Today I’m chatting with Dahlia Adler, who does so many things, and so we’re going to talk about all of them. We discuss her job history in publishing, and how different areas in publishing are very different from one another. We discuss her career as an author, and her adventures as a book blogger at BN, and her site lgbtqreads.com. The key moment in this podcast: how writing helped her recognize herself and her own sexuality.
We also discuss:
- What queer YA and NA, math, and blogging have in common (when Dahlia’s working in those spheres anyway)
- How one hunts academic mathematicians for publication
- How she ended up as a fashion intern at Maxim
- Some behind-the-scenes details of working in publishing
- How she maintains space for the creative projects in her life
- Learning story craft and structure from rejections
- The weirdness of requesting galleys when you’re a reviewer
- The absolute joy of helping people find the books that might mean the world to them.
- How she discovers books and keeps track of titles she hears about online far, far in advance
- How Sweet Valley High and The Babysitter’s Club were instrumental in her writing career
And the truth we both embrace: “free books will never not feel glamorous.” Very true.
Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:
Dahlia is in so many places!
We also mentioned:
- The definition of quoiromantic
- WOC in Romance
- Sil at Frolic and on Twitter
- Jen at Pop goes the Reader
- And Dahlia’s review on GoodReads for His Hideous Heart
And yes! Live Show Ahoy!
Wanna see us record a podcast LIVE?
If you’re attending BookLoversCon in New Orleans, you can!
Thursday May 16 at 3:30pm local time, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Amanda, Elyse and I will be recording a live show, and we hope you’ll join us if you can!
We’re going to play Cards Against Romance Tropes, there might be trivia, and we’ll definitely be silly about something. We’ll be in Imperial 5C – so come on down!
It’s free for attendees of the BookLovers Con, but we are asking folks to register so we know how many chairs we’ll need.
I hope we’ll see you there!
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This Episode’s Music
Our music is provided each week by Sassy Outwater, whom you can find on Twitter @SassyOutwater.
This is from Caravan Palace, and the track is called “Cotton Heads.”
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