Demetra Brodsky

DIVE SMACK • 2018 • Tor Teen/Macmillan

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2:00 PM14:00

San Diego SCBWI Debut Authors chapter meeting

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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.

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12:20 PM12:20

Southern California Writers' Conference Guest Speaker

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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