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Susie Dumond

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome back Susie Dumond for an event to celebrate the release of her new novel, Looking for a Sign, on Tuesday June 11 at 7:00 pm at Magic City Books.

Susie Dumond is an alumna of the University of Tulsa and her debut novel, Queerly Beloved, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Romance in 2023. Her new book, Looking for a Sign, has received a Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly:

“triumphant sophomore outing . . . Dumond makes this premise sing and the unusual structure keeps the true love interest an exciting mystery as readers will catalogue Gray’s dates with anticipation. . . . Blending humor, tenderness, and a deep knowledge of astrology, this joyful queer romp will tickle anyone who believes that love is written in the stars.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This event is free and open to the public, copies of Looking for a Sign will be for sale at Magic City Books starting June 11. You can purchase a copy to have signed by Susie and shipped to you at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/looking-for-a-sign/2096.

About Looking for a Sign

A newly single queer woman moves to New Orleans and sets off on a mission to find her most compatible match by going on a date with someone of each astrological sign in this rom-com from the Lambda Literary Award-nominated author of Queerly Beloved.

Reeling from a breakup with her long-term partner, Gray–an optimistic lesbian Aries–relocates to New Orleans for a new job. Gray wants to meet someone, settle down, and build the loving, accepting family she’s always wanted, but having been out of the dating scene for a decade, she has no idea where to start. After visiting an iconic astrologer, Gray and her best friend, Cherry, draw up a dramatic scheme: Gray will go on a date with someone of each zodiac sign to test their compatibility and get a jump start on creating the queer family of her dreams–all before her twenty-ninth birthday, when Saturn will usher in a major turning point in her life.

Gray’s got her hands full getting to know her new city, proving herself at her new job, wooing twelve new paramours–cue bathroom hookups, ghosts, getting ghosted, incredible macchiatos, and celesbians–and making some surprising discoveries about her needs and desires. Even when the dating challenge throws a few curveballs that make Gray question what she believes that she’s destined for, she’s determined to finish what she’s started while the planets are still on her side.

Susie Dumond is a queer writer originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the author of Queerly Beloved and Looking for a Sign, and is a senior contributor at Book Riot. Susie lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife, Mary; her dog, Waffles; and her cat, Maple. When she’s not writing or reading, you can find her baking cupcakes or belting karaoke at the nearest gay bar.


June 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Magic City Books


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