In Demetra Brodsky’s arresting Dive Smack, Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Gretchen McNeil (Ten) calls the debut novel, “A tense psychological drama with a voice that pulls you in and a twist you won’t see coming.” “Strong characters and a compelling mystery make this a real page-turner,” effuses Publishers Weekly. And Booklist raves, “Brodsky’s debut combines an engaging school story, filled with best friend shenanigans, first love, and a fascinating look at competitive diving, with a tense psychological mystery.” Demetra will join us in September to discuss her path to publication, and the bumpy journey that’s followed.
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Authors to include Nicole Maggi (WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW), Demetra Brodsky (DIVE SMACK), and Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka (ALWAYS NEVER YOURS)
This event will include member news followed by each author/illustrator speaking for 20 minutes, sharing something they have learned during the process of getting their debut children’s book published. The meeting will be followed by questions from the audience.
THE THRILL OF THE CHASE: PURSUING THE TRUTH
Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Readers turn the pages of mystery, suspense, science fiction, and thriller novels for a variety of reasons including the tension of the pursuit, the challenge of unmasking the villain, and the satisfaction of justice served.
Moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep) investigates process with Edgar Cantero(Meddling Kids and This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us), W. L. Goodwater (Breach), Alex Grecian(The Saint of Wolves and Butchers), Kerri Maniscalco (Escaping from Houdini), Marie Lu (Wildcard), and Demetra Brodsky (Dive Smack).
Saturday, December 2nd - 2:00pm
This is a book birthday celebration for Livia Blackburne's release of Rosemarked, coming November 7th from Disney-Hyperion, and includes a panel discussion with local San Diego YA authors.