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Month: July 2009

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

As promised, all the pages on this site soon will be filled to serve their purpose. Some — like Book Presentations — have been created naturally by applicable posts, however please either click on the link, Debuts, or the Debuts Tab and you’ll find a much more specific, ever-changing page. Divided into Debut Novels and New Releases (by already published authors), this page, complete with cover art and publication dates, should be your guide as to coming literary attractions. And,…

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Books That Made Our Authors, Authors

Books That Made Our Authors, Authors

In whatever one chooses to do in life, there’s usually a catalyst or defining moment when a career and/or life’s direction becomes a given. And, working on that premise, it would be reasonable to wonder what one book had most influenced our authors’ careers. So they were asked and the following take us beyond their pages: EILEEN COOK (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? (YA)) “One book? Yikes. I’m not sure I can narrow it down to one. Without a doubt…

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Barnes and Noble FREE eBook Reader

Barnes and Noble FREE eBook Reader

By any chance is there a Kindle on your wishlist? If so, how thrilling would it be to click on ebooks for Everyone and immediately download the FREE Barnes & Noble eReader to your iPhone, Blackberry, PC or Mac? You’ll read that its features include: -Automatic downloads of your latest Barnes & Noble eBook purchases and samples -Access to download eBooks from your Online Library anytime -Bookmarks, note taking & highlight functionality -Portrait or landscape display modes -Customizable font, margins…

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You Could Be a Winner

You Could Be a Winner

With one week left before debuts and new releases start filling the bookstores – and these pages –, why not try to win a free book or a gift card? Below are four contests currently underway and, since three of them end on different days of this week, visit now and play your luck. As anticipated in last Thursday’s post, Allison Winn Scotch is holding a “What If?” contest, giving away a total of 5 copies of the trade paperback…

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What Comes After Time of My Life

What Comes After Time of My Life

Although the paperback edition of Allison Winn Scotch’s NYT bestseller, Time of My Life, will not be available until Tuesday, August 4, 2009, the author has been busy writing her third novel and trying to come up with its title. Yesterday, in her blog post of “Well, It’s Not Free Books, But…,” Allison announced: “I DO have a title for the next book. Hurrah! “After much debate, back and forth, and brainstorming, we have all agreed on the title of…….

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Beyond Audrey Niffenegger’s Pages

Beyond Audrey Niffenegger’s Pages

For those who read Suzanne Anderson’s A View From Table One, The Divining Wand — A New Spell Is Cast, you may be thinking, “Ah, Larramie was granted her own wish.” Because in that interview I was asked: “Are there any favorite/dream authors you’d like to feature or review at DW?” And I replied: “My second all-time favorite novel is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, in fact I read the book at its release and reread it again…

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The Sounds of Their Music

The Sounds of Their Music

Music, known as the universal language, can also be the most energetic force in inspiring a writer’s creativity. With that in mind, don’t you wonder what’s on your favorite authors’ playlists as they write? The following writers share what and/or who they’re currently enjoying in song, and you may find their answers both surprising and revealing. Meredith Cole (Posed for Murder) “What’s on my playlist this week: John Legend, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, and Lucinda Williams “I don’t write to…

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Revisiting Tish Cohen’s Town House

Revisiting Tish Cohen’s Town House

While not based on absolute fact one of the joys for any author has to be having your first novel discovered long after its debut…particularly when found, read, and enjoyed by another author. And that is exactly what Tish Cohen (Inside Out Girl, The Invisible Rules of The Zoe Lama, The One and Only Zoe Lama) experienced a few weeks ago when Randy Susan Meyers posted on her RedRoom blog, Summer Satisfaction Read This Week: “Fourth of July weekend and…

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Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

According to the PBS Book Review: “Alibi Junior High”, Greg Logsted has a winner. Carleen Brice (Children of the Waters) will host a discussion about faith and mysticism in fiction on Litchat (via Twitter). Please join in this Friday, July 17th between 4 – 5 p.m. EDT. Masha Hamilton’s 31 Hours, a deeply human thriller, is now slated to be published on September 8, 2009. The author has a most thoughtful Contest to win a copy of the book. The…

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“Moonlight” Becomes This Debut Author

“Moonlight” Becomes This Debut Author

Although Wendy Tokunaga’s novel, Midori By Moonlight, was published in September, 2007, readers are still discovering this debut author’s light-hearted touch of exploring why some people feel the need to trade in their native culture for a new one. Combining substance with delicious fun comes naturally for Wendy as she applies her extensive experience in studying the Japanese language and culture; living, working and playing in Japan; and, of course, the lessons learned from her cross-cultural marriage, And GoodReads has…

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