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Month: June 2009

Robert Gregory Browne’s Kill Her Again

Robert Gregory Browne’s Kill Her Again

Robert Gregory Browne (author of Kiss Her Goodbye and Whisper in the Dark) offers a new thriller in Kill Her Again released today, June 30, 2009, just in time for summer beach reading Would you like to learn more About Rob and his background? By clicking on that website link, you’ll discover: “Rob was born in California, but at the age of 11, moved with his family to Honolulu. His father had threatened to quit his job in Los Angeles,…

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Beyond Their Pages…

Beyond Their Pages…

Since The Divining Wand’s launch two weeks ago, have you followed your favorite author(s) beyond their pages? Just click on the appropriate Authors page and you’ll find several ways to discover what’s going on in a writer’s life. For example: This past Wednesday Jess Riley, who took us on an unforgettable road trip in Driving Sideways leaves for Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island this Friday and is thrilled because it’s, “A family reunion of sorts — I’ll be meeting…

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Here’s to Alibi Junior High

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On Monday, at her Red Room Blog, Lauren Lise Baratz-Logsted’s posted her Book of the Week: Alibi Junior High. Although this middle grade book is her husband Greg Logsted’s second novel, Lauren wasn’t showing favoritism as she noted: “And so you don’t think it’s just me thinking the book is wonderful, here’s what the critics say: ~ “Funny and fast paced, this fits right in with the beach-read crowd.” (Fiction. 10-14) – Kirkus Review And this Tuesday, June 23, 2009,…

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Before, During and After…

Before, During and After…

Here are a few terrific examples of what could happen in a writers’ life before, during and after publication. As a debut-author-in-waiting, complete with white gloves and pearls, you discover that The Debutante Ball is looking for debut authors for the class of 2010! Knowing how much coming out and dancing every week at the Ball would mean — both in emotional support and publicity –, you read From the Debutante Ball — Class of 2009 and fill out the…

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The Truth of a Fortune Cookie

The Truth of a Fortune Cookie

As a researcher and writer for Prevention magazine, and then as a freelance writer, Therese Walsh’s byline has appeared on hundreds of articles on nutrition and fitness published in consumer magazines and online. However, on October 13, 2009 — now less than four months away –, Therese will become a novelist with the debut of The Last Will of Moira Leahy. Is this a dream come true? Well, actually, it’s her fortune cookie prophecy coming true! On international bestseller author…

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Carleen Brice and Children of the Waters

Carleen Brice and Children of the Waters

Last spring, Carleen Brice’s debut novel, Orange Mint & Honey (which was optioned by the Lifetime Movie Network) instantly became a #1 Denver Post best-seller and Essence Magazine Recommended Read. Yet there was more. Later in 2008, this writer won the Breakout Author of the Year Award from the African American Literary Awards Show and in 2009 she received the First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Carleen is also a finalist for the 2009…

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Author News and Thank Yous

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CJ Lyons WARNING SIGNS was one of the books featured in Barbara Vey’s Publishers Weekly blog yesterday! What great press, CJ, congratulations…. Also yesterday, Katie Alender’s post, So much for being a housewife announced the news that her YA novel, Bad Girls Don’t Die, is going to be a series! Indeed, there are going to be “two more books full of spooky shenanigans with Alexis and pals, with Book 2 set to release in Spring of 2011.” How thrilling and…

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Author and Book News

Author and Book News

The debut celebration of Real Life & Liars continues for Kristina Riggle as she’s learned that LIARS has been chosen as a “Breakout” novel featured in Target stores starting in August! And how would you like to hear Kristina on the (Internet) radio and possibly talk to her live? She’s scheduled to be interviewed tomorrow, Thursday June 18th, on “Romance Radio” powered by BlogTalk Radio. For further information, including how to call in, please check here. Katie Alender, yet another…

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Jennifer McMahon’s Dismantled

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Although Kristina Riggle’s Real Life & Liars debuts today, Founder Deb Jennifer McMahon (New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not To Tell and Island of Lost Girls) also celebrates this day with the release of her third adult novel, Dismantled. In reading from the book’s front cover: “One of the brightest new stars in literary suspense.”__Los Angeles Times, those of us who waltzed along with that Debutante Class of 2007 always knew that Jennifer’s success was imminent. Her Wednesday…

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Presenting Debutante Kristina Riggle and Real Life & Liars

Presenting Debutante Kristina Riggle and Real Life & Liars

Although The Debutante Ball will continue its 2009 season until the end of August, tomorrow — Tuesday, June 16th — Kristina Riggle will become the fifth and final member of the class to take a bow when her debut novel, Real Life & Liars, becomes available for purchase online and at bookstores everywhere. To become aquainted with this talented writer who loves the meaningful pleasures of family, home, and Michigan, a visit to Kristina’s Bio on her website will tell…

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