Author Event: Drew Bridges

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Page 158 Books welcomes back friend of the store Drew Bridges to discuss his book BILLION DOLLAR BRACKET. This will be a digital author event hosted on our Crowdcast channel.

Many lives collide in this quest to win a billion dollars for picking all the winners in the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. Some are looking for riches, others for simple survival and personal redemption. 

Mathematician Sinclair Dane sponsors the contest, seeking money for a safety net for her troubled mother. She does not have a billion dollars to pay a winner. Risking her reputation and possible legal charges for fraud, she pins her hopes on the astronomical odds against anyone picking all the winners. 

Math professor Lewis Cusac uses the basketball contest to teach remedial math to college students, two of whom are playing in the tournament. He enters the contest and finds himself having selected all the winners with only three games remaining. He also gets a call from the NCAA investigators for suspicion of trying to fix the outcomes of games. 

Add to the mix a flamboyant retired casino operator, a group of twenty-something social media wizards, and professional basketball’s next megastar. As the contest goes global, the story races to an ending that will surprise the reader. 

Drew Bridges is a retired psychiatrist who has restored himself to his default identity of “English major.” His restoration included operating a bookstore for seven years in the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife Lauren, a psychotherapist. In BILLION DOLLAR BRACKET, he draws upon two lifelong passions, the world of college sports and the study of human psychology to create a story filled with suspense and controversy. His previous novel, Family in the Mirror, was selected as Finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


Please note that this is a digital author event hosted on our Crowdcast channel. We expect all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior including engaging in any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

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Event date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Billion Dollar Bracket Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945448898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Updated at the end of every day)
Published: BQB Publishing - December 1st, 2020