Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Q&A with Dahlia Adler

From my Q&A with Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

This book was always called Cool for the Summer and I honestly would not have let it go to publication with any other title. If you're a queer teen reader, you're almost definitely aware of the Demi Lovato song it takes its name from, and not only was that song an inspiration for the book, but it's also at the center of major plot points. The book itself is meant to echo the song, almost as if they're in conversation, so if you know the song, you know what you're getting into: sexual identity exploration, secrecy, the emotions (including shame) that can come along with that... If you don't know the song, I bet you'll check it out first thing when...[read on]
Visit Dahlia Adler's website.

The Page 69 Test: Cool for the Summer.

Q&A with Dahlia Adler.

--Marshal Zeringue