Please joint me In Conversation with the magnetic Lilliam Rivera as she launches her new book DEALING IN DREAMS.
The event will be taking place on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm at Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. The doors will open at 6:45pm. RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY to authors and their guests. See public display information below.
The evening will begin with brief remarks from the Library Director, Misty Jones, and the Friends of the Central Library. Our Keynote speaker, an investigative immigration reporter for KPBS, Jean Guerrero, has won an Emmy award for her reporting, and she has been the recipient of the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize. You may also find her on NPR, PBS, PRI’s The World, and other public media.
THE SHOWCASE RUNS PUBLICLY throughout the entire month of February. Qualified books are displayed in the Dickinson Popular Library at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Participants are invited to attend a special preview prior to the public unveiling. Submitted publications are also showcased in an Online Gallery that lasts throughout the year and features author information, cover images, and title and publishing information. In addition, the books will be available for public to check-out for the remainder of the year.
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.
Come see me, Nicole Maggie (WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW), and Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley (ALWAYS NEVER YOU) at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego. We’ll be talking all things contemporary YA books and I guarantee there will be some shenanigans.
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.
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.