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Month: November 2009

Praise, Interviews, and Peeks at 2010 Books

Praise, Interviews, and Peeks at 2010 Books

The upcoming year of 2010 promises an overwhelming number of excellent offerings by debut and many of our favorite authors. If you’re ready to begin anticipating, please take a look at the following: Sarah Pekkanen whose novel, The Opposite of Me, debuts March 9, 2010 received this early praise from NYT bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch (The Department of Lost and Found, Time of My Life and The One That I Want coming June 1, 2010): (the novel) “hits the…

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Books Our Authors Love to Reread

Books Our Authors Love to Reread

With a slight lull in book releases, The Divining Wand decided to take this time to go beyond its authors pages and discover what favorite books they reread. Are any of the following on your own list? Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die): “I find “‘Pride and Prejudice’” rereadable in the extreme. That’s my old standby (and I love the audiobook and all the movie versions, too). Of books I’ve read over the past year or so, I can see…

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For Holiday Gift Giving: An Autographed Book

For Holiday Gift Giving: An Autographed Book

More than likely those visiting this site would agree that books are among the best holiday gifts with autographed ones being perfection! Autographed, is that possible without going to a book signing? Indeed it is and, with the holidays only more than a month away, this Fairy Godmother contacted authors who had had a new book released within the past six months to ask, “Do you autograph by mail?” So anyone searching for that unique, reasonably priced, perfect present, here…

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Our Authors’ Rearview Mirrors

Our Authors’ Rearview Mirrors

Art + Business = Writing Lessons Learned. Yes, once again, several of our authors responded to the question of: If you knew then, what you know now about writing as an art and business, what might you have done differently? And, as much as these storytellers love their art, most have discovered there’s more to success than creativity. Ad Hudler (Man of the House, All This Belongs to Me, House Husband): “I would not have signed away my audio rights….

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Two Young Adult and Chick Lit Interviews

Two Young Adult and Chick Lit Interviews

Although this Fairy Godmother doesn’t do the standard interview, thank goodness for those who do and for our interviewed authors whose responses take us beyond their pages. Between last week and today two YA authors and a Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction writer have been interviewed in the most thoughtful and charming fashion. Read and discover: Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die) talks about turning her debut novel into a series, featuring two more books, in Old People Writing for Teen’s post,…

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For Your Health and Well-Being

For Your Health and Well-Being

Since the importance of your health and well-being has never been as important as it is today, this Fairy Godmother is pleased to announce an affiliation with Lisa Davis — founder, director, host, etc. — of It’s Your Health, a radio program “dedicated to providing strategies for healthier living.” By reading the host profile you’ll learn of Lisa’s impressive and extensive background as well as her genuine caring to inform the general public about all types of health-related topics. Yet…

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