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Month: August 2009

Summer Vacations by Our Authors

Summer Vacations by Our Authors

Have you ever wondered what authors do on their summer vacations? Since this is the last “official” week of the season, let’s discover how some have (or wish they had) spent their summer vacations. Eileen Cook (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, coming January 5, 2010): “In a perfect world devoted husband and I would have rented a flat in London. In the mornings I’d head out to a cafe and get some…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Maria Garcia-Kalb

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Maria Garcia-Kalb

As this week on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 winds down, the energy level is about to rise up a notch or two when we greet Maria Garcia-Kalb (101 Ways to Torture Your Husband coming January 18, 2009). TDW: Hello, Maria, how elegant you look on The Red Carpet. Maria: It’s the black, I always wear black, unless there’s an appropriate animal print. TDW: Well you make a statement as does your book. Although it’s your…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Alicia Bessette

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Alicia Bessette

Here it is mid-week on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 and we’re about to meet Wednesday’s Deb, Alicica Bessette (All Come Home due Summer 2010). TDW: Alicia, you’re just lovely. Please share what this fashion statement. Alicia: I’m wearing what I wear most days: yoga pants; one of several soft cotton tops I’ve owned for years; and dented, scratched eyeglasses that I just haven’t gotten around to replacing. My hair is rumpled, and I’m barefoot. TDW:…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Sarah Pekkanen

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Sarah Pekkanen

In our second day on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 we have Tuesday’s (posting) Debutante Sarah Pekkanen (The Opposite of Me, March 2010). TDW: Welcome, Sarah. You look glorious. Please give the details of what you are wearing. Sarah: Thank you, but you’re too kind. Oh, no one can actually see me, can they? Good. In that case, I’m wearing a size-six sleek black dress and sky-high heels. No, let’s make it a size four. My…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Emily Winslow

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Emily Winslow

All this week we’ll be greeting the five about-to-become authors when their first books debut between January and August 2010. As they walk The Red Carpet into The Debutante Ball – in order of their post appearances – The Divining Wand (TDW) will ask them for comments but not introductions. They’ll begin doing that next week Monday and continue throughout the year. This is your open invitation to attend The Ball and discover these authors beyond their pages. TDW: Now…

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Presenting Debutante Kristina Riggle and Real Life & Liars

Presenting Debutante Kristina Riggle and Real Life & Liars

[Note: In honoring The Debutante Ball Class of 09, we’ve come full circle since Kristina Riggle — the fifth and final Deb to take her bow — did so right here on launch day of The Divining Wand. Many already know that Kristina’s Real Life & Liars is a “quiet little book” that deserves this last hurrah.] Although The Debutante Ball will continue its 2009 season until the end of August, tomorrow — Tuesday, June 16th — Kristina Riggle will…

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Presenting Debutante Katie Alender and Bad Girls Don’t Die

Presenting Debutante Katie Alender and Bad Girls Don’t Die

[Note: In this farewell tribute (which continues through tomorrow) to The Debutante Class of 09, authors/friends may begin to sound familiar, particularly YA novelist Katie Alender. Deb Katie has been mentioned frequently on The Divining Wand — a site she helped to build — for several reasons, yet it’s her writing that truly earns a toast.] Having been a daily guest at The Debutante Ball for its first two seasons, Katie Alender shared the joy and excitement of other authors’…

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Presenting Debutante Eve Brown-Waite and First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

Presenting Debutante Eve Brown-Waite and First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

[Note: It’s mid-week of the continuing celebration for The Debutante Class of 09 and it’s time to spotlight Eve Brown-Waite’s adventurous memoir which debuted in April.] From the cover of her memoir, Debutante Eve Brown-Waite’s “eye” peeks out from behind the jungle foliage of either a Latin American, Asian or African country, and one can only imagine what she has seen. Perhaps it’s something exotic, dangerous, or yet another test of daily survival during her years in the Peace Corps?…

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Presenting Debutante Meredith Cole with Posed for Murder

Presenting Debutante Meredith Cole with Posed for Murder

[Note: In continuing to spotlight The Debutante Class of 09, today our attention focuses on Meredith Cole’s mystery debut published in February.] Debutante Meredith Cole — an established filmmaker, screenwriter and director of two feature films (“Floating”and “Achilles’ Love”) — will add novelist to her credits when her mystery, Posed for Murder, is released tomorrow, February 17th. And, although there are no authors’ early praises on the book’s front cover, there is a gold seal that reads: “Winner of the…

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