1. Meet the Author: Jenny Rosenstrach

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    On Thursday, June 21, 2012, Jenny Rosenstrach, author of Dinner: A Love Story was our featured speaker. Jenny’s blog, Dinner: A Love Story, is where she shares her practical, laid-back advice on the family dinner ritual. The site, launched in March 2009, soon attracted tens of thousands of unique visits. Part cookbook, part memoir, Dinner: A Love Story provides a no-nonsense, non-judgmental approach to an issue that many parents struggle with—putting dinner on the table every night and trying to regain the benefits of the lost art of the family meal. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-jenny-rosenstrach

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    • Meet the Author: Susan Conley

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      On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Susan Conley, author of "The Foremost Good Fortune" and "Paris was the Place", was our featured speaker. For more information, please visit http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-susan-conley

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      • Meet the Author: Dallas Clayton

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        In his two books, An Awesome Book! and An Awesome Book of Thanks!, writer/ illustrator Dallas Clayton shares his exuberance for life. In this interview, he talks about his inspirations, connecting with his readers, and his literacy foundation.

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        • Meet the Author: Mary Downing Hahn

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          Mary Downing Hahn is best known for Daphne's Book, Wait Till Helen Comes, The Doll in the Garden, The Dead Man in Indian Creek, Stepping on the Cracks, and A Time for Andrew. She is also known for her keen sense of detail, suspense, and rich narrative style. In her 1999 visit to our MTA studio, Hahn and students discuss imagination and good mysteries for young adults. in this clip, author Hahn explains why writers play different roles.

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          • Meet the Author - Susan Richards

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            Local author Susan Richards appeared at the East Fishkill Community Library to read from her most recent book, "Saddled : How a Spirited Horse Reined Me In and Set Me Free" on May 27. 2010.

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            • Meet the Author: Neal Shusterman

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              During his visit to the Fairfax Network Meet the Author studio, Neal Shusterman tells the viewers about the challenge from his ninth grade English teacher that encouraged him to become an author. He shares his planning, writing, and editing processes. He talks with students from West Potomac High School and Fauquier High School via Skype. In this clip, he says if it was up to him all of his books would be made into movies.

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              • Meet the Author: Edmund Levin

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                On Sunday, June 1, 2014, author Edmund Levin, the writer of "A Child of Christian Blood" was our featured speaker. On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a 37-year-old father of five who worked as a clerk in a brick factory nearby, and charged him not only with Andrei's murder but also with the Jewish ritual murder of a Christian child. Despite the fact that there was no evidence linking him to the crime, that he had a solid alibi, and that his main accuser was a professional criminal who was herself under suspicion for the murder, Beilis was imprisoned for more than two years before being brought to trial. This is the story of a Jewish factory worker who is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1913, and the trial that followed.

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                • Meet the Author: James Swanson

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                  Born on Lincoln’s birthday, author James L. Swanson was ten years old when he first became fascinated with Abraham Lincoln. His book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer is a New York Times bestseller. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is the young people's version of Swanson's Manhunt. Swanson, an attorney, a Lincoln scholar, and a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, uses archival materials, trial transcripts, and Lincoln relics to document the day-by-day search for Lincoln’s assassin. In this video clip, the author discusses using primary source materials in his books.

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                  • Meet the Author: Michael Korda

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                    On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Michael Korda was our featured speaker. His latest book is Charmed Lives. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-michael-korda

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                    • Meet the Author: Peter Baker

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                      Peter Baker is the Chief White House correspondent for the New York Times and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. During his visit to the MTA studio, Baker imparts journalistic wisdom, discusses what it is like to work under three presidential administrations, and evaluates impartiality in the press. A student audience from Annandale High School asks questions about Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution, and The Breach: Inside the Impeachment Trial of William Jefferson Clinton. A video story features the Annandale High School student newspaper, The A-Blast, and its business partnership with The Washington Post.

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