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Month: October 2009

News Beyond Our Authors’ Pages…

News Beyond Our Authors’ Pages…

First and foremost today let’s celebrate Happy Book Birthday for: Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen (Town House, Inside Out Girl, The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama, The One and Only Zoe Lama), who makes her debut as a YA author. And The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh who makes debut as an adult fiction author. Congratulations to both! October, known for being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be celebrated by Lisa Davis — the creator,…

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Therese Walsh’s The Last Will of Moira Leahy

Therese Walsh’s The Last Will of Moira Leahy

Naturally gifted as a writer, Therese Walsh is an even more giving storyteller. Consider that she first began writing storybooks for her children and, as they grew, those stories became more complex. A friend loved romance novels so Therese — as she told Jael McHenry — decided to write a love story about a guy and a girl and a peach pie. That was seven years ago and, somewhere between the second and third revision, Therese allowed her characters to…

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Our Authors’ 20/20 Hindsight

Our Authors’ 20/20 Hindsight

Knowledge, wisdom even savviness comes through learning and living life experiences, whether personal or professional. And, while we all go through this process, writers who become authors usually do so through the school of hard knocks. With this in mind, The Divining Wand asked its authors: If you knew then, what you know now about writing as an art and a business, what might you have done differently? Here are some of their responses and musings: Eve Brown-Waite (First Comes…

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A Love Story of Two Authors who Made Their Dreams Come True

A Love Story of Two Authors who Made Their Dreams Come True

Almost every aspiring writer, if asked, would probably describe their working life as a solitary one, perhaps even a lonely one on occasion. They’re usually not complaining, merely stating a fact of the hours that turn into weeks, months and years spent writing THAT novel. Which novel? The debut one of course — the one that will launch their career and realize their dream. What happens, though, when a husband and wife share the same dream? Do they live on…

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Book Trailer, Giveaways, and an Honorary Chair

Book Trailer, Giveaways, and an Honorary Chair

Fall, it’s brimming with energy as are our authors — some of whom already have new ventures to share. Wendy Tokunaga (Midori by Moonlight) whose second novel, Love in Translation, will be released November 24, 2009, premieres the Book Trailer and notes Advance Praise for Love in Translation: “A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down…

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Tish Cohen’s Little Black Lies

Tish Cohen’s Little Black Lies

As the talented, respected and highly acclaimed author of two adult novels — Town House, Commonwealth Regional Finalist, and Inside Out Girl, a Globe and Mail bestseller — Tish Cohen certainly doesn’t lie. Her writing is actually well-known for speaking the truth and her YA debut novel, Little Black Lies, to be released next Tuesday, October 13th, follows the same rule. In fact, when asked about this new genre venture, the author says, “So much of this book came from…

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Our Authors’ Inspiration, a Muse?

Our Authors’ Inspiration, a Muse?

Simply defined, a muse is something that inspires. And — to discover what’s beyond their pages — The Divining Wand asked its authors: What does your Muse look like? Or what does s/he sound like? Or what does s/he feel like? Muse(less)? What inspires you to write? Here’s how a few writers described the company they keep. Ad Hudler (Man of the House, All This Belongs to Me, House Husband): “My muse is the daily newspaper in whatever city I…

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