Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Kelly Dorfman of North Potomac discusses her new book, What's Eating Your Child?
Kelly Dorfman has a master's degree in nutrition/biology and has been a practicing nutritionist dietitian for 30 years. She lives with her husband and three children in North Potomac and runs her practice here, as well. Her specialty is finding nutritional solutions to common ailments. Dorfman lectures on diet and health around the country and has written dozens of articles on children and nutrition. She was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to serve on the Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice. As a mother of three herself, Dorfman has a hands-on understanding of the challenges parents face. She has written a book entitled Whats Eating Your Child?, which is a compilation of real life stories from her work with her clients. They illustrate …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Trailing Amy and Brushes with Fame
The morning of the Gaithersburg Book Festival went astoundingly well. Authors were telling scary tales of other festivals with no parking, cramped spaces or vast distances to walk between tents. If there is anything the city of Gaithersburg does well, it's throwing a street party. They've got it down to a science after doing it for various public events for decades. Technically, my shift as volunteer in the author's VIP tent was over, but I still hovered near the front flap, waiting for Amy Dickinson to arrive. Since I had been her shepherd into this particular festival and was going to introduce her, I felt the need to act as host. She had called me “sweet” because I checked up on her in the morning, a word not used on me a awhile. …
Monday, May 23, 2011
In its second year, the Gaithersburg Book Festival brought even more to the table.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Maria Martin published "The Christmas Crown" last summer.
Maria Martin never thought of herself as a writer. But after seven years of imagining a story, developing ideas and crafting rhymes, she became a published children's author. This past summer, Martin, a resident of Darnestown for 15 years, released The Christmas Crown- a story about a bumble bee who organizes animals to bring gifts to the child who was born in Bethlehem. Through rhyme and pictures the reader is introduced to a new animal on each page who offers a unique virtue; the frog brings kindness, the fish bestows gentleness, and the squirrel goodness. A mother of three boys, aged 16, 19 and 22, Martin said the ideas for the book came from her church and from her children. "I love Christmas. I was inspired by other things I had read …
Friday, November 12, 2010
Kevin O'Malley presented assemblies and an evening of fun with writing.
Dufief Elementary School hosted visiting author Kevin O'Malley on Wednesday. O'Malley has illustrated and written dozens of children's books using humor as an attraction to get kids to read. His most recently published book is entitled, "Straight to the Pole." Media Specialist Judy Williams said that O'Malley visited the school about nine years ago and was so engaging that she wanted to have him come back. She worked with the PTA to bring him back again. Chris Hakenkamp, said, "Judy said he was like a stand-up comedian," said Chris Hakenkamp, Dufief's PTA representative for the event. "We thought that sounded good." O'Malley lives in the Baltimore area and visits schools all over the country in support of his books. He said that he …