Thursday, February 26, 2015



2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved adventure, Alice in Wonderland—and as you might imagine, a lot of literary peeps are celebrating the occasion.

This story has a special place in millions of young (and old) hearts, including those of the five Young Adult authors in the FALLING FOR ALICE anthology. Today, as we launch the awesome cover for FALLING FOR ALICE, we also celebrate our publisher’s actual birthday (Happy Birthday, Jessica Bell at Wine Leaves Press), and all of YOUR unbirthdays. We hope you get to have your cake and eat it too.

Stories by Dawn Dalton, Shari Green, Denise Jaden,
Kitty Keswick, and Cady Vance
Publication Date: April 24, 2015
Published by Vine Leaf Press


New Alice. New Wonderland. New stories ​to love. 

From ​the modern Alice dumped in the Aquarian ​Age of the late sixties, to the ​present day Alice, tormented by body image and emotional issues, to the Alice of the future, launched forward through time and space, FALLING FOR ALICE offers five fresh takes on ​Lewis​ Carroll’s classic tale. For 150 years, people all over the world have fallen under Alice in Wonderland’s spell. ​Now, follow five Young Adult authors down the rabbit hole to discover Alice like you’ve never seen her before. One thing is certain—this is not your mother’s Alice. 

One of my favorite things about birthday parties are the gift/goodies bags for the guests. To continue the FALLING FOR ALlCE cover launch celebration, I've asked the authors what they would put in a gift bag for their guests at their birthday party?

Cady Vance
My birthday party guests would receive owl keychains, dark chocolate bars, and a copy of a recent favorite YA read.

Denise Jaden

We have the most decadent treat that’s made just fifteen minutes from where I live. It’s called Milsean Butter Crunch, and I would definitely include a package of these in each goodie bag. Plus, maybe a nice pen and small notebook, because I think everybody could use this, and I’d love to know I had a part in my guests jotting down things (maybe a story idea!) they otherwise probably wouldn’t have.

Shari Green

Hand-made sea-glass bracelets or pendants, ocean-themed bookmarks, and seashell-shaped dark chocolates (are you sensing a theme? heh)

Dawn Dalton

There’s this amazing old school candy store a few hours from where I live, so first I’d stock up on some childhood favourites—like NERDS, and 5-cent candies (coke bottles!) My sister and I like to be crafty, so we’d probably make wine charms or bracelets, and then I’d throw in lots of chocolate, and, of course, a bookstore gift card and a copy of FALLING FOR ALICE.

Kitty Keswick

Oh fun, I love those too. Since my birthday theme is ocean/beach. I’d have cute bags made of burlap filled with candy shells (chocolate, of course), a silver mermaid mirror, a tiny bottle of real sand, all tied with a bow out of aqua-colored ribbon. We’d have the party on the beach with white tablecloths billowing in the breeze and mason jars filled with candles.

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  1. Thanks so much for helping us with the cover reveal! :)

  2. Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about Falling for Alice, Joli!

  3. Thanks for your awesome post to help us celebrate, Joli!

  4. Thanks for your awesome post to help us celebrate, Joli!

  5. Joli, thank you for taking part in our cover reveal! You rock! --Kitty

  6. What would I want for my birthday? I'd love a vacation. Living in the dorms gets old quick!


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