When she's not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the east coast home. Heather is part of the Summer 2014 Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA class at Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the Susan P. Bloom PEN New England Discovery Award for Something Real. She's never been on reality TV, but her grandmother keeps begging her to do The Amazing Race.
Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show ended, Bonnie™, now known as Chloe, has tried to live a normal life. But it's about to fall apart . . . because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air.
Bonnie™"s life streams online 24-7, and her mother and the producers of the show won't let her quit. The life that she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is being destroyed by the show. She has to break away . . . but can one girl fight the power of the reality TV juggernaut?
Heather Demetrios' Something Real is the winner of the Susan P. Bloom PEN New England Discovery Award.
Susan P. Bloom PEN New England Discovery Award