon Skovron

Jon Skovron has been an actor, musician, lifeguard, Broadway theater ticket seller, warehouse grunt, technical writer and web developer. He is the author of multiple young adult novels, including “Struts & Frets,” “Misfit” and, most recently, “Man Made Boy.” He generally likes stories that are dark, strange and occasionally funny.   What do you do
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Festival Launches Fourth Annual Short Story Contest for Md, Va, and DC High School Students

What happens when you ask a satirist to write the opening lines for a short story contest? You end up with themes that involve psychics, fish-eyeball pizzas and pirates. The Gaithersburg Book Festival today is launching its fourth annual short story contest for Washington, D.C., area high school students. To participate, individuals must be enrolled
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Q&A with Sheila Turnage

Sheila Turnage’s first novel for children, “Three Times Lucky,” is a Newbery Honor Award winner. She has written nonfiction for adults, “Haunted Inns of the Southeast” and “Compass American Guides: North Carolina,” and one picture book, “Trout the Magnificent,” illustrated by Janet Stevens. Sheila is from eastern North Carolina.       What are the
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Q&A with Adele Griffin

Adele Griffin is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the author of a number of middle grade and young adult novels, including her latest, “All You Never Wanted.” Her works include “The Julian Game,” “Tighter,”  “Picture the Dead,” and coming this fall, “Loud Awake & Lost.” She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with her husband
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The Raven Boys: Maggie Stiefvater’s Novel

by Elizabeth Zipf Richard Montgomery junior, Class of 2014 I’ll admit it. I don’t believe in psychics. I don’t particularly like psychics. And, well, there are a lot of psychics in Maggie Stiefvater’s new novel, “The Raven Boys.” But I loved “The Scorpio Races” to the point where I was willing to brave the psychics.
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You Get One Shot – Want a Practice Round?

by Elizabeth Zipf Richard Montgomery High School, class of 2014 So, I just turned in a major essay for English class, and it got me thinking. We’d been able to revise it after feedback from the teacher, and at this point in the school year, we all know what she wants. Yeah, there are a
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