It’s been busy times here in the Daily life of Dahlia! First off, the biggest news: His Hideous Heart has a cover! Huge thanks to Eric Smith and Paste Magazine for doing a fabulous reveal of the anthology’s amazing cover, designed by Jon Contino with art direction by Keith Hayes! You can see the full reveal post here, but if you just wanna get straight to the cover, ta da!
I know what you’re thinking: that is stunning!! Is it available for preorder??? Good news – it is! His Hideous Heart releases on September 10, 2019, but you can get ahead of the game (and help an author out) by ordering in advance!
And speaking of cover reveals, as you may or may not already know, I’m in the anthology It’s a Whole Spiel, edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman, which releases the week before. In case you’re not yet familiar with the collection, here are the details!
A Jewish boy falls in love with a fellow counselor at summer camp. A group of Jewish friends take the trip of a lifetime. A girl meets her new boyfriend’s family over Shabbat dinner. Two best friends put their friendship to the test over the course of a Friday night. A Jewish girl feels pressure to date the only Jewish boy in her grade. Hilarious pranks and disaster ensue at a crush’s Hanukkah party.
From stories of confronting their relationships with Judaism to rom-coms with a side of bagels and lox, It’s a Whole Spiel features one story after another that says yes, we are Jewish, but we are also queer, and disabled, and creative, and political, and adventurous, and anything we want to be. You will fall in love with this insightful, funny, and romantic Jewish anthology from a collection of diverse Jewish authors.
(My story is called “Two Truths and an Oy” and takes place at college orientation)
And yes, you can preorder this one too!
While it is too far in advance to officially schedule events, fingers crossed there’ll be launch parties for both in NYC on their pub dates, so please do save the dates!
And speaking of events, I’m moderating/in conversation at two launch parties I’m really excited about, so come check ’em out! The first is the release of Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy, and if a genderflipped sci-fi King Arthur legend sounds like your jam, you do not wanna miss it! The book itself releases on March 26th, but the event is March 28th at Books of Wonder in NYC at 6:00 p.m.!And then in May, you can catch me in conversation with Casey McQuiston, author of the debut contemporary NA romance Red, White & Royal Blue, about a first son and a prince who go from enemies to lovers in one of the most delightful, fun, banterrific, spotlit courtships of our time. That one’s at Book Culture in Long Island City on May 14 at 6:30 p.m., and you can find more info here!
On a completely unrelated note, I have a new website! This blog is staying put, but the old official website’s design is dead, replaced by even more macarons! Check it out at www.DahliaAdler.com and lemme know what you think!
So what’s next over here? Well, starting tomorrow, I’ll be releasing a teaser every week on Instagram that gives a quote from each story, also revealing the title and which of Poe’s works they’re taking on. So if you’re not already following me over there, please do! (Not a bad time to catch up on my #AuthorLifeMonth posts, either!) And yes, there will be ARCs, and eARCs are scheduled to go up this week, so keep your eyes on Edelweiss!
(And if you’re wondering if I bought some extremely fun Poe swag, the answer is OBVIOUSLY, so stay tuned to all my social media for giveaways!)
That’s it over here – I’ve just crossed the 40K mark on my latest manuscript so it’s full speed ahead on the writing front!
Yours in rainbow Gothdom,