Thursday, May 17, 2012
Jane Austen Book Fair on 6/9!
For those of you in the MD area, check this out! I plan on attending!
Jane Austen Society of North America – Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region
Jane Austen Book Fair
Saturday, June 9, 2012
1 to 4 p.m.
Walt Whitman High School Cafeteria*, Bethesda, MD
Featuring These Participating Authors:
Readings and Author Panel
Authors’ Book Signings and Sales
Used-Book Sale featuring a variety of Austen-related Biography, Criticism,
History and Culture, editions of Austen’s novels, and more!
(Book sale opens at 2:15, following author panel. Cash and checks only for book purchases)
ADMISSION IS FREE, and no advance registration is necessary – just come, and bring a friend!
(No children under 12, please.) Complimentary beverages and cookies will be provided.
7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817. (See directions on back.) Free parking on-site.
Updates will be posted at jasna-dc.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. *This activity is not
sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by Montgomery County Public Schools or Montgomery County Government.
THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA.
Meet Our Participating Authors
Amy Corwin writes Regency romances and mysteries with a dash of wit. Among her
works are the Second Sons Inquiry Agency series, and the Archer Family series,
combining matchmaking with mystery-solving. Her fourth book in the latter series
was just published, and she has a “humorous cozy mystery” coming out this year.
Sandy Lerner (writing as Ava Farmer) wrote Second Impressions to explore the
changes to the Darcy family's life, Europe post-Napoleon, and life in late Regency
England with humor and a love of Austen's language. She is a farmer, business-
woman, translator of a book on carriage driving, author of a dictionary of digital audio terminology,
and Chairman of the Chawton House Library and Center for Early English Women’s Writing.
Janet Mullany writes funny romantic historical fiction and Regency paranormal stories. Her 2011 book
Blood Persuasion, a follow-up to 2010’s Jane and the Damned, begins with Jane Austen confronting
vampires who are “raising hell in her tranquil village just in time to interrupt Jane’s work on what will
be her masterpiece.”
Diana Peterfreund is the author of eight novels for adults and teens, as well as several critically
acclaimed short stories and non-fiction essays about popular fiction. Her latest novel, For Darkness
Shows the Stars, is a post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Catherine Reef is an award-winning author of biographies and nonfiction for young adults. Her book
Jane Austen: A Life Revealed was one of Booklist’s Top 10 Biographies in 2011 and is nominated for the
2012 Nonfiction Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association. Among her other works are
books on the Brontes, Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and Walt Whitman.
Lori Smith is the author of a just-published book, The Jane Austen Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for
the Modern Woman and 2007’s A Walk with Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love, and Faith,
winner of the Jane Austen’s Regency World Award for Best Nonfiction. Her books reveal her personal
connections to Austen on many levels—as a writer, a single woman, and an Anglican.
Margaret C. Sullivan’s The Jane Austen Handbook was re-released in 2011. Among her other works are
There Must Be Murder, a novella sequel to Northanger Abbey; the foreword and annotations for
Girlebooks’ edition of Sense and Sensibility; and the short story “Heard of You” included in the
anthology, Jane Austen Made Me Do It.
Driving Directions (Walt Whitman HS, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda, MD)
From Virginia: Take I-495 (the Beltway) across the American Legion Bridge into Maryland. Take Exit
39, River Road, toward Washington. Go approximately 2.5 miles and go LEFT on Whittier Boulevard
(Whittier comes after Braeburn Pkwy, before Goldsboro Rd.). Go 0.3 miles to school entrance on LEFT.
From Maryland: Take I-495 toward Virginia, and take Exit 39, River Road, toward Washington. Go
approximately 2.5 miles and go LEFT on Whittier Boulevard (Whittier comes after Braeburn Parkway,
before Goldsboro Rd.). Go 0.3 miles to school entrance on LEFT.
Public Transportation: Take Metro to the Bethesda Metro Station. Take Bus 29 toward Friendship
Heights. Exit at Whittier Boulevard and Robinwood Road (about 9 minutes) and walk along Whittier to
the school. Check www.wmata.com for service notices or to get directions from your location.