Heather Demetrios




Heather Demetrios is the author of several critically acclaimed novels including SOMETHING REAL and I'LL MEET YOU THERE. She is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she isn’t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Find out more about Heather and her books at heatherdemetrios.com / http://badromancebook.tumblr.com

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Me Before Thee – Crafting a YA Romance That Puts Self-Love in the Equation

If you’re a YA writer, chances are you’ve got some romance in your book. At least, I hope you do: if you don’t, I probably won’t read it. Yeah, I’m one of those kinds of readers. I’m a romantic through and through, and there’s nothing I crave more than love on the page. It’s an addiction (I mean, clinically, I’m … Read More


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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Publishing Confessional

Publishing a book and seeing it in a bookstore isn’t enough for me. If you’re a writer, I doubt it is for you either. Unless, of course, you are a Zen master. Then, maybe publishing a book is enough for you. I’m no Zen master. My best friend says I’m a Wall Street hustler wrapped in Brooklyn earth-friendly packaging. And … Read More


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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Carving Angels — Process and Practice

This quote has become my mantra as of late and one that I share with my creative writing students. I first heard it in Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You The Sun and thought YES. This is what it’s like crafting a story, painting a picture, creating art — any art. Sometimes the distance between a piece of rock and an … Read More


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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Why YA Romance Gets Me Every Time

When I was a little girl, my grandparents’ room was filled with Harlequin romances. My grandma devoured them. There were stacks of them against the walls, thin paperbacks with titles like Raging Passion, A Rogue and a Pirate, and — much to my excitement — The Demetrious Line. I never had any interest in them, even when I was a … Read More


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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Guest Author Heather Demetrios: My Publishing Journey

Trying to get your first book published is a marathon, not a dash. I’m not a runner, so the running metaphor stops there, but it’s an apt one to keep in mind as you begin the publishing journey. It isn’t luck, although what’s happening in the market can certainly effect whether or not your book is acquired or the details … Read More


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