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Susie Dumond – In Person
May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome former Tulsan Susie Dumond for an in person event to launch her debut novel, Queerly Beloved on Thursday May 5 at 7:00 pm. This free event will be hosted at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th Street.
“Susie Dumond’s Queerly Beloved is like a great cake: warm, light but still richly layered, and bursting with sweetness. . . . A delightful debut, perfect for any person who’s ever created their own place to belong.” –Casey McQuiston, bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue and One Last Stop
Queerly Beloved will be published by Dial Press on May 3, 2022. You can pre-order a copy at https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/queerly-beloved/724. Books will be for sale at the event and a book signing will happen at the conclusion of the program.
About Queerly Beloved
Amy, a semicloseted queer baker and bartender in mid-2010s Oklahoma, has spent a lifetime putting other people’s needs before her own. Until, that is, she hits it off with Charley, a brilliant, attractive engineer who’s just moved to Tulsa. Suddenly, Amy’s found something–some one–she actually wants. Her tight-knit group of chosen family is thrilled she’s finally moving on from her ex. Mostly, though, they want Amy to find a way to show up for love–and life–as her authentic self.
But when a one-off gig subbing in for a bridesmaid turns into a full-time business–thanks to Amy’s baking talents, crafting skills, and years watching rom-coms and Say Yes to the Dress–her deep desire to please kicks into overdrive, at her own expense. It’s not until Amy’s precarious balancing act strains her relationships to the breaking point that she must decide what it looks like to be true to herself–and if she has the courage to try.
Susie Dumond is a queer writer from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a senior contributor at Book Riot, where she writes a monthly Horoscopes and Book Recommendations column, as well as various quizzes, book lists, and bookish news pieces. Susie received a bachelor of arts from the University of Tulsa and a master of arts in public policy and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from the George Washington University. Currently, she’s probably making cupcakes at her home in Washington, D.C., with her partner, Mary, her dog, Waffles, and her cat, Maple.