Book Talk - Meet The Authors

Join us for an afternoon book talk featuring local authors who are passionate about Washington D.C. Each of these books highlights the fascinating history and culture unique to the nation’s capital. Listen to stories about people and places that even locals will be surprised to learn about! The authors will have extra copies of their books on site for guests who are interested in showing their support.

This session will take place at Teaism Penn Quarter, a women-owned business with several locations in the district. Guests will receive complimentary snacks with their registration and we encourage attendees to support Teaism by purchasing additional goods. Please note that space is limited for this session and that all interested participants must register through Eventbrite as part of the TOHO event.


Andrea Seiger

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111 Places in Washington

That You Must Not Miss

Canden Schwantes


Wild Women of Washington, D.C.: A History of Disorderly Conduct From The Ladies Of The


Fiona J. Clem


Images of America:

Meridian Hill Park

Rachel Pulley


The DC Neighborhood Coloring Book

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Canden Schwantes is a historian and tour guide in Washington, D.C., and manages Free Tours By Foot, an international walking tour company and travel blog. She has a BA in History from Elon University and a Masters in History from University College London. She has taught history in some form in three countries to various age groups. She has been a full time tour guide in DC for 9 years with a focus on Georgetown and DC in the 19th century. After her son was born in 2017, her focus has been on researching and writing travel advice for cities around the world. Her books include: Wicked Georgetown, Wild Women of Washington, and Images of America: Georgetown. She is currently working on a new title.



Fiona Clem has been providing tours and organizing events in Washington, D.C., for curious visitors and locals since 2009. A resident of Adams Morgan, she is the author of Meridian Hill Park (Images of America) that was published in 2017. Fiona has a graduate degree in library science and an undergraduate degree in English Literature. She blogs about D.C. history and statuary at and is a member of The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C. Visit her website,, for more information.


Andrea Seiger is the author of “111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss,” an off-the track guidebook for adventuresome visitors, and locals who wish to find new ways to enjoy their own city. She has been in the tourism and meetings industry for over 31 years, and has had many uniquely DC opportunities.

She is a road tripping junkie, and is happy to go anywhere on any day, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic. She loves flea markets, auctions, outdoorsy adventures, hidden entryways to mysterious interiors, and craft shows anywhere; exploring every place she goes and shopping the local color.

As for DC, Andrea is a total contrarian to the concept that “one never plays tourist in one’s own city.” She is spoiled by the fact that most of our museums are free and full of wonder. She knows most of DC by landmarks and loves to explore the nooks and crannies of her home town. She keeps a list of places she still needs to go and things she needs to do in the city, as there are always spots and events to explore that one might not yet know.

In her spare time, she maintains her own small business, Urban Safari, which deals in creating special off-the-beaten-path visits to unique and intriguing locations in the US and abroad.