I am proud to report that “Invisible City” has been selected to stand alongside novels by Nele Neuhaus (“Bad Wolf”), Allison Brennan (“Notorious”), Laura Griffin (“Far Gone”), Elizabeth Lowell (“Night Diver”) and Colette McBath (“Precious Thing”) as part of Criminal Element’s “Daring Women Sweepstakes.”
Click here to win a copies of all 6 books!
“Invisible City” has received another positive review! This time from Kirkus:
“A fascinating portrayal of a young woman coming to terms with her heritage while negotiating an unknown world.”
Read the entire Kirkus review here.
I am thrilled to report that “Invisible City” received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly this week.
An excerpt: “Dahl’s convincing dialogue and perfect pacing make for a real page-turner. And her storytelling skills illuminate the intriguing worlds of the tabloid press, Hasidism, the NYPD, and Brooklyn’s 20-somethings—as well as the fragile boundaries of family, religion, and life itself. ”
Go here to read the full review.
My publisher is giving away 25 free copies of my novel! Go here to enter the sweepstakes.
If you want to make sure you get a copy of “Invisible City” the minute it comes out May 6, 2014, you can now pre-order a copy on Amazon! And to keep up on pre-publication events, visit my author page on Goodreads.
I hope you’ll like it.
Yes, I lead a charmed life. I am at the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency in Edgartown, Mass.
In my head as I begin novel #2:
“She’s got nothing to fear, she’s an artist, she don’t look back” – Bob Dylan
“Decide what to be and go be it.” – The Avett Bros.
I am thrilled to announce that my first novel, “The Stringer,” will be published next year by Minotaur Books. The book tells the story of Rebekah Roberts, a young tabloid reporter who was abandoned as an infant by her Hasidic mother, as she becomes involved in the investigation into the murder of a Hasidic woman from Borough Park, Brooklyn. A sequel is in the works!
It’s true. I’ve been given two weeks at the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency. Until October 15, I will be living at the Point Way Inn in Edgartown, MA., working on my novel. I was here for two weeks in April as well. Writers: I suggest you apply to come here. I got more done in the first 36 hours than I had in the five months between visits. (Not exactly something to brag about personally, but nonetheless.)
So far, the weather in October is better than April. I’ve eaten truly scrumptious clam chowder at a place called The Boathouse, where the bartenders are pretty and patient. On my first night here, I stumbled into a fishing derby. Lots of fancy boats. I watched the local workers in waders gut some enormous striped bass. 39-point-something pounds was the day’s winner. I scrutinized their knives.
I am living with 6 other women—it’s not a girls-only place, just worked out that way these weeks, it seems. Each is more interesting than the next. Look them up here. Roberta and I spoke of Central Valley poets together. She was surprised that I knew of Larry Levis and David St. John (I loved his poem “The man in the yellow gloves”); I learned of both from my high school English teacher, Bob Jarnagin, the man I credit with making me a writer. And Phil Levine, of course. I said I have a signed copy of “The Simple Truth.” It was nice to know something about poetry, a genre about which my understanding is minimal. (despite an English degree; hm)
I have a little wicker desk that looks out onto a patio and garden that is tended with talent and care. Photo TK.