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Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meetup: Guest John Dixon

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Phoenix Island and Intelligence: How a Previously Unpublished Novelist Landed a Two-Book Deal and a TV Series

For nearly two decades, John Dixon taught language arts at Springton Lake Middle School in Media, Pa, during which time he published thirty-some stories and began working on novels. Now, John is a full-time novelist and a consultant for ABC Studios. His YA thriller Phoenix Island ( (Simon & Schuster) inspired the new CBS hit TV series Intelligence (, which appears on CBS at 10 pm on Monday nights and stars Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, and Megan Ory.

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