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Dahlia Brings Home the Gold from FAPA!

Susan Koehler’s debut novel, Dahlia in Bloom, has added another piece of bling to an already impressive collection. The book received the Gold Medal in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s President’s Awards, presented on August 1, 2020. Congratulations, Susan! Turtle Cove Press is thrilled and honored to publish this wonderful story.

Dahlia in Bloom advances in two book awards contests

Dahlia in Bloom has been named a finalist in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards contest and a semifinalist in the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA). With the FAPA and Florida Writers Association annual conferences being cancelled due to COVID-19, the awards ceremonies for both organizations are being re-imagined. We will share the results here as soon as they are announced. Congratulations to author Susan Koehler!

Book Launch Party for Dahlia in Bloom

The book launch party for author Susan Koehler’s debut novel, Dahlia in Bloom., was held at Midtown Reader in Tallahassee on August 17, 2019. Over 100 copies were sold at the two-hour event at Midtown Reader — possibly a store record! Midtown Reader has copies available and provides curbside service and local delivery. Call for information: 850.425.2665 (BOOK). 


The Cover Reveal is Finally Here!

Thank you to the incredibly talented team who made the cover of Susan Koehler’s debut novel, Dahlia in Bloom, come to life.  Elizabeth Babski, cover design; Katie Clark, KM Clark Photography, cover model photography; Amanda Finch Broadfoot, Making Light Productions, for finding the model; Emma T., for representing Dahlia.

“A well-crafted, beautiful novel about a fraught childhood moment. “

– Kirkus Review

We are very proud that Dahlia in Bloom received a starred review from Kirkus Review.  The story is also featured in the June 1 digital issue of Kirkus Review.  Read the full review of Dahlia in Bloom here.

New Author in the House!

Welcome, Susan G. Koehler!  A published author with several teaching texts under her belt, Susan comes to Turtle Cove Press with her debut novel, Dahlia in Bloom.  This story won a Rising Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  We are so honored that Susan found her home with Turtle Cove!

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